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Jarret M. Jun 25, 2006, 01:32pm EDT Report Abuse

Computer:
Asus A8N- somthing... Socket 754
Sempron 2500+ @ 1862mhz
Sparkle 350w PS
MSI GF 5700
Windows XP sp2 ... auto updates up to date

Currently I have no icon in my Network Connections for one of my network cards. It is the onboard motherboard nvidia nic. It does work fine though, and I can renew my IP through ipconfig and it shows up in ipconfig as:

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter {57E5BAA1-7579-4592-9744-764B4BF5CBCC}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : theburntwood
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

So this works, but I still have no icon in my network connections.

I tried the microsft support site and I went through this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826/

Still does not show up.

Its not a huge deal, but I don't know how to make a static IP if I ever want to change it, or even if I want to change my workgroup, or any other tcp/ip setting. The card doesn't even show up in the network firewall so I'm not sure if I'm being firewalled (Not to woried as I at least have a router for a firewall).

My network connections still must be working as I have a dial-up connection that I created a while ago, and my wireless network card shows up there as well.

The card DOES show up in Device manager and I've updated drivers from the asus site, as well as I've tried disabling and enabling the NIC.

Any ideas?


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BoT Jun 25, 2006, 07:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
did you create a new network connection through the network connection wizard?
does a network icon show up taskbar?

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Archangel Jun 25, 2006, 08:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
First of all. it would be good if you wrote up how you are connecting.
Are u in the basic modem router pc? set up

regarding the no icon problem. go into the network window. and delete all the connections that ur allowed to ( prolly the ones you've created )
second go into device manager. and unistall the etherner card thats not apearing. It will reinstall after rebooot. that should fix most of everything.

If you are on broadband. ( after you've done what i told you )
go to run and type
inetwiz
select lan hit next
select automatic proxy ( recommended ) and hit next
select no and hit next
finish up. and open a new internet web broswer. wait for it to load and you should be ready to go.

Regarding the static ip.
static ip when you want your computer to not renew the ip or to ever change. you assign an ip
usually 192.168.0.1. but your router or modem should do that for you. so its good to have it on automatic. unless you know why u need it to be static.


Good luck fixing everything

Jarret M. Jun 26, 2006, 12:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
First of all. it would be good if you wrote up how you are connecting.
Are u in the basic modem router pc? set up


pc - d-link router - cable modem

regarding the no icon problem. go into the network window. and delete all the connections that ur allowed to ( prolly the ones you've created )
second go into device manager. and unistall the etherner card thats not apearing. It will reinstall after rebooot. that should fix most of everything.


All ready done once before, acctually, multiple times.. As I posted the microsoft support link of which I tried.

If you are on broadband. ( after you've done what i told you )
go to run and type
inetwiz
select lan hit next
select automatic proxy ( recommended ) and hit next
select no and hit next
finish up. and open a new internet web broswer. wait for it to load and you should be ready to go.


I gave it a try, but I have no problems connecting to the internet, as my router all ready assigns me a dhcp address

Regarding the static ip.
static ip when you want your computer to not renew the ip or to ever change. you assign an ip
usually 192.168.0.1. but your router or modem should do that for you. so its good to have it on automatic. unless you know why u need it to be static.


I want to go static as I usually forward ports like 3389 for RDP, and 2000 for a service I usually run. And using dhcp is a pain as it can change on me. I think my d-link router won't let me forward ports to an ip that it can assign anyway.

So, the problem is still there... And if I wasn't clear before, I'm missing the nic adapter from my "Network Connections".... start--Connect to--Show all connections....as in I don't have a "Local Connection". I have only a wireless network connection.. I've deleted my dial-up connection.

Please assist. I've all ready gone into my registry and started to compare my wireless adapter to my onboard nic, with no success.

Archangel Jun 26, 2006, 01:28am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Ok, if your not geting the local connection. thats a problem that comes from the router. meaning your computer is not geting the correct info at all from the router.

and again, just making sure. you are connected from the modem to router to pc. rigth?

and yeah. since your doing port fowarding. static ip would be the way to go.

Jarret M. Jun 26, 2006, 06:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
It can't be the router... I mean, I can't go the properties of my ethernet card to change the IP address to static.... because the icon doesn't exist.

