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problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

Q: problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network


I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


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A: problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
do... Read more

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I have a few domain client computers running Windows 7 Pro SP1 (both x86 and x64) which on daily basis have problem with network profile. For some reason network profile changes from domain to public, blocking myriad of ports and making computer isolated
from the rest of network for many services. MS has some hotfix (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2524478) and I found x86 version
also. Today one client had problems, I solve it temporarily via PS remoting and afterwards I tried to install .msu but with no luck - there was an error saying that update package was not applicable. What might be the cause of this error? Also is there any
other better solution for this network problem since it has become very annoying. Fortunately PowerShell remoting is very capable of doing virtually anything but in this case problem happens all over again.

Thanks in advance!

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Most of my clients get their internet connection from the same central hub/server at corporate HQ. They are located in various buildings across the state.

We have been having a strange issue where at seemingly random times they get booted off of our domain. Let's just say its called aaa.com. Now this usually occurs at times where they turn on the computer in the morning, they lock the computer, or even after a period of inactivity at random intervals that make no sense. We think that it may have something to do with degrading lines, but even new lines with switches causes the routing to go to a different computer!!!

This all started when we noticed that we were losing our default gateway on random computers, which is 192.168.X.1! Always! The x variable ranges from 2-17 based on whatever location you are at. The weird thing is, it's not a total loss of network connection. In some cases they can still access email, surf the web and we can even remotely connect to them. They don't even truly get booted off the network. Their computer is still registered on aaa.com. The network connection is just changed public network, though under computer and properties you still see computername.aaa.com.

My thinking is that there is a yet unidentified rouge device lingering somewhere on the network but with a total of 22+ locations. It will difficult to track down, and sometimes there are different IPs that take the network over, otherwise I wouldn't be getting different public ne... Read more

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix this laptop for a friend of my dad. As the title of the thread says, when I try to connect to any wireless network, Network and Sharing Center shows the network to be Public and refuses to connect, displaying "Access: Local Only" Currently, my network is set up as ATT DSl --> modem --> router, which is then connected to my wired connection and broadcasts wirelessly.

I have another computer running Windows 7 connected wirelessly and another running Windows 7 connected via wired connection. The Vista laptop connects to the internet perfectly when an ethernet cable is used, but a wireless connection results in the aforementioned error.

I've browsed through what seems like thousands of pages of people with the same problem but no one really seems to know what the cause is.

Here's all the stuff I've tried so far:

TCP/IP refresh/repair
pinging sites = timeout
uninstalling Norton
uninstalling Mcafee (turns out they had them both installed)
disabling UAC
trying to connect to router homepage while wireless = failed
DHCP disabling
installing SP1/SP2/updates
Windows network diagnostic = generic answers and no working solutions
disabling firewall (windows generic)
multiple system restores
disabling IPv6
making sure IP Addess and DNS are assigned automatically
connecting to an unsecured network in the hopes that it might have just been my network
booting Linux and wirelessly connecting to the router =... Read more

A:Solved: Public Network - Access: Local Only (Please help!)

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I have a group of Windows 7 PCs on a VLAN that get all correct DHCP addressing including IP, Gateway, Subnet, DNS, Suffix, ETC... but they do not get a domain connection, they get a public connection. This is only happening to random PCs, some connect while
others will just not and get public everytime. I have had others eventually connect for no apparent reason so i am trying to find the root cause.

They are all DHCP clients and they only work for sure if I static the addresses with the same info except put them on the non DHCP VLAN.

Any ideas or areas to start troubleshooting? I know the addressing information is right and the routing is correct because the phones works regardless and the printers worked static'd. It just is an issue with a few random Windows 7 Domain Clients on DHCP
that keep getting public network, unidentified.... Please help!!

They have the correct DNS Suffix as well yet still do not find Domain.


