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Problem with the driver for Local Area Connection

  MCMSBre 11:46 13 Mar 2016


So yesterday i woke up and turned my PC on to find out that i have a big red "X" on my connection thingy in the bottom right corner. When i tried to use the "Solve Problems" option i got this message: "There might be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection Adapter". I searched online on my phone to find some solutions. I found a couple:

-Update network adapter drivers

-Deinstall all those drivers and let windows install them again

-Tried connecting wirelessly, but once again i got the same problem (just this time it said "wireless something something 11 adapter)

-Tried using my ethernet cable on my laptop, it worked, it´s not in the cable

-Disabled and enabled Local Area Connection in the "Change Adapter Settings"

-Made sure TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 are both on Auto

Nothing worked. In the end i decided to restore my PC to a couple of days ago. In those couple of days there were some Windows updates that got installed.

After restoring, my internet worked again. I decided to immediatly update my Network Adapter Drivers. Upon doing that my internet icon went crazy, one seccond i had internet the other not. Now that i think about it it was probably because those drivers were being installed. After that i restarted my PC a couple of times. On one restart those updates got installed (18 of them), but after every restart my internet worked. I am not sure if the problem is in those updates since the first time i got them installed it was about a week before my problem occured.

After all of that i posted my first cry for help online. I got one answer and the person told me to download and run "Tweaking Windows Repair". I downloaded it but i didn´t run it until today. The reason being, my internet worked, and a part of me thought (hoped) that the problem was gone... Oh silly me.

Today i turned on my PC with fear, unfortunately my fear was justified. Same thing. First thing i tried was restoring my PC again, so that i can at least have internet access and start working on the solution. The problem is, this time it didn´t let me go that far back, it only gave me the option to go back to yesterday. I did that, but this time it did not work.

Then i decided to use the "Tweaking" program. It finished, problem was still there. I did it again, since it said that they recommend doing it twice. Still nothing. After that i decided to manually deinstall all updates that windows installed for this month. I managed to deinstall everything (even microsoft .net framework, which i don´t know if it´s good or bad). The only thing i was not able to deinstall was "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (15.010.20060)", but only because it didn´t let me do that.

I honestly have no idea what to do next, and i hope some of you have the solution.


Windows IP Configuration

host name..............................: user-pc

primary dns suffix....................: (blank)

node type...............................: hybrid

ip routing enabled....................: no

wins proxy enabled..................: no

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

media state.............................: media disconnected

connection-specific dns suffix.....: (blank)

description...............................: teredo tunneling pseudo-interface

physical address.......................: 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

dhcp enabled............................: no

autoconfiguration enabled..........: yes

I have no idea what any of this is, but i saw some people do it so i did it as well. The only thing i think i know is that DHCP should be enabled, and i did that, i´ve put TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 on auto. Unless there is another way to enable DHCP.

So there it is, I hope some of you know what the problem is, and hopefully it can be fixed. If more information is needed i am more than happy to provide it.

System spec:

Windows 7 Ultimate

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz

RAM: 8,00 GB (7,89 GB Usable)

64-bit OS

Thank you.

  difarn 17:28 13 Mar 2016

Have you tried disabling IPv6?

Have you tried renewing the TCP/IP stack that sometimes resolves connection problems? There is a Microsoft Fix-it that can do this.

click here you prefer to do it yourself via Command Prompt these are the instructions

click here


  MCMSBre 19:55 13 Mar 2016

Thank you for your answer,

I´ve disabled IPv6 but it did not help.

I renewed the TCP/IP using the command prompt. The strange thing is that the picture from the link you provided had a lot of lines when executing the command, for me I only got: "Resetting. OK. Restart the computer to complete this action."

  difarn 08:23 14 Mar 2016

Did it work?

  MCMSBre 12:30 14 Mar 2016

No, nothing helped. The problem is still there.

  difarn 12:58 14 Mar 2016

When you clicked on "obtain an IP address automatically" did you also click on "obtain DNS server address automatically"?

Item 6 in this link guides you how to do this.

click here

  MCMSBre 15:36 14 Mar 2016

Yes, i have done that at the same time i set IP address to auto. Actually i haven´t set anything, everything was already on auto, so i just left it as it was...

  difarn 16:43 14 Mar 2016

Have you tried to reset the Network Adapter with a Winsock reset?

click here

  Svol 16:59 14 Mar 2016

To clarify:-

When you tried to restore to an earlier time, did you tick the box 'Show more restore points', as in:-

  • Goto 'Windows Start>Control Panel>System and Security>Action Center>Recovery>Open System Restore'
  • Click 'Next'
  • Click 'Show more restore points'

Also, have you tried the following which will uninstall the Network Adapter driver via Windows Device manager and then perform a reinstall:-

  • Goto 'Windows Start' and Right-Click 'Computer'
  • Select 'Manage>Device Manager'
  • Expand 'Network Adapters' to display list.
  • Right-Click your Network Adapter and select 'Uninstall'
  • Right-Click your Computer name shown at top of Device Manger Window and select 'Scan for Hardware changes'.
  • Windows will search for and install the Network adapter driver if can find the correct one.

If you repeat the 'IPCONFIG /ALL' check, it should show the active Network adapter driver in the output list, if it has loaded successfully. For example, 'Wireless Lan Adapter' or 'Ethernet Adapter Local Area Network' etc.

  MCMSBre 18:03 14 Mar 2016

Thank you both for your asnwers.

I have done all of those suggestions, some now some before. It did not help.

I have tried to do the restore with 'Show more restore points' but i´ve only had a couple of more with that option, all not too long ago, just a couple of days, at least not before those updates got installed.

I have done the IPConfig /All again, but i got the same results as before.

  difarn 18:53 14 Mar 2016

Did you run the network troubleshooter?

click here

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