How do I refresh the Ethernet device entry in XP's Net Connections?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Lars, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Lars

    Lars Guest

    XP Pro + SP1. Home user. Connected to cable modem via on-
    motherboard ethernet adapter (Via VT6103).

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    If I use SysInternal's Regmon then I see a relatively large number of
    failed accesses to network entries in the registry.

    I would like to remove the existing entry for my ethernet hardware in
    Control Panel > Network Connections and then put a new one in its
    place.

    (1) How do I delete it? Can I just delete the entry in Network
    Connections or do I need to use uninstall in Device manager? or some
    other way.

    (2) How do I recreate a new entry in Network Connections for my
    ethernet adapter? Will XP do it automatically whe it next boots?

    (3) Is there an extra clean-up step which would be worth doing
    before I reboot? What would I clean up and how?
     
    Lars, Jun 18, 2005
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  2. Lars

    Dr Teeth Guest

    (1) How do I delete it? Can I just delete the entry in Network
    Device manager
    Device manager's toolbar has a button, pressing it will detect 'new'
    hardware...no need to reboot.
    No need. Just make sure you install the latest drivers for the network
    chipset.


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    Cheers,

    Guy

    ** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
    ** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
    ** out of someone who richly deserves it.
     
    Dr Teeth, Jun 18, 2005
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  3. No need. Just make sure you install the latest drivers for the network

    And install SP2 and subsequent patches. Your system has serious flaws
    without. That is not to say there are no flaws as yet undiscovered!

    Peter Crosland
     
    Peter Crosland, Jun 18, 2005
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  4. Lars

    mikeFNB Guest

    i must ask why bother?

    however you asked so.......

    i would uninstall

    the rest is auto upon reboot

    mike
     
    mikeFNB, Jun 19, 2005
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