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Hello and thanks in advance for your assistance.
My mom's laptop will not connect to the/any wireless network.  It connects to the network "local only" and "public network" on a secured network that she had to enter the password to get on to.  
It has been problematic for the last 3 months or so.  At first, it was an intermittent loss of connection for a few minutes here and there, or low connection quality.  We got her a WAP to get her closer to the signal and that didn't solve a thing.  We got her an amplified deal but no dice.  On the network, we have a lot of machines that do overnight backups (and she's normally only on her machine late at night) and considered that their traffic was blocking her out; so we set up a second wireless network just for internet but that didn't help either.  We replaced the router somewhere in there too.  [I should note that we have an IT guy that does most of this for us, but he just got out of brain surgery last week, so he cannot help us now; nor am I sure of every last thing he did previously to try and fix her stuff].  More recently, I started seeing this "Local Only" business, but it DID sometimes go away and give her internet access after a brief outage.  Last night, it went to "local only" and never went back to normal.  Considering all of the equipment changes and stuff, (and the fact that I didn't want to be at her house all night banging my head on the wall) I decided to... Read more

A:Vista SP2 Wireless "Local Only Public Network" No Internet Connectivity

Forgot that I also set the 'connection specific DNS Suffix" in the ipv4 advanced settings dialog at some point.  I did this based on comparing my IPCONFIG to hers.

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I am usually the person to go to when someone has computer problems, however this time I am stumped. I am running on average thirteen computers on my network. Recently we switched nine of those computers over to Windows 7. I am unsure if it is just a Windows 7 problem, but every time someone docks their computer in the morning (most of the employees here take their computers home) they do not connect to the network properly an they get domain.local (unauthenticated) with the yellow triangle warning sign. This problem has not been specific to any computer, just the ones with Windows 7, and sometimes it happens sometimes it doesnt. What happens is while trying to figure out what is wrong, the error goes away and the computer connects to the network but only for a period of time, sometimes most of the day and sometimes only ten or fifteen minutes.

I tried disabeling the TCP/IP 6 - no difference
I tried removing the computer from the network and reconnecting it - no difference
I called in outside IT people - no difference

A:Solved: network error domain.local (unauthenticated)

More details about your network, please. What version of Windows 7? You have a domain, or just a router? Connecting by ethernet or wireless? If by wireless, does ethernet work OK?

For a time when there is a successful connection please show for one of the machines ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


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

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 a domain network with about 25 XP workstations. Currently they are all local admin users. We want to try to stop them loading unapproved software and other junk. Can I remove the local admin rights and just make them a standard user? If they are set as a standard user will the Windows Updates still install without entering an admin password?? Also, what about Java and Adobe updates? What is the best way to handle this?


A:Removing local admin rights on domain network

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

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I'm having the most bizarre issue with like 9 machines in my network, all Windows 7 Ent x86. Basically, for some reason these 9 machines lose the Domain network profile once a day, randomly, and it's always after the GP is applied automatically.
The thing is:

I got another couple of hundreds of machines under the same set of policies (confirmed with GPResult), and only 9 are affected, so a GP is not the issue.
1 of the 9 affected machines is in another location with a different subnet, router, switch, ISP, different everything network-wise.
There are no local firewall rules (there was however a rule blocking inbound Explorer.exe connection for domain profiles only, but this can't cause any harm, the rule was deleted just in case though). Running GP update manually, or waiting for the automatic policy request does not reproduce the problem.The issue can happen at any time and under any circumstance; whether the user is logged on or not, computer locked or not, etc.When the issue happens, the network icon has a yellow exclamation sign and it is "Identifying network" until the next policy update.On the Firewall service logs, I can see how the Network profile changes back and forth a few times, ending in Network Profile=None.The computers are different models between HPs and Dells.An IPConfig /renew or a computer restart fixes the issue, until next day when it happens again.
I have set a scheduled task to renew the IP every morning, and provided a script for... Read more

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When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

A:Network Connection Shows Unknown Public Network

Quote: Originally Posted by seven15heaven


When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

I think a picture of the problem might help because I'm not completely sure about this.

It sounds like you may have inadvertently set up a wireless guest network when you set up your router.

Sometimes this is automatic on certain routers but there should be a way to disable it from the routers set up page.

Since they are both using the same SSID I'm assuming this guest network is set up outside the regular network so as to keep anyone connecting from accessing your data.

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Hi Guys and Gals,

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

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

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

Now i have tried the following:

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

ip config -

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


Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

A:Public network - unidentified network cant change to home

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Aight, let the fun begin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wireless IP is correct at

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

How do I do it?

I would be very grateful for any sort of help.

A:unidentified network - public network Windows 7 64bit

Hi Villas

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


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Dumb question here: I have just one computer. When I connect to the internet via dial-up, my computer says I'm part of a network and it wants me to choose between Public Network and Home Network.

