Ok, so i have looked at a lot of other threads about the unidentified network thing and the main thing about those other threads is that they revolve around wireless connections which doesn't help me. Plus i'm not sure if that has any relevance.
(setup): I have an HP touchsmart desktop with windows vista home premium (i don't think all the spec are necessary, if so please let me know)
(problem): A few weeks ago i was able to connect to the internet and then out of nowhere the computer tells me that it is connected to an unidentified network and won't connect to the internet at all. It is connected via ethernet cable. I have enabled and disabled the drivers as well as firewall, gone through the updates, did roll backs, tried a system restore and reset both the modem and the computer and so far nothing has worked. Oh, and i have tried letting the computer diagnose and repair and i get a notice that says that the network adapter is experiencing driver or hardware issues with some options ( if necessary i can provide a screen shot)
(thoughts): There cant be anything wrong with the modem due to the fact that I have 2 laptops connected wirelessly and they work perfectly fine, which is also how I am posting this thread. I didn't install or remove any programs before the problem started so I don't think i have to worry about anything like that.
(question): So after all that can someone please tell me what i am missing? Could the ethernet card in the computer be the problem? Any thoughts on the situation would be helpfull