Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Unidentified wireless network suddenly shows in network notification area - windows 8.1

Q: Unidentified wireless network suddenly shows in network notification area - windows 8.1

Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex. No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns. When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password. Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it. I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server. How do I remove it? And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt? This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private. I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled with and hidden within downloaded software, videos, or files. Since it presence appeared in the notification area, my private connection
has been disconnected a number of times. Maybe others have had a similar problem, but there's no way I can solve this one!
Problem 2:
In Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center -- My private network name displays as a Public network. Surely it should display as a Private Network? And if the latter is correct, how do I change it to display as a Private
network?
I am sure you know the answers to all the above! Thank you.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Unidentified wireless network suddenly shows in network notification area - windows 8.1

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 97.2

Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???

A:Windows 8, shows Unidentified Network

Originally Posted by viking01


Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???



It sounds like the network driver isn't right.

Can you post the ipconfig/all from this machine?

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 94.8

Hello, some of the systems that I am building show a grey network icon in the notification area, yet it's working fine, seems to me like a cosmetic issue. How do I fix it?

A:Windows 7 Network Icon on the notification area is greyed out

Hi,

This problem probably caused by your themes, did your system opened the Areo desktop experience?
The network icon is transparent, it will show you whatever color the background is behind it.

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88.8

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

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

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

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88.8

Hey, so just this morning i disconnected all of a sudden, and now i can't connect to the internet with my ethernet cable, my wireless connection is fine though...I've been searching for solutions but nothing has worked so far, i really have no idea what to do.

A:Local Area Connection - Unidentified Network.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Omar1995


Hey, so just this morning i disconnected all of a sudden, and now i can't connect to the internet with my ethernet cable, my wireless connection is fine though...I've been searching for solutions but nothing has worked so far, i really have no idea what to do.


Have you tried restarting your computer?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88.8

So, just a couple of days ago i started having problems with my internet, I can't seem to connect via an ethernet cable (wireless works fine though) I've tried loads of methods I've found online but nothing seems to work, any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Local Area Connection - Unidentified Network.

can we see an ipconfig /all and a device manager screen shot please
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

Hi. Windows 7 ppl.

I have the "normal" problem with my wireless connection..

It's an unidentified "public" network, with limited accsess. "Wireless Network Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration.

I't works on all our PC's with XP.

My PC is a Toshiba Satellite P500-14z. (one week old)
My wireless nettwork adapter is then: "Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC"
and my router is Thomson SpeedTuch Inteno


Yes, i have updated the drivers.
Yes, i have tried to turn off the TCP/IPv6.
Yes, i have reset the computer to the factory settings.
Yes. i have googled for a week.

So if anyone knows how to fix this, please help before i die of pain :P

Love Mockme. <3

A:My Wireless = Unidentified network. Only on windows 7

See if this article can help you troubleshoot ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88
A:Network icon in Notification Area

Hello Ian and welcome to the forums

Could you give us a few more details on your problem please? If you're concerned about the network icon being in your system tray, then it's nothing to worry about

Tom

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

Hello,

I apologize for my English as it is not my native speech.

So I encountered a problem. I connected my internet cable to PS3, and after about 10 minutes connected it back to my PC and it shows me the problem: Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration and Unidentified network. It wasn't the first time I connected my internet cable to PS3, though I had the same problem in the past, I just did what was written in troubleshooting and it helped, but not this time. There was no internet connection on PS3 also. I read a lot of solutions, but it didn't help so I thought maybe someone could help. Please write if you need some additional info, as I am not very tech savvy. Thank you in advance.

P.S. 1)Wireless is working fine. 2) My internet is not connected through router.

A:Unidentified network and Local Area Connection problems

Try unplugging the modem for 30 seconds then pug it back in and connect your cable to your PC. A lot of time with modems its registered by MAC addresses. This is why its a good idea to get a router (The MAC address will never change).

