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Network cable unplugged??

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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

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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.