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Windows 7: "Ghost network" serious network adapter bug

11 Jun 2009   #41
Reload

windows 7
 
 

Go to the Device Manager and delete the Broadcom adapter from there. Answer yes when it asks you if you're sure. Reboot the system and Windows will redetect the Broadcom and reinstall it. It should name it with a different number for the adapter now and in theory, that should force it to "forget" about the previous networks. Hope that works.


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11 Jun 2009   #42
deepfry

Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

I had Bonjour installed as well as part of my TiVo desktop software. I set the Bonjour service to automatic (delayed start) as well and that appears to have worked for me too! Thanks for the tip srq2625 and griffgruff.
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12 Jun 2009   #43
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

FWIW - With the new (fresh) install of 7229, I was able to start from scratch. The Bonjour service was not there before the PS CS3 and was after the install. Go into Services manager and set the start priority on it to "Automatic (Delayed)" and all is sweet. Very good advice above.
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15 Jun 2009   #44
viesoft

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 32-bit
 
 

I just wanted to update that I finally got tired of disabling/enabling everytime i booted up, so I put in a PCI (Realtek, I think) LAN card. Problem went away. So ... switching from an onboard Intel Ethernet card to a PCI Realtek Ethernet card cleared whatever was happening. Driver issue??
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05 Jul 2009   #45
Marcus

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

Setting the Bonjour Service to start "Automatic (Delayed Start)" fixed the problem, until now...
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05 Jul 2009   #46
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
Setting the Bonjour Service to start "Automatic (Delayed Start)" fixed the problem, until now...
Yeah, that's me too. I found that it was really spinning up another service that was totally thrashing my HDD - for about 300 seconds (that's a search key word there, in case you're interested). I ended up doing this - Completly Uninstall and Remove Bonjour Service and Files (mDNSResponder.exe, mdnsNSP.dll) for Windows ę Amarjeet Raiís Blog - to get it all taken care of. Works like a charm.
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23 Jul 2009   #47
adrek

Windows 7
 
 

I used to have the same connectivity problem on my Dell XPS 410.
That Bonjour thing has resolved my problem so far, however I'm pretty sure the problem started when I stopped using my Linksys WRT54G Router.

And although right now everything is fine the only weird thing is my network map that looks like this:
"Ghost network" serious network adapter bug-network-map.jpg

The weird thing is my pc (acdesktop) is connected directly to the Motorola modem and the switch is no longer in use.

When I had the connectivity problem it looked the same except my computer showed the red cross between the switch and the gateway I believe.


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24 Jul 2009   #48
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adrek View Post
I used to have the same connectivity problem on my Dell XPS 410.
That Bonjour thing has resolved my problem so far, however I'm pretty sure the problem started when I stopped using my Linksys WRT54G Router.

And although right now everything is fine the only weird thing is my network map that looks like this:
Attachment 19631

The weird thing is my pc (acdesktop) is connected directly to the Motorola modem and the switch is no longer in use.

When I had the connectivity problem it looked the same except my computer showed the red cross between the switch and the gateway I believe.
I think that the network map is a little buggy...it thinks I have put this computer behind a switch and I have NEVER been behind a switch...
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24 Jul 2009   #49
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I think that the network map is a little buggy...it thinks I have put this computer behind a switch and I have NEVER been behind a switch...
I wonder if it is identifying the built in switch in most appliance cablemodems as a seperate device?

My map shows a switch (which is there) but then I have a Linux machine running a firewall between it and the actual cablemodem and it is the "gateway" so it doesn't map beyond that. If my actual switch was connected to the 4 port switch in the cable modem and using that as the gateway, I wonder if it would show two switches in the map...
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09 Sep 2009   #50
lPapal

Windows 7
 
 

@gibbsjj, Thank you for your help with Adobe CS3. Disabling Bonjour solved my internet connectivity issue (which was driving me nuts and I couldn't figure out what the issue was). Thanks again!
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