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Windows 7: Ethernet

13 Jan 2009   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate x86

I just installed audio drivers so I could use my mic with Skype and SAM Broadcaster, right after I installed the drivers and restarted my computer I lost my ethernet. When I unplug my ethernet, and plug it back in it comes up as an Unidentified Public Network. Now I know that it works 100% because I've used it before.

Things I've done:
` selected Home network in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\, but it failed.
` tried to use Windows to diagnose and repair, but it failed.

This is where I'm at...

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13 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Select on the left of this menu "Change Adapter Settings".

Right click on your local area connection -> Disable.

Right click on your local area connection -> Enable.

Diagnose and try again.
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13 Jan 2009   #3

Windows Vista Ultimate x86

No dice.
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC

Some additional things I've helped sleep do:

1. Uninstall/reinstall network adapter/reboot - no change
2. Downloaded x64 adapter driver/installed/reboot - no change
3. Disabled wireless network/reboot - no change

If any of our networking guru's have additional advice, please feel free to post.
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17 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro

I have the Asus p5b-plus with the Atheros L1 gigabit adapter and I'm on Windows 7 64 bit. I was getting frequent disconnects when transferring large files over the network or downloading torrents. This required me to run through the troubleshooter each time to allow it to work temporarily again.

I fixed this by going into the driver properties panel> Advanced> Task Offload> Off. After it reset I was running fine.
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