If its still not working after that you might have to call your ISP and let them reset it for you.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

Hey guys,
todays been a frustrating day. i am running win 7 and my LAC says "unidentified connection" no internet access. i can still connect wireless to other connection. i've searched online tried all kinds of things but they don't work. i am running comcast broadband connection through a marvel yukon ethernet. any ideas would be greatly apreciated. this is very important. i can't get my work done from home anymore!

thanks
nik

A:Unidentified Network-no access to local area connection

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


Windows IP Configuration


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : TRENDnet
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd60:97c9:f106:e75%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.110
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b81e:d21b:cabf:1755%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.227.81.255
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.248.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.227.80.1

Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

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

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

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

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 21:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Co... Read more

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

So yesterday I turned on my computer and I could not connect to the internet. The internet is stuck on identifying. All other devices on the same network connect and use the internet still absolutely fine.

I've tried:
- Troubleshooting Problems
- Restarting my router & computer (multiple times)
- Turning off my Anti-Virus and Windows Firewall
- Disabled and Re-enabled Local Area Connection
- Updated adapter drivers
- Reset TCP/IP stack
- Uninstalled virtual networks such as Tunngle

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I need this desktop for work.

Thanks!

My ipconfig:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright <c> 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Guy\ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix.:
Description..................................: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address.........................: F4-6D-04-53-BB-F6
DHCP Enabled............................: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled........: Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address.............: fe80::d4b0:7a40:d017:71b0%18<Preferred>
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.113.176<Preferred>
Subnet Mask................................: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway..........................:
DHCPv6 IAID..............................: 51933... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

Hello everyone,

This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. A few months ago, we upgraded our modem/router and got the Cisco DPC 3825. Our internet provider is Cox Communications. We have several laptops in our home and connect to our WiFi with our smartphones fine. However, my laptop is unable to identify this new modem/router. The only way I am able to connect is to be directly connected through a ethernet cable (I think that is what it is called? It looks like a yellow phone cable?).

I'm not very technologically savvy. All I know is that this issue arose after we upgraded to this new Cisco modem-router. Previously, with our old router/modem, I was able to connect to the wireless just fine.

The antivirus software on my laptop is Avast!

Attached is a screen capture of my ipconfig when I am not connected by the ethernet cable, as well as my ipconfig when I am connected (second screen capture). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Edit: Attached is my Xirrus log as well. I hope I am doing this all correctly. Thank you everyone in advance.

A:Wireless Issue: Unidentified Network (Windows 7)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lovelygarden


Hello everyone,

This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. A few months ago, we upgraded our modem/router and got the Cisco DPC 3825. Our internet provider is Cox Communications. We have several laptops in our home and connect to our WiFi with our smartphones fine. However, my laptop is unable to identify this new modem/router. The only way I am able to connect is to be directly connected through a ethernet cable (I think that is what it is called? It looks like a yellow phone cable?).

I'm not very technologically savvy. All I know is that this issue arose after we upgraded to this new Cisco modem-router. Previously, with our old router/modem, I was able to connect to the wireless just fine.

The antivirus software on my laptop is Avast!

Attached is a screen capture of my ipconfig when I am not connected by the ethernet cable, as well as my ipconfig when I am connected (second screen capture). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Edit: Attached is my Xirrus log as well. I hope I am doing this all correctly. Thank you everyone in advance.


Ok, you have the tunnel adaptor problem which is nothing new.

To get rid of all those extra adaptors which is the cause of the connection problem you will need to run the file below which should delete all those extra adaptors.

There is a 32 and 64 bit version, you need to extract the file you need for your system "32 or 64 bit" ... Read more

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

My rig uses a Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless mini half-card. It reports the correct name except within the wireless network list. Instead of 6230 it reports 6320. I searched the registry to see if I could find the error, but nothing found. It's only a nuisance, and a minor one at that. Anyone else seen this? Any way I can correct it? See image below:

A:Network card name reporting incorrectly in wireless network list area

Can only suggest you may not be using the latest wireless driver, but if you are, it must be a typo in the signature file written into the card's firmware which can only be changed by the manufacturer and may be noticed by them in the next release.

If its working, I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.2

So this has been showing up for the past week or so under my network connections. I am not using Ethernet as I have no cable plugged into my PC; I have been using WiFi instead. This problem isn't at one place, I have been using WiFi on different routers in few different locations but this "connection" remains there.

