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Limeted connectivity/Unidentified Network/unable to start DHCP

Q: Limeted connectivity/Unidentified Network/unable to start DHCP

ok so a buddy at work asked if i could look at a laptop. it was working fine apparently, but then out of the blue the internet will no longer work. so i bring it home, it hooks up to my Network, but no internet. i change it to a private network (though it automatically changes it back when i restart.) and still no internet. i've tried to manually and automatically change the IPv4. no avail. Looking at the Network and Sharing Center the middle icon says Identifying, but theirs an x between that and internet. *i have local only* when i try to resolve the problem it says Dhcp is not running tried restarting it, but it says it cant and that it didnt fix the problem. i dont believe its my modem or router my base pc runs on it fine. *plus this pc was doing this for said friend* also on one forum a guy stated that their were three different programs that were supposed to be running. he said to check them through cmd. i did. they were running. just not DHCP. i've had to restart this laptop about 20 times or so. i cannot change os *Vista (bleh)* nor do a system restore. *wish i could* i also put avira on the computer to check for viruses. *which it did* so that is on their. i also tried uninstalling his ethernet card, so its at Broadcom 590x 10/100 ethernet, i tried then to updated but the file didnt work. so i cannot even update that through the laptop. i have it hooked up through wireless and wired, but without internet. i have his windows firewall on, but i've tried accessing the internet with it on and off. Nothing. I tried doing the Force&enable bcast regedit, nothing. this laptop has alot of stupid software on it but i'm not going to delete anything unless i have to. i've even used the cmd prompt in administrator, nothing. tried to run net start dhcp and all i get is "System error 87 has occurred. The parameter is incorrect." ive even tried doing the "netsh winsock reset catalog" which someone suggested might work. nope. so now i'm here. i'll give you all his spects to see if that will help. Vista home premium, service pack 2 Lenovo vista pc intel core duo t5800 @ 2.00ghz 2.00 ghz, 3.00gb of ram and its 32 bit operating system. his wireless is a Intel wireless wifi link 5100, and his wired is a broadcom 590x 10/100. i cant think of anything else to add here. hopefully one of you may be able to help me. i'll check back in the morning. or after i get back from holiday with family. i'm just beat tonight. been working on this for hours. sorry for the sloppy typing. merry Christmas to all.

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A: Limeted connectivity/Unidentified Network/unable to start DHCP

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Hello. I just moved to Auckland, NZ from the USA to go to school at the university here, and am having a problem connecting to the internet in the university residence hall in which I am living.
Wifi is not available in the residence halls, so we need to use an Ethernet cable. When I plug in my computer, the network adapter icon says “Identifying...” for a while then settles on “Unidentified Network” with no internet access, the IP is 169.x.x.x
When I try to release and renew the IP, it says “unable to contact your DHCP server, request has timed out"
I've tried multiple Ethernet cables, both brand new.
I tried connecting to a port in a friend's room in the same building, and even in a classroom on campus, and both had the same result.
Naturally after all that I assumed my NIC somehow died overnight while I traveled here, so I went to a computer repair shop expecting to have some hardware replaced, but we plugged it in there and it worked immediately so they weren't sure what to tell me.
I've gone through pages of old threads at this forum and others like it, trying solutions but having no luck.
I've power cycled my computer, obviously I can't power cycle the whole network as it's for 200 people, but the IT people here have tried resetting it for me on their end as best they can.
No network bridges
I've reset tcp/ip stack and winsock
It's not a static ip, set to obtain ip and dns automatically
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A:Unidentified Network, Unable to contact your DHCP server

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Hi There Everyone at TechGuy! I am desperate for some HELP...Please?..........PRETTY PLEEEAAASSEE ???
Now,..Before i Continue Please First Be Sure to Read Fully as I did Some Google Searching & Tried Some Forum Fix It Options that I Found, which havent worked at all but I will leave you all info as well as some screen shots.
Second...Please know that I am not Very Computer Savvy or Knowledgable. Well,....a Little for a Home User but with the Operating System, NOT with this problem & networking, routers, modems, IP addresses & DHCP !! Networking is DEFINITELY NOT my area of expertise So Please Handle with Care. lol. THANKS & HUGS in Advanced!

ok,
The Problem.
We have a Desktop computer as well as a Lap Top,..both Running WINDOWS XP. The Lap Top is Wireless with a LINKSYS Wireless Card & the Desktop has the MOTOROLA Modem & a LINKSYS Router & we are BROADBAND Connected.
Both were Running & Working just fine & they were Both Accessing the Internet just fine...until 3 days ago when the Man in the house had to turn off the house power to find & replace a circuit breaker for the fritzing out Microwave & we turned off both computers before he did this. When the power was put back on, the Desktop Computer was back to its normal fine self & running perfectly. The Wireless Lap Top on the other hand was not.
The Wireless Laptop Popped Up with a Yellow Explaination Mark over the Double Computer Icon in the Bottom Right Task Bar...Near the ... Read more

