Official Bleepin' G.R.I.T.S. Then it disappeared from the list. Are local server faster than non-local server? 1972 - 19782009 - 2013Member: U.N.I.T.E.Performance and Maintenance for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Seven, Register a free account to unlock additional features at If this method worked for you, you are finished with this article.If this method did not work for you, try Method 2. August 4, 2020 By Sambit Koley. Local Area Connection missing Hello, I have PowerEdge CS400 with Windows XP. Can I use Azure RDP connection for My local machine . Use a 3d-party backup program. JavaScript is disabled. Am I missing a driver? But now my wireless network is named Wireless Connection 3, I'm guessing because I uninstalled and reinstalled the network drivers 3 times now? Local Area Connection missing from network connections Jump to solution. Since you tried the suggestions in the article you linked to, the device has to be listed in Device Manager. Didn't do anything else after that. MRAVLOG 22,972 views. I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop that runs Windows 10 Pro and I recently disabled the Local Area Connection adapter and it disappeared. If there is nothing listed and there is a yellow marking there, that indicates that the system doesn't recognize the proper driver as being installed.Also...go to Control Panel/Network & Internet Connections/Network Connections. Post the info that is reflected there, please.Louis, Disabled Veteran, U.S.C.G. A friend accidentally deleted my LAN icon and I can't seem to get it back. Thanks. Click to locate the network adapter, and then click Uninstall.Restart the computer, and then let the system automatically detect and install the network adapter drivers.Check to see whether your networking icons appear. How to Fix Missing local Area Connection Windows 7 | Network Adapters Missing resolved - Duration: 3:14. (and proud of it), Method 1: Let Windows automatically detect and install network adaptersWindows can automatically detect and install the correct network adapters for you. It will also correct any corrupted registry entries on the network adapter.To direct Windows to automatically detect and install network adapters for you, follow these steps:Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.To see a list of installed network adapters, expand Network adapter(s). I must have had the driver installed already, because when I attempted to install it forced me to uninstall first. I noticed that the LAN is missing from the list of network connections, while my WLAN is there. Edited by rockmilk, 16 September 2010 - 12:09 AM. Latest News:    Improve your Windows 10 PC with these Microsoft Store apps, Featured Deal: Learn how to secure your data from hackers with this 10-course bundle, Limited Time:   Get 50% off Malwarebytes Premium (Only 5 Days Left), Limited Time:   Get 68% off NordVPN + 3 months FREE (Deal Expires Today! How to be sure that a device on the local area network is not accessible over internet? Checked and there's no LAN (not sure if that would be something fixed instantly!). Maybe one of them will be able to help you. If yes, which driver would that be? It's something to consider doing-we get to a point where we try almost anything to try to solve an issue. I've misplaced my XP CD, so hopefully the solution will not include me having to use it. I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop that runs Windows 10 Pro and I recently disabled the Local Area Connection adapter and it disappeared. The only other thing I can think of is a system restore to a time just before the icon was deleted, and I don't know if that would get the icon back. Removed unnecessary quote ~ Hamluis. Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 September 2010 - 09:01 AM. Edited by hamluis, 16 September 2010 - 08:03 AM. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Windows 10 cannot access local windows 10 shares on wifi only. Even the cable guy gave up today when he couldn't find the LAN icon. I was in the Networking and Sharing settings then I went into change adaptor settings then I right clicked local area connection and selected disable. Even if you are perfect...your computer and your data are NOT. The person I purchased it from clean-installed XP on it and know I don't have Local Area Connection icon showing in Network Connections area and I was tolled by my ISP company that that's the reason i can't connect to the Internet. Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 September 2010 - 08:48 PM. Edited by amethyst, 15 September 2010 - 07:33 PM. Since I'm not a connection or hardware expert, and have no clue what to tell you, I'll put out a call to the BC staff. Thanks for replying. I tried the above as well as the second method and no change whatsoever. 3:14. You must log in or register to reply here. Hello, my laptop is Dell Inspiron N5110, my wireless is working fine, but I recently tried with a cable and it doesn't work. System model (e.g., Inspiron 1545)?FWIW: I don't believe that System Restore has any impact on hardware...I can't be sure since I don't ever use SR.In any case...go to Device Manager and list whatever is reflected under Network Adapters.