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NIC doesn't show in Network Connections

SBS 2011, Dual onboard NICs, Realtek PCI NIC.  The PCI NIC works fine and has been working fine.  In an effort to "fix" the onboard NICs, I downloaded a driver.  When it didn't work I uninstalled it.  After that the working Realtek (PCI GBE Family Controller) no longer shows up in Network Connections.  However, it still works and shows in Device Manager.  

When asked if I wanted to delete the driver software, I chose no.  Now that I can't see it in Network Connections I am unable to adjust the IP which was the whole point.

Any ideas?
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ddalrymple

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

SBS only works reliably with 1 NIC so you would have had to disable one anyway.. you can remove it from device manager and then reboot and it will be added again.
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I do already have one disabled.  Unfortunately it doesn't work when I enable it and I cant see the one that does work.
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This graphic shows 2 network adapters in an IPCONFIG command window.  The adapters are both pingable, alive and working.  One is called "Connect to Puckett Companies" and one is called "Local Area Connection 2".  However, when I go to Network Connections to modify an IP address the one called "Local Area Connection 2 is not there.  Instead there is one called "Local Area Connection" and it shows disabled.  The one I'm trying to work with is currently functioning but doesn't show.  Device Manager shows there are 3 NICs.  Any idea how to get the 3rd one to show up so I can modify it's IP?
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open the device manager then at the top VIEW!! expands and click on the Show hidden devices, now have a look through them and note where there is other devices or problem devices.
You should be using the RealTek PCI first once setup then add in the others.
show hidden devicesRun windows system info type in search system info
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Thanks to all, the issue is resolved.  I had removed and rebooted before but this time it worked.  And in the process I learned a few new commands from all of you.  Thanks!