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Windows 7: Ethernet Issue

07 Nov 2009   #1
MattGarner

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Ethernet Issue

Hey everyone,

Today I decided to connect my Windows 7 PC up to my router via Ethernet. I would have thought it would have been a simple task but it seems it can't connect. It says it’s connected to an "Unidentified Network" and not my "NETGEAR" one. I have looked at ipconfig and it does seem my IPv4 address or whatever it is these days is wrong. I don't know what I can do to fix it but I have tried a few solutions already on the internet but have failed. Could anyone please help me?


Thanks,


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07 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Set a static ip for IPv4/NIC.

Ip address = same as router config page, only change last part to anything between 2-255 that is not in use on network. 150 is fine choice.

Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0

Default gateway = same ip as router config page, usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Preferred dns = 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 = router's config page
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07 Nov 2009   #3
MattGarner

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's now found "NETGEAR" but won't give me the internet access.
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07 Nov 2009   #4
4left

Win 7 HP (upgrade from XP Pro SP3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Set a static ip for IPv4/NIC.

Ip address = same as router config page, only change last part to anything between 2-255 that is not in use on network. 150 is fine choice.

Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0

Default gateway = same ip as router config page, usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Preferred dns = 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 = router's config page
Sorry to be so dumb, but how do you do this? in DOS?
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07 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4left View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Set a static ip for IPv4/NIC.

Ip address = same as router config page, only change last part to anything between 2-255 that is not in use on network. 150 is fine choice.

Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0

Default gateway = same ip as router config page, usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Preferred dns = 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 = router's config page
Sorry to be so dumb, but how do you do this? in DOS?
Can be, but no.

Network and Sharing center. Click on local area connection.Then properties. Double click IPv4 line.
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07 Nov 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattGarner View Post
It's now found "NETGEAR" but won't give me the internet access.
Check router for settings that disallow internet access based on mac address. Add your NIC's mac address to allow list if there is one.

Completely remove Bonjour service if it's on your pc. To check, look for presence of mdnsresponder.exe in task manager.
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07 Nov 2009   #7
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4left View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Set a static ip for IPv4/NIC.

Ip address = same as router config page, only change last part to anything between 2-255 that is not in use on network. 150 is fine choice.

Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0

Default gateway = same ip as router config page, usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Preferred dns = 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 = router's config page
Sorry to be so dumb, but how do you do this? in DOS?
Start->Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center->Change adapter settings->select Local Aera Connection->right click, select properties
select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), and select properties.

-local-area-connection-properties.png

-protocol-ip4-properties.png

There you can choose the correct settings manually.


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07 Nov 2009   #8
MattGarner

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My friend tried a few things and made it so the router is forcing me on .150. Although windows doesn't think it is. :S
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07 Nov 2009   #9
4left

Win 7 HP (upgrade from XP Pro SP3)
 
 

Where is the router config page?
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07 Nov 2009   #10
MattGarner

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mine? Mine is at: http://192.168.1.1/
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