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Connection Problems over Wi-fi "Unidentified Network", slow speeds

Q: Connection Problems over Wi-fi "Unidentified Network", slow speeds

Hello all, I've been pulling my hair out for two days about my wireless connectivity issues.

I'm running Windows 7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit). I've got a custom built machine with a Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11 b/g wireless device. I've got a wireless networking modem through Centurylink, an Actiontec C1000A.

Previously at my old place, I had cable internet through a modem and used a router to connect my PC to the wi-fi. Never really had too many problems.

Now, I've got this new setup with a DSL networking modem and I've got problems galore.

The most common issue is that the PC connects, but it's "Limited Access" and it usually shows "unidentified network" with the public network icon. It also says No internet access. And I can't get online. I can't even see the modem. I've called tech support numerous times and we've tried tons of things. On a few occasions, we've managed to get the thing online. Twice it was the built-in WPS on the modem that got it connected. Once it was disabling and re-enabling the wireless adapter on my PC.

But every time I was able to get online, my speeds are terrible (1 mbps or less, and this is a 40 meg connection). And if something causes my PC to lose wi-fi, like a restart or something, I can't get connected again. Very inconsistent, and always at super low speeds.

I officially have no idea what to do and have exhausted numerous troubleshooting avenues. Here's a few things also that would help rule out certain causes for my problem: I can connect other devices to the wi-fi just fine. I cannot connect my PC normally even when security is turned off. I've removed and re-added my wireless connections, created new connections in both the modem and on the PC, reset the modem, power-cycled the modem and forced the DNS. I've also checked for the latest drivers on my network card, and it's showing as up to date.

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Connection Problems over Wi-fi "Unidentified Network", slow speeds

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: Connection Problems over Wi-fi "Unidentified Network", slow speeds

Are you sure that the modem is not one of those modem/routers combo units?

I believe the Actiontec is a combo unit... if you plugged your old router into this unit you need to plug from the LAN port on the Actiontec into the LAN port on your router "not WAN port", you will also need to turn off DHCP on your router and assign it an IP, usually in the range of 192.168.x.x depending on the default gateway and IP range of the Actiontec.

I'm just assuming that you plugged in your old router in or you wouldn't be having so many problems?

It would be helpful if I could see a screen shot of the ipconfig/all.

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I get the "Ethernet 2" Doesn't have a valid IP configuration" message whenever I attempt troubleshoot the ethernet.

My set up...

Alienware Aurora R4 computer. I have a 1gb USB/ethernet converter with an ethernet system connected to an "AV200 Powerline Adapter with Wireless N300and passthrough sockets - triple kit" setup. When I was on Windows 8, I just plugged the powerline set up at their respective places, connected to the Virgin Media 100mb speed wireless/ethernet Hub and it worked perfectly with no complicated setup (took less than 10 minutes to do). I know a wi-fi adapter would be a short term fix but unfortunately Wi-fi is near impossible because of where my studio computer is based (my computer studio room is in a converted shed at the very back of my garden and geographically to far to get any reliable wi-fi signal... hence the need to purchase a mains powerline system).

I delayed updating Windows 8 until today. After this update I am now completely without internet. I can't understand what the problem is, I am unable to perform a system restore for some reason. It cannot be a router problem because my mobile phone works as does other devices in the house, just not the computer. I knew it worked perfectly before this update so it has to do with the update somehow. I am getting "unidentified network" and "limited" connection.

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A:Updated to Windows 8.1, ethernet connection to router "unidentified network"

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Hi,

I am connected to a public wifi in my building thru built-in adapter of my laptop. I am running Windows 7 Home Basic. The connection allows only one device to run on one login name. I need to share this connection with my other device by turning my laptop into hotspot or thru ethernet. I have tried using Virtual Wifi Miniport and Connectify. I have tried LAN also. But I encounter the same problem in all the cases. As soon as I turn on internet sharing thru the properties of my public wifi connection, the Virtual Wifi or the LAN turn "Unidentified" and there is no internet on my other device. I even tried using a usb wifi adapter to connect to public wifi and sharing the internet over my laptop's adapter and vice versa but to no avail.

Please help...
 

A:Network turns "Unidentified" on Internet Connection Sharing

Call tech support for the public Wi-Fi and see if they have made ICS unusable to prevent people from trying to circumvent their restriction. Whether they have or not we will not help. Closing.
 

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Hello everyone! So just recently I started experiencing a problem where I couldn't connect to the internet and when I would click on the little ethernet connection icon it would say "unidentified network". Upon trouble shooting it through windows' included troubleshooter, it came up with "troubleshooter cannot find the problem". So I began trying to figure out the problem myself.
Before I get too ahead of myself here are my system specs:
CPU: i7-2600 (non K)
GPU: EVGA GTX770 SC 2GB
MOBO: Dell Specific (XPS 8300)
RAM: 12 GB no name
BOOT Drive: Samsung Evo 850 500GB
Storage Drive: Seagate 500GB
OS: Windows 10
Before going further I'd like to point out that my rig is a frankenstein build beginning its life as a dell XPS 8300, thus I don't know the exact type of motherboard or RAM.
Anyway, I would consider myself normally pretty tech savvy, as I built my own rig and have done pretty much everything with it on my own. Here are all the fixes I've tried thus far (In no particular order) to no avail:

RebootSwitching cablesdisabling/re enabling ethernet card (integrated to mobo)running windows troubleshooterchanging drivers, whether updating and or downgradingdisabling IPV6opening a CMD prompt as Admin and running the following:

netsh winsock reset/flush dnsip confignetsh int ip resetnetsh in ipv4 and ipv6 reset reset.logBoot into safe mode w/ networking, no change occurredUninstalled my AV software (Symantec Endpoint Protection), no change
Along with doing all t... Read more

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unidentified network local only help

Since upgrading to Comcast's new Xfinity modem/wireless router, my laptop can't connect to the internet wirelessly. I'm able to connect through Ethernet cable, and every other device on my network (mac mini, iPhone, HTC one, Dell studio 1555 notebook) have no issues whatsoever.*

So frustrated. Have seen multiple posts regarding same issue, my apologies for a repost but I just can't figure this out. Many, many thanks in advance!!

