Network Adapter conflict?

September 12, 2009 at 02:21:07
Specs: Windows XP sp3, IntelCore2DuoT6400, 2GHz/2.99GB RAM

I have recently acquired a Dell Studio 1555 laptop with the above configuration. My OS(and drivers) were partialy instaled by the seller.

Now here is the problem. After I installed the network lan and wireless adapter(using the dell official drivers), I noticed that IE doesn't work.
As I'm a Firefox person myself I just let it pass, but then I noticed that other things like the Java Runtime online installer, Yahoo messanger online installer, Blizzard downloader, Yahoo messanger itself(I got the full kit downloaded and installed it), don't work. The message is the similar on all of them: check if your firewall or your internet settings do not forbid access to X.

Clearly, the firewall is off and the security settings are checked and shouldn't be a problem.

So I got back to the internet explorer, thinking that all these are somehow related. I "used diagnostic tool" then "view log". This is how the log looks:

Ok so what got my attention is the "This machine has more than one Ethernet or more than one Wireless adapter" warn. I went to Device Manager and here's how it looks(with show hidden devices on):

Just a wild guess, it could be the LAN bluetooth device that's causing me problems, but when trying to uninstall it, it just reapears at the next computer restart(all of them do the same for that matter).

I would appreciate any suggestions.

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September 12, 2009 at 10:12:28
Test to disable/uninstall one of network adapters, see whether it helps. If not, you can test to use winsockfix to solve this problem.

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September 12, 2009 at 10:40:00
As I mentioned in the original post, I did try to uninstall several adapters, but after I restart the computer they reapear.

Also as when saving the registry files with winsockfix I get an error that it cannot backup my registry, I will refrain from using it.

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September 13, 2009 at 07:37:24
Maybe you can just scan your computer by using antivirus/antispyware with latest pattern, just to ensure there is no virus/malware infection.

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September 13, 2009 at 12:11:51
I tried to do this on my brother's pc but it was still the same! I've tried everything and i really don't know what else to do i'm really stuck

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