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IE7 ~ Issues with Network adapter identification


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Reffinej

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My boyfriend wanted his laptop (Windows XP) to run faster. I searched online for ways to make a computer run faster, and I came across a page that suggested I change the adapter settings. I went to system.msc, and the site told me that if I changed all of my settings their way, then his laptop would run faster. So I made the recommended changes, and now, the computer won't connect to the internet. I mean, it connects to the wireless router and says it is connected to the internet, but firefox and explorer 7 tell a different story.

Here is what explorer 7's diagnostic report looks like:

Network location detection
info Network location could not be detected
action User input required: Select network location
info Using home Internet connection

Network adapter identification
info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device = Broadcom
NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
Network connection: Name=Wireless Network Connection, Device=Intel®
info PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection, MediaType=LAN
SbMediaType=WIRELESS
info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection2, Device=Cisco Systems
VPN Adapter, MediaType=LAN, SubMedia Type=LAN
info Network connection: Name=1394 Connection, Device=1394 Net Adapter,
MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType-1394
info Network connection: Name=Verizon Wireless - VZAccess, Device=SoftV92Data
Fax Modem with SmartCP, MediaType=PONE, SubMediaType=NONE
warn This machine has more than one Ethernet or more than one Wireless adapter
info Redirection user to support call.

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
warn HTTP: Error 12029 connection to www.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
info FTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsfot.com.
info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
warn HTTP: Error 12029 connecting to www.hotmail.com: A connection with the server could not be established
error Could no make an HTTP connection.


There you have it. Can anybody out there help me make sense of this? Thank you in advance.

~ Jennifer
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Do a system restore back to before you altered the adaptor settings and it should fix the problem.

The only way you'll make a computer faster is by physically adding something. No software solution will help.
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Obviously....

but this is his work laptop and their network administrator has disabled the system restore options.

Now what?
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Do a system restore back to before you altered the adaptor settings and it should fix the problem.

The only way you'll make a computer faster is by physically adding something. No software solution will help.



If I had wanted a remedial solution to my computer woes, I would have asked your mom.
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