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Windows 7: Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

31 Mar 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbeck22 View Post
I only have 1 cable plugged in at a time. This is a desktop that we are taking about...not laptop. I'm currently researching the most recent BIOS version for my motherboard....Abit KN9-SLI
Sorry, my bad ... I don't know how I got "laptop" from your original post or system specs? Just getting too old, I guess ...

As long as both NICs are enabled in the BIOS they will both be consuming computer resources. See if you can disable one of them.


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31 Mar 2010   #12

windows 7 Ultimate

No worries. I checked and there hasn't been a BIOS update for my board since 2007
I'll try to disable the other NIC when I get home this afternoon. If that doesn't do the trick I guess I'll try the windows CD and see if a system repair will work.
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31 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Are you saying they don't show up like in the picture below? I never needed to adjust any settings there in order to get Homegroups working.

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31 Mar 2010   #14

windows 7 Ultimate

That's right. Mine doesn't show anything but a Bluetooth connection there.
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