Network Connections Empty

By LxTrix
Jan 7, 2009
  1. specs
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
    WDC WD1600JS-22NCB1 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB)
    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PM-S2
    1394 Net Adapter
    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    WinFast PX7600 GS

    So while looking at buying a wireless/wired router i noticed in network connections nothing was listed. Strange because in the past i've noticed icons there before. I am online right now so this is kind of bugging me as i think it will ccause problems later on. Here's what i have tried to get it back. My Network adapters do appear in Device Manager (1394 Net Adapter, NIVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

    - Rebooted into Safe mood, uninstalled nforce networking controller, rebooted
    - Opened Services, changed Network Connections from manual to automatic
    - Start, Run. cmd.exe

    regsvr32 netshell.dll
    regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
    regsvr32 netman.dll

    all succeed
    -a. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    b. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
    c. Click Networking Services, and then click Details. Verify that Simple TCP/IP Services

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +598

    >1394 Net Adapter
    this is the Firewire controller, not the ethernet NIC nor a WiFi adaptor.

    Most of us don't even have Firewire devices, so you should disable that device
    using the Device Manager.

    While you're there, (under network adapters) What other devices show up?
  3. LxTrix

    LxTrix TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 76

    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +598

    make sure it has no red or yellow mark on the icon indicating driver install issue(s).

    mark it enabled, connect to the router or modem and then use the Network Wizard
    to create the connection.
  5. LxTrix

    LxTrix TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 76

    No issues and new connection wizard doesn't show new icons
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