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Disabled ethernet connection tries to connect on computer boot-up


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tjmcs

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Hi, guys.
Strange problem here. I have disabled the on-board LAN on an ASUS P4V8X-MX board due to fact I am wireless. Router in one place, two computers elsewhere. Anyway, for past two days, on initial boot-up, the disabled ethernet connection tries to connect. At least, I think it is that connection. On the system tray something that looks like Neptune's spear keeps poping on and off. Pops on for about three seconds then goes off for about two seconds. The control center for the wireless shows a good connection. Just keeps resetting when the spear pops on and off. I can still surf.
Wireless adapter package just says "wireless usb 11n adapter".
Any ideas.

Joe
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This is the USB connection icon, except for the fact that this icon has been updated since SP3 and USB2

Please Update to XP Service Pack 3
Read: Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
And confirm you are using a USB2 Port on your computer
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Thanks for info. Kind of had a funny suspicion about that icon. It means I have problems with the adapter. A couple months ago, I had to switch adapters from one computer to another. For some reason, the computer stopped recognizing the adapter. Switched them around and everything was fine. It means the adapter is bad and I need a new one. Thanks for confirming my suspicion.

Joe :)
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Thanks for the update :)
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