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Solved: Connected to wifi but "unidentified network"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by clankfu, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. clankfu

    clankfu Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to connect a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista to my wireless network. It connects to the network just fine but it says "Unidentified network" and I'm unable to surf any websites using any browser. It works fine with an ethernet cable.

    ISP: Time Warner

    Broadband connection: Cable

    Make and Model of Modem/Router Combo: ASUS RT-N56U router / Cisco DPC2100R2 modem

    Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software: Windows

    Laptop: Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E

    Wireless card: LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E

    OS: Windows Vista 32-bit

    Network encryption: WPA2-personal, AES, 2.4Ghz

    ipconfig /all output:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : eo-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-D9-7A-7B-24
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4106:1e6:25b9:d542%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.27(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:40:53 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 20, 2012 9:40:52 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151002585
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : 24.29.103.16
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-80-B5-6B-48
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{53E5DA51-37A7-4B07-8FF9-08DC13710
    477}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.27%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.24.29.103.16
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Windows\system32>
     
  2. John95

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    Try updating wifi card driver if that does not work try finding your modems settings page, there may be security blocking your IP address.

    Btw, remove some of that information so a hack wont use it.
     
  3. clankfu

    clankfu Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying. What info should i delete? All of the ipconfig /all output?

    And I've tried updating the wifi card driver via Sony's support site. I also looked in my router settings page and couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.
     
  4. etaf

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    answered the post on the other techsupport forum, so before we have too many things running at once - lets see if my last post helps

     
  5. shakilpharmacist

    shakilpharmacist

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    I went through this menace during last two days couldnt find anything absolutely anything on internet to solve this problem for me. I called my internet service company helpline, the guy told me to connect the laptop through ethernet cable and allow him to take control, he thereafter just changed the name of network to one with less alphabets, password or phrase to a short pin of numeric ones, wpa-personal to wep and everything started working :)
     
  6. clankfu

    clankfu Thread Starter

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    Yea, switching to WEP encryption's an easy fix. I'd prefer to stay on WPA2 though.
     
  7. lunarlander

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    If changing from wpa-personal to wep made it work, then you need to upgrade your wireless network card/device to a newer one that supports wpa2. The older wep encrytion is breakable in 10 mins and tools for doing so is free on the internet.
     
  8. clankfu

    clankfu Thread Starter

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    Got this solved in the other forum. Found the right driver for my NIC card. Thanks for all the help.
     
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