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Windows 7: Unidentified Network

11 Nov 2010   #11
jkjs

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jkjs View Post
Hi Ken

The address " 169.254.173.101" is not relevant to my system. My local IP addresses are of the 192.168.0.XXX variety.

I have been reading here and elsewhere that somehow my system can't find the Default Gateway to have a local IP address assigned using the DHCP (I think I am using the terminology correctly). That is why I tried manually entering all the information in and I still can't connected.

If you notice, my Default Gateway is empty.

The system works fine when I am using Windows 7 32-bit. It is only when I upgrade to Windows 64-bit that I have the problem.

Is there a way to use the 32-bit driver in the 64-bit OS?

thanks

joe

p.s. I installed the 64-bit driver for the ethernet card from the manufacturer. That didn't help

Nope you cant use the 32bit driver on 64, is there a 64 bit driver available? What subnet mask are you using with the 169.254.x.x??
That's just it - 169.254.x.x isn't relevant to my set-up. My router assigned IP addresses should be of the 192.168.0.xxx form. When I tried to enter the IP address myself I used a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and a Default Gateway of 192.168.0.1 (my router's address).

I installed the 64-bit driver from the manufacturer and that didn't help.


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11 Nov 2010   #12
FlyingCookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm having the same problem, we got a new internet bundle, and when we connected the new modem to our Netgear MR418v2 Router, our Desktop PC (which runs windows xp) works fine, but my laptop (Windows 7 64bit) can connect to the signal, but gets an 'Unidentified Network' message, and won't access the internet.

I can plug into the Modem and get access though.
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11 Nov 2010   #13
FlyingCookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was looking through other threads, and found this message
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Your wireless adapter isn't getting an ip address via dhcp from your router. Try assigning it manually to
IP = 192.168.0.x (x must be different to your other machines)
Subnet = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.0.1
DNS = 192.168.0.1

*edit* here's a pic guide to setting it manually

set static IP manually
Which solved the problem for me. Hopefully this will work for you as well?
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12 Nov 2010   #14
jkjs

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FlyingCookie View Post
I was looking through other threads, and found this message
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Your wireless adapter isn't getting an ip address via dhcp from your router. Try assigning it manually to
IP = 192.168.0.x (x must be different to your other machines)
Subnet = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.0.1
DNS = 192.168.0.1

*edit* here's a pic guide to setting it manually

set static IP manually
Which solved the problem for me. Hopefully this will work for you as well?
I tried doing this but it didn't work. I still wasn't connected. I even tried pinging 192.168.0.1 to still if I had any connectivity to my router and nope - nothing.

However one thing I see that you differently was to set the DNS to 192.168.0.1. I was setting the DNS to distinct addresses. I will try your set-up.
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