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Windows 7: Unidentified Network; No Network Access; Limited Access

24 Oct 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Ok good, I see you unplugged the eithernet cable.

There isn't a thing coming from your router, so either the driver is hosed or the routers wireless isn't working. Suggest you reset the router again and uninstall and reinstall your WLAN driver.

Be sure and go into the routers settings and make sure that wireless is turned on, also make sure that the wireless switch on the laptop is turned on also. Don't forget to delate the old wireless credential from "manage wireless connections" in the Network and Sharing Center.

If the router only has WEP then set up your new connection manually and designate the type of security and encryption when you do that. Please post another ipconfig /all after that.


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24 Oct 2010   #12
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

@Tired

Here's what I understand about your situation:

Looking at screenshots (see it for your self), your ethernet got 71.x.y.z IP address. This IP address is a public IP, it's what distinguishes your computer uniquely on the world wide web. This IP comes from your ISP, usually they only assign 1 IP per customer, which is one of your computers. Now, this is the practice of several ISPs (I don't know if yours is doing this or not), they might lock an IP address to a certain NIC (be it an ethernet controller or a Wifi interface). Now, how come your computer got an IP directly from your ISP? I assume that your modem/router (I suspect you got it from your ISP) is "bridging" you directly to the ISP's network (read my guides about firewall to understand what NAT/firewall is). In bridge mode, your computer is [as if] connected directly to your ISP, which then making it ask IP address directly from your ISPs DHCP server. In this mode, there can be only ONE computer active at all time because ISP limitation.

To solve this, I suppose you can log in to your router and change it's configuration, so that it will "masquerade" you from the ISP's net and activating a local DHCP server, enabling you to share the internet connection with [close to] zero configuration.

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Those IP's made no sense to me either zzzz LOL. It's like the router isn't even there which I why I keep telling the OP to reset the router "if there is one".
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24 Oct 2010   #14
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Those IP's made no sense to me either zzzz LOL. It's like the router isn't even there which I why I keep telling the OP to reset the router "if there is one".
I suspect Tired is using a "modem" instead of a "router"...

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Those IP's made no sense to me either zzzz LOL. It's like the router isn't even there which I why I keep telling the OP to reset the router "if there is one".
I suspect Tired is using a "modem" instead of a "router"...

zzz2496
If only I could actually see these so called routers I'm sure it would be good for a laugh. I think maybe a call to the ISP would do more good in these cases.
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24 Oct 2010   #16
Tired

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm completely confused now. Moreso than I was before. How exactly am I supposed to configure my router settings and such? I have both a modem and a router. The modem isn't wireless, thus it's unaffected by this issue. The wireless router, however, was not bought from my ISP. It's just a regular NETGEAR router. As for manually setting up a connection, would I first have to put in the WEP code in order to change it to something else?

Still have no idea what you're talking about, zzz2496.
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24 Oct 2010   #17
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you tell me the make/model of your router? Can you take a picture of "what ethernet cable goes where" (or tell me what ethernet cable goes where)?

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #18
Tired

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Netgear Wireless-N Router WNR 2000 v1.

The Ethernet Cable is basic. There's a yellow area around where you're supposed to be the Ethernet Cable from the router to the modem. Other than that, there are 4 other cable jacks(or something) where I guess you can put multiple Ethernet Cables from the router to your PC.
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24 Oct 2010   #19
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You do plug the cable from modem to this yellow port, right?

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #20
Tired

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes.
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