--Sheri
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Here is the info after running the SysInfo download:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit

Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12

Processor Count: 2

RAM: 1013 Mb

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb

Hard Drives: C: Total - 107705 MB, Free - 53073 MB;

Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO

Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Not Updated
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Here is the info after running ipconfig /all:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]

Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\attaG1RL>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

* *Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : attaG1RL-PC

* *Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

* *Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

* *IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

* *WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

* *DNS Suf... Read more

A:No wireless connection, "Unidentified network local only help"

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Hi everyone,

I have been searching the internet for two days for a solution to this problem and I just cannot for the life of me figure it out.

I have a D-Link DSL-3680 router provided by Talk Talk (UK). I can connect wirelessly and thats fine.

However, I wish to connect my Windows 8.1 via the ethernet LAN setting because WiFi is not very stable in the rural area where I live.

I previously had a wired connection via a Netgear router. I set this up while i was waiting for Talk Talk to send me a replacement router, so I know I can get a wired connection.

The problem Im having is the wired connection tells me *Unidentified Network*

This is what I have tried so far .

1. run the troubleshooter - it tells me to reset the netgear router - I dont have the netgear router . Its the D-Link router

2. Made sure ip.v 4 and ip.v6 are set to automatically detect IP address.

3. done all the usual check on the wires , the ethernet card , updated drivers ect .

4. Checked in CMD prompt by typing ipconfig all .......I can see the ip.v4 IP addresses look different ?

Windows seems to have the settings for the previous router(netgear) and I dont know how to get windows to forget the previous router and find the D-link router

Thank you in advance

A:Ethernet connection tells me "unidentified network"

Looks like you are connecting to two networks. The OS is probably trying to "Bridge" the two connections. Do not worry about the "Unidentified Network". If it works when you only connect to either Wifi or LAN. Then leave well enough alone. Usually you will see this statement from third party Internet Security software.

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Hi, I'm having a little bit of trouble connecting my computer to a wired internet connection. My wireless works, but some of the programs I am running require wired connections. My Physical connections are pretty weird, so I think I'll get that out of the way first. I have an AT&T wireless modem. The modem is also connected to a Cisco-Linksys Etherfast 10/100 5-port workgroup switch which allows me connect into any ethernet socket around my house. I've tried about 4 different Ethernet cables so I know that isn't the problem. I ran IP Config and it gave me this readout:

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

C:\Users\David Bassily>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MININT-3J0EH5J
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-89-03-07-DB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2... Read more

A:Wired LAN Connection: "Unidentified network" No Internet Connection

If you are only using a modem then you would also require a router in order to have multiple DHCP IP addresses, unless maybe you are using a modem/router combo unit.

A switch can't do what a router can, what you really need is modem>router>switch>other machines plugged into router or switch.

From the ipconfig you aren't getting anything from the modem.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Jesse>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-4F-90-AE-87
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Anchorfree HSS Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-87-80-C8-DB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E0-46-9A-0D-FE-12
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Wired LAN Connection: "Unidentified network", No Internet Connection

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums,

Run the Network Troubleshooter tool from your Windows 7 computer.
Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7

Update the problematic network adapters drivers to the current version.

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i am seeing a red x on my network icon and there i also another connection thats unidentified. i am only connected to wifi which is working. i have internet access.

A:Red X on network icon and an extra connection "unidentified network"

It does not look like there is any problem.

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Okay, so...

A couple days ago, I tried connecting my laptop to the router through a wired connection, but I was unable to. The connection is displayed as "Unidentified network No network access". I've tried numerous solutions, but none of them have worked. It's all really confusing and I would appreciate assistance in the matter. Thanks.

Here's all the ipconfig stuff:

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

C:\Users\Seagullsushi>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-F8-DA-3C-1F-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c514:6545:63be:cbff%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:30:13 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:30:13 PM
Default Gatew... Read more

A:Wired LAN Connection "Unidentified network" No network access

go into the properties for the local area connection, scroll down to the ipv4, highlight and select properties. Set it to auto obtain an ip address, this will enable the dhcp server settings for the Ethernet connection.

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Hey guys,
I have been using LAN for quite a while. However, last two weeks, it suddenly stopped working. I have tried several solutions but none of them worked. I don't know what's wrong and looking for help! Thanks, any help would be greatly appreciated!

following is ipconfig/all:

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

C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : User-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-04-A6-09-8E-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c591:34c8:3aa3:7e50%17(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.126.80(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 290718886
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-0F-45-E9-74-2F-68-A0-C4-B1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
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A:Wired LAN Connection "Unidentified network" No network access

This is ipconfig/all with wifi on.

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

C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-04-A6-09-8E-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c591:34c8:3aa3:7e50%24(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.126.80(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 290718886
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-0F-45-E9-74-2F-68-A0-C4-B1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : uml.edu
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My Toshiba Satellite L45d-s5976 suddenly started not connecting to the Internet via wireless router Linksys WRT 120N and motorola surfboard cable modem. It connects to the modem but I get "No Internet access" and at the top it says " Unidentified network" but underneath it shows being connected to the router but "NIA". Troubleshooting instructs to cycle the modem which I have done several times, no help. The modem and router are good as we have an Acer netbook and two I phones connected to the Internet via the same router. I have gone over the forum and tried solutions for simuliar problems with no avail. This laptop and a Toshiba netbook we both Oliver in when we had a lightening strike 3 weeks ago. I gave up on the netbook and am trying to decide if I want to keep spending time on it.

PS please no comments on lighting protection. I have GE lighting protectors on the incoming power. The lighting came through
An improperly installed cable connection which was not buried. The cable was not grounded and no fuseable link installed. The modem and router literally exploded and the strike jumped to the AC via the modem power supply and burned several wires and breakers. All should check your incoming cable.

A:"No Internet connection" Unidentified network

Welcome to SF,

Have you uninstalled/reinstalled the driver from Device Manager? Do you have the latest driver?

Can you please post an ipconfig /all for review?

