Have recently set up LAN for ethernet hard drive, primarily to increasestorage for laptop.In the past when connecting to networks I have been able to enable/disableand repair both wired and wireless network connections when required ornecessary ( using an administrator account ) from the network connectionswindow. I am now unable to do this, with wireless 1) Repair - Get message in dialog, Unable to do this, unable to disablewireless network adapter. Make sure network adapter correctly installed ,Have successfully uninstalled and reinstalled wireless network adapter. NoChange. 2)Enable/Disable - Get message in dialog, It is not possible toEnable/Disable the connection at this time. This connection may be using oneor more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it may have beeninitiated by another user or the system account. with wired 1) Repair - Get message Anable to diable ARP cache 2)Enable/Disable - Get message in dialog, It is not possible toEnable/Disable the connection at this time. This connection may be using oneor more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it may have beeninitiated by another user or the system account. I am able to do disable the devices using the device manager, but this isreally for faults with the devices. I usually disable the devices when not networking ( most of the time) toincrease battery time. I have checked Local Computer policy - none of the keys in Local Computer Policy / User Configuration / Administrative Templates /Network / Network Connections are configured.
I have recently installed latest drivers from Dell support. This did not fix the problem.
Is it possible to return to old settings with enable/disable repairavailable from network connections window ?
System: Dell Inspiron 9300
i have a D420 lattitude and get exactly the same messages when i try to repair the wireless connection.
did you ever figuure out the problem? i too can do this in device manager but what a pain.....