1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Vista Unidentified network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pillowmasta, Mar 1, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Im sure that you guys have heard of this before. I have windows vista home premium. The problem is that I have a wired connection to my router, and It tells me that it is unidentified. I tryed re-installing windows, with no success. I tryed different cables for internet, and new router, with no internet. Im on a laptop right now, so I can easly fix things on my desktop. thanks!!
     
  2. fatnfur

    fatnfur

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    If your trying to connect to an xp machine there is a known issue/ hotfix from microsoft that deals with xp not being identified by vista
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,409
    Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:



    Disable the IP Helper service:

    1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
    3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
    4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
    5. Click OK to exit the dialog



    Disable IPv6:

    1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
    3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
    4. Click OK to exit the dialog

    NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.



    Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233
    1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter regedit and press Enter.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID}
    4. In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
    5. If the key DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag does not exist, use the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then press ENTER. If the key exists, skip this step.
    6. Right-click DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then click Modify.
    7. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
    8. Close Registry Editor.
    NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey.
    NOTE2: (GUID) is a mnemonic for the individual subkeys, the actual text "GUID" does not appaer.




    The only program I'm aware of that currently relies on IPv6 is the new Windows Meeting Space. The first 2 changes will cause that program not to work - but will leave all of your normal (IPv4) connections unaffected. If it causes problems that you can't overcome, simply revert back to the original settings.
     
  4. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    ok, I will try it, even tho I bought a brand new router, its worth a try. Thanks!!!
     
  5. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    69,508
    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  6. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    kk, Ill upload that here after I try whats above your message.
     
  7. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    K, I tryed John wills way with no success. Heres the logs you wanted, I did one before and after I tryed Johns.
    PHP:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


    C:\Users\Josh>before
    'before' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.


    C:\Users\Josh>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
    :

       
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
       Physical Address
    . . . . . . . . . : 00-22-15-A1-C0-09
       DHCP Enabled
    . . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled 
    . . . . : Yes
       Link
    -local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::187a:f156:2a2f:2a4e%10(Preferred)
       
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.11(Preferred)
       
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
                                           192.168.1.1
       DNS Servers 
    . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
                                           192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip
    . . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection
    6:

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

    C
    :\Users\Josh>

    PHP:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Josh>after
    'after' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\Josh>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
    :

       
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
       Physical Address
    . . . . . . . . . : 00-22-15-A1-C0-09
       DHCP Enabled
    . . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled 
    . . . . : Yes
       IPv4 Address
    . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.11(Preferred)
       
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
                                           192.168.1.1
       DNS Servers 
    . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
                                           192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip
    . . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection
    6:

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

    C
    :\Users\Josh>
     
  8. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    69,508
    Try changing the TCP/IPv4 properties to 'obtain IP auto' and 'obtain DNS auto.' I don't know who set the current configuration but the Default Gateway is guaranteed to give you failure to access the internet.
     
  9. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    I did change it to auto, and I tryed fixed, and one more thing that I found out was that the computer said that it sent like 2,000 packets, and received zero. Idk if that helps you or not but thanks for your guys help
     
  10. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    69,508
    Let's see the new ipconfig /all
     
  11. pillowmasta

    pillowmasta Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    I got it to work now, I had to reset my bios by takeing out the battery and chaning the pins for like 10 seconds. I gusses its a problem with asus and there motherboards. thanks
     
  12. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/805314