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Network cable unplugged? What?


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Ferrante

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In my taskbar, I have an icon with a red X over it. It says a local area connection is unplugged. Every so often a little pops up saying the above. Is this needed? I am hooked up to a cable modema and I am wondering if this is something to do with the modem. I have enclosed a picture of what I see. Is this something that can be deleted? Thanks in advance for your help.
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you have NICs (or was one removed)?

You can just uncheck the NOTIFY box on the bottom of the dialog box labeled LOCAL AREA CONNECTION 2 PROPERTIES, or right click the LOCAL AREA CONNECTION 2 icon and either delete or disable it
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What are Nic's??

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Network Interface Cards---the plug you plug the cable into
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I am not sure about the NICs. Should I just delete this connection #2 or or disable the notification pop-ups? What would you do? And thanks for all your help.
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I would right click, and choose DISABLE, that way you can re-enable later.

Your PC is set up (if the previous NIC still exists) as a multihomed device, which is unusual for a home user...I think you had a NIC go bad and someone inserted a new one....but left that old one in
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Thank you. I will do that and we can say, thanks to you, this issue has been resolved!
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