I'm assuming the "network" detected is my dial-up connection and that I should choose "Public Network". Am I assuming correctly, or is my network type selection irrelevant to my dial-up settings.


A:Home Network, Public Network & Dial-Up

The security is different between the two. Unless you are out looking for wifi hot spots "public", then you should use the Home networking feature, although the workgroup may work better for you.

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Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network! This is with my ethernet cable. Also does not connect to the Internet. I have Googled but the way it shows how to do it is not available to me! Oh I am using Windows 7 professional. [IMG][/IMG]

Thank you in advance

A:Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network!

See Fix Windows 7 Network Connection Stuck In Public Mode - gHacks Tech News

If it is not obvious the link to fixit - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2578723/

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One domain user recently can't see network drives and use printer. When you join a domain it automatically maps those drives and ads that printer, and it did, but now it is all gone. You can't even see disconnected drives in My computer. I am able to ping
those drives, but that's it. And this occurs only on one computer on one user. If log in to different user on that computer everything is fine and if I log in with that user on different computer it also works. Tried looking for disabled services, but couldn't
any that would be turned off from the most important (Workstation, Network location awareness, Network list service). Any suggestions?

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This sounds really noobie of me but is it possible to improve local network transfer speed by adding a 2nd network card. I was planning to connect one exclusively for lan transfers and another one hooked to a separate wireless router.

Right now only a maximum of 3 users can stream SD videos off the PC before it gets a little choppy.

The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

This is Gb LAN, and 300Mbps wireless but even the 65Mbps limited laptop has no problem.

I'm not really sure why you are seeing these limitations but it may be the router.

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Heyy i got some error when i wana connect to the internet using my other computer i got 2 computers 1 with the internet modem in (my sisters room) and the 1 in (my room) connecting to the internet through from my (sisters computer) my sisters computer has her internet running as i speak im using it.. but when i click "network and sharing center" i got (Unidentified Network (Public Network)) can anyone please help? im using a Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) network card. so only my network is working with no internet my internet in (my room) used to work, but seems like when i changed xp to vista 32bit help plz thanks everyone

A:Unidentified Network (Public Network)

You dont happen to be running AVG 8 are you? Seems like there are some cases where it is causing problems with the network stack that Vista uses. I have found it to be the culprit on my Vista Ultimate x64 system but on my Vista Home Basic x64 laptop it has no problems (granted I am using wireless connection for the laptop and wired for the desktop).

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Step #1
Close everything from router, modem to your tower. unplug everything, literally everything and let it sit for a minute or two,
read windows 7 unidentified network, No internet access

Eversince i came back from a short vacation
my pc has being acting up and hasn't being able to get back to work.
No connection, slow shut down 0x9f errors
I have no idea where to start so i figured i should start with the networking problems.

I am currently using my laptop to communicate in the internet hoping to find a solutions to the problems which my current Tower are having so i could move on to tackle the 9f errors.

Im currently using
Windows 7 Ultimate x 32
4gb corsair
Inter(r) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q 6600 @ 2.40 Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
TP-Link TL-WR340G Router

Thing is Both of my Laptop and Tower are connected to the router via cable.
My laptop is working perfectly fine despite of being old Window XP
but my tower's LAN is not working eventho i had enabled it just a couple minutes ago.
but a few reboots ago, the LAN took forever to "enable"

I had being going tru a few of the thread regarding the same problem here in this forum but i have yet found any solutions.

A:Unifentified Network - Public Network

If updating the drivers does not fix the issue, to narrow down the prime cause of the crash let’s put the computer in a clean boot state and troubleshoot the issue.

Putting your system in clean boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. If yes, you may go ahead and disable or uninstall the same.

Follow the below steps to put your computer in clean boot state:

1. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrator rights.
2. Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER to start the System Configuration Utility. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
3. On the General tab, click Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)
4. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
5. Click OK, and then click Restart.

The above steps would put the computer in clean boot state.

You should be able to tell if an installed program is causing this problem or not.

You might try running the sfc/scannow command to see if there are any file integrity problems.

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First time here and hope somone can help. I know this issue has been raised before and does appear with SOLVED attached to it - but they do not work for me.

History - Windows 7 machine that has worked perfectly through a netgear router since windows 7 first came out. Switched it on three days ago and it would not connect. My wifes XP and a laptop using XP connect - no problems whatsoever.

