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Windows 7: "Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

26 Jan 2015   #51
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Look in Device Manager to see what devices are listed under Network Adapters, click on them to see if they are working correctly.

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Install the LAN driver for your model PC or LAN device or Motherboard from its Support Downloads webpage

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 "Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

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