Local Area Connection

  NarcosisBoy 20:37 13 Dec 2006


I am having connection problems and it seems that when I boot up I get a bubble on the bottom right hand corner saying "Local Area Connection 2 is not connected"

This is not a cable problem as I have not moved cables and can sometimes get online but it seems to be constantly 'tripping' on and off and I am not sure what it is - I disabled firewalls to see but that didn't help but when I eventually get connected it seems to work for a time being.

Anyone any idea's?

Cheers for the help


  skidzy 21:12 13 Dec 2006

Look in Control Panel/Network Connections.

Id have a guess your on Broadband and is an old internet connection from the dialup modem that is no longer in use.

  Stuartli 21:45 13 Dec 2006

Why is it listed as LAN2?

Do you have two LAN connections setup (see Device Manager) and Network Connections (from Start>Run>Settings.

  mymate 08:31 14 Dec 2006

I have 2 connections.I have, Aol broadband connection Wan miniport ppoe. then Local area connection 2,connected ,Globespan usb ADSL Lan modem.works ok
They are in Control panel,network connections.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:46 14 Dec 2006

you log out of internet
or if dial setiing is set to disconnect if idle
or disconnect if not needed

  Stuartli 18:49 14 Dec 2006

You can't have two separate broadband accounts on the one line.

Whichever account is not your current ISP should be deleted.

  mymate 19:33 14 Dec 2006

Stuartli,But i have 2 connections,and it all works ok. I am on Aol with out their software installed. If i delete one connection i cant get on line !

  Daveboy 21:49 14 Dec 2006

find the connection in network connections, right click,properties, then remove appropriate tick (s) from bottom "notification" boxes.

  Stuartli 23:58 14 Dec 2006

I'm at a loss to understand how you can have two BB accounts on one line...:-)

  mymate 08:28 15 Dec 2006

Stuartli. So am i ! bi checked my phone bill and its ok.It my new computer.I think it is because i am not using Aol software,just the modem and then I had to make a connection to be able to use Aol to get on the internet. i have 2 little monitors screens on my task bar.

Sorry NarcosisBoy.didnt mean to hog your thread.

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