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Windows 7: Unidentified network win 7 x64

29 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I would recommend changing the DCHP pool to and the Sitecom's IP to

Don't ask me why, but for some reason I find that IPv4 doesn't like it very much if you use 192.168.x.254+

And yes, set the SSID and the WPA security to the same as the sky, and hopefully that will sort it.

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29 May 2011   #12

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium (desktop), Win 7 32 bit Home Premium(Notebook) (3user pack).
Same problem too

I have a wireless Router connecting a laptop Win 7 32 bit and a desktop Win 64 bit in a HomeGroup. All working well. Today sister having troubles with her internet asks me for help and brings lappy around. I plug the ethernet cable from desktop into her laptop- no net. I reconnect ethernet cable back and connect her lappy to my HomeGroup via wireless. Her computer works so must be her modem/router settings so send her off to contact her ISP.

Tonight, I try to connect to the web and I get the same 'unidentified network' crap as on this thread. No connection to router. Tried many times to reset from 'public' to home network. No can do. Can't get HomeGroup password to 'stick'. Tearing my hair out.

Only way to 'reset' my settings was to put a spare wireless PCI card in the desktop and use Restore to roll back to a few days ago when I last did a Restore Point. Only then did it give me a message that a HomeGroup exists and did I want to connect to it. I punch in the password and all is well again. Connect ethernet and it still works.

The home group is fine it seems if all parts are kept plugged in. Win 7 seems to cause an infinite loop situation fault in 64 bit that won't find the network or accept the password. No need for IP address etc. Thank heavens for backups.
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12 Jun 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium, version 6.1 (build 7600) x64

Severed Solo,

sorry it's been a while - just found the time to try out the new plan....

which seemed to work....on and off (!)

interestingly, after i'd chnaged the dchp pool in sky, i could connect to the sky through the sitecom via ethernet (this was a new revelation).....therefore wondered if it was to do with the pool at all as i hadn't yet changed IP of sitecom?

when i restarted however it was gone. so then changed the IP address as you suggested for the sitecom and SSID to same as sky....and it worked!........

......for a while!

the problem seems to always be when i

question, now that both sky and sitecom have the same name, how do i work out which one is connected, because at the moment it seems to connect to sky if i'm near to the wireless, and when i go to the other side of the house it changes to sitecom and doesn't work, but if i knew it wasn't connected to sitecom in the first place i wouldn't have to keep legging in around the house!

anyhoo, attached is IPconfig again - first one is when not working, second when is....

hope you can continue to help.....rob

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