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Windows 7: Public Network Starting itself and I lose internet

19 Jan 2010   #1

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 
Public Network Starting itself and I lose internet

I need some help with this.... I've tried everything I know of! a public network is preventing me from accessing the internet, low connectivity..... I dont know what to do, i got it off for now but when ever i restart, its back! I need to know how to permanently get rid of that "public network", and the thing is, I never ok'd this to happen in the first place!!!!

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19 Jan 2010   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums!

You can prevent windows from automatically connecting to other networks by making sure that only the network or networks you want is in your preferred list.

The list is under Network and Internet => Manage Wireless Networks.

Make sure that only the network(s) you want are in there. Right click on the network entry and click Properties. Make sure the check box for "Connect to a more preferred network" is *NOT* checked. Do that for any of you preferred networks in the list. Keep the check box "Connect automatically when network in range" checked.

That should keep things under control.

Let me know if that fixes you up.

Good Luck!
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19 Jan 2010   #3

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 

thank you but I cant find anything like that at all?
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19 Jan 2010   #4

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Try this. Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

You can also adjust the permissions of that rouge connection by doing this.
Press WinKey+R, type "secpol.msc" without quotes. Then click Network List Manager Policies on the left, and then you should be able to change the unidentified network from there by right clicking on "unidentified networks" then properties and change the settings.

Maybe the "user can change location" setting will help. Havn't tested it myself.


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20 Jan 2010   #5

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Is this a wireless network or wired?
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