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Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

Q: Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

I got help to a BSOD problem in the crashes and bugs forum. Impressed with the help i received i was hoping to get help for a network issue ive had for a while.

I am using a cablet connection with my Zyxcel P2602 HWT modem. The modem/router is provided by my internet provider. It also supports a wireless connection.

When i start my computer both the connections is fine. After a while though the cabled connection is said to be unidentified. It works as a local connection, but has no internet access. When i run the diagnoses for the connection it again recognize the network and its working fine for a while until the same happens.

I tried upgrading the driver without luck. The version now says Atheros AR8121/AR88113/AR88114 PCI-E ethernet Controller (NDIS6.20
Driver date: 11.06.2009

If there is information needed ill be happy to provide.

Preferred Solution: Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

Hello DonkrDjay, welcome to SF!

As a test, can you check what IP number your router gives you (through its DHCP server i hope) when it works well?
Then when it stops working... is it still the same or did you get a totally different IP for your PC?

Second, if posible, could you post snips of your router DHCP settings?

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To help everyone know this is not a hardware issue, I have Kubuntu, recent version out right now, installed on the computer along with Windows XP. Kubuntu connects with no issue.
On XP, I can not connect to the network. I have uninstalled the drivers, with the motherboard CD. (EVGA X58 sli). restarted, and the computer detect a new device. I used the disc to reinstall the drivers, no luck even after restart.

I flipped back and forth from XP and Kubuntu thinking it was a fluck for Kubuntu, but only Kubuntu connects.
I am using my laptop right now for internet while I attempt to find a fix.

A:Network cabled unplugged, Tried everything that came to mind.

You can try the following, Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/Win...andDevices.html Louis

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Can someone give me detailed setup instructions on how to setup a Home Network with four Windows 7 Pro and One Windows XP Computers. I setup the Network and everything was working except the XP Computer and after a few days the Windows 7 computers stopped sharing. Need Help??

A:Windows 7 and XP Cabled and Wireless Network Problems

Can describe what you've already done for setup?

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Can someone give me detailed setup instructions on how to setup a Home Network with four Windows 7 Pro and One Windows XP Computers. I setup the Network and everything was working except the XP Computer and after a few days the Windows 7 computers stopped sharing. Need Help??

A:Windows 7 and XP Cabled and Wireless Network Problems

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Hi all . Not sure if you remember me, been gone for a while.

So far, I have a cable linksys router for my 2 rigs at home. Works great - constant internet access, no hiccups, it's awesome. However, lately I've been thinking of using some WiFi devices (mainly Apple's Ipod Touch) when I'm just bored around the house or something.

But, there's a slight problem - how do I get WiFi? I guess if I had a wireless router, it'd all "just work". However, I like my current setup, and don't want extensive switching to a whole different router (what am I going to do with these cables I spent so much time on routing around doors and walls?). Is there some kind of WiFi "antenna" I can connect to my router (2 more open slots right now), which I can use for wireless devices? Or... maybe connect a wireless router to my cabled router O_o? Also, after I get a wireless thing, do I expect it to "just work"? Or is there some complicated setup involving WiFi?

I searched Newegg, but didn't find anything of the sort (other than wireless routers, obviously). Any cheap solution ? I don't want to splurge another 50+ bucks after getting $300+ handheld WiFi-enabled device -_-.

A:Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system?

Rick said:

A wireless access point should be the solution. They look a lot like routers usually - but without the routing stuff. .

This device would basically just add wireless capability to your existing setup without interfering with your current configuration.

An issue to consider though is that APs tend to be just as expensive as their router counterparts, despite routers having more versatility. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a router, but turning off its DHCP-server function and not plugging any devices into is WAN port (basically turns it into an AP). It would add a little extra confusion, but the extra utility might be nice...Click to expand...

Aha, interesting... Any specific pointers for a wireless access point? I actually read about them in a how stuff works WiFi article, but I couldn't find anything specific on Newegg. If I were to get a wireless router (again, any specific pointers? ), do I have to replace my main router? Or can I connect the wireless router to one of my main router slots :evil:?

Either way, thanks for the quick reply

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Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex.  No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns.  When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password.  Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it.  I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server.  How do I remove it?  And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt?   This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private.  I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled wi... Read more

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hello. i have a windows 7 professional 32 bit
i have been having problems trying to connect to the internet today. last night it was perfectly fine
it either says identifying... unidentified network. when i troubleshoot it says windows cannot automatically detect this network's proxy settings
my other netbook (the one i am using right now) can connect as well as other computers here, to the same network
i tried connecting through a cable but it also says unidentified network.
for six hours i've been trying solutions i've read but to no avail. i tried system restore but it keeps on failing.
please help. thanks

