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Windows 7: Unidentified local area connection


12 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I decided to remove the home plugs out of the equation and just connect my computer to the router and it seems to work so I can only assume it is the home plugs causing the problem. I also tried that link and it didn't seem to work either.


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12 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrturkey View Post
I decided to remove the home plugs out of the equation and just connect my computer to the router and it seems to work so I can only assume it is the home plugs causing the problem. I also tried that link and it didn't seem to work either.
I've never put much faith in Home plugs connections and they seem to cause problems all the time.

With the Home plugs removed I'm wondering if that secondary default gateway is also removed. The ipconfig/all will show us that.

If that is the case then the Home plugs were setting up it's own default gateway which could probably be changed through it's settings but I have no idea what the Home plugs UI looks like.
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12 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Here it is now:

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

C:\Users\Hugh>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 80-1F-02-2F-17-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Edimax EW-7612PIn Wireless PCI-Express Ad
apter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 80-1F-02-2F-17-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-EF-22-FD-23-10
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::69ae:7b3e:a44e:d123%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.19(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12 December 2012 18:00:14
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 13 December 2012 18:00:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 267676932
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-5A-64-67-02-EF-22-FD-23-10

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{CFB11CA5-571E-4E2A-AFDC-6F79E05BF79F}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73b8:2014:f9f:3f57:feec(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2014:f9f:3f57:feec%17(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{DA7ADD4B-9849-45F3-9E73-C59AF211A49E}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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12 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Looks to me like you switched back to using the Ethernet connection. Still no change to the dual default gateway's, maybe someone mistakenly typed the default gateway into the DNS settings in IPv4 properties for some reason? Hard to say from here but it's not right but as long as it works I guess.

It also appears that you updated the wireless driver to a newer version because the Msoft Virtual WiFi mini port is now showing up, or maybe it was just disabled before?

I have a feeling that the Home plugs just wasn't connected to the router correctly or the settings weren't right.
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12 Dec 2012   #15

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I meant I just used an Ethernet cable straight to the router rather than through the home plugs. I checked the ipv4 settings and they are all blank and on auto. The drivers being updated is strange as I didn't do that on purpose so I have no idea why it has done that.

I will connect back through the home plugs and make sure that the ipv4 settings are the same as what I am seeing now, although it works I don't think I can leave the wire out as it goes through three rooms and across the front door so it's a tiny bit in the way.

One more thing I noticed is the ipv4 address now is 192.168.1.19 whereas before it was 169.254.209.35. Could that be causing the problem?
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12 Dec 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrturkey View Post
I meant I just used an Ethernet cable straight to the router rather than through the home plugs. I checked the ipv4 settings and they are all blank and on auto. The drivers being updated is strange as I didn't do that on purpose so I have no idea why it has done that.

I will connect back through the home plugs and make sure that the ipv4 settings are the same as what I am seeing now, although it works I don't think I can leave the wire out as it goes through three rooms and across the front door so it's a tiny bit in the way.

One more thing I noticed is the ipv4 address now is 192.168.1.19 whereas before it was 169.254.209.35. Could that be causing the problem?
The IPv4 address 192.168.19 is a valid DHCP assigned IP which is coming from your router, the 169.254.209.35 IP address is just Windows way of telling you that the connection doesn't have a valid IP.

It appears that the Home plugs is setting up some type of secondary network for the wireless connection which then creates the "Unidentified Public Network" which it shouldn't be doing so it's probably not connected or set up properly. I'm thinking that you are only using the Home plug to create a wireless network because your router doesn't have wireless maybe?

You may need to give the Home plug interface an IPv4 IP which is outside the range of DHCP address space. The Home plug directions should cover all this in great detail.
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12 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Well I can cautiously say it is fixed, for how long I have no idea. I went back to the link you sent before and tried it again this time I entered what was shown on the ipconfg, that I did when I used the Ethernet lead without the Home plugs, in to the IPv4 settings. Restarted my computer and it worked.

The reason why I use the Home plugs is because my computer doesn't connect wirelessly to my router where I have it set up so this was the easiest solution it seemed.

I can't say how grateful I am for your help tonight I thought I was going to have to suffer for days before I fixed it. Thank you so much.
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12 Dec 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrturkey View Post
Well I can cautiously say it is fixed, for how long I have no idea. I went back to the link you sent before and tried it again this time I entered what was shown on the ipconfg, that I did when I used the Ethernet lead without the Home plugs, in to the IPv4 settings. Restarted my computer and it worked.

The reason why I use the Home plugs is because my computer doesn't connect wirelessly to my router where I have it set up so this was the easiest solution it seemed.

I can't say how grateful I am for your help tonight I thought I was going to have to suffer for days before I fixed it. Thank you so much.
It's good you have it working with static IP although DHCP assigned IP's from the router should still be working. There is also the chance that the Bonjour service was creating this problem which is very common.

I'm not familiar with the Home plugs interface or I could give more precise directions on how to set it up.
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