LAN doesn't show up in 'Network Connections'

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Zoinks, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Zoinks

    Zoinks Senior member

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    Just installed a fresh copy on XP SP2. My LAN does not show up under the Network Connections control panel. As sure as I'm posting this, the LAN is working fine and connected to the internet. But I need to change my IP address and I have no way to get to it@#!$#!
     
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  3. Zoinks

    Zoinks Senior member

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    Nothing here helped: http://www.microsoft.com/techn...cnd_utxq.mspx?mfr=true




     
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    Also check Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager

    Check for your network adapter in the list of hardware. If it's not there
    (which is should positively be if you are connected) run the hardware
    installation wizard which will search for and install drivers.

    If it is there, you may want to try uninstalling and rebooting.

    This has happened to me before, re-seating the NIC card and rebooting
    solved it - but as you are already connected it is obviously installed
    properly.

    Hope that helps




    EDIT - If you want to change your IP via command line you can use netsh
    with the -f <filename> parameter.

    But that's slightly more complicated.
     
  6. Zoinks

    Zoinks Senior member

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    Nope, the NIC was installed with no problems and looks ok in device manager. I uninstalled and reinstalled it with no luck. I'm using the same drivers that I was using before - which are the latest for the nvidia 650.

    I found this "netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" static 192.168.0.100 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 1" to use netsh to manually change IP but it won't work because it doesn't recognize "Local Area Connection". Any way to use netsh to look up the network name?
     
  7. Zoinks

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    Ok, this worked to manually change my IP:

    netsh interface ip set address name="{09403F31-7BC8-4020-8DC3-E190A8E25174}" static 192.168.0.100 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 1

    Does this offer any useful information? Can I rename {09403F31-7BC8-4020-8DC3-E190A8E25174} to LAN or something in the registry?