A:Unable to Contact DHCP Server~Limited or No Connectivity~Cannot Assign Network Addres

if you connect the laptop to the router with a cable - does it work ?
you will need to copy between a working PC and laptop

would you post an image of device manager - see below
would you download xirrus and posr image see below
also post an ipconfig /all and if you could post into a reply - rather than a picture -
that the Wireless Card was never installed right to begin withClick to expand...

I'm interested in the ethernet connection that has wireless as a name - does the laptop have a built in wirelsss or do you use an adapter
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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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i already connect to wireless, and the signal is very good. But i can.t browse ?
this is my ipconfig /all
 

A:limeted or no connectivity

You didn't get an IP configuration from the Dhcp server. What operating system? Have you ever been able to connect to this particular router or wireless access point? What encryption is being used?
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:01:20 PM, on 4/1/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\fswsclds.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wwSecure.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust PestPatrol\PPActiveDetection.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

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Hello Robert S. and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum.I see nosigns of viruses or malware in the log. There are a couple ofhousekeeping items to fix so let's do that while you are here.First, move HJT to it's own folder.ImportantYour copy of HijackThis needs to be in a folder of it's own. If it is run from Temporary folders the backups and HijackThis itself could be accidentally deleted if the Temporary folders are cleaned. If it is run from the desktop then the backup files and folders can clutter up the desktop and be accidentally deleted. If it is run from inside a compressed file then the backups are not created at all.Please open My ComputerDouble-click on Local Disk (C:)Click on the File menu, point to New and then click on Folder. Name the folder 'HijackThis' or 'HJT'.Unzip to or copy and paste HijackThis.exe to the new folder (do not run HijackThis directly out of the sfx or compressed file).Now, start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Other than that y... Read more

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At title states. I'm baffled

Unable to create a connection with the windows 7/64 machine. I've tried both dhcp and static with no resolve. Disabled/Enabled the adapter. Restarted the machine a few times. Uninstalled/Reinstalled/Updated/deleted the nic drivers and also let windows install its drivers. Used alternate eth cables / ports on hub.... other machines and mac work fine.

Network adapter states "This device is working properly"... local area connection status states:
ipv4 connectivity: no network access
media state: enabled

ran diagnose under the nic context menu and "troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem"...

System was working fine two days ago before I left for the weekend... machine was turned off before I left and was still off when I returned. Also, windows updates are set to manual.
 

A:Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

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Having trouble with my Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) wired LAN connection. Yesterday evening everything was fine, I was connected and doing some remote work into the office - I was playing with OpenVPN connections. I left the machine for a few hours logged on, came back and now the NIC appears dead.

I have restored windows to the point just before i installed Open VPN.

I get "Unidentified network" and "no internet connection" for my LAN connection in Network Centre. There's no gateway or ip assigned looking at ipconfig /all, just the self assigned 169.* ip

The ethernet cable is connected directly into my cable modem (note, not a router).

I have googled a lot and have tried (not necessarily in this order):

1. Ensured its not the WAN/RJ-45 cable - have connected successfully with an older laptop's LAN NIC. When switching machines i turn off both the machine and the modem for 30 secs, and typically tun network troubleshooter to reset the LAN.
2. Tested the internal NIC by pinging 127.0.0.1, loopback successful.
3. Uninstalled the LAN NIC and reinstalled it.
4. Removed all clients & protocols from the NIC's properties bar IPv4 and Microsoft Client for windows i.e. specifically removed IPv6.
5. Reset TCP/IP using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt.
6. Have removed the wireless adapter. The only network connection is the internal NIC.

All forums I've scoured suggest one or more of these things, so I'm exhasuted of ideas.

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A:Solved: Ethernet card - No DHCP, unidentified network

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Hey guys I'm using 2 computers a desktop computer and a wireless laptop. The
wireless laptop can connect to the internet while the desktop computer isn't
connected and it has "limited or no connectivity". The desktop computer
connects to the router which connects to the modem while the laptop is
directly connected to the router (wireless).

I tried doing:

1) netsh winsock reset
2) netsh int ip reset reset.log
3) netsh winsock reset catalog
4) winsockxpfix software
5) unplug the modem and the router
6) I have checked the services

But stil no luck.. (
The os of my desktop computer is winxp/sp3
When i try to ipconfig/renew it says that "unable to contact your dhcp server.Request timed out."

