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Windows 7: Network status stuck on "Identifying..."

18 Feb 2010   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nils View Post
under "View your active networks" it only says "Identifying..." and the network name never appears.
You mean "See Full Map". Can you screenshot what you mean?


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18 Feb 2010   #12
Nils

Windows 7
 
 

Sure:

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18 Feb 2010   #13
brady

 

This was copied from another post: Just remove "vista" and insert "7"
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I used to work at a tech desk at a university library, and we had students with similar problems. Are you running Vista? It turns out that Vista requires you to modify your connection settings manually if you want to connect to a network that isn't broadcasting properly, a problem that affected all of our wireless systems.

Try this:

Open your 'network and sharing center', click on 'manage wireless networks', right click on your network and then select 'connect even if the network isn't broadcasting.'

That usually worked, but sometimes we had to delete the existing connection and create it manually (again, selecting 'connect even if the network isn't broadcasting).

There seem to be many situations where the 'identifying' problem occurs, so this might not be the right solution. Hope it helps!

Edit: You could also just be getting assigned bad IP addresses, seeing as this problem happens intermittantly. Have you tried releasing and renewing your IP address?
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18 Feb 2010   #14
Nils

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but it looks like that only concerns WLAN connections. I'm on a normal, wired network.
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18 Feb 2010   #15
brady

 

so when you right click it doesn't give the same option there?
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18 Feb 2010   #16
Nils

Windows 7
 
 

There isn't even a "manage wireless networks" link unless I enable my wireless adapter. And even then, what would the settings for a wireless connection have to do with my LAN connection?
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18 Feb 2010   #17
brady

 

sorry, what I meant was. Can you right click on your relevant link to see if that setting is there? I would assume it would be Manage Local Area Networks or something close to that?
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18 Feb 2010   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Are you connecting directly to the router? you are using LAN right?
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18 Feb 2010   #19
Nils

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
sorry, what I meant was. Can you right click on your relevant link to see if that setting is there? I would assume it would be Manage Local Area Networks or something close to that?
I don't think I have anything like that, sorry. Does it exist on your system?

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Are you connecting directly to the router? you are using LAN right?
To be honest, I don't really know what happens beyond my LAN plug. It's a university-wide LAN with hundreds of users. I just know that it is Cisco-based.
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18 Feb 2010   #20
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Well it looks like W7 isn't reading your uni LAN network, but weird that you can still connect to the internet. It could be a proxy server providing the access. Is another else have this issue?
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