|That isn't right. Delete them all and reboot maybe. See if only one comes up. |
You're absolutely correct jefro, that isn't right. But, I'd bet you cash money up front that if the user takes this advice, they'll find after rebooting they now have "Local Area Connection 7" which also doesn't work any more than the previous 6 did.
The problem is, it's a Dell *gag*choke*cough*
We're forced to use them where I work and I've seen this exact situation more times than I care to think about.
What usually happens is, for whatever reason, the NIC stops working correctly so someone removes it in device manager and reboots thinking that will fix the issue. After the reboot, you now have "Local Area Connection 2". It doesn't work either so they try the same thing again and after that reboot now have "Local Area Connection 3" and on and on and on ad infinitum.
Until you get mad, wipe the drive completely and reinstall. Then your NIC begins to work correctly and you're back to "Local Area Connection"
Which is why I recommended it.
Perhaps I should have explained in more detail in my original response. I likely didn't because it embarrasses me that we've had Dell forced on us too. Regardless, I've explained now and I wager no matter what the OP tries, the only thing that will work is to backup all important data and then do a clean install.