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Windows 7: Local Area Connection stuck on 'Identifying'

30 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Local Area Connection stuck on 'Identifying'

Hi guys

My internet was working fine and I had left it on overnight to download some stuff. Woke up next morning, the computer was off due to the wall socket switch being put off. After putting the computer back on , the internet will not work now. It connects but I cannot browse or do anything .The local area connection just says identifying and the IPv4 connectivity says no network access.

I don't know if this is a software or hardware problem or if some settings were somehow changed . I tried updating my network adapter drivers to no effect. Then again I don't know if I updated it with the right one. I then system restored to the night when everything was working fine and still no effect . Ant ideas ? A friend said that because the computer was just switched off by the power source perhaps the network adapter blew. Could it be the hardware? Very frustrating ....

Anyway thanks

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30 Jan 2012   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

It would help the experts if you could post back telling them exactly what you have. Is the computer a laptop or desktop, what make and model is it, what make and model is the network adaptor, do you connect via Ethernet or Wireless, who is your ISP ?

Sorry for so many questions but the experts can't help you if they don't have all the necessary information, oh and Welcome to the forum. :)
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30 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Have you tried resetting your router?
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30 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi sorry for that BAD first post
Not really thinking properly and well, a bit noobish too for good measure

I'm using a desktop pc, its wired to a router that was supplied to me by my local isp. As for my adaptor, i got this; Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) . Hope that means something.
I have tried resetting my router to no effect. Router itself seems to be working fine. Any other advice would be quite appreciated! Glad to now be part of this forum ,hope i can contribute in some little way. Thanks :)
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30 Jan 2012   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home

go in the advanced tab and set the gateway address to your router, then in a cmd window type ipconfig /all save as txt file and post here....
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