A:UNIDENTIFIED NETWORK windows could not automatically detect network's proxy settings

i used this with win7 to overcome the problem


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I was going crazy trying to figure out WHY every time that I booted up my computer (or rebooted) running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit that an "unidentified network" --a public network--would appear along with my normal home network as a local
area connection, and, until I would disable the unidentified network and then reestablish my home network (both would become disabled) by using the Microsoft troubleshooter and fixing the problem "as an administrator."  I didn't want to have
to keep doing this every time that I booted up my PC, so I called AT&T (since I have an AT&T modem/router for AT&T U verse internet and TV service) and all they could do was send me a new router--which I did NOT want to have to set up and then
reestablish wireless links with al, of my wireless things like my printer, my Roku on my TV, etc.  SO, tonight I used Google and, on this Microsoft technet site I found the answer!  Someone named Lars Tornquist stated that all one had to do was to
go to Start menu, type in "msconfig" and then go to the System Configuration box that pops up, go to the Services tab and uncheck "##Id_String1.6844F930._1628_".
 It worked like a charm!  (For those who read all of the other solutions and comments, I DO have Photoshop CS3 on my computer (along with all of the Adobe CS3 software programs as I have the Adobe Master Collection installed on my hard drive) and
possibly that might have... Read more

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I've spent hours looking everywhere for a fix, but unfortunately without success. I have a Lenovo T440 (clean Win10 Installation over DVD) where the connections over Wifi works but not with the network cable.When I connect the Network Cable to the Lenovo T440 there is the message "Unidentified Network". No internet access. The Network cable connections is working on several other machines, just not with the Lenovo T440. Im also not able to boot over network. All devices on the machine are up to date, except:In the device management, there is shown the following device with error "Intel(R) Active Management Technology - SOL (COM3)" (Device status: The device can not be started. (Code 10). Any suggestions what could have caused this issue?Thank you! 

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I've freshly installed Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit on my system that previously had Ubuntu installed, and prior to ubuntu had win7 ultimate installed. With the fresh install of win7, I receive an unidentified network/no network access issue.

Heres a list of things ive tried:

- reset the network adapter
- restarted the modem and the router
- messed around with homegroup
- reset tcp/ip
- tried connecting to a specific ip/dns/default gateway (which i retrieved with a laptop)
- ip /release /renew although i wasnt successful

Ive tried almost every single thing I could find on google. Nothing works. I connect fine on ubuntu and I connected fine on ultimate.

I havent tried installing drivers though. Because I cannot access the internet on that machine to install those drivers. Help is much much appreciated as I am tired of ubuntu.



A:Fresh install of Win7 *unidentified network/no network access*

Welcome to the forums bietzshe,

I don't know much about 7 Enterprise, but I imagine you would need to install the Lan/Network drivers for your Motherboard.
Is your motherboard the P67 FTW? Do you have a driver CD for it? If not then you will need to head over to EVGA - EVGA Download Center find your motherboard from the drop down list and download and install the Network driver there.


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Alright i'm about to rip my hair out with this one.

I just got a linksys E3000 (wireless-n, sim dual band 2.4 and 5.0GHz, gigabit ethernet) router that replaced my not so old linksys WRT300N (wireless-n, 2.4 band, fast ethernet) router. Now I manually configured it since i don't want to use WiFi Protected access/setup. So i set all the settings to match my old router and my laptop (asus g37jw), netbook (asus eee pc seashell series), dad's toshiba laptop and all hardline devices work without a problem. However whenever my mom or sister's laptops (hp pavillion dv6700 entertainment pc) try to connect they get unidentified network error. They connect to it without a problem (usually) and have excellent strength but limited to no connectivity. So i did a firmware upgrade on the router, driver update on the hp (was up to date), and a reset the computer and router, no luck. Next i looked up the ipconfig /all and compared it to a working pc and they matched (aside from different ip's of course) and nothing looks wrong. I pinged the router with the hp and it came back Destination Host is Unreachable or request timed out. Setting a static did not help. The only fix that actually worked was telling the router to use wireless-g only and without security on the 2.4GHz band broadcasting at 20MHz only on channel 6. But this is stupid because most machines nowadays still can only pick up the 2.4Ghz band and that's a huge downgrade from my last router which did 2.4Ghz wifi-n and wpa-2... Read more

A:Unidentified Network Problem

Sounds to me like the DHCP settings are causing the wired connection to bomb out, which shouldn't happen really, the DHCP server should only allow a certain range of IP addresses, eg/ -, or more if you have set it like that, unless you are using manual IP addresses then this is all irrelevant, have you tried expanding the address range or enabling DHCP on the the router if you haven't done so already?


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Hi there, i bought a new computer and it has windows vista home premium 32 bit. I am connected through a wire to my modem and for some reason i have my current home network and an unidentified network. It wont go away and for some reason it has made my internet very slow since it showed up. I tried disabling ipv6 and typing route delete in command prompt but that just deletes my home network instead of my unidentified network. Please help! Also im using trend micro pc cillin security


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Johnson-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connec
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-26-37-B8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::910d:38f2:1f6e:86fa%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . .... Read more

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Hello everyone. maybe you all can help me.

about a week ago I started to get an unidentified network issue on my laptop.

here is how it basically works. I will see the network i want to connect to, and click on it. after which it will tell me that it is taking awhile finding the network, and then connect me to a unidentified public network. and it will tell me to the left of that that I am connected to the network I tried to connect to, but I have no internet access.

