New ethernet connection after reinstall of OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DigitalN., Jan 17, 2007.

  1. DigitalN. macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
    hey there, I bought a new Macbook C2D a week ago from a CD Blackbook, and I just swapped out the hard drive. obviously this disabled my wireless, function keys on the keyboard, and a few various other things. When I got back into OSX after the reinstall, I have a new ethernet port, en3, and it is always "connected" but it is a self assigned IP so it does nothing. No cord is plugged in, and when I do plug an ethernet cord into my ethernet port, it just starts up en1 (my actual ethernet adapter)

    So help me out here, it really isn't hurting anything, but is there a way to disable it? it is kind of annoying seeing it when I am not on the internet at all.
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Did you install Parallels? I noticed that it adds a couple more ethernet "ports".
  3. DigitalN. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
    yes I did, but I reinstalled OSX before I installed Paralells and it was there before.

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