Hi, im having problems connecting my windows 7 64bit desktop to a piece of hardware via ethernet. The hardware device basically is a piece of hardware that converts a protocol via ethernet into something else. Windows won't allow me to connect to this piece of hardware and it shows up as "unidentified". The device has a fixed IP of 126.96.36.199 and subnet of 255.0.0.0. I have tried a few things including updating ethernet card drivers
, disabling the firewall, stopping and disabling bonjour services and changing the local network policies for unidentified networks to be private instead of public. If i plug this device into my mac it just works without any issues, all i need to do is set the the mac's IP in the same range ie 188.8.131.52.
Any help here would be very much appreciated, Thanks.