Cannot open / Adjust Network cards in Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Wobble_Wobble, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Vista 32bit home edition and I broke networking. I can get out to the net,
    browse some pc's at home, but there are no settings I can see/ adjust. To
    change IP settings I have to use Netsh commands. It all went terribly wrong
    when I did something (broke cause I wasn't paying attention) to VMware
    networking. Now my 2 VMware networks cards won't work ( re-installed VMware
    server and workstation) and I can't see properties on my NIC's. When I open
    up networking properties I get
    'Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled because one or
    more other Network property sheets are already open. To use these controls,
    close all the property sheets and then reopen this one.'
    If I click OK all I get to see is Client for Microsoft Networks and
    Deterministic Network Enhancer, nothing else. I also cannot see the 2 VMware
    nics that should be in there.

    No good going in on safe mode, or uninstalling VMware.
    By using SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
    I got to see the VMware Nics in Device Manager but they are not working
    correctly.
    The really weird thing is I've used Netsh statically set the IP/ DNS/ DHCP,
    I also have a DHCP server giving different Gateway, yet the Vista install is
    still returning to an unused DNS server after each reboot.
    Joe
     
    Wobble_Wobble, Aug 6, 2008
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  2. Wobble_Wobble

    Pavel A. Guest

    Deterministic Network Enhancer possibly is the culprit.
    How this nuisance landed on your machine?

    --PA
     
    Pavel A., Aug 6, 2008
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