Any ideas on what this could be and why it is occurring? Also, it takes at least 2-3 minutes for my computer to connect to WiFi when it is booted after shut down/ sleep on any router. Can this be related to the problem above?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Unidentified Network Shows up,not connected/using Ethernet

Looks like it still thinks you are connected to the Ethernet connection. You would have to pull up Network adapters in Network Control Center, to see why you are getting the limited connection. You are not using a VPN per chance?

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.8

Hi Guys, I have been experiencing this issue since 3 days ago. (1 year on and was having no problems)

I am currently using a Dell Studio XPS 16, Windows 7 64-bit

I am able to connect to the internet via wifi, however to no avail with my LAN connection. I have tried the basic stuff like changing LAN cables, testing connection with other Windows 7/Vista/XP laptops and they worked except for mine.

I have tried methods posted online such as the netsh winsock reset, disabling IPv6, setting static IP for IPv4 etc. However, none has worked for me.

Below is my ipconfig/all :
137.132.5.199Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Christopher Koh>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ChristopherKoh
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : nus.edu.sg
mshome.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : nus.edu.sg
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-F8-C1-77
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ed35:5ea:c983:4061%12(... Read more

A:LAN/Wired Local Area Connection - Unidentified Network; No Internet

You should automatically obtain your ip address, dns, and gateway, unless directed otherwise by your isp.
Did you "power down/power up" your cable modem and wireless router?
Check to make sure you have the latest driver for your network card.
Can you ping an ip address? Can you ping the router? Can you connect to the router?
Do you have to contend with a firewall from the National University of Singapore?
Researching more. Let me know about this...

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

How come my network icon and sound icon just simply disappeared from the notification (task bar) when I started up my laptop using vista. I have tried to right-click on tasbar > properties > Notification Area > ... But the system icons, I means tick boxes for sound and network are grayed, and I'm unable to choose it. Are there any way to fix it, could anyone pls help me. Thanks

A:Missing network and sound icon in notification area HELP HELP

Vista (and XP to some extent) has had problems with disappearing icons and shaded icon selection boxes for some time now. The area on the bottom right of the screen in which they are located is called the Notification Area (System Tray/systray in XP). The icons are similar to shortcuts. However, shortcuts can generally be found somewhere in your folders and are easily edited. Not the Notification Area icons. They are in Vista's cache. A cache is a consortium of executed commands & programs or accessed files that the system has determined are utilized more frequently than others. In Vista, this frequency-of-use is what Superfetch tries to learn about you, the user. These executables and files are loaded into the cache where the CPU can fetch (access) them must faster than it can calling for them from main memory. There is a level-1 and a level-2 cache in Vista. It's all about resource management.

There are reported solutions to your problem, however, I must tell you that I have found these to be temporary at best. So many times, after reboot, cold boot, or logoff/logon, I have found an icon(s) missing. Under one user account, I have never been able to recover the network icon.

If you are comfortable using REGEDIT to edit the system's registry, here is a link that explains the icon recovery/cleanup process very well:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

>>>> NOTE - ALWAYS back up the registry prior to editing... Read more

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

I like to enable the Guest Account on my Windows 7 computer so that my family can also use my PC for simple web surfing.

One thing that I have noticed in Windows 7 is that when in the guest account no network icon appears in the notification area (aka system tray) to tell you the status of the network connection. This is particularly annoying for me as our wireless network connection can be flaky at times (I blame the neighbours!) and it is good to be able to see the status.

Does anyone know how to enable the network status icon in the guest account?

Thanks,

Broc

A:No Network Icon in Notification Area for Guest account

thought it was the same way you enable the icon in a regular account /shrugs

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

The network checkbox on the Notification Area tab of Taskbar and Start Menu Properties is grayed out and I have been unsuccessful correcting the problem.

I have done all of the following, with no success:

All the methods - two, three, and four - that apply to my situation in Notification Area - System IconsRestored the system to the earliest point available.Ran sfc /scannow. The cbs.log file is attached.

What other things can I try to display the network icon in the system tray.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

Strange issue that just started today. My Ethernet adapter shows unidentified network and none of my apps have internet access, however my web browsers work just fine. I am even making this post from the adapter that supposedly has no access. I have been searching around for a solution, but no problem seems similar to mine. Check out the screenshot below. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Ethernet shows unidentified network, but internet works.