This is my ipconfig/all:

C:\Documents and Settings\ram>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KENNETH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapt
er
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-87-32-3B-EE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.249.96
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::20d:87ff:fe32:3bee%4
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A:Limited or no connectivity. Unable to contact your DHCP server.

try manually assigning an IP address to see if you can connect that way
 

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Hello,

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 3:05:19 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 04, 2015 5:26:48 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
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

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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
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This started a few days ago when i turned my computer on, had worked just fine the night before. My computer is assigning its own IP address according to my ISP. They told me that any IP beginning with 164 is self-assigned. I have checked my ipv4 and ip6 and they are both auto configuring IP/DNS.

I'm on another computer at the moment on the same modem. I'm running Windows Vista 64 Home.
 

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Hi,

I know this is a common problem from looking around, but none of the solutions I’ve found seem to work.
My PC was previously connecting to the internet fine but has now stopped and will only connect to unidentified network with limited connectivity.
I’m using Vista 64 with the sky router.
I’m connected to the router by Ethernet cable, though there are 2 laptops that connect fine wirelessly one on vista and one on xp.
I would greatly appreciate it if anyone is able to help, will provide any more information that you require.
Oh tried unplugging the router and re starting my computer and it didn’t work.
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Unidentified network, limited connectivity.

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I have two laptops, the one I'm typing on, which is wirelessly connected to the internet fine with no problems. The other is a laptop running Vista Home Premium (64bit), which I have attempted to connect wirelessly to the same network, but is showing the network as Unidentified Network, and has no internet access. I've tried everything I can think of: updating the drivers, clean reboot, both manually and automatically detecting IP and finally resetting the laptop to factory conditions. Nothing has worked and I'm out of ideas. Help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

A:Limited Connectivity to Unidentified Network

Are you able to get internet access with an ethernet connection?

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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i have been here before about this problem and had temporary results( until next restart) and tried the same things again with no luck.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1013672-unidentified-network-limited-connectivity.html < old thread

since then i have gotten a new NIC and reset to factory defaults and im still having the same problem. since i was having the same issue im using the original network card.
 

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Hello, I'll continue here, since nobody replied.
So, I have the same problem, except I'm running on Windows 8. All other laptops that I have, with Win 7 are connecting fine to wifi, except for this one.
It happend over night, I had normal network, and suddenly it showed me limited access, and "wifi doesn't have a valid ip configuration". Tried everything, even restoring to factory state.

Here what I get when I hit ipconfig/all:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter LAN-Verbindung* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Virtueller Microsoft-Adapter für direktes
WiFi #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1A-CF-5E-08-47-33
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter WiFi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi
Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-CF-5E-08-47-33
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Limited Connectivity to Unidentified Network

I started your own thread for you here, as we cannot help multiple people with different problems in the same thread.

You appear to have Windows 8.1.

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the PC manufacturer's web site.

What exactly happens when you try to connect by wireless?

Can you successfully connect by ethernet?
 

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Well i have been having this problem ever since a while...it just stop working out of no where....i have a 4100SPEEDSTREAM ADSL modem from yahoo sbc dsl.....and im also using NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller.....i keep on getting this unidentified network...i tried everything from reseting modem to reseting Winsock....i don't know what else to try...i know its not my modem since i used it somwhere else and it worked....so it must be something...will someone please hlep me fix this problem...this is what i get when i run in command prompt
IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name.....:Kenneth-PC
Primary Dns suffix....:
Node Type....:Hybrid
IP routing Enabled....:no
WINS Proxy Enable....:no

Ethernet adapter Local Area Network
Connection-specific DNS Suffix...:
Description...:NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical address.....:00-1b-b9-bf-10-ef
DHCP Enabled.....:yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled....:yes
Link-local IPv6 address...:fe80::c198:5451:dc:480%0<preffered>
Autoconfiguration IPv4 address....:169.254.72.4<preffered>
Subnet Mask.....:255.255.0.0
Default gateway....:
DHCPv6 IAID....:201333689
DNS servers.....:fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

Tunnel adapter local area connection *6
Description.....:isatap.<8d2daa2f-7187-46b9-b87a-5a63956d24df>
Physical address....:00-00-00-00-00-00-00-e0
DHCP enabled......:no
autoconfiguration enabled...:yes
Link-Local IPv6 address....:fe80::5efe:169.254.72.4%9<preffered>
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A:Unidentified Network or Limited Connectivity

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Okay, a little bit of background:
I formatted my PC just yesterday and installed a clean copy of windows 7 Ultimate x64.
Installation went smoothly and everything was okay.
Then today I had to restart my router and since than I keep having problems with my ethernet connection

Every time I plug in the eth cable, the system will start recognizing the connection and then will give me the unidentified network status

Only a few times I've been able to get a connected status, with a handful of packets sent and received but the packets stream would still end before I could load google.com page (which is one of the lighter ones I could have tried)

Every other time I tried to connect, I would have had some sent packets and none received and from time to time i would have had no default gateway at all..
Router configuration's okay, cuz all of the other 2 computers I have in my house can connect and I'm using the very same eth cable on my laptop to write this message right now, having no problems at all and no unidentified network status...

