Network Connections


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Two computers, both running the same software, connected to a Modem/Router. In Network Connections, one shows Lan or High Speed Internet icon with TCP/IP selected.

The Other one shows the same, except it also shows an icon for Internet Connection as well. The properties for this icon are blank. If I disable this icon, I cannot connect to the internet, even though the Lan or High Speed Internet icon shows enabled, the same as in the first computer.

The computers are not linked, other than through the Modem/Router, and sharing is not being used.

Any reason why one shows only the Internet Connection icon, and the other shows the Internet Connection icon as well?


This usually happens when there is either firewire or USB2.0 present on the machine. If so, your machine will treat a USB2.0 or firewire port as a possible network interface and thus, will create the Internet icon.


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I think either my Sound Drivers, or my Graphics Drivers, are putting the extra icon in. If I disable either of the icons both stop working.

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