I have tried turning the adapter off and on, restarting and I have deleted bonjour, (I think) and can't figure out what it might be. help please?

A:This unidentified network problem...

Reset the network tcp/ip stack.

Copy and paste this to an elevated command prompt then hit enter:

netsh int ip reset


If that doesn't help, set a static ip address for the network adapter in Windows for IPv4. For dns server, use

If you don't have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager, you've already successfully uninstalled Bonjour.

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hi, iv had my laptop for the last 2 years, no problems. about 5 days ago it suddenly stopped connecting fully to the net. (it was being used by my sister for the net, she shut it down and literally started started up again by my brother) it then would not connect. it still finds the network connection, trys to connect but then it says "unidentified network" or keeps saying "identifiying". i thought it mite be the net itself but iv now brought it to my girlfriends house and same problem. her laptop works fine.

my antivirus ran out bout 7 days ago.

please help! back to college in a week and cant afforda new 1 or to pay for repairs!!!


A:unidentified network problem.

Welcome to TSG>
I am assuming a wireless connection here.
Delete all wireless profiles.Then see if it "sees"your network.Select it.
Enter your encryption code(assuming some kind of encryption is being used here) and see if you can connect.
The other thing you could try,is a system restore back to more than 5 days ago,if you have that restore point available.
If that does not do it,we will need more diagnostic info,but let's try this first.

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Thanks for all your work on this problem, glad to know I'm not alone. I have tried many of the solutions I found and come up with nothing.

I have a brand new Acer Aspire AS5742 running windows 7 64-bit home premium.

I am trying to connect to the internet in the simplest way I know how - ethernet cable directly into the cable box modem from the wall, no router.

When I plug in the cable it comes up with the unidentified network, no internet access message.

I have tried this fix: Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

to no avail (because the ipconfg is not showing a default gateway at all, i just put in

I have also tried the "put 12 random alpha numeric characters in the network address" fix

I have disabled and uninstalled bonjour

I have tried an ipconfig /release /renew

I tried copying the ip address and other configurations from this, working, computer and putting them into the laptop, no luck.

I have a desktop that I am working on now, if I take the cable that is connecting the desktop and put it into the laptop instead, it does not work, so it's not the cable or the modem.

I have been online with a public wifi connection at the library, so the computer seems to work fine in some settings.

I've attached the ipconfig /all

Thank you in advance for the help. Let me know what other information I can give you.

here is the ipconfig /all

A:Unidentified network problem again

From your ipconfig I don't see anything coming from the modem at all, only the default windows ip which shows up when there is no connection.

The link you showed only works when there is a default IP of which is different than the problem you seem to be having, in fact I was most likely the one who posted the link for that.

I'd say that either your Broadcom eithernet adpator doesn't have the correct driver or there is something blocking the wired connection like your A/V software or a third party firewall. You sometimes need to uninstall your A/V as often times disabling won't work. Either that or look around for a better driver for your broadcom adaptor and make sure it's installed correctly.

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I've been getting unidentified network problems at work now for over a week. I use the free wi-fi connection in our area and it always worked fine before.

My laptop is an Acer Extensa 5620Z
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Liz-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : firstspot.org

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : firstspot.org
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-C4-20-EB-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 05, 2009 10:03:41 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, May 07, 2009 10:03:40 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-2C-A3-94
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A:Unidentified Network Problem

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Hi, I've been new to w7, my problem is that every time I log in there's no internet connection, and there's to local area networks connected, one of the unidentified, when I disable and enable the network adapter the unidentified one disappear, but I don't want to do this everytime I turn on the computer, what should I do?
I'm connected through a wired lan, shared between me and other 6 computers.

A:unidentified Network Problem

Just because you "log in" to your computer does not mean that you are actually connecting to anything. You have to get an IP address from some DHCP source in order to connect to the internet. Do any of the 6 other computers have issues? Go to one of them and open a command prompt and enter IPCONFIG /ALL and compare it to the settings for the same command on your computer.

If your network card is a Gigabit adapter you may want to set it to 100MB in case the rest of the network is not gigabit.

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Hi there, i bought a new computer and it has windows vista home premium 32 bit. I am connected through a wire to my modem and for some reason i have my current home network and an unidentified network. It wont go away and for some reason it has made my internet very slow since it showed up. I tried disabling ipv6 and typing route delete in command prompt but that just deletes my home network instead of my unidentified network. Please help!


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Johnson-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connec
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-26-37-B8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::910d:38f2:1f6e:86fa%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. ... Read more

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I just installed windows 7 after having windows xp media edition for years, now I cannot access the internet! I do not have a router I just direct connect from my modem to my computer. My computer keeps connecting to a "unidentified network". Any help would be great! Thank you so much!

A:unidentified network problem

When you first connected the computer to the network, you should have gotten a screen entitled "Select a Location for the 'Network #' network (the # would be a number or may not be there if this is the computer's first time connecting to any network). You then should have selected they type of network this is, Home if it's a home network, Work if work, or Public if this is a shared connection like at a wifi hotspot. I suspect you are at home, so you would select Home.

