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Windows 7: Unidentified network win 7 x64

28 May 2011   #1
robpart

Windows 7 Home Premium, version 6.1 (build 7600) x64
 
 
Unidentified network win 7 x64

Hello

I have an "unidentified network" annoyance going on, after trawling through millions of forums and trying all sorts of stuff, i've ended up here....Please help and please also go easy - i'm not computer savvy!

ok in a nut-shell:
  • Have laptop (win 7, ver 6.1, Build 7600, x64) with sky wireless modem all working fine.
  • Brought "sitecom range extender" and although signal received, said unidentified network and therefore no connection.
  • At this point figurered it was the fault of the range extender, but then finally got sitecom working (security was inputted wrong) and all ok....
  • .....until i restarted and the problem was back again.
  • At this point the same problem occurred with normal sky network as well - which i can solve by disabling my "Broadcom netlink gigibite ethernet" - ????? But this didn't solve the sitecom...
  • Then read about "bonjour" and disabled and sitecom worked....
  • ....restarted and same problem.....
I just can't seem to find the solution in all these permautations and just find myself trying all sorts of odd things in different orders, and as it "sometimes" works i know the answer is there somewhere.....

Also, the IP, subnet and dafault gateway for sky and sitecom are the same when i do IPconfig so think that's ok.....

Anyway in a word - HELP!
cheers
Rob


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28 May 2011   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi robpart, welcome to SevenForums. Can you please post the output of
Code:
ipconfig /all
so we can see what's going on.
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28 May 2011   #3
mylanox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi All.
Same with robpart here.
Also digging on a lot of forums, no answer for my problems.

Don't have bonjour service.

I'm using Windows 7 x64 both on my laptop and my pc.
Workgroup name settings also same, default one, WORKGROUP.
No router or modem involved here.
Plainly, I just wanna set connection (direct connection) using my Cat 5e cable.
And share from PC to Laptop and vice versa, using homegroup (at least, that's my plan).

I've set my laptop wired card to : 192.168.20.11 and my pc wired card (onboard) to : 192.168.20.2

Manual sharing (by manual sharing folder + mapping network drive) works fine. Even after reboot. Pinging always work. After reboot also.

But when it comes to homegroup, or network name, it makes no sense at all.

It said "Unidentified network", both on my pc and my laptop. Although, they could communicate very well.
Now, what I don't understand, why still "Unidentified network" ?

Second, when my PC just created a homegroup, and do some sharing stuff (my custom libraries CAN'T be shared),
then my notebook join this homegroup, everything run fine.

The problem kicks in again, after my PC or my LAPTOP restart.
Homegroup connections become lost.
I've to leave homegroup and rejoin. Or, just change again my "Unidentifed network" become home network. Default always public. I just can't find a way how to set my "Unidentified network" as home network permanently. Is it because this "Unidentified network" silly things ?

How to make my wired connection into something NOT "Unidentified network" ?

Is this a BUG in Windows 7 ? If it is, when it's fixed ? Is it already on W7-SP1 ?

Many many thanks for the help.

Thx
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28 May 2011   #4
robpart

Windows 7 Home Premium, version 6.1 (build 7600) x64
 
 

ok, attached


Attached Files
File Type: doc ipconfig.doc (29.0 KB, 56 views)
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28 May 2011   #5
JVN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
To Mylanox

Mylanox, I've been dealing with a similar problem as yours and I'm not an expert, but this is sure: the "Unidentified Network" in Win7 is not a problem to work with a Local Area Network. After several days of diving tens of forums I arrived to this conclusion. In fact I'm working now properly with my net (of course I've had to solve several other problems). I don't know if yours is a similar case as you talk about conecting the laptop directly, I suppose this means without an Ethernet or things like that... And at last a question: are both computers running Win 7 or one of them runs Win XP?
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28 May 2011   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

@Mylanox, please start your own thread, you'll get better help, and it doesn't confuse the issue trying to deal with 2 issues at once.

robpart, your Ipconfig looks good, nothing strange there.

Couple of standard questions:
1) have you disabled DCHP in the sitecom? I'm assuming yes, as it's giving the default gateway correctly, but I'd like to just check.
2) What is the IP address of the sitecom? Is it outside the DCHP pool?
3) Is the sitecom and the Sky router broadcasting on the same SSID/WPA credentials?
4) What happens if you connect wired to the extender?

I would suggest you run through this tutorial: Multi Router Network - Configure with the sitecom range extender being the "switch" in this scenario. (Generally they are very much like routers, they just aren't designed to be the gateway).

Also just substitute the IP range I use (192.168.1.x) for your own IP range (192.168.0.x) if you want, shouldn't make any difference.
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28 May 2011   #7
mylanox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@severedsolo : ok, sorry, my bad. but i think my problem already solved (at least in my opinion), thanks to JVN. so I think no need for another thread. thank's for reminding me about new thread.
@JVN : thanks.
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29 May 2011   #8
robpart

Windows 7 Home Premium, version 6.1 (build 7600) x64
 
 

@severedsolo

ok answers as follows:
1) have you disabled DCHP in the sitecom? I'm assuming yes, as it's giving the default gateway correctly, but I'd like to just check. YES
2) What is the IP address of the sitecom? Is it outside the DCHP pool?
IP is 192.168.0.234
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Default G 192.168.0.1
i'm afraid i don't know how to check if its outside the DCHP pool - i note this is an important point in the link you sent which i'm trying - to be honest i haven't got past the first step yet as i can't work out the username and password to log into the Sky modem! - How can i check the DCHP range before embarking on the changing all the settings...?
3) Is the sitecom and the Sky router broadcasting on the same SSID/WPA credentials? Certainly the security is identical, and the SSID is "sitecom" and "sky44036" - i assumed all fine as have connected a couple of times..
4) What happens if you connect wired to the extender? Same prob

Rob



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29 May 2011   #9
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The DCHP pool will be in the Sky Router, usually within the "LAN" or "Home Network" settings.

Most routers have the default name and password written on them somewhere, usually underneath or on the back, assuming you haven't changed the password.

If you can post the make/model I may be able to find it for you

One thing I forgot to mention: In your case, you don't need to disconnect the extender from the router, as you have already disabled DCHP that will just cause you more problems.
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29 May 2011   #10
robpart

Windows 7 Home Premium, version 6.1 (build 7600) x64
 
 

Ok, i got into the sky and found that the pool is 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.254

So am i following the tutorial correctly to assume that if i change the IP of sitecom to 192.168.0.255 and SSID to same as Sky, we may be there....?

rob
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