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Hello,
I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer
11.
I am usually though not always, experiencing the following issue:
When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network
Connection" for the café's network shows "Connected", yet there is no
Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the
Notification Area displays:
"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has its SSID shown in the Wireless Network
Connection list.)
This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or alternatively
try only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.
For antivirus I have Avast Free (with its "web shield"
not installed) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference if I
disable Avast.
When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the
café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.
I have to ask the café to:
reset,
or turn off and then turn back on,
or remove the power plug,
for their router, 
yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!
This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.
My computer has an up-to-date network adapter update!

Please help with a solution to this issue.
Regards,
Robert339

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the café to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the café to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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RELEVANCY SCORE 101.2

My laptop was connected to ATT Mobility while I was at a family member's house. When I uninstalled this and tried to reconnect to my home wireless router, it will recognize the wireless connection but fails to actually connect properly. Says "Unidentified Network" and states local connection but will not connect to internet. We have tried ipconfig and everything else we have found online. No idea how to fix this! Please help!!
 

A:"Unidentified Network" no int connection

Okay, let me give some more info since I have lookers but no responders. I have a 2008 Hp pavilion dv2700 laptop with Vista. I have other computers using the same Linksys wireless router and doing fine. I have also tried directly connecting through the ethernet. Nothing has worked. I have disabled the auto-tuning as well as changed the TCP Global Parameters because they were not what they were supposed to be. I do not know a lot about computers, but I can follow commands, so someone that actually knows what they're talking about, PLEASE fix this for me!! Thank you in advance!
 

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I am using a wired connection, on Vista Ultimate x64. I've ascertained that the ethernet cord is not the culprit. I have a x86 xp pro laptop which works fine using the wire. It says "Unidentified Network" local only when I mouse over/ click the network tray Icon. I believe this is a problem of ip autoconfiguration, but I can't seem to turn it off.

I am using internet supplied on a college campus, so I cannot turn off my router and modem for 10 seconds and restart them. I have already tried editing the registry at something like HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE/.../GUID. I added ...BcastToggle and set it to 1 for both of my ethernet plugs. (I only use one at a time). I have included the ipconfig/ all from cmd for your consideration.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet #
2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-05-71-78
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . .... Read more

A:Wired Internet Problems "Unidentified Network"

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RELEVANCY SCORE 100.8

Hi everyone, this morning I turned on the PC to do the usual stuff but I could not connect to my internet with the error "Unidentified Network - Limited". After trying to troubleshoot my ethernet I get the error "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration". After troubleshooting didn't work I took to the web. I literally tried every solution I found... to no avail. This brings me to extra frustration since I only built my PC last thursday.

System Specs: CPU; AMD A6-6400K
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M
RAM: Kingston 8GB
Storage: 2x 1tb WD Blue
GPU; Gigabyte GTX 650
PSU: Corsair 600w
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95
Case: Corsair 200r
Operating system: Windows 8

IPConfig /all: (Will get when I find something to transfer over the info)
 

A:"Unidentified Network - Limited" and "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration"

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I have Comcast cable internet in Atlanta and use a Motorola SB6121 modem and a Linksys wireless router. The wireless network has been up and running for over a year and I have never had any problems with it and I have never made any changes to it after the initial setup. I connect to the wireless network using two smart phones and an Apple laptop. I live in an apartment so the signal strength is always high and I am never more than one room away from the wireless router.

It was working fine one night like always and then in the morning I was unable to connect to the wireless network. I can still access the internet via wired ethernet cable so I know the internet is online and it is downloading at full speed. I can access the internet via wired connection directly from the modem to the computer. I can also access the internet via wired connection from the modem to the router to the computer. Comcast shows no problems with the connection on their end.

I have purchased all new ethernet cables so I know the cables aren't the problem so I figured the wireless router might have a problem. I bought a new wireless router (Apple Airport Express) and created a new wireless network. I can see the network name is available and it has full signal strength with WPA2 encryption just like it had always been with the old router.

When I try to connect from my phone or laptop it will say "Unable to obtain IP address" and "Network disabled because the internet connection i... Read more

A:Unable to connect to wireless network. "Internet connection is too slow."

if the router is working with a cable connection, then its unlikely to be the modem , unless thats also a router and you are using it for DHCP

you say the modem is connected by cable to the router
and any device connected to the router by cable works perfectly - is that correct

on the old router - have you removed the wireless security and see if you can connect ?

carried out a full power cycle - see below

also it would be worth making a note of the router configuration and do a factory reset on the router and re setup and try again

with a PC connected by a cable direct to the modem can we see an ipconfig /all
now do a power cycle and connect the router
with a PC connected by a cable direct to the router can we see an ipconfig /all

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ipconfig /all

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

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 the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunne... Read more

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Running XP on 2 computers. Have them connected by a router. I set the router IP to 192.168.3.1 Everything connects great! When I connect to a wireless network, it all connects, but doesn't work ("connection timed out" or "Page not found" errors. The wire connection shows an IP of 192.168.2.1. If I disable my Local Area Network, the internet connects perfectly. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I CAN USE MY LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND THE WIRELESS CONNECTION AT THE SAME TIME! Frustrating to the max! Any network specialists out there who can tell me how to fix this? Thanks!!!
 

A:Conflict between "Wireless Network Connection" & "Local Area Connection"

berkeleygh said:





Running XP on 2 computers. Have them connected by a router. I set the router IP to 192.168.3.1 Everything connects great! When I connect to a wireless network, it all connects, but doesn't work ("connection timed out" or "Page not found" errors. The wire connection shows an IP of 192.168.2.1.Click to expand...

You should know that x.x.2.1 is incorrect. For the router address shown, all devices that connect to it *must* be 192.168.3.x where x > 1 and < 255.

I would suspect that you have some static configuration data in the devices.

You want your router to offer DHCP in the range 2->32 (that's more than enough) and
you want all systems to use DHCP for the IP address and DNS settings.

Remove anything in the Alternative Configurations
 

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Hello everyone how are you!

I have a question, actually I'm development a application for sharing internet connection. I'm using "Wireless Hosted Network and Internet Connection Sharing" that it's in https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd815252%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


I want change default IP Address range and I have read that these settings it's in next address:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters.

