Network enable/disable repair - now unable to

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Network enable/disable repair - now unable to

  • Have recently set up LAN for ethernet hard drive, primarily to increase
    storage for laptop.
    In the past when connecting to networks I have been able to enable/disable
    and repair both wired and wireless network connections when required or
    necessary ( using an administrator account ) from the network connections
    window.
     I am now unable to do this,
       with wireless
     1) Repair - Get message in dialog, Unable to do this, unable to disable
    wireless network adapter. Make sure network adapter correctly installed ,
    Have successfully uninstalled and reinstalled wireless network adapter. No
    Change.
     2)Enable/Disable - Get message in dialog, It is not possible to
    Enable/Disable the connection at this time. This connection may be using one
    or more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been
    initiated 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 to
    Enable/Disable the connection at this time. This connection may be using one
    or more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been
    initiated by another user or the system account.

     I am able to do disable the devices using the device manager, but this is
    really for faults with the devices.
     I usually disable the devices when not networking ( most of the time) to
    increase 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 repair
    available 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.....

    please help!