If you didn't do that or didn't get that window, Windows doesn't know the network. You can get to it now by clicking on your network icon in the lower left and selecting "Open Network and Sharing Center". Once it's open, look under "View your active networks" and you should fine some words in blue under the Unidentified Network. Click on that to get the window to select your network type. Select Home it should take you to a window that will finalize the process. When it's done, click on "Close".

If this isn't clear, let me know and I'll post some screen shots for you.

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Hello 7Forums.

I'll start off with the scenario that brings me here.

Today, I managed to redecorate my bedroom; where my computer sat on top of a shaky, wooden desk. That desk is now gone, caput, and replaced by a much bigger, sturdier and prettier glass replacement.

Before I dissasembled the computer to re-decorate, I was able to browse the internet at ease. There were no problems at all...

However, after the new desk was setup - and all wires replaced in their correct slots, I find that I am unable to connect to the internet, or even the house's network! For the past year, I have been wired to the router using a RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC. It was plugged into an extension cord, in my room, into the Ethernet port in the back of my computer. Downstairs, it's twin was situated no less than 2 feet away from the router - plugged into the first port.

Now, when I boot up the computer, the network notification presents the following message: "Unidentified Network. No network access", and sometimes presents a yellow ! next to it. So, I am reduced to typing on my mother's laptop - which has no problems connecting to the network.

I am able to use the ipconfig /release command, but unable to use the /renew - it hangs in the command prompt, then tells me that the DHCP server cannot be located. The IP, beforehand, was reverted to - before all of this, I was

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A:Unidentified Network; No Network Access - Powerline Adapters

The router itself would present you with a new Local Area IP, thus the prefix of 192.168.0.*, so I can almost guarantee that it's not your computer acting up. Personally, I'm not too sure on why or how it gave your computer the middle-finger, but it seems to be the culprit..

I'd try resetting your router back to Factory Default settings (Unplug its power source for about 5-10 minutes), plugging everything back in, and seeing how it goes from there.


Also, when you get the chance, I'd check to see if there are any available firmware updates for your router... just saying. Hope all is well mate.

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Hello all,
I have tried all the similar solutions to my problem but non eworks.

I have just installed WIndows 7 Home 64bit.
Wireless works (slooooooow).
The cable from my Billion router/modem is recognised but does not work.

In network and sharing centre I can see Wireless as Home Network and cable as:

Unidentified network - Public Network (no link = can't change it).
The 4 TCP/IPv4 is set at automatic. Even if I put the Billion default address and subnet and gateway nothing.

Tried going into ipconfig and it gives me a (=no internet connection then, but I knew that).

The wireless IP is correct at

From what I have understood from all the fora I have to change the network from Public to Home.

How do I do it?

I would be very grateful for any sort of help.

A:unidentified network - public network Windows 7 64bit

Hi Villas

Networks\Connections is not my area but this will show you how to change from public to home network - Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network


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For some time now my internet would be fine for 1hour after booting up my computer and then the network would then fail to be recognized. I have followed multiple tutorials on the internet, with countless suggestions, where other people have had the same problem. Some seem to fix the problem for a short time and then it comes back a week later.

Currently I am having to use my phone to connect to the internet.

Any changes I have made to try and fix it I have reversed. Except when I formatted my PC to try and fix it but again was only temp fix.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Willing to remote if needed but do not know how good the connection would be through my phone.

Many Thanks

A:Unidentified Network - No Network Access - Win7 64bit

If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would help me to diagnose this problem.

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Hi Guys and Gals,

So i have a problem trying to connect my PC Via Ethernet.

wireless can connect but i'm wanting wired as the signal strength is poor and of cause wired is faster.
ive never had wired connection on my PC and the problem has only just came about after moving home... i digress;

so in network sharing its is showing my wired connection as unidentified public network -
IPv4 Connectivity - no network access
IPv6 Connectivity - no network access

Now i have tried the following:

- resetting router (i have fibre so reset both)
- reset pc
- uninstalled, reinstalled and udated drivers for Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
- turned off firewall
- turned of anti virus/anti spyware
- manually assigned IP
- automatically assigned IP
- installed protocol on IPv 4 and IPv 6.
- deleted network from my computer and reconnected.
- changed my security settings to low/disabled then reset them back after no change.

ip config -

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c1f6:36c6:1fd0:e48d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.... Read more

A:Public network - unidentified network cant change to home

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I had Windows Vista and everything was fine, today I decided to use my free Windows 7 upgrade and I can't connect through my router. It started when I downloaded Windows 7 and I went to connect and it showed my network it said "Unable to connect to "network"". Then after a little why, it didn't even show my network their at all. It just said "Unidentified Network, No network access". I've tried nearly everything, I'm connected now through the modem, but obviously I want to fix this situation with my router so I can connect through my router.

Also, every since I got Windows 7, I can't go to my routers IP address at - it just won't open the page. I was going to reset all router settings to default but it wouldn't let me access it.

I did read a lot of the other threads on this subject, I've tried Disabling then Enabling Local Network Connection, didn't work. Please help me guys.

A:Unidentified Network - No Network Access, since downloading Windows 7

This problem usually has to do with a secondary default gateway in the Windows 7 network adaptors Ipv4 settings. The link below shows you how to fix that problem.