My question is, How I can restart or update the "Internet Connection Shraring" or "Wireless Hosted Network" after I change the IP Address range for that assign IP Address different to default.

Thank you!

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I'm having trouble with laptops running Windows 7 on a Windows 2008 R2 domain. We have a business wireless network and a guest network. The laptops are supposed to connect automatically to the business network. The guest network is available by manual
connection. The laptops run 24/7, on battery, and the users are supposed to connect to AC power when the battery is running low. In practice, I suspect users may sometimes be letting them run till Windows shuts down. The laptops frequently lose the
network connection. I cannot prove this, but I think it happens when they plug in after a shutdown. User tries to log in, gets trust relationship error, admin logs in to local machine, connects to network, gets unidentified network error. Admin connects to
Ethernet and this temporarily restores the connection even when on wireless. A few days later, the problem repeats.
We have tried so many proposed solutions. Our access points are less than 6 months old with current firmware. There have been a couple of cases where even hard-wiring to the network did not allow us to connect to the domain. Can anyone explain the underlying
issue and how to solve it once and for all? Thanks.

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Hey guys, I’m getting to my wits end with my computer lately, I have no idea what’s going on, but recently I’ve been having some internet problems. Namely an Unidentified Network with no NETWORK access.

Some information first, the NIC that I’m using is the Realtek PCIe Family Controller, I’ve updated the drivers, I’ve uninstalled, I’ve reinstalled. I’ve basically been on the internet for the past two days trying all the solutions. Including refreshing and renewing my ip, trying a static ip (although, I’m still not sure if I did this step correctly) I’ve tried disabling IPV6, I’ve tried adjusting my speedflux, believe me I’ve tried just about everything, I don’t have one blue link left when it comes to my google searches on fixing this problem.
The problem is also intermittent with seemingly no reason whatsoever, some days Ill go without internet for the entire day, then the next day I’ll boot up my computer and I’ll have internet again. It should be noted that when I enable WIRELESS on my laptop, I’m able to connect to the network, but when I enable wired, I am not able to.

Here is the ipconfig /all for when I’m connected wirelessly and have a connection.

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

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Collin-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
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A:Solved: Can't connect to my network or internet "Unidentified Network" I've tried EVE

UPDATE

Problem fixed, had to reset my powerline adapters, so simple.
 

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One of our Windows 7 is located in our SAN VLAN and doesn't need to access The internet so that it doesn't setup default gateway. I have enabled remote desktop, but can't access it from other computer in the same subnet using RDP. I found the firewall disabled remote desktop on Public location (note: remote desktop is enabled in the private network). I must enable the remote desktop in the public location to be able to access it remotely. That is OK. My question are:1. Why the LAN display "Unidentified Network"? It is because it doesn't have default gateway?2. Do you know a way to change the "Unidentified Network" network location from the Public to Private? It doesn't give you the option to make the change when it is "Unidentified Network".thank you.Bob Lin, MS-MVP
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on


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How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on


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A:Change "Unidentified Network" networ location from public to private

  You can't change the unidentified network to private because that is prevented by a default security setting.    You can change the security setting so that the network is not made public in the first place.   Here is what you need to do from a previous discussion on this.To do this on your local server , follow these steps:
1. Start --> run --> MMC --> press enter
2. In MMC console , from menu file select Add/Remove Snap-in
3. Select Group Policy Object editor --> Press Add --> select Local computer --> press OK -->press OK
4. Open Computer configration -->Windows Settings -->Security Settings -->select Network list manager policieson the right Side you will see options for :
double click -->Unidentified networks
  Then you can select the option to consider the Unidentified networks as private and if user can change the location.
I hope that is will help you and is clear .

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hikmat Kanaan Amman-Jordan MCSEBill

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I had Win7 32-bit running on a Dell PC. About one week ago, I noticed Internet connectivity was gone and that there was "limited connectivity" as I was now connected to an "unidentified network".
The other systems on the network are still connected and working perfect; the problem is isolated to this one system. The network uses a static IP scheme. "IPCONFIG /ALL" shows that the IP is assigned, is included on the correct subnet and has the correct gateway and DNS information.
I've tried a host of solutions suggested on forums; from "route delete 0.0.0.0" to disabling my firewall to configuring for a dynamic IP. Nothing has worked. Reluctantly, I resorted to a fresh install as I began to worry that I may have picked something up.
I completely wiped the hard drive and did a fresh Win7 32-bit installation all only to have the same problem. I assume that the NIC is functioning as it accepts all IP settings.
Any suggestions?

A:Lost Internet Connectivity; Connected to "Unidentified Network"

Hi Nick,

Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?

Can you please post an ipconfig /all output for review?

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here. Today I encountered an issue with my Ethernet on my Windows 10 Desktop after restarting my router, losing access to the internet, and I can't seem to figure out what went wrong at all.

I recently restarted my router since my internet was hiccuping the past couple days and would disconnect for a couple minutes at a time. I did the same thing a few days ago, and the first time I restarted my router, no issues occurred on my desktop. It naturally reconnected after a few minutes once the router came back online. Today I did the same thing and restarted my router; however this time, I tried Troubleshooting on my desktop to try and reconnect faster. I have a Macbook that I also use, and I saw it reconnected first, so I thought my Desktop needed an extra boost and I started the Troubleshooting process. During the process, I saw it said it disabled the Ethernet and reenabled it. Once the process was complete, it showed it couldn't find any problems, but my internet was still disconnected.

Now my Ethernet is shown as an Unidentified Network with no internet access, on a Public Network. I've tried disabling and reenabling my Ethernet, restarting the router once more, and rebooting my PC, all to no avail. Whenever I troubleshoot it, it says no issues could be found.

My laptop and the other computers in the household are connecting just fine. It seems like my PC lost the credentials to connect to the network automatically during the rout... Read more

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My router is very old and limits my internet a lot so I decided to go directly through the modem and then through a switch to allow for a fast wired and decent wireless connection. My desktop seems to only connect to the internet when going through the router. I have done quite a bit of troubleshooting and the weirdest part is that my laptop works fine with the same cable and connection that my desktop is meant to use. While my desktop says unidentified network my laptop works fine. Which leads me to believe that my computer is to blame. I've reinstalled and updated the drivers to no avail.
Motherboard is MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming

ipconfig /all gives this(currently using wireless connection)


Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
(c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : removed unless you need it
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
De... Read more

A:"Unidentified Network No Internet" when connected directly to modem.

