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Windows 7: LAN Connects to "unidentified network" on startup

04 Jan 2010   #1
ath1337

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
LAN Connects to "unidentified network" on startup

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on an ASUS laptop with a Realtek PCIe Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Every time I restart my computer the LAN connects to "linksys10" (the router it I want it to connect to) AND "Unidentified network". Both connections say internet access, however I cannot get online until I go to the adapter settings>disable the LAN>then enable it again, then it connects only to the "linksys10" network and the internet works fine.



The router I am connecting to is a Linksys WRT54GS (security disabled, SSID hidden). I have tried power cycling the router too.

It's very annoying to have to disable and enable the LAN device upon every startup...

I tried uninstalling the device, then rebooting and have windows install the driver again for me. This did not work.

Then I downloaded the updated driver for windows 7 from the Realtek website, installed it, reboot my system, but I still have the same problem.

I have no idea why it's connecting to two networks on startup...

Please help


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04 Jan 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Are you perhaps connected wired and wirelessly ?
Could you maybe post a pic of your "full network map" ?
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05 Jan 2010   #3
ritesh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ath1337 View Post
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on an ASUS laptop with a Realtek PCIe Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Every time I restart my computer the LAN connects to "linksys10" (the router it I want it to connect to) AND "Unidentified network". Both connections say internet access, however I cannot get online until I go to the adapter settings>disable the LAN>then enable it again, then it connects only to the "linksys10" network and the internet works fine.



The router I am connecting to is a Linksys WRT54GS (security disabled, SSID hidden). I have tried power cycling the router too.

It's very annoying to have to disable and enable the LAN device upon every startup...

I tried uninstalling the device, then rebooting and have windows install the driver again for me. This did not work.

Then I downloaded the updated driver for windows 7 from the Realtek website, installed it, reboot my system, but I still have the same problem.

I have no idea why it's connecting to two networks on startup...

Please help
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05 Jan 2010   #4
ritesh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ath1337 View Post
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on an ASUS laptop with a Realtek PCIe Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Every time I restart my computer the LAN connects to "linksys10" (the router it I want it to connect to) AND "Unidentified network". Both connections say internet access, however I cannot get online until I go to the adapter settings>disable the LAN>then enable it again, then it connects only to the "linksys10" network and the internet works fine.



The router I am connecting to is a Linksys WRT54GS (security disabled, SSID hidden). I have tried power cycling the router too.

It's very annoying to have to disable and enable the LAN device upon every startup...

I tried uninstalling the device, then rebooting and have windows install the driver again for me. This did not work.

Then I downloaded the updated driver for windows 7 from the Realtek website, installed it, reboot my system, but I still have the same problem.

I have no idea why it's connecting to two networks on startup...

Please help
and if you are getting internet it does not matter if it says "Unidentified network" Hope it helped!
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05 Jan 2010   #5
ath1337

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

I am using hardware version v1.0 of the WRT54GS router, so unfortunately the latest firmware update on the linksys page is from March 2008. The firmware upgrade did not fix the issue (if it's a problem with the router then I'm guess I'm stuck until I buy a newer router (but it's not a big deal since I'm going back to school soon.)) Perhaps I should try a third-party firmware?

And, no I'm not connected to wireless and wired simultaneously.

I'm going to try your idea retish right now...
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05 Jan 2010   #6
ath1337

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Manually setting the IP address fixed the issue!

Thanks retish, kudos.
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