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Windows 7: "Ghost network" serious network adapter bug

25 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
"Ghost network" serious network adapter bug

Hello,

Whenever I reboot my computer the network adapter has the tiny yellow mark on it displaying that theres limited or no connection. In network tab I can see 2 networks, 1 being my Home network like it should be and then there a ghost network called unidentified network. I cannot delete or poke at this network at all. While this network is active theres no connection to the internet. However I can access my router page and what not on local lan, and according to the package amount the connection works perfectly fine, it just doesnt load any actual webpages or is capable of connection to the internet.

See the pictures below to get a better picture of this. Only way to fix this temporarly is to disable and then enable the network connection, the ghost network will then go away and the network connection works fine, so how the hell can I remove this network permanently?

Thanks.

(build is 7100 atm, but it happend on earlier builds as well)




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27 Apr 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

wired or wireless?

go to start type cmd... then type in "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) copy and paste that info here
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27 Apr 2009   #3

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

also, my next suggestion would be to install the drivers for your network card from the manufacturer.

next suggestion... fill out your system specs
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03 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I am having EXACTLY the same problem. I tried installing the manufacturer drivers as you suggest and so far seems to be working. Windows 7 showed a 10x driver and Broadcom had an XP rated 11x driver and it came up fine on the first reboot. Also of note I had to manually tell it to install the driver I wanted. It wanted to keep the other one.

Below are my system's stats and the ipconfig/all results. Maybe it will help someone else.
I've changed the ID info by the way.

Dell Optiplex 745
Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz
4.00 GB (3.24 GB usable)
Windows 7 32-bit Operating System
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller



Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Tim & Tricia>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tim-Tricia-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controlle
r
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-8B-0F-E9-9B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xx00::0000:x000:00x0:00x0%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.138(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 03, 2009 3:30:59 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 04, 2009 3:30:58 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
192.168.3.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234887303
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-0x-00-00-00-00-0x-0x-x0-x0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{998xx888-x67x-44xx-x47x-23485x4xxxx0}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Tim & Tricia>
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03 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Well that didn't fix it.
The same problem is back.

Any more insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Tim
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04 May 2009   #6

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimMintz View Post
I am having EXACTLY the same problem. I tried installing the manufacturer drivers as you suggest and so far seems to be working. Windows 7 showed a 10x driver and Broadcom had an XP rated 11x driver and it came up fine on the first reboot. Also of note I had to manually tell it to install the driver I wanted. It wanted to keep the other one.

Below are my system's stats and the ipconfig/all results. Maybe it will help someone else.
I've changed the ID info by the way.

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 03, 2009 3:30:59 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 04, 2009 3:30:58 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
192.168.3.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234887303
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-0x-00-00-00-00-0x-0x-x0-x0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

the 0.0.0.0 there puzzles me... why its alongside the 3.1. Can you verify that you have the correct gateway (filled in) in the tcp/ip settings of that adapter?
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04 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Everything is set to automatic, tcp/ip etc.

Here it is again. I just re-ran it a couple minutes ago.

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.138(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 04, 2009 7:00:59 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:00:59 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
192.168.3.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234887307

Below is after I disable and then enable the adapter and have internet access. Also of note is that I DO have local intranet access in the first (above) scenario.

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.138(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 04, 2009 6:10:52 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:10:52 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234887307

Thanks again for your help.

Tim
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08 May 2009   #8

Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

I experience the same issue with the RC (it did not happen with the beta), my mainboard is an old MSI K7N2 that has the nforce 2 chipset and nforce ethernet card. I tried loading up the xp drivers I had but that didn't work, and the only way I am able to get around it is either disable and then re-enable the network adapter or just hibernate my computer when it's not in use. I am thinking of either trying a re-install of the RC or maybe finding different drivers from somewhere else....I used to have drivers that worked just fine on vista but I'm not sure where I got those now.
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08 May 2009   #9

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

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09 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Test 5 - UPnP Support Test Not supported
Result: The operating system is Windows Vista
The firewall is enabled
Exceptions are allowed by the firewall
UPnP is enabled by the firewall
UPnP services are running
UPnP Discovery is enabled
Detecting Internet Gateway Devices on the network
0 IGD(s) found
Failed to find any Internet Gateway Devices




All other Tests passed as Supported.


Tim

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