What gateway do you have? Was everything working fine when you were running Windows 7 if you had it loaded on this unit, before installing 10?

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Two day ago I was streaming video to JTV when suddenly my computer froze. I immediately knew it was strange because the computer did not respond to mouse movement or ctrl+alt+del, which has never happened before in the 4 years of owning this rig.
I proceeded to reboot the computer and found that I was not connected to the internet. I turned off the Router and Modem for 30 seconds and plugged it back in which did not resolve the issue. I then decided that the video I was uploading may have overloaded the router (Linksys WRT54G v6) so I performed a Hard Reset of the router which did not resolve the issue. It instead caused another issue which I corrected by changing the TCP/ip4 settings to DHCP because it was before set on a static IP. When changing the settings however I noticed that upon clicking "Okay" from the properties menu the window would become unresponsive and not close unless I rebooted. I booted up in Safe Mode with Networking to succesfully change the settings but even in Safe Mode my connection to the internet does not work.
What makes this case particularly odd to me is the fact that I can NOT open my router's web page. I will put 192.168.1.1 (my router's IP) into the Browser but it loads forever and does not connect. Usually if my internet connection is the problem I can still get to my Router.
Unfortunately I can not get any information off of the effected computer because I lack any flash drives to do so with, so I can not post an ipconfig /all for ... Read more

A:"Unidentified Network" with No Connectivity to Router or Internet

Following some of the steps in this tutorial might help
Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public

There is a chance that your default gateway was changed in which case the link below might help.
Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

You should also try another reset of your router with DHCP enabled on the Win 7 machine.

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I recently went to sky from virgin and got a new router, since then my laptop cant get internet access only Local only and says Unidentified network. The laptop works fine with other routers and other laptops work fine with my router.

Can anyone help please
 

A:Acer 5315 "Unidentified Network" problem

how are you connected by wireless ?
have you tried connecting with a cable and does it work

can we see an ipconfig /all , and xirrus screen shot
also try a tcp/ip reset and also removing any wireless profiles - see all below

what windows version are you running

what wireless security is being used on the new router

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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
Next
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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I'm trying to connect a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista to my wireless network. It connects to the network just fine but it says "Unidentified network" and I'm unable to surf any websites using any browser. It works fine with an ethernet cable.

ISP: Time Warner

Broadband connection: Cable

Make and Model of Modem/Router Combo: ASUS RT-N56U router / Cisco DPC2100R2 modem

Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software: Windows

Laptop: Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E

Wireless card: LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E

OS: Windows Vista 32-bit

Network encryption: WPA2-personal, AES, 2.4Ghz

ipconfig /all output:

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

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : eo-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-D9-7A-7B-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4106:1e6:25b9:d542%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.27(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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A:Solved: Connected to wifi but "unidentified network"

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Hello all

We just recently upgraded the router and modem for our home internet. I can connect to the internet through other devices (work computer, etc.), but am unable to connect through my 7 year old Compaq Presario CQ50. Currently, it is connecting to the "unidentified network", but won't connect to the internet. So far, I've:

1. Unplugged the modem and power cord for a few minutes, then plugged back in.
2. Uninstalled the network adapters (Atheros AR5007 and Realtek RTL8102E) and restarted the computer. Additionally, I tried updating the device drivers but it says they're up to date
3. Disabled IPv6
4. Modified the routing table using "route delete 0.0.0.0"
5. Ran "ipconfig/renew"
6. Forgot the network then reconnected.

None off these have worked unfortunately. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

P.S. I'm wondering if it could possibly be an outdated network card maybe?

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Two days ago I was streaming video to JTV when suddenly my computer froze. I immediately knew it was strange because the computer did not respond to mouse movement or ctrl+alt+del, which has never happened before in the 4 years of owning this rig.
I proceeded to reboot the computer and found that I was not connected to the internet. I turned off the Router and Modem for 30 seconds and plugged it back in which did not resolve the issue. I then decided that the video I was uploading may have overloaded the router (Linksys WRT54G v5) so I performed a Hard Reset of the router which did not resolve the issue. It instead caused another issue which I corrected by changing the TCP/ip4 settings to DHCP because it was before set on a static IP. When changing the settings however I noticed that upon clicking "Okay" from the properties menu the window would become unresponsive and not close unless I rebooted. I booted up in Safe Mode with Networking to succesfully change the settings but even in Safe Mode my connection to the internet does not work.
What makes this case particularly odd to me is the fact that I can NOT open my router's web page. I will put 192.168.1.1 (my router's IP) into the Browser but it loads forever and does not connect. Usually if my internet connection is the problem I can still get to my Router.
Unfortunately I can not get any information off of the effected computer because I lack any flash drives to do so with, so I can not post an ipconfi... Read more

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Hi!
I am hoping someone could shed some light on a problem I am having with trying to connect with road runner. I feel as though I am missing something simple, but no one I have called has been able to help. I picked up a road runner self-installation kit today and set everything up, which went smoothly. The modem is hooked directly to my computer (Dell studio xps 8100 running Windows7 64b; network adapter: Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet) via Ethernet cable. HOWEVER, I cannot connect! Windows tells me that the connection is "unidentified network." I called RR and they informed me that the modem was working properly but could not connect with the computer....they suggested that it was a network adapter problem and that I needed to call Dell. However, I tried to connect with my laptop (SONY Vaio running Windows Vista 32b), and that did not work either (it would simply be too great a coincidence that both network adapters are not working and I know my laptop's is good). I received similar messages from my laptop in regard to an unidentified network.

I previously had a dial-up connection, and was looking forward to using broadband at home...which seems unlikely at this point as no one is able to help. I have already tried re-setting the modem and changing Ethernet cables. Am I missing something here in regard to road runner? What can I do to fix this problem? Any suggestions or stories would be GREATLY appreciated as this has been a very frustrating... Read more

A:"unidentified network" road runner issue

You should try Dell support to make sure you have the latest drivers for your Dell XPS 8100. There are three different network drivers for your Dell in the link below.
Drivers & Downloads=

Once you are sure you have the correct drivers please run the batch file below.
Run this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP. There's a good chance running this batch file will fix your issue.


