Repair a LAN or high-speed Internet connection

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To repair a LAN or high-speed Internet connection

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Before using the Repair option, try the following steps:

    • Check the status indicator lights on the DSL or cable modem to verify that the connection to your Internet service provider (ISP) is working.

    • Turn off the DSL or cable modem, and then turn it on again.

    • If your Internet connection is not working after these steps, contact your ISP.

  3. If media is connected properly, under LAN or High-Speed Internet, right-click the connection that you want to repair, and then click Repair.


  • You must be a member of the Administrators group, the Power Users group, or the Network Configuration Operators group to complete this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups and Default groups.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • If you have more than one network adapter installed in your computer, it is recommended that you rename your Internet connection to easily identify it. For example, you could call your Internet connection "Internet connection" or use the name of your ISP.

  • The Repair option is not available for media disconnected connections.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Internet service providers
Copy a network or dial-up connection
Network connection icons