So far I have tried all the fixes that have been listed in these forums with no success. So as a last resort I have done a clean install of windows 7 and still have the same problem - Unidentified network.

I have disconnected the other pc's on the network and have reset the Routers status back to its original settings and then tried to 'Set up new connection or network' but the system will not find the router. (I have already checked the ethernet cable and swapped it with a new one). So here I am on a laptop wondering whether to throw my computer down the nearest mineshaft,

I have noticed that when I tried to enable/disable the network adaptor - a Nvidia nforce networking controller which is an onboard LAN on my Asus P5N-E sli motherboard - it 'hangs' or becomes unresponsive which means I have to power down the computer and re boot. I have 'flashed' the bios on the motherboard and still no joy.

I m starting to believe that it may be a motherboard issue as opposed to windows 7 - any help would b greatly appreciated as I have 2 websites that I desparately need to update.

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A:Unidentified Network - Public Network

Would try 2 things:
remove/update the NIC drivers on the motherboard
Bypass the router completely and see if the issue remains

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Hi, I've had this for some time, but I rebooted my PC to get a message on the right side of my screen (Windows 8) asking me if I'd like to join some network. I stupidly clicked it without actually thinking about it (I had previously actually tried to connect my Windows 7 laptop to my desktop and failed and was thinking this was that). But after clicking yes I had second thoughts and wondered exactly what I had accepted. Did it open my PC/Internet to hacking or something? I've attached a pic of my Network Connections and Network Sharing Information (with personal information blacked out). Have I done something silly? Is this dangerous? If so, how do I undo? And what's with the Network 3 thing? Why isn't it Network 2? My internet works fine (with the occasional hick-up, simply requiring fixing with the usual tools). Are there any problems? Should I be worried?

A:Unidentified Network Public Network

Anyone? I've seen posts regarding how to make it private, but not posts explaining whether it is a problem or not, and why. I want to know whether it's OK or whether I should actually follow instructions to make it private.

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Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
i have shared folder in work group i can access this folder for one PC all time but
another PC some time  this message appears when access 

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I have two computers connected to the same modem with a printer connected to the one. The problem is that I can neither find the printer through Windows from the other computer so that I'll be able to print documents from both computers nor can I create a local network between the computers. I can't understand what the problem is because both computers connect to the internet without any problems.

A:Problem with the local network

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The laptop always shows the local network folder but the computer only shows the local netowrk folder sometimes, why is this? How can i sort this problem out?

A:Local network problem...

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I set up a local network using three computers. Two are running Windows 98-se and one is using XP, I used a LINKSYS 4 port router, I have cable Internet service. The problem: sometimes they see each other, sometimes not. I can access the Internet only on one computer (one of the ones using windows 98se) what can I do to get Internet access on all computers?

A:Local network problem

On all the computers, open up a command prompt and run IPCONFIG /all

See what IP address information they are all getting. The only thing that should be different is the actual IP address. The subnet mask, gateway and DNS addresses should all be identical.

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I use window 7 professional and have a local network to connect to internet, but when i connect, network and sharing center appear 2 networks connected,one of them is allways unidentifined networks, both of them are local area connection and i cant connect to internet. How can i resolve it, please help me

A:Local network problem

The unidentified networks, are these wireless? Any probs connecting over a fixed wired Ethernet setup?

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so my school has a large wifi network on campus, yay. But I can't seem to use it. I have a wifi card made by microsoft. What happens is 99.9% of the time I try to connect to it I connect and siginal strength is "very good" or "excellent" but I windows fails to renew my IP address. I try to repair the connection a million time but it doesn't work still. It's only worked 3 times so far. Everyone else around me with a laptop can connect to the network no problem. I tried repairing the connection with no luck. I went to the command prompt and typed

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

and /renew fails.

I tried WindowsXP Sock Fix. Still nothing.
I went down to my school's "computer help desk" and wouldn't you know that it worked when I was down there so they couldn't help me, but the second I leave it doesn't work. Great, I don't really wanna stand around the computer help desk to use wifi. I think this world doesn't want me to use wifi..... any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

A:WindowsXP + SP2 + public wifi network = "this network has limited or no connectivity"


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Hi folks

Hope somebody can help me here.
I'm in charge of our present network here at work, however i'm no geek (no offense), only just manage to somehow keep it running
The network is setup with a Domain server (NT4) and all of the PC's that are in it are either XP Pro SP1 or SP2.
My problem is actually allowing laptop PC's outside of the Domain (in say a Workgroup) to use printers inside of the Domain.
PCs with the original version of WinXP Pro SP1 installed can be seen and also the printers by the Laptops.
PCs with WinXP Pro SP2 installed can be seen but I am unable to see the printers. from the Laptops, WHY???
Laptops are connecting via a wireless connection and are able to surf the internet.
Hope this makes sense to someone and you are able to help me here.

