Unidentified network

  1. Posts : 215
    Windows 7 64 bit

    Unidentified network

    I just setup my 2nd PC for network sharing, its all working perfectly except for the ethernet cable thats connecting the two or i should say both cables from my machines are connected to a switch, my problem is i have unidentified network and the Public network is greyed out.

    I'm using wireless internet and thats showing as EE so thats fine.

    I'm running windows 7

    I've also tried this solution but no joy Windows 7 Unidentified Network, Limited Access, No Internet Connection Problem Resolved

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  3. Posts : 3,824
    win 8 32 bit

    If I read this right you have the 2 pc connected via a switch only is that correct? If that is the case there is no dhcp server for them to get an ip so they will revert to 169 range ie unidentified
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  4. Posts : 215
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Yes that is correct both are going to my switch. I'm not clued up on this, but sounds like its normal behaviour then? But how do i change it from public to home or private? From the dropbox link its greyed out. Or is public just as good?
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  5. Posts : 3,824
    win 8 32 bit

    As there is no dhcp give them a static ip pc1 ip subnet pc2 subnet
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