XP Hard WIred LAN not available

May 2, 2009 at 10:33:48
Specs: Windows XP
I have a DELL Dimension 4550 running XP Home SP2. The LAN card is Intel PRO/100 VE Network Adapter. Device manager says it's working properly. But it does not show in Network Connections under Lan or High Speed Internet. I installed wireless on this PC so I AM able to connect to the internet.

If it matters, under network adapters device manager shows "Microsoft tun miniport Adapter #2" with a yellow exclaimation point.

Also, I ran DIAGNOSTICS under properties. When I tried connection test I got
<<Cannot run the connection test.
To run this test, this connection must
be configured to use the TCP/IP protocol. >>

Followed by
<< Test details

TCP/IP protocol not configured.
To run this test, this connection must
be configured to use the TCP/IP protocol. >>

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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May 2, 2009 at 11:18:26
How to configure TCP/IP
To configure TCP/IP, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS server address automatically.
If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes

See if these steps help

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May 2, 2009 at 11:21:55
if this helps I have a dell running xp sp3 and i have both clicked to obtain automatically

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May 2, 2009 at 15:54:57
Thanks for the response.
Unfortunately, the OPTION for the network connection does NOT SHOW. It SHOULD be under LAN or High-Speed Internet. There should be an option for LOCAL AREA CONNECTION - it's not there.

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May 3, 2009 at 12:01:46
Download the NIC drivers from Dell's Support site.


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