Local area connection 2?

Hi,
I have a newly installed win7 64bit (3 days), its a standalone pc so ive turned off netbios, ipv6 and stuff and set my location as public, i also use comodo firewall.

Ive been getting a windows pop-up asking me to set a location for Local area connection 2. Question is why do i get these, how do stop them, am i secure?

Thanks G.
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  1. You receive these messages because Windows has detected that you've connected to a new network and needs to assign a security policy to that network. If you select one of them, this message should go away until you connect to a different network.
  2. Psychoteddy said:
    You receive these messages because Windows has detected that you've connected to a new network and needs to assign a security policy to that network. If you select one of them, this message should go away until you connect to a different network.


    I understand that windows thinks it has conected to a new network, but, i havnt and have done all i could to isolate this pc. Local area connection 1 is my DSL connection, Local area connection 2 is unknown to me and not needed or wanted.
  3. Do this:

    1.) Network and Sharing Center
    2.) Adapter Settings

    Are there two network adapters showing?
  4. Psychoteddy said:
    Do this:

    1.) Network and Sharing Center
    2.) Adapter Settings

    Are there two network adapters showing?


    No there is only one local area 1 (known). It maybe local area 2 is not shown because i canceled?
  5. Quote:
    Hi Small

    Do the following please

    Go to the cmd prompt and enter the following

    ipconfig /all

    then copy and paste it here


    Hi dadiggle,
    Nice to meet you,

    C:\Users\focal>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : latus
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cable.virginmedia.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-9****
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 82.36*****(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.248.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 16 December 2010 17:04:45
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 21 December 2010 23:08:56
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 82.36*****
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.30.192.113
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
    156.154.71.22
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{737E45E3-A868-4200-81DB-0999CAF004EA}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Thanks.
  6. Quote:

    3. Upgrade the NIC driver.
    4. Restart the computer to Safe Mode with Networking to check the result.

    The driver is latest

    Quote:

    c. Click to highlight "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" and click"Properties".

    I have ipv6 off, don't think i need it.
    Everything else was already checked.
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