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Windows 7: Cannot connect

11 Aug 2011   #1

32 bit Windows 7 Enterprise
Cannot connect

And I have tried everything I can to fix it in the last 3 days. It has always worked on my home network as a home network, and one day it seems to decide it's a public network. My computer has some limitations even with it being with administrator rights because it works from a school domain. And it happens to be that one of the few things that are limited is the ability to change a network status from public to home/work. Other Windows 7 computers like the one I'm using now can change its options, so why not mine? I have tried everything I can to fix the problem.

I started from the basics, resetting router, wireless, and all. Also, I tried a local area connection directly, of course this made no difference. I then went through every possible thing I could in the troubleshooter, still nothing.

I then went straight for manually making my own static IP by finding the IP and DNS through the cmd and all, it made no difference. I even went to changing the option of "unidentified networks" to be recognized as private, but that didn't help either.I did this combofix utility process, but nothing came out of that either

I'm not sure how many other things I've tried, but it has occupied a good 7 hours of my life these last 3 days, and I would really just appreciate if there was some way this could be fixed

I am running on a Thinkpad Lenovo

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #2

7 ultimate x64


Is it your home network that sometimes decide to be a public network? Are you sure you are connecting to your own Wireless device all the time and not some wi-fi hot spot to turn your network to public?
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