Download Renew IP + Reset Winsock Batch File


After that please post a screen shot of your ipconfig /all , the picture below is an example.

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Here is a unique problem. I live in South Korea, and sometimes my wireless internet connection at work is just fine (as it is now) but other times I get the "Unidentified Network" issue with no internet access. This problem only happens at my workplace. Some days the internet doesn't work in the afternoon, but then later in the evening it kicks back in. Other times, it will work for weeks on end without any issues. Today was one of the days that it was down.

Another strange thing is oftentimes when the wireless connection doesn't work for me, it still works for my coworker. However, there have been occasions where it won't work for her but it works for me. I had chalked it up as a screwy Korean thing until today when I had two hours to kill. My internet was down, and I was determined to fix it.

I tried it all:
- Updating my wireless driver with multiple different versions
- Uninstalling my VPN driver in the Wireless Internet Connection Properties window
- Resetting the TCP/IP stacks by typing in three different commands I found online somewhere
- Using the diagnosis tool
- Disabling and Enabling the adapter
- Stopping and disabling the Bonjour service
- Messing with every adapter setting I could find (e.g. AdHoc 11n, 802.11 Bluetooth High Speed, etc)

Nothing worked. Then, amid another Google search using my phone's USB tethering function for internet, all of a sudden my work's wireless popped back up again!!! I did nothing to prompt this ... Read more

A:Wi-fi somtimes works, other times "unidentified network"

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ive been searching here all night and on other forums and have tried just about everything. so here goes. all was working perfectly fine yesterday. i brought my netbook to work as usual to connect to our unsecured wifi network....never an issue. i started getting "limited access" and "unidentified network" messages. apparently, after a brief search of the internet, its a common and troublesome thing. i tried EVERYTHING i could find on google and other forums about it.

Hardware: Acer Aspire One D260 netbook, Atheros WLAN with up-to-date driver.

What i have tried with NO success:
1.) disable / re-enable the wireless card
2.) update, rollback the driver for it
3.) confirm the properties for the IPv4 and IPv6 were set to auto detect
4.) ran winipconfig, reset winsock, release and renew IP.....etc. all of the command line functions i could find
5.) system restore to 5 days ago

when i get all of my ip info for the computer, it is showing the ip for the wireless adapter is 169.254.xx.xx which from my reading is an erroneous address. when connected to the same network via iphone, it shows a proper 192.169.2xx.xx ip address.

ive tried everything and cant get it to work. i CANT reset the router since i dont have access to it. but then again, since my iphone connects to it properly, so should the computer. i will try to connect to my home network shortly when i get home. any other ideas short of reinstalling windows and WHY does this happen???

A:Yet another "unidentified network / limited access" thread....help!!

Hmm.. can you try inputting the the IPV4 address in the properties of your wireless card manually?

I find that this forcing of manual IP settings often helps alleviate this unidentified network issue that happens occasionally on some networks i connect to..

For example:-

In your IP Version 4 Properties box:-

Set the IP to 192.168.2xx.xx (fill up the xxx with the same numbers as your network, e.g if your gateway is 192.168.220.2, you IP should be 192.168.220.27, 27 being the manual allocation)

Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0

and lastly set the default gateway to 192.169.2xx.xx (Fill up the xxx with your network gateway numbers)

If you want you can also set the Preferred DNS server address to that of your gateway

Try the above and see how it goes..

Hope that helps...

EDIT: I forgot to read the part that mentioned you're on a network at work which means you may need to get the Default Gateway and DNS addresses from your IT guy. Also they may not allow manual IP allocations beyond that which have been allocated by the DHCP.. So.. YMMV..

Also, i believe you can also acquire the required numbers from your iPhone's IP address display i think...

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I setup WPA2 on my router and everyone can connect just fine.

But a new laptop with Windows 7 that used to be able to connect before I set WPA2 can no longer connect.

It takes a few minutes connecting saying "Identifying" then ends up saying it's connected with "Unidentified network". Can't ping the router, can't get to the internet etc.

I've tried rebooting both the laptop and router, network diagnostic (which just tells me to reboot the router) etc and nothing works.

Any ideas?
 

A:"Unidentified network" issue with WPA2 wireless

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Hey Guys.

Sorry to just come in here and post a new thread about what I'm sure is a common problem, but I've searched the internet to no avail and am at my wit's end.

Quick info: Windows 7, 64-bit. I forget if I have Pro or Home Premium. I have an Asus Striker Extreme (not Striker Extreme 2. This is an older rig) which has 2 onboard LAN ports (nVidia networking).

I had gotten 2 BSODs recently. I searched what was going on and it looked like it was due to a memory leak in the neworking stack. Unfortunately, before I could do anything about it, I got a third BSOD, and this time when I rebooted I got the dreaded "Unidentified Network". I couldn't get any communication to my router.

I tried everything I could find - route delete 0.0.0.0; netsh int ip reset; netsh wins reset; etc etc. Downloaded updated drivers, nothing. I connected my wife's Macbook to the ethernet cable, and instant connection ... Eventually I just bought a new NIC - a TP-Link TG-3468 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet controller. I plugged that in, installed the drivers ... still no connection.

I tried booting into Ubuntu using a CD, and it didn't have drivers for the new NIC, and I still didn't have connection with the onboard lan. Then I remembered that when I installed Win7 from XP that I had installed to a new HD, so I booted to XP (Win XP 64 Pro) on my secondary drive. I installed the drivers for the new NIC, and BOOM - internet. The onboard LAN ports were still dead. At least I... Read more

A:Dreaded "Unidentified Network" after BSOD; No fix seems to work

I don't see it on here but have you tried performing a system file scan to check for corrupted system files? This is a typical problem after multiple BSOD's.

Just run the standard sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt and see what it says, if it can't fix the problem on the first pass then just reboot the machine and run the same scan twice more with reboots after each scan and see if it can fix the problem.


