Windows question

How can I create a shortcut to Device Manager that will open directly to the properties section of the Ethernet card? (The Ethernet card is listed under Network Adapters).

  1. OS, version, etc. is really important in order to answer such questions.

  2. Right clicking “Network Neighborhood” isn’t short enough for you?

Try making a shortcut that runs the following:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl,,3

If that’s not exactly what you’re looking for change the “3” at the end to another number.

Sorry. It’s W98SE.

Right clicking Network Neighborhood doesn’t do it.

I tried this, and when I click on the resulting shortcut, nothing happens.

I think the best you can do is have Device Manager open up on the appropriate tab. You still have to click on Network Adapters though:

c:\windows\control.exe sysdm.cpl, ,1

I already have a shortcut to “system” on my Start Menu, which does the same thing as the shortcut you propose. I’m hoping to be able to avoid all the mouse clicks necessary to get to the properties section of the Ethernet card. The reason for all this is so that I can disable the Ethernet card when I’m not using my cable modem (which doen’t have an off switch. If I just disconnect the power from the modem, I have to reboot the computer when I turn the modem back on).