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Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

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    Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Hey, I am currently having a @)#()#@ Vista issue where I am only getting PUBLIC ACCESS to my network which consists of 4 computers connecting together with a shared internet source going out to each computer except the Vista machine.

    Setup:

    (Desktop PC01) Windows 7 Ultimate ~Internet source/ 2 LAN ports (1 shared for internet access throughout network with STATIC IP), other for normal access through network and RDC (Automatically Assign IP)/ Wireless Card (Not in use)~
    (Notebook Lap01) Windows 7 Ultimate ~Just wireless access to internet~
    Media Center MC01) Windows 7 HP ~Wired LAN/ access to internet~
    (Desktop PC02) Windows Vista HP ~This machine only has a LAN port on it and thats the only device connected to it.~

    I have a Linksys Router configured to send out wireless and also LAN configured to the Wired Desktops. The notebook is the only thing to use wireless and occasionally my Windows Phone. I have checked that each other computer thats connected is getting internet access, and they are. But when you jump on the vista machine I can connect to each computer on the network and access shared folders and gear etc but cant access the internet.

    I think this may have something to do with the computer only having the PUBLIC access, and have tried to change it to HOME-WORK network profile, but have had no luck changing it. The only thing I can change it to is PUBLIC Network or PRIVATE Network, and there is no options to pick what type of network profile you want to connect to.

    If anyone has any suggestions and/or fix please, please leave an answer below. If you need any more information on specs of any of the device let me know.

    Thankyou for any and all responses.

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    This is because a Public network can be dangerous you need to change it to Private network for Internet Access

    Go to start

    Control Panel

    Network and Internet > Network and Sharing center

    then click Customize

    and select Private

    Enter an Admin Password if UAC Appears

    Then Restart your Computer and check the Internet connection

    Many Thanks,
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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Ok, I have tried that and I have noticed that it will change the Profile from PUBLIC to PRIVATE

    but when I do the restart it goes back to the PUBLIC profile?

    Thanks for the comment!

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Your network is Identified so it is placed under Local Connection only, Are you using an Ethernet Cable?

    Also Can you click on the X Between your Network and internet this will Diagnose the cause and then please upload a screen shot

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Yes I'm using a ethernet cable. Here's the screenshot

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Click Reset your Network adapter and see if you get connection

    If it still Persists then click on Get a New IP Address

    Also Can I ask How are you posting on this forum? (Phone...ETC)

    Hope This Helps,
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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Tried both of those ways as well. Acquired the new IP settings/ address, done a restart. Still nothing. Then did the reset, and a restart and still nothing..

    Very interesting....

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Okay Follow these Steps and Be warned you computer will restart after you have run it


    Flush DNS Cache and restore HOSTS file

    Copy and paste the following into notepad and save it as a batch file (.bat)
    @Echo on
    pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    attrib -h -s -r hosts
    echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
    attrib +r +h +s hosts
    popd
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns
    netsh winsock reset all
    netsh int ip reset all
    shutdown -r -t 1
    del %0



    Then run this batch file as an administrator.


    Your Computer will Restart after it has Run Also the File will be Deleted after your Computer has Restarted

    EDIT: If the steps confuse you then I can make the File and you to run it as Administrator

    Hope This Helps,
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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Ok tried that, Ran as admin for that bat file. The Pc did the auto restart and look promising for a couple of seconds but than came up with no internet access and still unidentified with public access.

    Also this OS was only installed toady about 4-5 hours ago, and the only thing installed was the drivers form the Motherboard DVD.

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    Re: Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

    Okay it makes sense now you don't have any Drivers for you Hardware if has been installed today and only Motherboard drivers

    How are you Posting on this forum? You need internet connection

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