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NVIDIA nForce Networking controller ?

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February 22, 2010 5:09:20 AM

What does this do? Norton says it is on my machine, but is disabled. Should I allow Norton to enable?
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February 22, 2010 9:52:47 AM

If your internet connection isn't working then yes.
February 22, 2010 9:58:47 AM

It controls all of your network connectivity. If it's not enabled, your computer cannot connect to any other computers (locally - in your own network, or on the internet). If you don't, your computer will still work, but you won't be able to connect with anything/anyone over the wire.
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February 22, 2010 12:09:44 PM

Is this machine the one you are using to post this question? Some motherboards have 2 network controllers. If everything is working fine with your internet connection, then just leave this alone.
February 22, 2010 12:26:37 PM

Good point jitpublisher - I have an nvidia board that has two NICs, so I probably should have thought of that too.
February 22, 2010 12:56:12 PM

Do not let the Nvidia network management software control your network cards. You will be inviting unimaginable pain if you are dealing with a Nforce 7xx series board.
March 1, 2010 12:21:50 AM

jitpublisher and roofus seem most logical. However, when I get remote service from a tech should it be enabled?
I am a very old man who is a tech moron so I appreciate any help I can get.

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March 1, 2010 2:58:13 PM

No. About the only value it has is it allows you to team your network connections. It is strictly a redundancy feature. I would leave it disabled as it has no value beyond that.
March 8, 2010 1:58:56 AM

Best answer selected by jsbach.
March 8, 2010 1:59:13 AM