I'm assuming it's XP as W98 does not show the LAN icon but it does show the DUN connection.
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Well, I use the internet within a LAN, and sometimes through a dial-up connection. Now when I open the 'Network Connections' folder, I don't find any connections there! not even 'create a new connection'. The folder is totally empty.
Plus, the icon of the internet conncetion of the LAN (the 2 tiny computers beside the clock) isn't there either although I am connected and using it to type these words.
I click on the small arrow to view the hidden icons, and tried to enable 'always show' in taskbar properties, but both don't work. It's weird as everything was ok a few days ago..
How to get those settings back? I can't disable or edit any connection now cause of this.