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Windows 7: Network not connected (but really is)


15 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Network not connected (but really is)

Windows says I'm not connected to a network yet here I am magically posting this tread.

I'm connected to a Netgear WNDR3700v2 via Ethernet cable and not in the uplink port.

I have an ip I can see it in ipconfig however Network & Sharing center has no active connections. I can't connect to the homegroup however I can see all of the devices on the network in windows explorer.

I have the newest driver for my NIC and have uninstalled and re-installed it. I have plugged in to another switch with the same results.

If I try to "See full map" I get the following message "Windows cannot create the network map because the network's location type is Public. In order to view the network map, you must set the network's location type to Home or Work in the Network and Sharing Center"

I don't have any connections listed to be able to change it's location....

I looked in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles, it was empty no Network GUIDs were listed at all so I can't change the location there...

Any Ideas?





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15 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm assuming you have another computer on the network?
Also, try this. Navigate to:
Control Panel\System and Security\System
Click on Device Manager. Under the 'Network Adapters' tab, can you see your network adapter? I've attached an example, just in case.

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15 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
It is

Yes NIC shows up in device manager


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15 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm not sure what the problem is.... What other computers are on the network and what OS is installed on them? You might have to do an in-place upgrade/repair but don't do it yet. Do you have a restore point available?
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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Several devices

I have several...

Wired:
Desktop - XP
XBOX 360
TV
Blu-Ray Player

Wireless:
Laptop - 7
Netbook - 7
Printer

Wired Via Wireless bridge:
Desktop - 7
TV

I can see them in windows explorer along with the router.

no restore points from prior to when I noticed the problem
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19 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi!

I've had a similar problem.
And I found a fix, only until recently.

Try doing this. Open regedit then navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList
Then right click and click Permissions.

Click advanced then check "replace all child object permissions.."

click okay then disconnect and connect again.

See if that works. Good luck.
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20 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Nope

Tried it still no effect


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