The internet works fine. I get a dhcp address fine.. Just the icon is missing.

I can take some screen shots if you like so that you can verify.

And yes, my computer is plugged into my router, my router's wan port is plugged into my cable modem. But I'm trying to figure out why that makes a difference? 4 other computers on this network work find and they're icon's haven't dissapeared.

Archangel Jun 27, 2006, 03:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Hmm. Interesting. what DO YOU HAVE in the connections window? any sort of connection? list them. screenshot sounds good if not too much of hassle.

guru Shane Jun 27, 2006, 03:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
If the icon not being there is the only problem, perhaps that file (the picture in icon format) has been corrupted or is otherwise not usable anymore. I'm not sure where it would be located, but you could try copying and pasting the same icon from a different PC to that one and overwriting it. I have no idea if that will fix it... It's a possibility, though.

Jarret M. Jun 27, 2006, 11:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
OK.. Here are the screenshots.. Hope this helps. I did notice that the network driver is saying
Provider: Nvidia
Date: 28/07/2004
Version: 4.4.8.0

Not sure if that's the newest.. This is a K8N Nforce 3 mobo.

http://www.bardsoup.com/eq/network.gif
http://www.bardsoup.com/eq/network1.gif
http://www.bardsoup.com/eq/network2.gif
http://www.bardsoup.com/eq/network3.gif

guru Shane Jun 28, 2006, 12:53am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Well, in your window when looking at Network Connections, click on the Tools menu. Next, click Folder Options. Cllick on the View tab. See if any of those options will bring it back. Other than that, I really don't know.

Jeff Guebert Jul 08, 2006, 11:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
I'm having this exact same problem; not sure when it started though. My computer did blue screen once (seemingly randomly) with the error message "Stop 0x0000000A Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal". Any chance that could be part of the problem??

BoT Jul 09, 2006, 12:07am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
on a first look, i would say it's an irq conflict. if you use a netwok card, make sure it doesn't conflict with any other device. or if it shares an irq with another device try to set it to a diffrent irq.

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Jul 09, 2006, 12:10am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Yes bot... at first glance I would say that it is Not_Less_or_Equal. :P

Jeff Guebert Jul 09, 2006, 12:13am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
That's what I thought, so I removed all my expansion cards (with the exception of video) but the problem didn't solve itself. Also, there's no "Resources" tab in Device manager on the adapter so I can't check what IRQ port its using.

guru Shane Jul 09, 2006, 01:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
I had this problem for a while, (the IRQ NOT LESS OR EQUAL BSOD). I had to get a specific firewall program in order to stop the blue screen IRQ_Not_less_or_equal. (I have no idea how this helped.) I also later figured out that Java was conflicting with my video drivers. I fixed the blue screens on that by using some environmental variable, (that I found on some site while Googling for answers.) That fixed my problem until I started getting new blue screens caused by hard drive problems as stated on the Microsoft crash report. (LOL Can you tell that I'm getting sick of BSOD's?) On a side note, I never had that problem on my Intel boxes... I pray that I get new Raptors and everything is ok again. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to find that environmental variable again...

Jeff Guebert Jul 09, 2006, 02:16am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Well, that whole error message appeared to be a one time deal. Never had happened before, and hasn't happened since. I'm much more interested in fixing this disappearing icon problem though than trying to track down the cause of that single blue screen :)

guru Shane Jul 09, 2006, 02:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
I'm not sure if this will help or if it applies to either of you, but check this out:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

Jeff Guebert Jul 09, 2006, 10:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Yeah, the OP said he tried that in his first post, and I've essentially gone through all the same steps to no avail. That's what's so annoying about this problem, it's supposed to be fixed by now, lol.

Jarret M. Jul 11, 2006, 10:20am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Latest update:

Performed a bios update to see if that would help at all considering this is an onboard nic. NO dice... I checked out all bios parameters and they seem to be looking fine.

So now what I must think it is, is there is something in the registry that's missing, or something has changed in the registry so that when the network conections program access the registry, it doesn't see that network card.

guru Shane Jul 11, 2006, 02:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Reinstall your OS. lol That will fix it right up.

Jarret M. Jul 11, 2006, 04:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
That's what I've been trying to avoid.! Hehe.. But maybe I'll just live with it until I can get Vista.


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