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Connection Difficulty to the Router

  1. #1


    John Guest

    Connection Difficulty to the Router

    Hey guys,
    I've just recently installed Vista Business onto my desktop. However, I
    cannot connect to my router using Ethernet connection. The Network and
    Sharing center will identify the network as "unidentified network", with
    limited connectivity.

    I've checked with motherboard and chipset company, and my motherboard does
    support Vista. I've also updated my Ethernet network controller with the
    latest driver. Aside from that, I've also disabled IPv6, and both of the Link
    Layer Topography Discovery Managers. I've tried connecting the Ethernet cable
    with my XP laptop, and it does work. Thus it seems to be my Vista machine's
    problem.

    If anyone has comments or recommendations, please feel free to contribute.
    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Connection Difficulty to the Router

    Try these:

    1. turn off the IPv6.
    2. Assign static IP.

    Please post back with the result.

    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
    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:27CF8F94-4401-4A54-9517-CDFEF822BDA4@microsoft.com...
    Hey guys,
    I've just recently installed Vista Business onto my desktop. However, I
    cannot connect to my router using Ethernet connection. The Network and
    Sharing center will identify the network as "unidentified network", with
    limited connectivity.

    I've checked with motherboard and chipset company, and my motherboard does
    support Vista. I've also updated my Ethernet network controller with the
    latest driver. Aside from that, I've also disabled IPv6, and both of the Link
    Layer Topography Discovery Managers. I've tried connecting the Ethernet cable
    with my XP laptop, and it does work. Thus it seems to be my Vista machine's
    problem.

    If anyone has comments or recommendations, please feel free to contribute.
    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: Connection Difficulty to the Router

    Which router do you have? Also, are you running the latest firmware
    available for that router?

    On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 01:36:01 -0700, John
    <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hey guys,
    >I've just recently installed Vista Business onto my desktop. However, I
    >cannot connect to my router using Ethernet connection. The Network and
    >Sharing center will identify the network as "unidentified network", with
    >limited connectivity.
    >
    >I've checked with motherboard and chipset company, and my motherboard does
    >support Vista. I've also updated my Ethernet network controller with the
    >latest driver. Aside from that, I've also disabled IPv6, and both of the Link
    >Layer Topography Discovery Managers. I've tried connecting the Ethernet cable
    >with my XP laptop, and it does work. Thus it seems to be my Vista machine's
    >problem.
    >
    >If anyone has comments or recommendations, please feel free to contribute.
    >Thanks in advance.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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