Thanks inadvance

A:Network printing problem. Workgroup to Domain?

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I have been having problem connecting to my wireless modem through LAN cable out of a sudden 4 weeks ago.

Whenever I try to connect now, it will say "acquiring network address" and it will subsequently fail or says "limited or no connectivity". I've tried repairing the connection but it doesn't seem to work.

To check whether it is the problem with my modem, I have tested using my wireless connection and it seems to work fine. I've also ping and got the response immediately.

Laptop - Dell Inspiron 640M
Modem - Dynalink RTA1025W
Network Card - Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Thank you in advance for advice.

A:Problem with Local Area Network

The symptoms are you have either a driver issue, bad cable, bad port on the router, or a bad NIC.

I'd start by reloading the NIC drivers, if that doesn't do it, use a new cable and a new port on the router. If all else fails, you'll need a new NIC. Since that would be part of the motherboard, let's hope it's not the NIC.

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I am having trouble with transfer speeds on my local network. 3 x Windows 7 PC's and one Linux Ubuntu. All computers are connected via gbit LAN setup in homegroup sharing (Ubuntu PC via Samba share).

When transfering files via Windows Explorer between the Windows PC's I get about 60-70 MB/s which is good. However when I transfer via FTP I only get about 11-12 MB/s, looks like speed is limited to 100mbit.

Also transfers in Windows Explorer between Ubuntu PC and any of the Windows PC's is limited in the same way (100mbit).

Anyone know what the problem could be? Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Local Network speed problem on LAN

Quote: Originally Posted by flikker

I am having trouble with transfer speeds on my local network. 3 x Windows 7 PC's and one Linux Ubuntu. All computers are connected via gbit LAN setup in homegroup sharing (Ubuntu PC via Samba share).

When transfering files via Windows Explorer between the Windows PC's I get about 60-70 MB/s which is good. However when I transfer via FTP I only get about 11-12 MB/s, looks like speed is limited to 100mbit.

Also transfers in Windows Explorer between Ubuntu PC and any of the Windows PC's is limited in the same way (100mbit).

Anyone know what the problem could be? Any help greatly appreciated.

What malare/firewall. FTP uses different ports through them than IE (25 vs 80)

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My computer is telling me a local area connection cable is unplugged. I looked behind the computer and didnt notice anything "unplugged". Any ideas what this could mean?

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Over a two day period I spent four hours with Netgear premium support to resolve an issue I thought would take them ten seconds. I added a device to my network with a DHCP reservation and used port forwarding to make it accessible from outside my network. The device is an Arduino microcontroller with an ethernet shield which uploads data from a sensor that I monitor remotely. According to many Arduino Forum posts I read, I should be able to enter into the address bar my device IP address, a colon, and the port I have forwarded for it. For example: and see the data my device is reporting. That didn't work.

Finally Netgear gave me a web adress that resembles 76.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx and that works. Nothing in this address resembles my network, my device, or the forwarded port. I asked them how they came up with that but clearly they didn't want to take the time to explain. I asked, what if I want to do this again in the future- do I have to go through all this again? They said "yes, call us again and have a nice day." I have to go back to my router settings and make sure they didn't just dump me into a DMZ!

So my questions to you sages is what's the significance of this address that starts with 76, why is there so little out there about it? Does my ISP have control over this or does my router? And most of all how do I achieve this seemingly simply remote access myself?

Thank you!

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I have WinXP Pro and WinXP Home running on a local network... When I boot them both up I cant connect to either PC... I am on the same workgroup (MSHOME), I can see both computer names but when I want to access a shared resource I get a denied message... How can I connect to each computer??

BTW, if I map a drive to the other computer shared folder it works just fine but when i want to go through this method:
My Network Places--View Workgroup computers--<computer name>, I cant get through...

