Vista - No local Area Connection in Network Connections


I'm new to vista and I've just got a new laptop with it on. It's in a 2k3 domain, and it's Vista Business Edt.  I'm trying to set static DNS settings, but I can't find my adapter anywhere.  I go into Network Connections and all I see is Bluetooth Network Connection, but thats it.  It's on the network and getting an IP etc (through Ethernet), but I can't find anywhere to set it.  Could someone assist?


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  1.  Click Start and click Control Panel.
   2. Select Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections from the list of tasks.
   3. Right click your local area connection and click Properties.
   4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the list and click the Properties button.
   5. Select Use the following IP address.
   6. Enter in the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information provided to you by PocketiNet.
   7. Enter in the IP address of the DNS servers your computer will use: [ and].
   8. Click OK.
Sinder255248Author Commented:
Thanks for that, but I've already been there.  I'm having problems at step 3, there is no Local Area Connection to right click on.  All I have it Bluetooth, but if I do an ipconfig I can see the adapter there.
what if you unistall it from device manager and let vista reinstall it ?

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Sinder255248Author Commented:
You're not going to belive it but you were bang on the dot, I unintalled both adapters and they've come back as local area connection 2.  It's always the simple solutions we over look lol.
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