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Windows 7: Unidentified network PC-PC LAN

26 Jun 2010   #1
paulie

Windows 7
 
 
Unidentified network PC-PC LAN

Hi!
I connected my desktop to my vaio using a cross-over cable. I have set the ip adresses 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3 and connected to a homegroup. My desktop runs windows7 x86 and my vaio windows7 x64. File sharing is ok and i can view both computers on the workgroup, the only problem is that the network resets itself every restart. I have an Unidentified connection mark on my LAN connection on both computers and everytime i restart i have to set back both computers to a Home network. After restart the network is set to Work. Can someone tell me how can i fix this ?
Thank you!


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26 Jun 2010   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ad-hoc networks don't stick after a reboot. It's the nature of the beast, afaik.
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26 Jun 2010   #3
paulie

Windows 7
 
 

What do you mean by ad-hoc network?
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26 Jun 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Paulie

Welcome to Seven Forums
Have a look at this tutorial (Credits to Shawn)

HomeGroup Create
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26 Jun 2010   #5
paulie

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Lomai!
Thank you for your reply!
I allready setup my network, it works fine. My only problem is that everytime i restart i need to set both cards to Home type network again. When i login to windows the network type is set to Work. And i always see the Unidentified Network message and the yellow exclamation mark. Dunno how to fix this
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26 Jun 2010   #6
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulie View Post
Hi!
I connected my desktop to my vaio using a cross-over cable. I have set the ip adresses 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3 and connected to a homegroup.
Hi Paulie

Just re-read your first post
Noted the use of the cross-over cable.
Have you tried the following:
Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network
Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public

Regards
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26 Jun 2010   #7
paulie

Windows 7
 
 

I have first created the homegroup without entering the static ip's. With the ip's entered i could not find the created homegroup on one of the computers. But without the ip's i cannot see the other computer on the network... I can only see the other computer if i enter the ip's and i set the network type to Home
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26 Jun 2010   #8
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi paulie

have a look at this this and this

Hope this helps

regards
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26 Jun 2010   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

An ad-hoc network is a temporary network. When you connect two computers together, without using a router, this is the type of communication that Windows uses. Because it is temporary, any reboot will cause the settings to be dropped.
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