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Network cable unplugged??

Last response: in Networking
May 13, 2003 9:33:42 PM

Just got a new Dell 4550 with WinXP and notice that in the bottom right tray, I always have a symbol (two overlapping PCs) with a red X on it. When I double click on it, I get a dialog box that is titled "LAN or High-Speed Internet", and the message in the box says...

Local Area Connection
Network cable unplugged
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network

I'm not using, nor do I think I ever attempted to set up, a LAN or High-Speed Internet connection. I'm currently just using a dial-up connection via a phone line. This doesn't stop me from doing anything, but its just an annoyance, and I'd like to know how to get rid of it. Thanks, Mike
May 13, 2003 10:43:35 PM

probably can disable the on-board NIC in the BIOS

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
May 14, 2003 6:12:22 AM

Start->Control Panel->Network Connections->right click on your "Local Area Connection" and go to properties->at the bottom is a checkbox that says "Show Icon in notification area"

Uncheck that.
May 15, 2003 3:28:30 PM

Actually all I had to do was open Network Connections, right click on Local Area Connection and select "Disable" from the drop down menu...the icon went away! Thanks for the help.