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I've instaled TuneUp Utilities on my PC. It was working fine. Then I've run some optimisations and now I don't have an internet connection.

I've tried all the fixes in the site, but nothing works.

Here is the info:

" Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
%.`#(-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter %'&(g- ,`%&." "`j'* :

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-39-E5-28-84-C2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 3:05:19 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 5:26:48 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled"
Please save me!

A:Unidentified network / Limited Connectivity to a wireless network

moved to network forum

those utilities can often cause issues - if they do a registry clean-up - not recommended

lets start with a tcp/ip reset


TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 and Windows 10

For Windows Vista through to Windows 10Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):For Windows 8 To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dial... Read more

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Aight, let the fun begin.

When I turn on my computer, I roll some dice to see if my internet is going to work. If I role anything besides a 0 my internet doesn't work. It starts with trying to identify a public network and continues to try to identify it for hours on end. I have tried many solutions, spent hours on the phone with HP customer support, linksys router support, my internet company (time warner cable), and many other chat sites which as you can see since im here, have had no success.
On my network: Vista and XP computer as well as a Xbox 360
(I've tried every combination on the network to see if something unplugged would fix the problem, no success) The best part is when my Vista computer is connected to the internet sometimes, my xbox360 cannot connect to xbox live. When I unplug the Vista ethernet cord or disable the internet connection my 360 suddenly can connect to my router and the internet flawlessly. (There are no conflicting IP addresses on my system, I already checked for that)

Identifying Public Network:
Solutions to try and fix this:
(None of them work effectively, if I say a prayer it might work for half a day then go poopy again)
-Restart modem
-Unplug modem
-Restart router (ive checked for any router fixes/updates as well as bought a new router to see if helped, no success)
-Unplug router
-Static IP (Fun fact about this one: I made a static IP doing all that good stuff, even have my port forwarded which is a Linksys and does a funky thing... Read more

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Please help...
I was having a problem connecting to network...
It always says "Unidentified Network and at the same time IP config doesnt exist...

Help me anyone...

Please see my IP config below...

A:Please help me to fix my problem in unidentified network and IP config

Find the correct driver for your network card !

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Hi, I've been struggling with my 1 year old Samsung laptop for the last week or so. I have a modicum of tech savvy but please forgive me if I don't always use the right terms. I've been using my laptop steadily with pretty great connection speed for the last 6 month plugged directly into my Time Warner Cable provided modem. A week ago, my internet access suddenly disappeared and left me with the apparently pretty common "Unidentified Network" message.

I could not release nor renew my ip address, which was stuck at a 169.x.x.x style address.
I ran all of the commonly suggested command line actions (TCP/IP, winsock, etc.) which told me that my computer could not connect to the DHCP server.
I disabled, enabled, uninstalled, reinstalled, and updated everything that could be.
I got a new modem. I double checked the cords. (my desktop computer does work when plugged in)
I disabled the Windows firewall.
I disabled the wireless card to make sure it wasn't interfering.
I double checked that I had uninstalled the preinstalled Norton and McAfee programs.
I reformatted my computer (auuuugghhh)
And then I did all of that again.

All of which was utterly to no avail.

Then, suddenly, 20 minutes ago when I plugged the ethernet cable in to try pinging the ethernet card because I realised I'd never 100% established that it was still in working condition, when suddenly! I have internet. Kind of. It's extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemley slooooooooooooooooooow.

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A:LAN Unidentified Network Problem Resurrected


Welcome to SF.

What do you mean "Internet - kind of"?

Can you ping alpha and numeric?

Do you have the latest network drivers installed (both Marvel and Atheros)?

Are you sure you are connecting through the card nic and not the wireless adapter?

I had a recent situation where I would periodically lose my network connection upon reboot, and it turned out my motherboard was failing. I'd have to reboot three or four times, couldn't ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew or anything like that.

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I switched on my laptop today and it wouldn't connect to the internet because of an 'unidentified network' problem. Last night before I went to bed it was surfing the net fine and then this morning, nothing. No one has touched the laptop overnight and it was switched off all night so I have no idea how this has happened. I'm using my internet connection via my iPhone with no problems.

I've already tried several things to try and fix the problem - I've reinstalled all network adapters, have fiddled with IPv4 settings, have deleted and re-setup my network connection, and have restored Windows to a previous point. I can't connect my laptop to the router using a cable because I live in a bock of flats where lots of people share the same router and it's locked in a security box, so I'm just using a wireless connection.

Apologies if this error has been posted about before but I wanted to start a new thread so I could explain the actions I'd already taken to try and fix things. Judging from a Google search this seems to be a pretty common Vista problem.

Any help you could give me would be much appreciated, I've been trying to fix this for 6 hours now Thank you.

A:'Unidentified network' problem on Vista

can we see the following - i guess it maybe difficult to do if you do not have another PC -
maybe for the ipconfig /all you can post some details from the phone - i will post template to help

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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This problem started about 2 days ago when i was starting up my laptop from sleep mode. When i tried to troubleshoot it showed "Ethernet doesnt have a valid ip configuration". So i went through some online threads n tried the following.

