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Unidentified Network on laptop.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sokid, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Sokid

    Sokid Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2011
    When I plug my Window 7 Compaq Presario CQ61-410US laptop directly into the modem (as I have no router at the moment to use), I get an Unidentified Network or Public Network with no network access, local area connection.

    This Computer -- ! -- Unidentified Network -- X -- Internet

    The modem works fine, as when I plug it into the computer I am currently posting from it works perfectly. The modem is a StarSmart PacStar.

    I was able to fix this issue on a different computer through technical support of my ISP over the phone, but it will be a long while before I can contact them. Last time they were able to guide me through steps to fix it through the command prompt if I remember correctly.

    I use this laptop on a regular basis at home all the time with no problems (a different ISP).

    I did a ipconfig/all, Which I will try to type most of it out since I am lacking a flash drive at the moment.

    Node type : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled: No
    WINS Proxy Enabled: No
    Wireless LAN Adapter wireless network connection:
    Media State: Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
    Description: Atheros AR9285 802.11g/g/n WiFi Adapter
    Physical address: 90-4C-E5-60-07-D5
    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    Auto configuration enabled: Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
    Physical Address: 00-26-9E-C3-98-80
    DCHP Enabled: Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
    Link-local Ipv6 address: fe0::30ec:f676:c2e3:536e%11<Preferred>
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 address:<Preffered>
    Subnet mask:
    Default Gateway:
    DHCPv4 IAID: 184559262

    Tunnel adapter isatap.

    Then the list goes on with a bunch of "Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection" with:
    Media State: Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
    Description: Microsoft ISATAP Adapter or Teredo Tunneling Psuedo-Interface
    Physical Address: 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled: No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes

    Sorry its typed out so sloppy. If you need any more information just let me know, Thanks!
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Do you remember to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds) the modem when switching computers? If so, try 5 minutes, as occasionally a longer time is needed.

    A few ISPs track the MAC Address of the device connected to the modem. Are you sure that your ISP does not do so?

    What non-Windows security application(s) do, or did, you have on the problem machine?
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