"Local Area Connection" won't stay disabled
Posted on 2007-04-06
I have a brand-new notebook with Windows XP MCE on it. It has wireless and wired ethernet. I'd like to disable the wired ethernet, and, indeed, Windows lets me disable it.
But... If I reboot, or if I attach a plug-and-play device, the "Local Area Connection" magically re-enables itself! How can I get "Local Area Connection" to STAY disabled?
I have disabled the actual Ethernet adapter in Device Manager too, but that enables itself as well.
This is insane!