Any help would be mostly appreciated, feel free to ask for the result of ipconfig or of any other diagnostic tool.
-Alecossy

A:Connectivity problems: Unidentified Network

Alecossy, Welcome to Sevenforums! Lets see what I got for you

First off, it is very important that you have windows updates installed, as this provides compatability with your devices. Look up your computer manufacturer's website and download the Ethernet controller (LAN). Don't install it yet, however. Then go into your Network Connections page and look up Wired connections. Delete the profile saved in there. Then go into your devices and drivers and look up your Ethernet connection and delete the driver. Then install the driver you've downloaded, and hopefully things start to work. Let me know how it goes.

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Hello.
I tried to set up a home network so I could print to the printer connected to my desktop running XP and my new laptop running Vista. I used some wizard that had me put the network settings on a USB drive and then plug it into my laptop. Nothing good came out of that. (I didn’t really know what I was doing) Now when I try to connect to my wireless network on my laptop it says: Currently connected to:
Unidentified network (network name)
Access: Limited Connectivity

I could connect to the internet fine before, but when I messed with the settings something got messed up. I know for a fact that the problem has to do with my laptop, not router. I’ve tried:
Changing from IPv6 to IPv4
Resetting the network adapter on my laptop
Doing ipconfig yields:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b472:90df:c137:5688%10
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.86.136
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
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Hey all,

After shutting down my laptop running Vista, the next day I couldn't connect to the internet. It connects to the network but says "unidentified network" and there is no internet connectivity.
Now another laptop in my house connects the network fine and internet is working perfectly. So it is this laptop causing hassles.

I don't want to presume but it may have something to do with uninstalling AVG.
I tried to install AVG 2012 30 day trial and the install failed for some reason. I thought it might be some problem to do with older previous AVG versions on the laptop. There was no AVG on the add/remove programs function in control panel, but after seeing bits of AVG over the C: drive, I downloaded and used AppRemover to completely remove AVG. It found AVG 2010 (or 2011, I can't remember exactly) and I uninstalled it with that. I hibernated the computer a few times and think this was the first time I had shut down the pc since finishing this uninstall. Next time I booted up, my internet connectivity doesn't seem to be working.

Just speculating on what the cause of the problem is so am open to any suggestions.

:grinthumb Any help with this would be amazing! :grinthumb
 

A:Unidentified network, no Internet connectivity

Try CCleaner and do a registry sweep.
 

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Hi!

I have been using an Unidentified network for free internet connection where I live for sometime. I do not have access to the router or anything.
But suddenly internet has stopped working and it states Limited Connectivity.
I have tried few things like rebooting, disabling and and then again enabling the status of the connection, etc without any luck.
What should I do?
Please help me guys....The internet connection was awsome and completely free for me!
 

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I have a HP laptop that uses windows vista. A storm power outage occurred and since I have not been able to connect to the Internet. I had a tech from Comcast come out but couldn't figure it out. The tech said it could be my router but tried a different one and still nothing. The network, for me, is listed as "Unidentified" and the connection switches between Local Only and Limited Connectivity. It also says I am connected to my network with excellent strength. If I plug the router directly into the laptop it still doesnt work. I thought it might have something to do with Norton Anti-virus and tried disabling it but still not working. I was able to connect at a different location so I know it's not my computer. My phone will connect to my wifi network with no problem. I've been reading several different forums and trying all sorts of things. I've tried resetting both the modem and the network, unplugging both the modem and the network, the run/cmd/ipconfig all, and disabling and enabling the driver (local area connection) . I cannot access the default router page from my computer either to see if there was something not working. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
 

A:Unidentified Network -local only/limited connectivity

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Windows Vista
Gateway DX4200-09
64-bit operating system
Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Charter Internet

I recently moved and my computer has had trouble connecting ever since. My PC keeps
dropping the IP address and no amount of resetting has been able to fix it. One of the
few times I have had a connection, I checked for driver updates and everything is
fine. There is no problem with service when connected to my blu-ray player.
I've been trying to solve this for a couple weeks to no avail, and am
anxious to get this resolved.