Code:

sfc /scannow

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Good afternoon I'm hoping that someone may be able to help me with an unusual issue I am experiencing.

We have a number of different laptops running Windows 7 and all have the same issue.

The very first time a laptop is connected to the company network via Ethernet or WiFi (lets assume we have connected by WiFi) you receive the prompt to choose a network location. After selecting "work" the laptop can connect to the domain and everything works as expected.

Now if the WiFi on the laptop is switched off and the user try's to use the Ethernet connection the Ethernet adapter reports a "Unidentified Network". The only way to get the Ethernet adapter to discover the domain is to disable the WiFi adapter completely which our users cannot do as they do not have Admin permissions on our systems.

Anyone had and similar issues or heard of anything like this? Any help would be gratefully received.

A:swapping between ethernet/wifi "Unidentified Network"

I suspect but this may be dependent on the hardware/firmware in the laptops that they are only able to use a single adaptor, in other words they don't have dual port capabilities, sometimes if they have a power save active it will only allow 1 port, you really need to check the laptop model specs.
Have you tried to plug in and connect with a Ethernet and once you have established a connection try the wifi link,
As for not having permission can your IT not allow that specific permission.

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Hi everybody... I got a problem from hell.... I purchased a laptop recently with Windows7 Home Premium. I discovered that the New Express slot did not allow for my previous laptops PCMCIA wireless modem to be fitted... no matter I bravely connected the two laptops using the old laptop running Windows XP Prof SP2 with a crossover cable and then setup the Internet sharing connection and stumbled across a working link to the Internet with my newer laptop... Happy days for a while, then with upgrades of Virus software and Windows updates being run on the newer laptop a mother of all problems broke the unthinkable "Unidentified network"... So off to SevensForum and to the rescue... or not... Discovered "Set Registry Editor" to "Public", "Private" or "Default not configured" .... so now I able to set the Home network or set Public network as I like, but the network remains unidentified and the link to the Internet connection has the little red cross the the globe icon is a bleak Grey color. This is too much for the troubleshooting, not able to identify as details reveal "No issues detected" I don't know what to say, please someone help, "Brink" got me this far... How does one add screen shots here? I suppose the easy way is to go buy another wireless modem that will fit in the express slot but that would be cheating...

A:Windows XP connected to Windows7 "Unidentified Network"

I have the same thing. I have internet though. I guess it's just a glitch in the networking code.

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So I recently installed Windows 7 x64, and suddenly my wireless connection is no longer working. It worked fine with the previous Vista 64-bit OS. I'm able to connect to a different router, and the internet works fine. However, I cannot connect to my Home router. Other laptops are able to connect to it just fine (running the Windows 7 OS).

I updated the network adapter drivers, reset the router and modem, don't have the Bonjour service at all, updated everything Microsoft had for me, and tried that spoofing Network Address solution. When I try to ipconfig /renew, it freezes and eventually says "DHCP could not be reached" or something along those lines.

After all this it still doesn't work, and I still get the "169" IP address when I ipconfig.

The router is Linksys WRT54GS. My wireless network adapter is Atheros AR9281.

Any suggestions?

A:"Unidentified Network" after Fresh Install of Win7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by foolosophy


So I recently installed Windows 7 x64, and suddenly my wireless connection is no longer working. It worked fine with the previous Vista 64-bit OS. I'm able to connect to a different router, and the internet works fine. However, I cannot connect to my Home router. Other laptops are able to connect to it just fine (running the Windows 7 OS).

I updated the network adapter drivers, reset the router and modem, don't have the Bonjour service at all, updated everything Microsoft had for me, and tried that spoofing Network Address solution. When I try to ipconfig /renew, it freezes and eventually says "DHCP could not be reached" or something along those lines.

After all this it still doesn't work, and I still get the "169" IP address when I ipconfig.

The router is Linksys WRT54GS. My wireless network adapter is Atheros AR9281.

Any suggestions?


Hi and welcome

the 169.254.x.x. ip is local to the card so something in either the driver or card is hosed. can you type device manager in search? go to the wifi/lan (network) tab and tell us if the driver is listed, and working. Is there a yellow triangle on it? is there any other "unknown" devices with yellow on them?
Ken J+

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I am back home for the holidays and brought my desktop back with me that runs Windows 7. After I got it all set up I realized I could not access the internet, and that I was connected to an "Unidentified Network". After looking into it more I found that I was getting a 169.XXX.XX.XX IP, and I was unable to renew it. After searching the internet for a while I found many people with similar problems and tried many things that were suggested such as

"Clean Boot", by making sure that Norton and Bonjour, which apparently can cause these problems, were disabled at startup
Updating the Drivers on my network adapter
Reinstall the network adapter
Reset the router and modem
switched out ethernet cables
Set my own IP
Tried to do a system restore (whole restore failed, tried to update then lost all my past restore points)
Tried starting in safe mode and safe mode with networking, neither worked.
and finally restoring my computer to factory settings (Windows Vista), which I thought would fix it but did not, leaving me with very little hope.

Nothing really changed between it working and not working, and all the other computers on the network still work.

I have what I consider slightly above average understanding on the software side of things, and limited when it comes to hardware. So I'll probably need an explanation of what to do. This computer is barely two years old.

HELP!

A:"Unidentified Network" revert to factory settings did not fix.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by admaster


I am back home for the holidays and brought my desktop back with me that runs Windows 7. After I got it all set up I realized I could not access the internet, and that I was connected to an "Unidentified Network". After looking into it more I found that I was getting a 169.XXX.XX.XX IP, and I was unable to renew it. After searching the internet for a while I found many people with similar problems and tried many things that were suggested such as

"Clean Boot", by making sure that Norton and Bonjour, which apparently can cause these problems, were disabled at startup
Updating the Drivers on my network adapter
Reinstall the network adapter
Reset the router and modem
switched out ethernet cables
Set my own IP
Tried to do a system restore (whole restore failed, tried to update then lost all my past restore points)
Tried starting in safe mode and safe mode with networking, neither worked.
and finally restoring my computer to factory settings (Windows Vista), which I thought would fix it but did not, leaving me with very little hope.

Nothing really changed between it working and not working, and all the other computers on the network still work.

