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Windows 7: unidentified network ??

16 Nov 2009   #1
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 
unidentified network ??

I just spent an entire day figuring this issue out.
Nothing solved it for me.
I have a dual LAN on my computer and two computers with Windows 7.
One Lan card is for internet and the other is for connecting via ethernet cable with the second computer. I can share internet and files with the two but I can't make the remote computer to join the Home group since it is connected to the unidentified network LAN card on my host computer.

How can I change the unidentified network to Home? sine it is actually home!

I configured static IP in order to share the internet and enabled the ICS.

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16 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gil View Post
I just spent an entire day figuring this issue out.
Nothing solved it for me.
I have a dual LAN on my computer and two computers with Windows 7.
One Lan card is for internet and the other is for connecting via ethernet cable with the second computer. I can share internet and files with the two but I can't make the remote computer to join the Home group since it is connected to the unidentified network LAN card on my host computer.

How can I change the unidentified network to Home? sine it is actually home!

I configured static IP in order to share the internet and enabled the ICS.
Hi and welcome

I sus[ect the net work is showing up as un-identified because there may be a driver problem. can you type device manager in search>go to the network tab and see if your card is there and doesn't have a yellow triagle on it. If it either is missing or havs a yellow triangle the driver needs to be installed. Also while you ae there you should see if there are any 'unknown devices' with yellow on them

Thanks and let us know if you need some help

Ken J
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16 Nov 2009   #3
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi.
I don't have yellow triangle and the drivers on both computers are updated to the latest.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I don't think the unidentified network is relating to driver. Probably more technical than i can explain, but i found when you get it, it's usually becos Windows 7 wasn't able to identify it as an actual network connection. This might imply having all IPs identifyable, eg DNS, Default Gateway etc. and you won't get these all the time depending on your network setup.

Anyway, i found bridging connections usually get rid of this issue. Have you tried this?
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17 Nov 2009   #5
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I don't think the unidentified network is relating to driver. Probably more technical than i can explain, but i found when you get it, it's usually becos Windows 7 wasn't able to identify it as an actual network connection. This might imply having all IPs identifyable, eg DNS, Default Gateway etc. and you won't get these all the time depending on your network setup.

Anyway, i found bridging connections usually get rid of this issue. Have you tried this?
I wouldn't mind using bridge connection but this will disable the ability to share internet connection with my 2nd computer.

Any other thoughts?
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17 Nov 2009   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So lets visualise this.

internet --------- modem/router----A-----PC1 ====B=== PC2

You said LAN A has internet access and is shared with LAN B. So PC1 and PC2 are both internet accessible. Iv you bridge both LANs you wiill not loose internet sharing, that's what bridging does, share.

Nb: First try setting PC1 as auto detect IP.
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17 Nov 2009   #7
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
So lets visualise this.

internet --------- modem/router----A-----PC1 ====B=== PC2

You said LAN A has internet access and is shared with LAN B. So PC1 and PC2 are both internet accessible. Iv you bridge both LANs you wiill not loose internet sharing, that's what bridging does, share.

Nb: First try setting PC1 as auto detect IP.
As long as ICS is enabled, I can't bridge. After disabling ICS I can bridge but then PC2 looses internet access and only has network access.

I'll illustrate my connection:

Internet<---->Cable Modem<--->PC1<----Crossed Ethernet cable---->PC2
------------------Home Network -- Unidentified Network---------- Home Network

PC1:
Has Internet and network Sharing in Home Network and LAN in Unidentified Network

PC2: Has Internet and network Sharing in Home Network
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