Solved it by running these commands in admin CMD:
netsh winsock reset catalognetsh int ipv4 reset reset.lognetsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Then did a reboot.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

There was lightning near my house today when it struck the power went out for a second and when it came back the Internet didn't work. And my network says Unidentified Network and when I troubleshoot it I get "local area connection" doesn't have a valid ip configuration. I'm not really sure what to do, I hope it isn't but it kind of seems like a hardware problem but I don't know enough to say so

A:Unidentified Network local area connection doesn't have valid ipconfig

If you have a cable modem, unplug power from it for about 2 minutes. Then power it up again. If you also have a router, unplug power from it for a short time, then power it up again. Then re-boot your computer. Let us know if this works. Who is your internet provider ? You may have to call them to do an electronic reset.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

Hey i am having problems connecting to Xbox live because it has no internet access and i have tried lots of things and nothing is working. here is the story behind it.... i had tried connecting many times before but it wouldn't work but one day i tried and i changed sharing on something (IDK what i forgot) and it worked so i had live for a couple of days. then one day my bro was online and the power went out in the house for a while, the next day i tried to connect and it wouldn't... on the when i plug in xbox ethernet to computer it says unidentified network on internet access. so can you help me connect thank you I got a cricket broadband modem on the usb

A:local area connection unidentified network no internet access Xbox

Joooooel> Can you tell us exactly how you have your network setup.

How the internet is coming in?: Your Internet Coming in? Is it going to another computer or to a Router?: Is the XBox Wireless or Hardwired?

Give us as much detail as possible.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 85.2

Hi all

Just recently a new icon appeared in the notification area and I can't get rid of it or even find out what it is. If you hover over the icon, there is no pop up message saying what it is. Left and right click don't do anything at all. I've looked in the customise icons section but it is just listed as "<no title>".

The icon looks like two figures in front of a small window, with the windows shield at the front. I've tried to attach a screen shot of it. It's the second one from the left.

It appears shortly after starting up the laptop and then won't go.

I've got an ACER Aspire 5735, running Vista Home Basic.

Is there a way to identify the items in the notification area?

Many thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Paul

A:Unidentified Icon In Notification Area?

Hello Clart, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That icon is for Parental Controls.



I hope this helps some,
Shawn

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 85.2

Just got a new laptop with Win7 professional about two weeks ago.

All of a sudden, this morning, the network notification icon for the network switched from the wireless-five bars icon to the wired icon with a big red X through it (because I am not connected via wired). When I mouse over the icon it still shows my wireless network name and that I have Internet Access.

I don't know how or why the icon changed, but I would like to change it back to the one showing the wireless bars. I've searched around and can't find anything on how to do that.

Can anyone help with this, please? Thanks!

A:Network Notification Area Icon Has Changed: How To Change It Back?

Hello Chasfh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84.8

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
DHCP Enabled. . . . . .... Read more

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.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Hey!

I have a laptop running Windows Vista with all latest updates from Microsoft and I have an issue connecting to a wireless network.

When I connect to the wireless network (with "Excelent" signal strength), Windows gets all the correct parameters, IP Address, Gateway, Subnet mask, DNS, everything is exactly the same (just the IP ending changes of course) of another computer running Windows 7. However, the Windows Network and Sharing Center shows "Identifying..." for around 15s and then shows "Unidentified Network (public network)" and the laptop can't ping even the Gateway that it's showing on the "ipconfig /all". On the router side, it shows a list of connected devices, showing the computer in question as connected, but it can't ping it neither.

Does anyone has a clue on how I can solve this issue?

This computer connects to other wireless networks, other computers access the Internet thru this same wireless network and this computer connects to the Internet thru the same router using a cable.

Thanks a lot!

VT
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Hi,

I got my comcast internet connection this morning; I setup my wireless connection and its connecting fine with my office computer. Unfortunately personal computer (HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC in which Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 is installed) is not able to connect with the router. I even tried connecting my modem directly - NO Luck. It was connecting for couple of minutes and getting disconnected.

Both my office computer and my iPod are connecting fine with the wireless network but my personal computer is showing Connected (local access only) icon in the system tray. When I mouse over, its showing "Unidentified Network (<network name>"
Is there any way to resolve it?

