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Windows 7: That "Unidentified network"

20 Jun 2015   #1
mishtu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
That "Unidentified network"

Whenever I connect to any Wifi network with a working internet connection, I get multiple networks listed. One is the name of the wifi network I have connected to, the second one is always the "Unidentified network". Both show "Internet Access". This second one started appearing after I set a static IP to my home wifi network via IPv4 properties window. I had set the IP address to 192.168.54.1, subnet mask to the default (255.255.....) and gateway to 192.168.45.1, DNS1 to 8.8.8.8 and DNS2 to 8.8.4.4. After setting these up, I was unable to access the internet and it showed my network only as "Unidentified network".

So, I reverted back all the IPv4 settings to default ie. automatic DNS and IP. Now everytime I connect to ANY Wifi network, that "Unidentified network" shows up along with the wifi network I have connected to. I tried removing all my saved networks and reconnecting to them but I can't get rid of the "Unidentified network". Any help would be appreciated




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20 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

gateway 192.168.45.1 - typo while posting here or wrong network IP?

try in cmd: netsh winsock reset
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20 Jun 2015   #3
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Is this a virtual machine ? (just wondering)

You might be able to change the name to whatever you want, I followed this tutorial
a week or 2 ago and figured out how to do it
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20 Jun 2015   #4
mishtu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
gateway 192.168.45.1 - typo while posting here or wrong network IP?

try in cmd: netsh winsock reset
No typo, it was just random that I was trying out.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Is this a virtual machine ? (just wondering)

You might be able to change the name to whatever you want, I followed this tutorial
a week or 2 ago and figured out how to do it
Thanks for the help but I solved the problem. I went to the Network and sharing center and opened up the Status window of that Unidentified network, then went to properties of IPv4 and noticed that the gateway I had set was still there (other fields were empty) but greyed out. I enabled manual IP and cleared that field and pressed all OKs and it was gone.
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