I have what I consider slightly above average understanding on the software side of things, and limited when it comes to hardware. So I'll probably need an explanation of what to do. This computer is barely two years old.

HELP!



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I have been searching for days to resolve this. I just bought a new laptop and cannot get online. It has no wireless card. I am wanting to connect my desktop and the laptop to my Linksys wrtp54g router for cable internet. The desktop Is working through the router just fine.

I have them both wired to the router but the laptop only shows "Unidenified Network, Limited or No Connectivity". The laptop did connect through the cable modem directly wired. The Laptop runs Windows Vista. When I type "ipconfig".. I see "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address 169.254.172.55" How can this be when my routers IP is 192.168.5.1?

I have tried so many things to solve this with no answers. My girlfriend just wants to enjoy the internet on her new laptop and I can't fix it. Help is Greatly Appreciated!
 

A:Laptop thru router showing: "Unidentified Network"

Alright dude.
Your laptop is actually acquiring an invalid IP address that's why it could not surf.

Now this should do the trick.
Go to my computer, rightclick then select properties then go to device manager.
Under device manager, look for network adapters, click the plus sign to drop down and click or highlight the ethernet controller, it depends on the brand.
Select it and right click on it.
Now shoose uninstall.
don't worry dude, done this a bunch of times.
It'll remove the network adapter on your list.
Now still under device manager up on top, click action then scan for hardware changes
It'll automatically detect the network adapter you uninstalled and install it again.
check network adapter again just to be sure if you have installed it.

It will try to acquire again an IP address and yes you are right it should be starting with 192 not 168

This should fix the problem.

Hope this helps, goodluck
 

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Hey, I am really hoping someone can help me solve this problem, it's driving me up the wall!
When I started using my computer this morning everything was fine, and then "no network access" kept appearing, along with "limited connection/connectivity". I would troubleshoot the problem, but then at the end of the troubleshoot it would freeze, and my screen went black, so I had to turn my computer off and then on again. This problem has persisted throughout the day, I've googled it but nothing really the same as this has turned up .. if someone could please please help me, I'd really appreciate it!

A:"No Network Access" and "Limited Connection/Connectivity" ?

Hi Caoimhe123

My name is Riyazuddin and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell

If its a wired connection - I suggest you to try using a different ethernet cable and check,
If its a wireless connection - Try to get to the router as close as possible and check,

Please specify the type of connection, model of the router, OS and the wireless card your using and reply back

Regards
Riyazuddin M

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Hi, so currently i have a problem, every time i click on a launcher this message appears "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Planetside 2.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again". (please refer to the attachment to see the message for yourself)

Additional information: the harddrive(2TB) that i am using for the computer has been split into two drives. The "C:" drives usually contain necessary programs for a standard computer, and the "D:" drives has all my games (planetside 2 is one of them), work, music and so on. After seeing that message above appear for the first time today, i also realised that my "D:" has also disappear (completelt vanished), so basically every shortcut that is source from that drive is not working. I dont think it is anything to do with the wiring, as the "C:" drive is still there, it is part of the same hard drive.

I have look at other post, saying reinstall the program bla bla bla. But that isn't my main problem at this moment, the major problem is taht i dont have that secondary drive anymore, so even if i can reinstall the program, where will i put it, my major program drive "C:" is almost full, and this drive have other important document in it, so i cant really reinstall that :S.

Please help me out, its really urgent, and just an FYI my knowledge with computer is really limited,... Read more

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Hi, I've been dealing with this for 2 days and I hope someone can help me out! This problem started very suddenly (Wifi worked, walked away for 10 minutes, then found that it didn't). I would normally just reset the router, but I live in an apartment building and the router is in my landlords office. I am unsure if anyone else is experiencing issues, however, my laptop connects to wifi at my workplace and on my school's campus.

When I did ipconfig /all, my ip started with 169, which I know isn't normal. But when I try to do a /release and /renew, I get the error "No operation can be performed on local area connection *14 while it has it's media disconnected." I am unable to attempt a wired connection, as the router is not accessible to me.

Can anyone help me out? I'm at a loss...I'm not sure if this is a router issue, or an issue with my laptop (less than a year old.) I am a grad student and I currently have to do most of my work via my iphone, which is getting very inconvenient.

A:Connecting to router, but I get "unidentified network"

The first thing I would do is get your landlord to reset the router if possible and see if that solves the issue , with these things the connecting hardware is always the first thing I always check.
169 is an automatic fallback when your PC can't connect to the DHCP server.

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I hate starting threads this way, but believe me I've tried a plethora of solutions and lost half the hair on my head.

Here's the situation:

1) Router: Linksys WRT54GL - works excellent.
2) ISP: excellent connection.
3) Wi-Fi to router: excellent connection.
4) Wired connection: does not connect.

I'm on the internet using my Wi-Fi connection right now. What happened to bone my connection so hard? I switched routers of course. I went from a newer LinkSys router (WRT310N) to my older one because the newer one was actually causing major issues. Now that I switched routers, windows absolutely refuses to delete all recollection of the WRT310N in order to refresh all its doo-dads and tables.

What random commands have I tried? These:

1) Open cmd.exe - Run as Administrator.
2) typed: ipconfig /flushdns - No result.
3) typed: netsh winsock reset - Rebooted. No result.
4) typed: route delete 0.0.0.0 - No result.
5) typed: route delete 192.168.1.0 - No result.
6) typed: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt - Rebooted. No result.
7) typed: I will give you free bacon if you just work!!! - Result: I became hungry. No internet though.
8) I quit the homegroup. - No result.
9) I restarted the homegroup. - No result.
10) I reinstalled ethernet drivers, every version, build, shape, and color. - No result.
11) Disabled the bloody thing, and turned on my Wi-Fi adapter - Result: YAY internet!

I'm going insane. I'm actually contemplating chewing through my ethernet cable in rage.

A:"Unidentified Network" only when WIRED into the router!!!

have you tried this Check to see if you have this little devil in your services list (as in the pic) bonjour service.

If you do, stop it and disable it. It is actually the Bonjour DNS Responder Service, and I believe it is the cause of the "Unidentified Network."

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