A:WinXP Pro and Home local network problem

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Ive tried basically evrything.
Ive tried Ip/tscp dumps
bios lan checks
system restores
2 separate other wireless network adapter
tried sharing network with another computer
to no avail, im alas stuck.
What to do?

A:There was a problem with a local area network driver

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Can you please fill in your System Specs ..

The Link below will help you achieve this ...
System Info - See Your System Specs
Have you any errors in the Device Manager ? ....

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I work in a company with almost 80 Windows 7 computer and another 200 or 250 Windows Xp computers in the domain, sometimes when users try to copy information to the File Server (Windows Server 2008) or to the network, the copy starts but never finish. It just stay there and the only way is to force the shut down to the computer and start over copying files one by one, this only happens in Windows 7 computers and does not always happen but it is very common

Is this a Know issue in Windows 7? What can be happening in our Network??

If I try to do the same copy locally on the computer the copy ends successfully, the problem only hapends when the copy is to the network (Just Windows 7 computers, Xp computers works fine)

Thank you all.

A:Windows 7 Domain Computers Problem with copies to network drives

I would like to suggest you update the network card driver and run Windows Update to install all the important updates first.

If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you disable the automatic adjustment for the TCP window size on the network to check the issue.

1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
2. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

4. Exit the Command Prompt window.
5. Restart the computer.


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I'm running into a problem with connecting to network drives over a VPN. The common difference is whether or not the computer is part of the domain by default.

1) Computers connecting to VPN using local account on computer: Prompted for a domain login when attempting to use the network drives. Can get in.

2) Computers connecting to VPN using a domain account (but on another network): Unable to connect. Specific error changed based on below info.
A) Computer logged on and connected to an outside network. Never connected to domain network: Can't find folder error.
B) Connects to domain network at some point before connecting to an outside network and using VPN: Might be in use error, attached.

A:VPN Network Shared Drive Error Domain/Non-Domain Differences

Sounds more like the network the VPN connection puts you in has trouble making kerberos connections to domain controllers, but NTLM connections work fine (kerb might be blocked). The errors are likely bogus if you can get #1 to work - if the computer is connected to a domain it's going to want to use Kerb before NTLM, and if the machine still has (what it thinks is) a viable kerb ticket, it's going to try and validate that with a DC (to achieve auth), and if this fails, so does the connection.

This may not actually be the case, of course, but it sure has the symptoms of it.

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Hi all first post, hopefully someone here can help with this perplexing problem, I'm in Iceland and the local ISP's tech couldn't solve so I'm hoping someone here can.

The simplified version.

I have adsl through my ISP which provides both TV and internet. I am connected through their router, directly cat 5e through one switch which splits off to main floor cable box and then into the computer room.

Here's the interesting part, when connecting directly to my laptop I get a internet connection no problems. Take the same wire over to the desktop and nothing works, only rarely is it even able to do a ping or tracert.

At this point I figured a possible hardware issue, onboard ethernet. So I used a wireless NIC and then a normal expansion NIC with the same results. Figured at this point, likely motherboard problem. So at this point when I was about to buy a whole new mobo, I wen't to my brothers house with my desktop, hooked up the computer and bam the internet worked instantly with no problems.

So this is a very unusual one, I'm not a total noobie and have tried lots of fixes from these and other forums. The specific error message I get when using win7 diagnostic on the adapter is:

Ip config error: doesn't have a valid ip configuration

So the ultimate question is if the hardware is ok, why does my desktop refuse to work with the same connection that works perfectly on my laptop.

Thanks for any help, I'm at a loss and anxious to finally figure out what is going on here.

A:Unusual network problem, local IP techs can't solve

If you can post your ipconfig /all of the problem machine while it's connected that might help to figure out this problem.

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Yesterday i installed the Linksys BEFSR41 DSL router. The connection to the internet works from every port/switch (1 to 4). But the pc`s that are connected to the ports can't "see" eachother, so i can`t share files or printers. If i put another switch on a port of the linksys and i connect the pc`s to that switch then they "see" eachother and they can connect to the internet. But then i don`t use 3 ports of the Linksys :-(
What could be the problem? I think it should be a setting in the Linksys, i tried some but it didn`t work. Which setting could it be?



A:Connection Problem with local network Linksys BEFSR41v4

May be problem with subnet mask

Hi ,

As for my knowledge,
If you want to connect to another system on your router , all the connections should have the same "Sub net Mask"

You can see the subnet mask assigned using start -> run -> cmd

and "ipconfig/all"


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I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network.