Please Help, my cheap phone is the only way for me to
go online right now.
 

A:Solved: Unidentified Network-Limited/No Connectivity

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so i have 3 computers and 2 ipod touches on my network.
2 computer are connected via ethernet and one via wireless.
1 pc on ethernet works just fine as well as one ipod touch.

the remaining, not so much.
i have done practically everything
the computers show up on the network, can trade files and look fine, but when i click on an internet browser, IM, or email, i get no connectivity.

i have verified DHCP is on and working.
i have pinged google.com and it timed out
i did the repair icon
restarted routers, and modem
i released and renewed ip settings via cmd
disabled and enabled network connections

so far nothing has worked, any help would be great appreciated.
 

A:no internet connectivity on SOME computers on network. DHCP is on

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the comm... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50, x64 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3453 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1270, 192 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 137650 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GU163
Antivirus: None

Hi,

I have the same problem on two similar laptops, a Dell inspiron 1521 (details above) and a Dell insprion 1525.

When trying to connect wirelessly, and after typing in the network security password, the network is shown as a public "Unidentified network" to which I have "Limited connectivity". And that's it. It doesn't change.

The problem existed before a re-install of windows vista and all drivers from the back-up CD's on both machines. I have searched and read many posts but not been able to fix the problem. I hope the following information might be of some help;

C:\Users\Tom>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tom-Laptop
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-26-26-DA-C4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Unidentified network/Limited connectivity - Can't connect to internet

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Dell's web site.

Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?
 

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My LAN is not receiving packets. I believe I have the proper driver, but there appears to be some issue with configuration. I'm running 32-bit Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavillion dv6915nr (dv6700) with an Nvidia nForce 10/100/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter. Wireless works fine, but not LAN. Any ideas?

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : R2D2
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E1-4B-E1-93
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d99:2a81:29a1:14cf%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 24, 2013 2:17:21 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:18:11 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318775265
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-43-53-A8-00-1F-E1-4B-... Read more

A:Solved: LAN Unidentified Network Limited Connectivity Vista

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Hi, im trying to use a dell laptop running windows vista to connect to my bt homehub, which it has been doing succesfully since last may. However 3 days ago it started saying that bt homehub is an unidentifed network and it says i have limited or no connectivity, im unable to access the internet when its like this.

Im trying to connect wirelessly, and i tried connecting with an Ethernet cable and that worked fine, but i cant stay tethered to my homehub forever , the main pc also running vista connects fine, and so does my mums toshiba which is running XP
 

A:Vista problem, limited connectivity and unidentified network

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Unidentified network ethernet, IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity both have no network access, have tried a heap of solutions but none seem to work. i can connect to my wifi but cant connect to my ethernet

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
this does not work

ipconfig/release gives this
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 1 while it has its media disconnected.
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 11 while it has its media disconnected.

ipconfig/renew gives this
An error occurred while renewing interface Ethernet : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 1 while it has its media disconnected.
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 11 while it has its media disconnected.

need help as im very unsure on how to fix it
 

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I have two laptops, L1 and L2. Recently, L2 stopped connecting to the internet via my Linksys wireless router. However, L1 can still connect just fine via the same router. L1 runs winXP SP3, L2 runs win7 Home Premium x64 SP1. Usually when L1 or L2 stops connecting, I turn off the wireless cards on both computers, power-cycle the modem and router, turn on the wireless cards, and then the laptops both connect. However, this workaround isn?t working for L2 anymore.

The event viewer shows errors such as the following:

The IP address lease 192.168.1.100 for the Network Card with network address 0x70F1A12F2601 has been denied by the DHCP server 0.0.0.0 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message). Event ID 1002.


and

Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0xA4BADBB01388. The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server. Event ID 1003.


(I tried using both the wireless and ethernet cards, but both experienced the same lack of connectivity, with the same error messages.)

I have found seemingly relevant threads here and here, but the solutions proffered have not worked.

The network diagnostic tool says:

Root Cause: Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding. Root Cause Guid: {902390d9-0cd9-4f91-9e6c-8fa5e6dad657}... Read more

A:limited network connectivity - DHCP and DNS servers not responding

I should clarify that the problem was with L2, running win7. L1, running xp, had connectivity the whole time. Before doing a system restore, I also tried resetting the router (pushing reset button in back for 30 seconds), but that didn't solve the problem.