Thanks in advance
Subeesh
 

A:Unidentified Network issue when connecting wireless n/w from Windows Vista Home Prem.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

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

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

i used this with win7 to overcome the problem

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/71408-unidentified-networks-set-private-public.html?filter
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I have had CONSTANT issues for several years with my internet dropping periodically when in use - daily. I always figured it was my Dell laptop competing with my daughters Iphone and my android phone, along with the ipad, and daughter's MacBook. I now believe it's just my old Linksys router, but I'm not sure.

I've been trying to do some research and troubleshooting on the Linksys site. I am connected to a Wireless Area Network, but wonder if it should just be a Wireless Network Connection. What is the difference between a Wireless Network Connection (not connected) and a Wireless Area Network (connected). Should I be using the Wireless Network Connection?

We are contemplating making the change over to streaming TV service and doing away with the local cable company, but the way our internet drops every ten minutes, I am not too thrilled about this idea just yet. Help?
 

A:Wireless Network Connection vs. Wireless Area Network

I don't know where you are getting your terminology from, but the two terms you're using for a wireless network makes no sense.

The abreviation for a wireless LAN is WLAN. You'll some times see wireless LAN referred to as WiFi.

If you're having problems with connection stability, one thing you can check is to see if other wireless networks are operating on the same channel as you are.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hi,
I have a D-Link Airplus G+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter. Previously i used it in my desktop windows 7. after that i removed it n kept for a year. now again tried to use it. The device driver is installed properly, but it shows no networks. My other devices easily show network but desktop shows no network. i have attached images of problems with this post.
Can some one please help with a solution?

A:WINDOWS 7; dlink wireless driver shows no network.

I would try completely removing the adapter from the system(not physically but from the control panel) then reboot; try reinstalling it; then reboot again; and try checking for a updated driver for that adapter and see if that helps to resolve the issue.. Try this and see what happens. Post back if no result.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

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 192.168.1.254 and subnet and gateway nothing.

Tried going into ipconfig and it gives me a 169.254.176.23 (=no internet connection then, but I knew that).

The wireless IP is correct at 192.168.1.2

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

Danny

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

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

Also, every since I got Windows 7, I can't go to my routers IP address at http://192.168.1.1 - it just won't open the page. I was going to reset all router settings to default but it wouldn't let me access it.

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

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

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

http://pocketpccentral.net/blog/2009...blem-resolved/

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

recently hooked up my HP Pavillion dv6000 with windows vista to a new NetGear WNR3500L RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router with USB after setting up the networks i am unable to connect through the router to the internet wireless(comes up as an unidentified network). However, if i plug my Ethernet cord into the router it picks up the internet fine. There are also 3 other computers in the household connected to the network fine with wireless connections. i also ran a ipconfig/ renew and it came up with
An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : unable
to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
No operation can be performed on Bluetooth Network Connection while it has its m
edia disconnected.also, here is the ipconfig /all

C:\Users\kirk>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E2-AE-3B-E9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::508c:21f4:d918:1fd3%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.2... Read more

A:unidentified network(wireless)

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

Well I have searched and fought with this on my own long enough apparently i need help! My desktop cannot see my network. The network itslef runs fine Xbox, phones kindle and this laptop have no probles seeing nor using the network.
I have run ipconfig /all tried reseting Tcp/IP to no avail. what else can I do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 100000 MB, Free - 57089 MB; G: Total - 426882 MB, Free - 200273 MB; H: Total - 426884 MB, Free - 11964 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4N68T-M-V2
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:unidentified network windows 7 no network access

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.4

Well i had the problem when im doing the ICS between a computer with internet (win7) and a computer with ethernet cable (Winxp)
When i unplug the cable or the other computer restart or whatever i get the message of "unidentified network" "internet innaccesible", "no Network Access" etc.
I know is a kick in the balls and its so hard to know what is the problem cuz is a little bit tricky, i have searched everywhere and nothing helped me out, i tried bridged, updating drivers, disabling/enabling parameters, disabling firewall, editing gpedit etc, it was driving me nuts just watching the "Public Network, Unidentified Network"

I have tested and i did the next config doing lots of trial and error
Worked perfect for me.
I hope it helps you out too guys.

