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Computer connects to 'Unidentified' network

#1
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.
 

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R

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

#2
Do you have two NICs? Post the result of ipconfig /all may help.

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"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.
 

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#3
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 Computer

#4
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.
>
>
 

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R

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

#5
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.
>>
>>
 

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