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Windows 7: Computer Connection/Locations problems

10 May 2013   #1
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Computer Connection/Locations problems

So i just bought this computer on craigslist, and everytime i connect to my internet at home it says im not connected but the internet thingy says i am and im able to surf the web and all. and also it says im in a public network in which im not im at home and it never ask to if i m a home public or work connect it ont even let me change it because it says im not connected to the internet i need help on how to fix that. i need to change it to home network and also make it so it shows that im connected.. any ideas ?? i need help!! ive een searching everywhere.

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10 May 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This is a fairly rare problem which comes up sometimes, apparently there is a registry key that had it's permissions changed, not sure how but probably a virus. At any rate the solution seems to be changing the permissions of a certain registry key back to default. No guarantee's here but this is all I could find.

Ugumba said,...
I found a solution for (my version of) this problem. My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected". As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am).

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above. Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain. Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

Directions to change this registry key:
Ok I had the same problem and used the following to make it work following Ugumbas post

Click Start
Type Run
Type Regedit
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand Software
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows NT
Expand Current Version
Right Click Network List
Right Click Permissions
For all users except CREATOR OWNER ensure that you have Full Control and Read ticked for all other accounts.
Reboot your machine

Which comes from TechNet thread about 11 posts down the page,> This solution worked for many people going down the page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...0-7569307934C5
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10 May 2013   #3
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This is a fairly rare problem which comes up sometimes, apparently there is a registry key that had it's permissions changed, not sure how but probably a virus. At any rate the solution seems to be changing the permissions of a certain registry key back to default. No guarantee's here but this is all I could find.

Ugumba said,...
I found a solution for (my version of) this problem. My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected". As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am).

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above. Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain. Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

Directions to change this registry key:
Ok I had the same problem and used the following to make it work following Ugumbas post

Click Start
Type Run
Type Regedit
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand Software
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows NT
Expand Current Version
Right Click Network List
Right Click Permissions
For all users except CREATOR OWNER ensure that you have Full Control and Read ticked for all other accounts.
Reboot your machine

Which comes from TechNet thread about 11 posts down the page,> This solution worked for many people going down the page: Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??


that didnt work or maybe i did something wrong. would you be able to teamview me or omething to make sure its right and/or fix some things
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10 May 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andresinatra View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This is a fairly rare problem which comes up sometimes, apparently there is a registry key that had it's permissions changed, not sure how but probably a virus. At any rate the solution seems to be changing the permissions of a certain registry key back to default. No guarantee's here but this is all I could find.

Ugumba said,...
I found a solution for (my version of) this problem. My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected". As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am).

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above. Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain. Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

Directions to change this registry key:
Ok I had the same problem and used the following to make it work following Ugumbas post

Click Start
Type Run
Type Regedit
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand Software
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows NT
Expand Current Version
Right Click Network List
Right Click Permissions
For all users except CREATOR OWNER ensure that you have Full Control and Read ticked for all other accounts.
Reboot your machine

Which comes from TechNet thread about 11 posts down the page,> This solution worked for many people going down the page: Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??


that didnt work or maybe i did something wrong. would you be able to teamview me or omething to make sure its right and/or fix some things
Yes editing the registry isn't for everyone although those directions worked for many people in that thread, if you aren't sure what you are doing then you should back up the registry before hand.

To get to the registry type regedit into the run box. Navigate to the key stated in the thread and make the adjustments per the second paragraph where it says "Directions to change this registry key".

You might want to think about using system restore to take the system back to a point in time before this problem occurred.
System Restore

If this system was in use by someone else then you really should clean reinstall the Op system, there is no telling what might be wrong with this Op system.

I would hesitate to mess with the registry on someone else's machine through team viewer.
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10 May 2013   #5
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andresinatra View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This is a fairly rare problem which comes up sometimes, apparently there is a registry key that had it's permissions changed, not sure how but probably a virus. At any rate the solution seems to be changing the permissions of a certain registry key back to default. No guarantee's here but this is all I could find.

Ugumba said,...
I found a solution for (my version of) this problem. My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected". As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am).

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above. Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain. Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

Directions to change this registry key:
Ok I had the same problem and used the following to make it work following Ugumbas post

Click Start
Type Run
Type Regedit
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand Software
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows NT
Expand Current Version
Right Click Network List
Right Click Permissions
For all users except CREATOR OWNER ensure that you have Full Control and Read ticked for all other accounts.
Reboot your machine

Which comes from TechNet thread about 11 posts down the page,> This solution worked for many people going down the page: Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??


that didnt work or maybe i did something wrong. would you be able to teamview me or omething to make sure its right and/or fix some things
Yes editing the registry isn't for everyone although those directions worked for many people in that thread, if you aren't sure what you are doing then you should back up the registry before hand.

To get to the registry type regedit into the run box. Navigate to the key stated in the thread and make the adjustments per the second paragraph where it says "Directions to change this registry key".

I would hesitate to mess with the registry on someone else's machine through team viewer.

no i changed the permissions correctly and everything . it just didnt work.
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10 May 2013   #6
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

any other ideas ? i saw somewhere they said reinstall windows or it might be a virus ?
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10 May 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andresinatra View Post
any other ideas ? i saw somewhere they said reinstall windows or it might be a virus ?
If this machine came from someone else then I would reinstall the Op system, it helps to have a copy of Windows 7 for this, I would think that the Windows key would be located on the machine some place.

A virus probably caused this problem but running virus scan's may not fix this type of problem.

System restore may help, the link for this is a couple of posts up.
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10 May 2013   #8
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What if i dont have a windows cd , or one of those blank cds where u can put windows on it how else can i wipe aand then put windows on it ?
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10 May 2013   #9
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

also i have tried system restore it always fails for some reason.
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10 May 2013   #10
andresinatra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and i also have prduct key ready
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