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Windows 7: Another unidentified network deboggle

08 Mar 2010   #11
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Make sure IPV4 is enabled and IPV6 is disabled. also is try turning off autoconfig maybe? on mine it just says IPaddress in the ipconfig window.


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08 Mar 2010   #12
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rock1t View Post
ok I got DHCP to display as enabled and as well as I got the default gateway to come up 192.168.1.1 but Still reads as undentified, I cant go into the 192.168.1.1, no internet and cant see any other computers connected as well.
Well, that's a little progress. You have a physical connection now. What did you do?

Anyway, the reason you still can't see any networks is the PC didn't get DHCP response from your router. If Windows sends out a request for an IP address and doesn't get a response, it assigns itself an address in the 169.154.x.x range.

How you got a 192.168.1.1 gateway is a mystery though. Did you set any addresses manually? When you configure the ethernet adapter in the PC make sure you don't set any manual addresses. The router will hand you an IP address, DNS and gateway addresses in the same range. Take a look at my post earlier. Your addresses will be different but you see what it should look like.

It's possible the registry entries for the adapter have become corrupted. As a last resort you can try uninstalling the adapter then do a reboot which will cause Windows to re-detect it and create fresh registry entries. At that point it's back to the defaults which is normal.
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08 Mar 2010   #13
RedBirdDad

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Make sure IPV4 is enabled and IPV6 is disabled. also is try turning off autoconfig maybe? on mine it just says IPaddress in the ipconfig window.
Normally you don't want to do that. The whole idea is to have the router hand you an IP address along with DNS and Gateway info. There are some scenarios where you'd do a static address but under normal conditions DHCP is preferred.

This really isn't an IPV6 issue even though IPV6 has caused problems in some areas. This is a basic connectivity problem so we need to at least get to the point where his ethernet adapter is getting an address. Normally IPV6 is pretty harmless and coexists with IPV4. My own network runs that way. I have both a Homegroup (IPV6) and a Workgroup (IPV4) on the same network with 5 PC's and they all play nice together.

To see more of the details do an "ipconfig /all" at a command prompt which displays a lot more info.
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08 Mar 2010   #14
rock1t

Windows 7 (64bit)
 
 

I tryed uninstalling the adapter and restarting and got no effect. To get this far I actually did nothing I went and made sure that DHCP was enabled like you guys had suggested and both the registry and the adapter said it was then I pluged it in and now I have what I have No I have Every possible option on automatic.


I did also try disabling IP6 and that made no difference.


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08 Mar 2010   #15
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

What ISP do you have, DSL or Cable? Also what make amnd model modem/router?

When you uninstalled, did the system give you a "new hardware found" when you booted?
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09 Mar 2010   #16
rock1t

Windows 7 (64bit)
 
 

yeah new hardware found and all that good stuff,

The switch Ive been trying is included in original post and the seccond router is the linksys WRT54G

Our provider is Bright House, the 40mb wideband with the phone.
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09 Mar 2010   #17
RedBirdDad

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rock1t View Post
yeah new hardware found and all that good stuff,

The switch Ive been trying is included in original post and the seccond router is the linksys WRT54G

Our provider is Bright House, the 40mb wideband with the phone.
Did this PC *ever* work on your network?
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09 Mar 2010   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rock1t View Post
yeah new hardware found and all that good stuff,

The switch Ive been trying is included in original post and the seccond router is the linksys WRT54G

Our provider is Bright House, the 40mb wideband with the phone.
The WRT54G has some unique problems associated with it when it comes to working properly with Windows 7.

I'm not sure what you meant when you said there are two routers but you should only use one router per network or it will cause conflicts with the default IP.

Try using the MAC address clone option which should get that router working for you.

This post by AEM descibes how to do this. He is using the same router and had to use the MAC address clone option to get his WRT54G working with Windows 7.

https://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...tml#post495887

There are 12 different versions of that same router, some work better than others for Windows 7. A firmware update might also help but you need to get the exact version number for that.
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09 Mar 2010   #19
rock1t

Windows 7 (64bit)
 
 

Oh what I ment was I have tryied to connect via eathernet cable to both the dynex switch and that linksys router and I get the same "unidentified network" on both. Sence we have moved all of our computers to windows 7 the only way to connect to the internet is wirelessly.
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09 Mar 2010   #20
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rock1t View Post
Oh what I ment was I have tryied to connect via eathernet cable to both the dynex switch and that linksys router and I get the same "unidentified network" on both. Sence we have moved all of our computers to windows 7 the only way to connect to the internet is wirelessly.
Did this PC run XP prior to this and connect by ethernet successfully? I'm trying to get a handle on if this ethernet port ever worked correctly.
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