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Hi everyone. My internet connection is provided through the use of a wired LAN connection in my building. I recently upgraded my computer and since the upgrade I have been unable to connect to the internet - The network is unidentified and only has limited connectivity. I have tried the standard Vista troubleshooting solutions (trying to get the IP address automatically, resetting network adaptor) plus other potential fixes such such as changing Speed & Duplex of network cards, disabling windows firewall/security alerts etc. installing the latest LAN drivers, disabling IPv6, enabling/disabling network discovery, changing the network to a private network and so on. I have even purchased a new LAN card to ensure it wasn't a specific hardware problem, but this hasn't solved the issue. My ipcongig information is as follows: (I am currently using a borrowed wireless internet card at the moment)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Telstra Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Telstra Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
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A:Another Vista Limited Connectivity / Unidentified Network issue (Wired LAN)

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I'm wired to a cable modem, and I can't get an internet connection.

During the course of trying just about everything I've been able to find here and elsewhere to correct the problem, I ran into this after a successful ipconfig /release and attempting an ipconfig /renew:

An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server.

The only successful PING is to the computer_IP_address.

I noticed that there's no Default Gateway. Is there supposed to be an address there? If so, how do I create that?

Although I've already tried more things than I can recall or even begin to list, I'm more than willing to start at the beginning and try everything again, if anybody has the patience to suggest everything in the right order!
___________________
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kari-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Platform LAN Conne
ct
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D1-35-FD-B5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.229.22(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Limited Connectivity - Unidentified Network - Error Code 1231

Oh, thought this info was already in my signature:

Dell Dimension E520
Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Arris TM502G cable modem - wired
ISP - Time Warner RoadRunner
 

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Hello
I bought myself a new computer which was builed by me and my friend. once i got computer started the internet was kind of working but now it isn't and i cant even connect to my hotspot from my phone. Please help me

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Hi. I've been googling and trying all sorts of solutions suggested on online help forums but none of them seem to work. Hopefully you guys can help me with it.

I'm using a laptop running windows 7, 64-bit.

My laptop isn't new, and i did not do anything out of the ordinary to it when my lan connection suddenly stopped working. I am an exchange student currently studying and living in a corridor-hostel in Sweden. Every room has a lan connection (directly from the wall). The lan connection has been working fine for the past 1 month. But suddenly, my computer is no longer able to identify it. Other people have brought their laptop to my room and are still able to connect via the lan connection. Thus it is definitely an issue with my laptop.

This is the details when i do ipconfig /all in cmd:

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

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Samantha-VAIO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Juniper Network Connect Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-A0-B6-D2-07
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A:Laptop suddenly unable to connect via LAN. (Unidentified Network)

Try these:
Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public

Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

Another thing to try is clearing CMOS.
Disconnect all power (no AC and battery removed)
Press and hold the power button to two full minutes to drain any residual charge on the board/capacitors
Reconnect power and test.

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Hi,
I've been using the Hostednetwork from the netsh wlan commands for a long time . Now I've got a Intel Galileo Gen2 with a linux system running on it, but when I tried to access the hostednetwork from it, it returned with an error that the DHCP server doesn't
response. So I had a look at the "ipconfig -all" in cmd, it says that the DHCP service of "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" is disabled. I don't know how to enable it.
BTW, my phone works well with the hostednetwork, and my computer's wireless card is working well and its DHCP service is enabled.
Any help?
THANKS

A:Unable to start DHCP Service for the Hostednetwork from netsh wlan

Hi Rabbit.Chaser,
Are you working with a hostednetwork (netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourVirtualNetworkName  key=YourNetworkPassword)on a Windows 7 machine and you want to connect to the hostednetwork from a Linux system? Can we connect to the hostednetwork
from the Linux system before?
Have you tried to restart the hostednetwork?
To restart the hostednetwork:
"netsh wlan stop hostednetwork"
"netsh wlan stop hostednetwork".
If the issue persists, we could try to recreate the hostednetwork to have a check.
Considering the other devices worked well with the hostednetwork, I suspect there may be a compatibility issue here. We could try to ask for help from the Linux Forum.
Best regards

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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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Hi guys and girls

have a problem with a friends laptop and i need your help because ive run out of ideas and i dont like formatting unless i have tried as much as i can too rectify the problem and im close to losing the rest of my hair.

so the problem started with the normal limited connectivity, i was given the laptop and tried to rectify the problem using ip resets renew, release, ipvc reset, winsock reset and it wouldnt budge,

if i leave the ipv4 settings to automatic it will not display the ssid of the router, it will connect to it but display unidentified network, if i enter the ip address dns e.t.c then it will display the router but it will still not connect to the internet,

i have tried updating drivers, removing all drivers and letting windows rediscover and install driver.

i have also tried installing an internet dongle, the laptop will pickup the dongle, install the software but then display no connection.

i then tried installing a belkin wirless adapter but since the software is only up to vista i dont believe it has worked. ( everything installed ok but still will not connect to the internet)

i am also finding out that it is not getting proxy details either. and on occasions i will get limited connectivity or the adapter will refuse to connect to the router.

i have run xirrus wifi inspector on both my laptop (working) and his laptop (not working)

the signal strength runs from about -44db too -50db which is strong enough but the automatic ip address di... Read more

A:Solved: limited connectivity, unidentified network, connected but not connected.