I ran ipconfig/release, and it showed "no operation can be performed on local area connection* 13 while it has its media disconnected". The same result for local connection* 12 , WiFi, local area connection and bluetooth.

I ran netsh int ip reset an it showed a success, but then when I restart the computer the problem persists

So here is the ipconfig/all , please help. Computer model: Lenovo T440s Win8.1 64bit
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lenovo-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-LM
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 28-D2-44-2C-16-3A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::886e:e49b:4a1d:bfd3%23(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 724095556
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-... Read more

A:Ethernet unidentified network problem please help

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate onto a friends' PC.
Here (at home) all works well. I plug Ethernet cable via PC and my router/modem and get instant Internet access as expected.
I return the PC to my friend's house and plug same Ethernet cable via PC and his router/modem but no Internet access - only 'Unidentified network'.
His laptop connects wirelessly no problem and if I disable the laptop wireless adaptor and plug the same ethernet cable between the Laptop and his router/modem it connects to the Internet!
I take his PC home and using the same ethernet cable it connects instantly.
So, the ethernet cable is OK
The network card is OK.
His router/modem is OK
His broadband connection is OK
What else is left?

A:Weird 'unidentified network' problem.


Go into Control Panel and click on Network and Sharing Center. In there you should have the unidentified network. Click on it and change the network to a home network. See if this resolves the problem.

If not, try disabling the McAfee network agent service if installed. Run > "msconfig" > Services. Disabled the mcafee network agent and the mcafee firewall core service.
Ref here: Windows 7 - Unidentified Network No Internet Access - Despair! - Microsoft Answers

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I have a very bad problem

For the past 3 days my internet connection has been displaying "Unidentified Network" "Local Only" and the internet is not working, i have a D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter wireless card inside my computer. I bought this so that i can use wireless internet. My internet has been working fine for the past i dont know.. 4 months about. Something around that. All of a sudden now i have that issue. I contacted my ISP , they said to contact Gateway which is my computer manufacturer, they couldn't help either! so this is my last hope before i uninstall vista or completely try somthing else.. please don't make me do this! I really need help , if you read this forum please reply with any advice. Thank you!

Some information:
Vista Home Premium
Router: Actiontec M1423WR
ISP: Verizon

Things I tried:
Rebooting router
System Restore to 5 days back
Reinstalling Wireless Adapter Driver and taking card out and back in
Cutting power off to computer for couple of minutes
If additional information is needed please ask me and I will respond ASAP! Thanks and please help me resolve this issue!

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Using Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Using a wireless network card with unofficial drivers because of lack of official (using Ralink R61 chip, using the latest drivers).

Around Dec 10 I noticed that my (wireless) internet connection no longer worked. The router is located in the building nextdoor and noone has been there during these days and several other computers are at the moment using the same connection (including myself and my Vista laptop) so I know the problem lies on my stationary Windows 7 PC.

It finds the router with good signal but it says it's an "Unidentified Network", that it's connected but without internet. There's no internet.

I know the internet worked Dec 9, that day Windows Update installed the updates KB976325 and KB890830. Saw someone that had a similar (or the same but not expressed identical) problem after the updates.

When thinking about it, I think I shut down the computer and let Windows update itself, without starting it up again.
The day after when I started the computer the internet didn't work. Not absolutely sure about this but almost.

I think that Kaspersky updated itself or it's database the same day, but that's a long shot, I don't think that has anything to do with it.
But I reversed the database to the update before just in case..

Have read alot of posts about similar problems without success.

When cmd, ipconfig /all it shows the ip being:
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A:SUDDEN Wireless Problem; Unidentified Network; 169.x.x.

Quote: Originally Posted by shpongled

When cmd, ipconfig /all it shows the ip being:
169.x.x.x which what I've understood shows that there's no contact to the internet.
Gateway and DNS are also invalid; etc.

The network adapter hasn't connected to the router to get its IP address and Windows has defaulted to allocating a 169.254.x.x APIPA address (Automatic Private IP Addressing). This won't let the computer connect to either the LAN or the internet. Does the wireless adapter find the SSID of the router?

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've spent hours during the last two days reading all sorts of threads trying to fix this problem without any success. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has had some luck with this.

I'm trying to access internet through a public wifi network on my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad), but I get the "Unidentified Network. No Internet access".

My apartment mate has a Mac and has no problem with the exact same network.
Operating System: Windows 7 (64 bit)

IPv4 Connectivity: No Internet access
IPv6 Connectivity: No network access


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address: 00-26-5E-EE-59-7C
DHCP Enabled: YES
Autoconfiguration Enabled: YES

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
Physical Address: 00-26-5E-EE-59-7C
DHCP Enabled: YES
Autoconfiguration Enabled: YES
Link-Local IPv6 Address: fe80:4498:ecbc:554a:a13e%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: (Preferred)
Subnet Mask:
DHCPv6 IAID: 318776926
DHCP Pv6 client DUID: 00-01-00-01-12-D7-4F-5F-00-26-9E-BB-C8-B4
DNS Servers:
NetBIOSover Tcpip: Enabled

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A:Help! Unidentified Network Internet Access Problem

That might be your issue . McAfee Security

Uninstall the mcafee security

Use Control Panel's Programs and Features

Click on button type Programs and features inside the Search programs and files press the <ENTER> key when you see Programs and features under Programs (1)

After you uninstalled McAfee use MCPR.exe

Download link MCPR.exe

right-click MCPR.exe, and select Run as administrator

When you see the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes.

