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Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

  1. #1


    ZP Guest

    Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

    Hi,
    My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband internet).
    I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
    security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two networks -
    "Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another "unidentified"
    network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to preclude
    me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks and
    re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears. Then, I
    am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting rid of
    this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet seamlessly,
    as I was able to do before?

    Your help in this regard is much appreciated.

    Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

    Do you have two NICs? Post the result of ipconfig /all may help.

    --
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    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "ZP" <ZP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F3AEEB42-E49C-4289-9148-3A43002B9686@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband
    > internet).
    > I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
    > security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two networks -
    > "Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another
    > "unidentified"
    > network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to
    > preclude
    > me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks and
    > re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears.
    > Then, I
    > am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting rid
    > of
    > this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet
    > seamlessly,
    > as I was able to do before?
    >
    > Your help in this regard is much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    DJT Guest

    Re: Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

    This appears to bw a common problem.

    I had a similar problem which turned out to be caused by an update to
    Comodo Firewall Pro.
    When I un installed the firewall the problem disappeared.
    I do not know what the firewall was doing to stop the network
    connecting with the DHCP in the router.


    DJT
    On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:48:00 -0700, ZP <ZP@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Hi,
    >My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband internet).
    >I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
    >security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two networks -
    >"Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another "unidentified"
    >network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to preclude
    >me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks and
    >re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears. Then, I
    >am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting rid of
    >this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet seamlessly,
    >as I was able to do before?
    >
    >Your help in this regard is much appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    ZP Guest

    Re: Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

    Thanks for your reply. I just have one NIC. Don't know how or why the
    "Unidentified Network" came about.

    "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Do you have two NICs? Post the result of ipconfig /all may help.
    >
    > --
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    > http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    > http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    > "ZP" <ZP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F3AEEB42-E49C-4289-9148-3A43002B9686@xxxxxx

    > > Hi,
    > > My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband
    > > internet).
    > > I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
    > > security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two networks -
    > > "Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another
    > > "unidentified"
    > > network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to
    > > preclude
    > > me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks and
    > > re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears.
    > > Then, I
    > > am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting rid
    > > of
    > > this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet
    > > seamlessly,
    > > as I was able to do before?
    > >
    > > Your help in this regard is much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

    This search result may help.

    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "ZP" <ZP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8C03D673-D720-40CB-ADDC-72B5B54A4CD5@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for your reply. I just have one NIC. Don't know how or why the
    > "Unidentified Network" came about.
    >
    > "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >

    >> Do you have two NICs? Post the result of ipconfig /all may help.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    >> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    >> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    >> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    >> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    >> "ZP" <ZP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F3AEEB42-E49C-4289-9148-3A43002B9686@xxxxxx

    >> > Hi,
    >> > My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband
    >> > internet).
    >> > I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
    >> > security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two
    >> > networks -
    >> > "Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another
    >> > "unidentified"
    >> > network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to
    >> > preclude
    >> > me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks
    >> > and
    >> > re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears.
    >> > Then, I
    >> > am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting
    >> > rid
    >> > of
    >> > this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet
    >> > seamlessly,
    >> > as I was able to do before?
    >> >
    >> > Your help in this regard is much appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks.
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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