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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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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 reformatted my computer because after installing service pack 1 and other updates from Feb 14th my computer has been having issues getting a dhcp from my router. I have a windows 7 home premium 32 bit laptop that works just fine. I also have a ubuntu machine that pulls an address from this router and an xbox 360. From what I've read other places online it appears this is a bug with dhcp that appears some time around windows 7 service pack 1 x64. Is this update the one causing issues with the dhcp problems I'm having? Should I uninstall service pack 1 or reformat and not let windows install this? I'm a little confused as to what this problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:Dhcp issues and network connectivity issues since windows 7 x64 sp1

I've never heard of a service pack creating a DHCP problem.

You might want to try resetting your router either by pushing in the reset button "hold in for ten seconds" or you can reset the router from the router's service page or unplug the router for ten minutes then plug it back in again.

Just because other machines can pick up the DHCP address doesn't mean it's working correctly for all machines. Routers can limp along sometimes but the functionality becomes erratic until you reset them.

Or you can try using the ipconfig commands, such as the ones outlined in the link below.
ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility

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I can not get seeral of my services to run - when i try to run firewall it says the service cant start, i try to manually and get errrors.  When I go to network and sharing center, the top network that should be my pc and the map - is blank with Unidentified and says the dependency service or group failed to start.  I have paid for a windows recover CD, rain it, nothing changed.  ran sfc /scannow - nothing - ran malwarebytes and  superantispyware - nothing other than a few tracking cookies found.  i connect to the internet with limited connectivity and can not open web pages or anything at all.  The home network works wirelessly, i can access files.  Please help if you can,

A:Services wont start, cant run firewall and Network lists as UNIDENTIFIED.

Have you tried system restore to an earlier time, or even, press F8 and select " Last Known Good Configuration " ???

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Hi there!

Over the past couple of weeks my Windows Vista 32bit partition has randomly stopped being able to recognise and connect to my wireless network. After searching through other threads I saw that most answers required a copy of the results from an ipconfig /all dos command, so here's the results of that:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GregsImac
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. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-D4-75-DA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-63-BD-48-35
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-52-7F-99-3B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Limited Connectivity - Unable to identify wireless network

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Hello,

I returned from Vacation today to find that my work PC is not able to network at all. I usually use a cabled connection, this was not recognised by windows (however the lights on the network card were flashing as normal).

I then gave up and tried to install a wireless dongle (as I thought there was an issue with the networking port on the motherboard). The driver for the wireless dongle is installed correctly, and it is operating correctly according to device manager, however it's not possible to activate the menu to select a network from the taskbar.

The icon showing on the taskbar is just the normal computer symbol with red-x. If you right click and go to network and sharing center, it's not possible to get to the adapter settings (the system tries but it times out). It ends up on the Network and Sharing center screen, with "Unknown" next to the networking symbol. There is also the message "The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion". Neither the wired NIC or the wireless dongle are visible here at all.

I've tried the things I normally would (re-installing drivers for the wireless dongle, enabling and disabling the network adapters) but nothing seems to change.

Does anyone have any advice on some steps I could try?

Thanks

Vincent

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Hello,

About a week ago at my parents house, my wireless internet stopped working. The status says "limited or no connectivity" and when I attempt to repair the network it tells me "unable to renew ip address."

At first I thought maybe there was a problem with the home router, but the internet on the other computers in the house were working fine. Then I came back to my house and its the same thing: the internet on all of my roommate's computers is working fine, but mine is still having thte same problem.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Wireless network connection status: limited or no connectivity/Unable to renew IP add

your LAN card must be death
 

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Good evening from Aus.

I'm having some very serious problems with Windows 7 at the moment. I've been running it since about 30th November last year, and it has run flawlessly... until about 3 weeks ago.

To sum up the issue before i start getting into its history, on startup (every one now, without exception) I get the blue "busy" circle around my network icon in the toolbar. It stays like this for 15+ minutes, and will randomly either accept the network and internet connection, or stay on permenantly. The real issue (apart from not being able to access the internet/network) is that while doing this, i cannot access the network and sharing center, or any service to do with internet or networking.

