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I have two Local Area Connections 1 & 2, how can I delete one of them? I don't know why but yesterday I got the window showing me a new Local Area Connection 2. I found it very unusual since I didn't change any settings on the router since I installed it this year and that was the last time windows gave me a window for a new connection (Local Area Connection). While I don't mind having two of them, they seem to be conflicting with each other. My internet connection will suddenly be dropped on both laptops and then I have to click Diagnose and Repair, or disconnect and reconnect again. How can I solve this? I have Linksys WRT120N, Vista 32.

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Ok firstly its not the router causing this its the operating system (win vista)

click start control panel
network / internet connection
view / manage network connections

now you will see the two connections there , one will have not connected next to it .. if not simply choose 1, right click and click disable..

thats it your done. ( you might need to r enable that one and disable the other f your internet don't work)

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but this will show wheter ur network adapter or NIC is VIA or Realtek or......but does show the correct Model NO: of VIA or Realtek....

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    so i would suggest to follow the step (i)



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