NIC invisible in Network Connections Folder Windows XP Pro

Asus MOBO new install of XP Pro SP2.  The nic works and I can surf, but it does not show up in the network connections folder.  The NIC shows up in the device manager.  I have uninstalled the program in add/remove programs that contains the NIC Driver, and then reinstalled it.  I need to set a static IP for port forwarding on my router, but can't because the Connection doesn't show up in my Network Connections Folder from Control Panel.
NukebugAsked:
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ch2Commented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

I'd  also recommend to update windows xp.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Turn off the LAN device in the BIOS.. reboot the system in SAFE mode, then REMOVE the device from device manager.

Turn on the LAN device, then let Windows XP re detect.. post back your results.
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jalilthe1Commented:
1)) - if the NIC is not builtin Remove from the PC start the PC again Uninstall the Driver and reInsert in into a diferent PCI Slot  

2)) - Try Downloading or updaing the new version Driver from the Net

3)) - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269019/
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NukebugAuthor Commented:
uninstalling and reninstalling the onboard LAN didn't seem to help.  It works, I just can't find it in the network connections to set the static IP.
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NukebugAuthor Commented:
ch2 you are da bomb!!!! :-)   Totally worked first rattle out of the box.  Thanks a million!!!!
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