When i try, i get the blue circle of doom next to my cursor for 5-10 seconds, like it is preparing to open whatever i tried, and... nothing. No window opens, nothing is running as far as i can tell from the task manager. It tries to open and just doesn't. It's a little different with the network and control center, as the window opens, but it is just blank-white.

A short list of things that this happens with include:

-Windows firewall
-Windows defender
-Network and control center
-internet options
-internet explorer
-steam
-windows live
-right click > troubleshoot problems on network icon in toolbar
-system restore (works 50% of the time)

Troubleshoot steps i have tried:

-Various network cables
-A different hub and plugging the cable directly into my comp
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A:Grave issue with internet/network connectivity on start

Looks like you have tried everything under the sun. If not, lets assume you have.

Do a system restore.

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I have new emachines g525 laptop with windows 7 installed and updated (today).

The laptop has both cat5 and wifi networking and the issue I have is with the wifi although I haven't attempted it with the wired network.

My network consists of a gateway computer (not running windows) that has both an internal and external network interface, and there is a WiFi access point for the internal network.

The laptop connects to the access point and obtains an internal IP address using DHCP. The only access to the outside world is via a squid proxy on the gateway machine.

The problem is that when I connect with WiFi it sets the network as an "Unidentified network" and hence sets it as a "Public network". I can manually modify this each time to "Home network" via the "Choose homegroup and sharing options" in "Network and Sharing Center". If I go to the "Set network Properties" popup it displays the Network name as "Unidentified network" and the icon as a bench. I am unable to change either of these properties even though the Network name field looks to be a text entry box. I would like to change the network name and have the laptop automatically use "Home network" for this connection.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:"unidentified Network" unable to change.

This comes up a lot. This post has some fixes for that problem. Windows 7 Unidentified Network Help!

More fixes described here. http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...d-network.html


Another easy fix for this problem here. http://thegeekden.blogspot.com/2009/...-7-solved.html

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My sister's computer is connected via ethernet cable that runs from our linksys router to my computer. All of a sudden her connection becomes limited or none at all. I've eliminated all hardware problems, her cables work, her nic card works, my router works. So I know it's not our cables and router.

I've tried the ipconfig dealies, it still cannot acquire an IP. I've tried manually setting up the IP through TCP/IP and still no luck?

Am I doing something wrong?
Confused....
 

A:Not acquiring IP from DHCP thus, limited or no connectivity

I'm confused. It sounds like she is able to connect, yet you go on to say she can't get an IP?

Assuming she CAN connect, but it is kicking her off.....have you tried updating her NIC drivers?
 

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 and I cannot get network connectivity with it. It sees that a network exists, but does not get an address through DHCP and if I set a static connection, appears to send and receive packets, yet things like DNS lookups fail entirely.

My network consists of a Billion 643 Wireless/4 port router setup for DHCP - addressess are 192.168.2.x - connected to an ADSL modem. I have another Windows XP Home machine that connects fine, as do my Linux boxes - no tweaking ever required.

I have tried plugging in a USB ethernet adaptor and a WLAN card into the offending machine, always with the same lack of results. I doubt if this is a hardware problem, because when I ran a Ubuntu Linux live CD on the machine it found the network automatically.

The problem machine is a Sony Vaio Type M and the OS is in Japanese, which I read poorly.

I have switched the Windows Firewall off. Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition is running on the machine (installed by default by Sony). I wonder if this is causing problems, but I can't seem to switch it off or uninstall it. I can't see any other internet security software that running. Basically, only the default installation programs are running.

Thanks!
 

A:Windows XP DHCP/Connectivity problems

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For the past few days, I've been trying to get internet activity on my PC but I just can't. I've upgraded from XP SP2 to XP SP3 for the obvious to get more critical updates, security and better service but ever since the upgrade I can't. Whenever I've gone back in time with system restore is the only time I've been able to get on the net but that is no longer a solution now thanks to me moving the restore up and not being able to go further back.

Long story short, the 2 computer icons on the lower right hand of my screen says limited or no connectivity. I've researched this problem and I found something interesting. I went into command prompt and typed in 'services.msc' and it brought me to a window named Services(Local). The directions told me to check on DHCP Client and to make sure that it said Automatic under Startup Type and that the Status was Started. Well when I went there the Status was blank even though my Startup Type was on Automatic. I then right clicked the spot and tried to Start which was the only action option available and I got this message: Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. I then went down the list to TCP/IP Netbios Helper Properties and got the same message as above except it said TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service in place of DHCP Client service.

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A:Limited or No Connectivity? Could DHCP Client Not Starting Be The Cause?

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