Two Versions of the same NIC



Rob
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Hi all,

I recently had some hardware probs at home and was forced to rebuild one of
my PC's. The new MB had a built in NIC so decided to use that for my
Internet connection rather than a seperate card.

When setting it up, I was advised that the IP address I was trying to assign
was already assigned to the old Network card, although it had been hidden as
it is no longer installed.

I have since decided to reinstall the old NIC (for my home network).
Autodetected fine, although named NIC #2. I am having some difficulty
getting home network to work and I am confident it has something to do with
the "hidden" NIC#1.

Long background - simple question. How to I display NIC#1 so I can delete
this connection? Any help would be appreciated

Cheers
Rob
--
This is a cautionary tale ...
Dont tango in Las Vegas with a monkey!

BP
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
This worked for me:

Have a read of this:
Device Manager Does Not Display Devices That Are Not
Connected to the Windows XP-Based Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315539

You might like to use this article to force Device Manager to show the
nonpresent devices.
The nonpresent ghosts should now reveal themselves.
You should then delete the nonpresent network adapter from device manager.

After doing this, disable and then re-enable ICS.
( use the wizard to set it up if you like, or just do it manually. )

From: Ron Lowe


"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:404E6C37-A6CB-44CC-BF00-35C4F32EB433@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I recently had some hardware probs at home and was forced to rebuild one
> of
> my PC's. The new MB had a built in NIC so decided to use that for my
> Internet connection rather than a seperate card.
>
> When setting it up, I was advised that the IP address I was trying to
> assign
> was already assigned to the old Network card, although it had been hidden
> as
> it is no longer installed.
>
> I have since decided to reinstall the old NIC (for my home network).
> Autodetected fine, although named NIC #2. I am having some difficulty
> getting home network to work and I am confident it has something to do
> with
> the "hidden" NIC#1.
>
> Long background - simple question. How to I display NIC#1 so I can delete
> this connection? Any help would be appreciated
>
> Cheers
> Rob
> --
> This is a cautionary tale ...
> Dont tango in Las Vegas with a monkey!


Two Versions of the same NIC