Do the steps in the next order:
Both computers in same Workgroup.
Both computers with bonjour disabled or deleted.
In CMD delete route 0.0.0.0

In my case: Internet / router / Wlan / Win7 / Ethernet(Lan) / Winxp

The pc with the internet:
Share the internet of Wlan then go to:
Lan>Properties>
ipv6 disabled
ipv4
ip: assigned when u share the internet.
submask default: 255 255 255 0
Default Gateway: Here you put the ip of the gateway created to share internet. This is the most important to remove the "public network" and unidentified thing. The name of it in my computer is "Residential Gateway Device"

DNS 1: 8 8 8 8
DNS 2... Read more

A:Fix for Unidentified Network, No network access at ICS in Windows 7

Interesting that the default gateway 0.0.0.0 can also be problematic with a regular network connection as well.

In both cases typing in the default gateway resolved the issue as described in the link.
Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.6

I have 2 unidentified devices on my wireless network. To the best of my knowledge there are no other devices in the house that would be accessing my network. My app lists the information below. Is there any way to get more information on these devices ?

IP Address/Device Name/MAC Address/Network Adapter Company/ Device Information/ User Text/

192.168.1.101/ / 70-7E-43-72-99-B5 /ARRIS Group, Inc. / / /
192.168.1.102/ /00-25-F2-89-2D-6D/ ARRIS Group, Inc. / / /

Thank you.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4001 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1776 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121602 MB, Free - 47326 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HTNPG
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Unidentified device on my wireless network

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

 
I know this has been talked about, beaten with a stick and poked as dead. Anyone have a real answer yet?
 
I am an HP support tech. We have had hundreds of calls reguarding the "unidtified network" "local access only".
After trying every patch, fix, reghack found here, nothing is really solving the problem.
Will there be a statement from MS with a real fix that works?
There is no set fields I can specify. I have seen this with all flavors of Vista and with just about every brand of router out there. Wireless just does not work. Users say they have recently been in a public location and now their home will not work or that the unit has not been out of the house and it suddenly quit.
Personally I have had the user get onto a wired network and spent hours using remote access to try the options listed here and have had success only about 1% of the time.
Will MS help us with this problem or just keep being silent on the issue?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 9400 running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2) is encountering a problem with connecting to the internet through a wireless router (Linksys WRT54GR). Vista claims my network is unidentified and disconnecting and reconnecting will not change its mind.

This problem occurs when I first log in to Windows and can last anywhere from hours to days. Then suddenly I will try to connect (no reboots or changes made of any kind) and it works as though nothing was ever wrong.

I have both McAfee and AVG running, but disabling the firewalls seems to change nothing.

Today I captured the IPConfig info and a Xirrus screencap both during the problem and after it had resolved itself.
Can anyone can shed any light on what might be occurring?
 

A:Solved: Wireless network unidentified by Vista

I have both McAfee and AVG running, but disabling the firewalls seems to change nothing.Click to expand...

not advisabkle to have both running and they can cause connection issues - so i would uninstall both with the removal tools and see if that helps - then put ONE back on - or an alternative - see below
AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities

------

Mcafee Removal Tool
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

http://majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_Product_Removal_Tool_d5420.html

--------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------
i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations for windows 7

The windows 7 firewall is considered adequate and especially if you are connected behind a router.
Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus.

Several excellent free antivirus programs are available (But you should only ever have 1 on the PC at a time otherwise this can cause issues ).

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) I personally use and install in the computers that I work on.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/default.aspx

Avast
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AntiVir
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html

EST Nod 32 also gets a lot of very good r... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have read alot of posts about similar problems without success.

When cmd, ipconfig /all it shows the ip being:
169.x.x.x which what I've understood shows that there's no conta... Read more

A:SUDDEN Wireless Problem; Unidentified Network; 169.x.x.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shpongled


When cmd, ipconfig /all it shows the ip being:
169.x.x.x which what I've understood shows that there's no contact to the internet.
Gateway and DNS are also invalid; 255.255.0.0 etc.


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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

This thread is related to the problem here:
http://forums.techguy.org/t288771.html

I am still receiving this balloon notification, but now I receive it when my laptop comes out of standby.