The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

Disabling public folders under public network settings disables public folders for the home network also, preventing people on my local area network from accessing my PC.

Refer this screenshot if you don't get my problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6878074832/

In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

A:Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network

I think it's because you set up a Public Network as your first interface. Because of this it may not be possible to turn off the Public file sharing option.

You don't need to use both interfaces to share the wireless connection with your wife. You can do that with a single interface by just setting up a Home Network on one of the interfaces then sharing out from that interface using software to make it easier like Connectify.

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Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer? I would connect the computer directly to the corporate network. 
For what reasons could this be blocked (firewall? policy? settings on server-side?) and what configuration is needed to make sure it is possible to access a network share with a non-domain computer?
Thanks already for your help!

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I've got a machine running Windows 7 logged on the network domain but when I try to map a share to a machine on the network, but not registered on the domain I cannot connect (even though I have a local account on the networked machine).When attempting to connect Windows 7 prompts me for my connection credentials and it automatically fills in the domain name.  How can I connect to this network share using credentials that are local to that network share?

A:Logging in to Non-Domain Network Share from computer on Domain

When you say local credentials I assume you mean local on the "TestServer", not local on the Windows 7 box. Then you should be able to just type in TestServer\LocalAccount and the password (the domain you see should automatically switch to "TestServer")Also; have you tried mapping the drive using the IP address (i.e. \\xx.xx.xx.xx\TestShare)?

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I looked up this forum today as I saw it is a great place to get some help, so I thought I'd ask.

We switched our internet provider yesterday (virginmedia to talktalk) and the switch has been easy as pie for everything we have, from the xbox, to PCs, to phones, etc... but my laptop simply will not do the same. It picks up the network, but no data comes back. It just says 'unidentified network' and 'local only'.

I've been fiddling with settings, looking up troubleshooting guides, looking at youtube help videos... and yet I still have the same problem. I've been doing this for about 5 hours now and it's driving me nuts.

It's a Toshiba laptop and runs vista, if that's important.

I've also seen that taking an ipconfig/all shot and a xirrus screenshot also helps in this situation so i'm posting below. Please help!

Thanks for your time!


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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : blahblahblah
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless connection problem - Local only/unidentified network

you have the : Atheros AR5007EG and vista - which have proved problematic - see the solutions below

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
however , you have a fixed IP on the wireless adapter - although that looks ok if the cable works
change to a dhcp - yes - see how below

If you connect to the router by cable is that working OK

Setup to Automatically get IP and DNS
Setup to Automatically get an IP and DNS (DHCP) - for Vista

Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007

Over the last couple of years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Man... Read more

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i am creating a local network of just 2 PCs. 1st one is using windows 7 OS and the 2nd one is using windows 8.1 . Error i am facing is when i click on TCP/IP(v4) properties in 2nd PC(win 8.1 pc) it says that ""In order to configure TCP/IP, you
must install and enable a network adapter card.". 1st pc is working fine and showing shared drives and files in network but 2nd PC is not showing anything in network because id donot allow me to configure IP settings. 
Please Note that i have also connected WiFi connection to my 2nd PC and that connection is working fine and showing all the TCP/IP Properties correctly without showing any error. 
I have disabled Network adapter in Device manager and installed again but nothing happens. 
Help me in this Please
Thank you!!

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Okay, so the laptop (a couple of years old, Acer Aspire) won't connect to the internet all of a sudden, and it appears to only have occurred since we first connected the Ipad to the same network.
Often when we turns the laptop on (around 9 times out of 10) it says 'local only' where the internet information is, but sometimes after several times of repeatedly turning it on and off (and the router) it will finally connect. This morning however it won't at all.
Often when trying to connect to the internet, a dialogue comes up explaining an 'IP address conflict'. the computer runs windows vista and we have tried literally everything under the sun, we have attempted to update the driver this morning, only to be told it is already the latest version.
Don't know what to do! We have tried everything to our knowledge and more, and none of the fixes on google seem to be effective. PC World failed to do anything of any use also.
When connected via ethernet etc. there is no problem so I am pretty sure its to do with the wireless and possibly this IP conflict.

A:Unidentified Network/IP Address Conflict Problem - Local Only Internet (Vista)?

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