At the McAfee Software Removal screen, click Next.

At the End User License Agreement (EULA) dialog box, click Next to accept the agreement

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Okay. I have two computers, a laptop connected to my router thats in another room via WiFi and a desktop in the same room as the laptop, with no wifi.

I am trying to share the WiFi through the laptop so that i dont need to purchase a Wifi card for the desktop. The problem is, that when i connect the two computers together with a crossover cable, and set both computers IPv4's to obtain IP and DNS automatically, i get an unidentified network. The desktop cannot access the net.

Both computers have been set to the same workgroup and i have also tried manually assigning IPv4 addresses and DNS's to no success.

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I have a BT modem which incorporates a wireless modem and 4 switches for hardwiring via ethernet.

I have had to set up a long ethernet cable because the wireless signal does not reach. The ethernet cable is less than 100 m. (About 30m).

I know that the ethernet cable works properly. I know that the modem receives the internet becasue I can connect to it wirelessly via another computer (laptop).

I also know that the wireless modem requires a password.

When I connect with the ethernet cable and bring up 'Network and Sharing Centre'. I find that I get 'Unidentified Network' (Public Network). When I try repairing with Windows Network Diagnostics this does not solve the problem.

Any ideas?


A:'Unidentified Network' in Network and Sharing Centre

If you are trying to setup a Wireless connection then the logon name and password must be EXACTLY the same as the original setup.
If you can position the receiver( the comp) close to the sender( router/modem) then when it is up and running you will be able to see how strong the signal is. Then when you move the comp to where it is going to be used you will see how much drop off you are getting. If you are getting substantial drop of in signal strength then look around for how to improve the signal .
NB. Signal strength can be affected by moving the Modem as little as 25mm.

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Hi, i have recently made hardware changes to one of my computer. the build now looks like this:
AMD - x2-7750 black edition
Mobo - M3N78-VM

I formatted the drive and a fresh install of windows 7. When the computer starts up for the first time, all the drivers install properly but in the bottom left, i have a message saying: unidentified network - no network access.

I have searched around online for possible solutions and here is what i have done so far:
- uninstall network driver and restart computer
- made sure my internet protocol V4 is set to obtain ip automatically
- reinstall windows 7
- installing drivers for m3n78-vm manually

I have 4 computers on this router, none of which needs the network connection to be set up with setup wizard. This computer wont connect though. I'm all out of ideas as to why.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : vincent-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-8C-C3-15-83
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7ce4:18cc:9a86:63d%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . .... Read more

A:unidentified network-no network access (win7)

Do not start multiple threads on the same topic. You have replies here.

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Hi, I have a question about changing an Unidentified network to a Identified one.

I have a setup of 2 Windows based platforms, a PC and a Laptop, both Windows 7.
The PC is fixed, the laptop can be changed for another one.
When i connect the 2 platforms it is seen as a Unidentified network and automatically seen as a Public Network.
This causes some problems with file transfer. Is it possible to make the PC send out a network identity so that it becomes a Identified network that i can set to Private or even domain?

I have seen a lot of options to change the network type, but they are all for identified networks, not unidentifed ones.

I know i can change unidentifed networks automatically to Private ones using GPEdit, but i would rather have a nice solution that works for all future PC/Laptops connected.

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hello everyone

i'm facing a big problem xD my laptop doesn't connect to my wireless network, neither by cable (wired). i dunno what happened to it, it was working good

i googled for a solution, but nothing worked

here's a photo to clear it a little bit more

what the hell did happen to my laptop!!? i didn't change network settings at all!
pls help me

thanks in advance

A:(Unidentified Network - No Network Access) Issue

Hi Asem and welcome to SF.
Read this tutorial and see if it helps- Internet Troubleshooting Guide[2]=Networking Internet

Also see- Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public[2]=Networking Internet
Hope this helps.

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Hello there; My windows 7 computer was connected to my home's wireless network yesterday perfectly normally. I drove last night to my mother's house and proceeded to connect to her own wifi router wirelessly. Although my sister's computer that's on windows 7 connects ably, and both our iPhones connect, my computer will not. My computer finds the network( it is unsecured without a password if that makes a difference ) connects, receives an ipv4 address in ipconfig, yet does not obtain Internet access. It labels the network as an "unidentified network". If you do know how to fix this problem, please let me know; I will be forever in your debt.

Ipconfig /release tells me "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." Despite having run CMD as an administrator.

A:Unidentified Network Error on working network

You just need to re-identify the network with windows.

Last time you may have checked the bx at the bottom by mistake.

