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Windows 7: Windows Network Map

06 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

The first Network Map is my current ISP the second Network Map was my old ISP

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06 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

What's bothering me is that the 1st one is connected to my pc not to my gateway while the 2nd shows that my laptop is connected to the gateway.

1st network map ISP : Rogers
2nd network map ISP : Bell
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06 Jan 2011   #13

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
VM Software?

Are you running any Virtual Machine software?

My Windows 7 Network Map turns into complete gibberish, when I am running VMware Workstation.

The Sys Tray icon also claims that I have no Internet connectivity (although I can use the Internet from my VM or Host PC with no problems).
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06 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

Nah I'm not running any virtual machines :O I would be satisfied why my laptop is connected to my pc when it should be connected to my gateway like in my 2nd Network Map...
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06 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

I have seen this before. I hope I can remember why this was happening. At the time I knew it was not a problem so I did not troubleshoot it.

If I remember correctly the SMC Modem/Router/Switch was giving out -> as IP addresses for devices that are wired directly to the SMC. Then it was giving out -> for the wireless devices......or....maybe that was Switch giving out -> ans the wireless was -> or was the wire less on -> for the wireless.

What was happening is Windows Discovery is thinking there was a ROUTER between the 2 different networks (i.e. your 2 computers) and you get the "?". Windows thinks the computers are routed with a different device when they are really connected to the same device. Windows then displays the device between the computers because the computers are really on 2 different networks. :)

Edit: Ops Forgot the subnet masks.
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