The Intel wireless management software is not installed.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

.
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Roger at 21:23:53.66 on Tue 03/15/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18999 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1280 [GMT -5:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\Analyzethis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Users\Roger\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Windows\system32\wbem ... Read more

A:Google Redirects and Wireless showing unidentified network

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instructions have been specifically tailored to your computer and the issues you are experiencing with your computer. It's important to note that these instructions are not suitable for any other computer, even if the issu... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

My Compaq Presario laptop has just come back from being repaired and it's basically just like new, my hard drive was replaced etc.
I tried to reconnect to the virgin media netgear router/modem thing to use the internet and it's coming up as unidentified network. It also says it's a public network and local only. It actually connects though, when I put the password in but it can't seem to identify it.
It seems to think the router isn't connected to the internet when it is because the laptop I'm on now (my sister's) is on it as is my step dad's laptop.
I've tried a bunch of solutions I've found online and so far none of them have worked.
I've tried disabling ipv6 I've tried reloading my wireless drivers I've tried turning the modem on/off and resetting it. I tan cmd and tried ipconfig /release and /renew. I downloaded a Microsoft FixIt that didn't work, I uninstalled Norton and then used the Norton Removal Tool yet it still says Unidentified Network.

It's seriously just tiring me out, before I got it sent off for repair it never had this issue and I just want it fixed.
 

A:Solved: Unidentified Network, Vista Laptop. (Wireless)

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.2

On one of my laptops I receive a notification bubble everytime I boot up and the computer connects to the wireless network. The bubble won't go away until I click on it. It's running Windows XP SP2. It has an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG NIC.

My other laptop is also running Windows XP SP2, and it does not display this notification bubble. Different wireless NIC.

I do not want to disable all info bubbles. I know how to do that. I would just like to stop this one from coming up all the time. I've checked the wireless connection settings, and I can't find anything to disable this.
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network Notification Bubble

Try clicking on the connections settings and see if it has the option "Show icon on notification area when connected". I don't know in wireless connections but in regular ones, that's how it goes.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.2

I seem to get notified periodically that I am connected to my wireless network - it's not that I don't want to be connected, I just would like to know what prompts this notification. I am running Windows XP SP2, using 802.11b - Linksys router and wireless adapter. Anyone have any clues why this notification is being prompted? It's not a problem at all - just curiosity on my part.
 

A:Solved: Notification of Connection to Wireless Network

Is there a change in the signal strength?

This could be the cause of frequent notifications.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hi,

I have just joined up to sky broadband and have been sent a d-link router. I followed the set up disk that came with it and the Internet worked fine while it was connected through the Ethernet cable. I disconnected the cable and tried to connect wirelessly. My laptop found the new network to which I selected connect. I typed in the key code supplied with the router and my laptop tells me it's connecting. Once it connects it states that the network is unidentified and can only connect locally.

This has confused me as my iPhone works fine on the new network but my laptop can't.

My laptop is a Samsung R20 and runs with OS vista. I have never had problems like this with any other network I have connected to.

Please let me know your thoughts

thank you in advance.
 

A:Unidentified network shown when connecting wireless to home router.

so the router works with other devices - so something is blocking the pc to connect to the internet via wireless - this maybe your firewall - what firewall do you have ?

Would you post back the following
b]------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
------------------------------------------------------------------------
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

I recently moved and we had our modem/router upgraded to a Ubee . When the tech was here I didn't think to have my laptop on so he could also hook that up. I have never had an issue connecting to WiFi . When I connect to our WiFi it shows connected but then shows "unidentified network" and i cant access the internet.

We talked to several techs over the phone, did troubleshooting, cant figure it out. They say its my laptop. I know it isn't. I have tried to search on the internet and tried anything I can find , but nothing is working.

Has anyone had this issue or know how to resolve it? Please help if so! Thank you!

A:Vista ; ubee wireless modem/router. Unidentified network

Is the work group on your laptop set the same as that of your pc or whatever the modem is connected to?

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hello

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!

ipconfig/all:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Rob>ipconfig/all

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
VISTA
-----
Setup to Automatically get an IP and DNS (DHCP) - for Vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-TCP-IP-settings

------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

Read other 3 answers