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Windows 7: Home Premium - Unidentified Network

04 Apr 2010   #1
Richardxxx

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Home Premium - Unidentified Network

I have 4 computers on the home network running Win7 Home Premium BUT one of them cannot connect to the network via the LAN connection. I get the error message Unidentified Network. It can connect wirelessly. There is an excellent tutorial on this subject but this doesn't work for me. I have also - as suggested in one post - tried changing the Network Address to a random number - this doesn't work either.

This computer was up-graded from Vista - When running Vista the LAN connection worked fine. I have now done a clean install - the LAN connection still gives me - "Unidentified Network"...... The same problem

Please has anyone any ideas as this is driving me mad

Thanks Richard


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04 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardxxx View Post
I have 4 computers on the home network running Win7 Home Premium BUT one of them cannot connect to the network via the LAN connection. I get the error message Unidentified Network. It can connect wirelessly. There is an excellent tutorial on this subject but this doesn't work for me. I have also - as suggested in one post - tried changing the Network Address to a random number - this doesn't work either.

This computer was up-graded from Vista - When running Vista the LAN connection worked fine. I have now done a clean install - the LAN connection still gives me - "Unidentified Network"...... The same problem

Please has anyone any ideas as this is driving me mad

Thanks Richard
Upload a screenshot of the ipconfig /all output. You can use the built in snipping tool by typing snipping in search.


let us know if you need help

Ken
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04 Apr 2010   #3
Richardxxx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardxxx View Post
I have 4 computers on the home network running Win7 Home Premium BUT one of them cannot connect to the network via the LAN connection. I get the error message Unidentified Network. It can connect wirelessly. There is an excellent tutorial on this subject but this doesn't work for me. I have also - as suggested in one post - tried changing the Network Address to a random number - this doesn't work either.

This computer was up-graded from Vista - When running Vista the LAN connection worked fine. I have now done a clean install - the LAN connection still gives me - "Unidentified Network"...... The same problem

Please has anyone any ideas as this is driving me mad

Thanks Richard
Upload a screenshot of the ipconfig /all output. You can use the built in snipping tool by typing snipping in search.


let us know if you need help

Ken
Thank you I hope I have done the right thing here and this is what you wanted.

Regards

Richard


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05 Apr 2010   #4
Tiffer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Richard

This sounds similar to an issue I had. I had this Unidentified Network appearing on Startup and it prevented Internet Access for my PC on the Home Network until I got rid of it.

It took a while to find, but my issue was down to Apple's Bonjour Service, installed by Apple programs such as iTunes or Quicktime.

You should type admin into Windows 7's Start Menu "Search programs and files" box. You should see Administrative Tools highlighted somewhere near the top. Double click it:
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Double click on Services to open the Services list:
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You're looking for a Service called Bonjour. If you can't find it under that name it is likely to be the unidentified ID_String service as in my screenshot near the top of the list:
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Double click the entry to open the box. On the General tab select the drop down arrow and set the Service to Disabled. If you later find you need the Service running for a program (I didn't) you can set the Automatic (Delayed Start) option instead, as that is also supposed to work.
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Apply and OK out of the box and then reboot your PC to see if it solves the problem. You'll know it's the right service as the Path to executable line should read "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" or "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" if you're using Windows 7 32bit version.
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Hope this helps


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05 Apr 2010   #5
Richardxxx

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Chris - How I wish this was the problem but it isn't! However I have carried out your instructions and the Bonjour service is no longer running - But I still have the same problem - I can connect using a Wireless adaptor but the LAN line connection gives me the error message "Unidentifiable Network"

I have tried plugging in another computer to the LAN line that is used for this computer and it connects OK. I did wonder if perhaps there was a physical problem with the cable!

If anyone has any ideas I would be most grateful.

Thank you again Chris - I wish it had worked

Richard
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05 Apr 2010   #6
Tiffer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Richard....sorry that didn't work.

I did find this on a Google search - Might help you: The Geeks' Den: Unidentified Network Windows 7 - Solved!
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04 Dec 2015   #7
Kenster69

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium

This to Tiffer your link to Google was a God send. It worked perfectly. This is for when your network is unidentified-public. Thanks for your suggestion. Here is the link again: How to: Fix Unidentified Network Windows 7 – SOLVED! | The iGeeks' Den
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