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Ive just installed W7 7600 HP on to one of our work PC's and it says its connected to an unidentified network. I cant change it to work network or even Home network but the strange thing is its working fine. All our other PC's can see it and share files on it etc and i have internet access on it.
This is the second time ive installed HP and the second time this has happened. In the past ive been using Ultimate and this didn't happen.
We use static IP addresses for our internal network with no DNS server.

Anyone got any ideas how i can change this network location. Im using HP as im testing it out for when my copy arrives in Oct but if this is a problem related to HP i might think again.



A:Cant change unidentified network to work network

I guess i cant delete this thread but ive sorted it out.

Mods, if you can delete this thread please do so.


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so i've been trying to fix this for the best part of a week now and its finally got the better of me and i'm resorting to doing the thing no man wants to do and i'm asking for help.

My comp just doesnt seem to be able to get a connection through the ethernet anymore which is considerably faster and more reliable when it does work. all i'm getting is unidentified network no network access

i have tried running the troubleshooter, disabling the windows firewall and avg but no joy. checked the ip is dynamic. reset router, adapter, and pc, tried some reset dns catalog command, tried ammending the network type and values in the NIC adapter properties. none of these worked so i set them all back to what they were before and nothing has made any difference. also tried an ip config release and renew, but again nothing

thanks in advance for your help
heres the ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Gumdrops>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gumdrops-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Edimax EW-7612PIn Wireless PCI-Express Ad
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-1F-E9-CE-A... Read more

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Well I have searched and fought with this on my own long enough apparently i need help! My desktop cannot see my network. The network itslef runs fine Xbox, phones kindle and this laptop have no probles seeing nor using the network.
I have run ipconfig /all tried reseting Tcp/IP to no avail. what else can I do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 100000 MB, Free - 57089 MB; G: Total - 426882 MB, Free - 200273 MB; H: Total - 426884 MB, Free - 11964 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4N68T-M-V2
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:unidentified network windows 7 no network access

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Hi everyone

I have recently installed windows 7 (64) and wanted to put more RAM in. I started off with 2Gb and added 1 Gb of ram to make 3Gb (No problems Here). I then added another 2Gb of ram bringing it up to 5 Gb (Now the fun begins!)

Windows 7 runs fine and I can play games with the 5Gb...but... I can't seen to get on the internet! It comes up saying unidentified network! I take out the 2Gb and everything is ok again and i can get back online and everything.

I was told to make sure all my drivers are updated which I did and they are all up to date.

Please help, does anyone have any answers??

A:Ram affects Network card?? Unidentified network?? Win 7

What if you use this driver: Marvell: Download Drivers

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Hi everyone, quick story to detail my exact problem, though this thread showed the same problem with no working solution for me:

I installed Win8 on a separate partition (use Win7 Ultimate x64 normally) and was using it. It worked fine. I connected my iPhone to charge it when the phone automatically activated a tethering app. This instantly switched my wired network connection to the USB connection, which I immediately disabled. As soon as I did that my wired connection (my hard wire internet, not the tethered iPhone connection) stopped working and showed the network only as "Unidentified network). Thus the error.

Now I followed all of the instructions in the previously linked thread. I even reformatted my hard drive, to no avail. Microsoft support wants me to pay (not gonna happen). Furthermore, I know it isn't a router or actual network issue because my desktop is the only machine with that problem. My xbox 360 was streaming TV over the same network when it all occurred, and it is doing so as I type this. I switched the cables, obviously rebooted multiple time, the whole nine yards.

What makes it worse is every time I try to diagnose the problem, Windows just tells me to reset my router. I even tried that, but obviously it didn't work. After every reboot my IP changes back to a 169 address ( Every time I manually set it, no change. It seems like no matter what I do it won't get fixed.

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A:Unidentified Network error for home network

It sounds like your machine is having a hard time picking up the router. The 169 address is what you get when the router isn't being picked up by the machine. It's like a generic IP that Msoft uses when nothing is available.

You also take your chances plugging anything Apple into a Windows PC, seems to be when the problem started. That is what the entire Bonjour fiasco is about.

Have you tried updating the firmware on your router because something doesn't seem right there.

Updating the drivers might also be good advice. You haven't listed any system specs so I can't do that for you.

If all else fails you could try typing your default gateway from your router into your IPv4 settings window. The link below shows you how.


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Hi there,

I noticed there was another front page thread that was a similar problem to this, but I didn't want to hijack the thread.

A few days ago after having my PC (Windows 7) turned off for about 10 days due to not having a monitor, I turned it on and suddenly was experiencing the little yellow triangle over my LAN connection in the windows tray. It says Unidentified Network - No Network Access. Im using a wired connection to the router which is a Belkin and I haven't had any issue like this in the 2 years i've had this PC.

I have tried a few fixes that I found online but haven't had any luck and it has me completely stumped. Im posting this off my MacBook Pro which is wireless and isn't having any problems, nor are any other wireless connections in the house (iPhones, PS3 etc).

I have AVG free installed on the PC. I would post /ipconfig results on here but im not sure how to do that because I have zero net access on the PC.

Thanks in advance for any help given

A:Solved: Unidentified Network - No Network Access

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