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Windows 7: Local Area Connection Unidentified Network

    Question

  • So I'm at my girlfriends house and I tried to use my desktop here and for some reason I cannot connect to the internet via the router (ethernet connection).  I can connect directly to the modem, and I can connect my laptop (windows) xp to the internet via wireless & ethernet.  After hours of searching and trying a ton of different options (netsh, bonjour disabled, MAC address manually added, disable IPv6, updated the router firmware, etc) I can't seem to find a fix that will work.

     

    Here is my ipconfig:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.



    C:\Users\xxx>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7E-DE-C0-F3
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-C9-49-BF-8A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cc1d:7f47:7bb1:714%10(Preferred)
       Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.7.20(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251666121
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0F-E0-61-FB-00-1E-C9-49-BF-8A

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{416A7074-29C3-4321-A4B1-99941AC7ECBD}:

       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

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{7CC99406-4FD1-4E57-B4DF-C19FBA35CEEA}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {05F4B95C-A5DE-49FB-8587-F8B8C3A54452}:


       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\xxx>

     

     

    Is there anything else I should include?

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:16 PM

Answers

  •  From here, you can probably do a couple of things, you can try
    statically assigning an IP address and see if you are able to get out.
     
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10X (need one that is not
    in use currently)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.251.130
    167.206.251.129
     
    You can also try running a capture with netmon to see if the interface
    can see any DHCP traffic when you attempt to connect to the wireless
    network,
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Friday, July 30, 2010 6:57 PM

All replies

  • It would appear that you are being assigned an APIPA address, possibly
    indicating a DHCP issue. After connecting to her wireless connection,
    attempt an
     
    ipconfig /release
     
    ipconfig /renew
     
    from an administrative command prompt. Does she have a system that you
    can copy the
     
    ipconfig /all
     
    output from? Is she using any kind of encryption like WEP, WPA, or WPA2?
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:20 PM
  • Hi thanks for replying!

     

    Unfortunately I can't do an ipconfig /release/renew. When I try I get this error:

    The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation.

     

     

    Here is an ipconfig /all from my laptop, this is all I can really get at unless you want me to use one of her machines to pull the ipconfig /all from:

     

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : IBM-291FF46E52C
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-C6-50-E2-68
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.251.130
                                                167.206.251.129
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:04:46 PM
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 30, 2010 12:04:46 PM

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

            Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Con
    nection
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-27-13-64-FD-0E

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : AGN Virtual Network Adapter
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-50-F2-00-00-05
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 9.77.141.197
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 9.0.2.1
                                                9.0.3.1

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:42 PM
  • Also security is disabled on the router.
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:54 PM
  • It might be useful for comparison between your ipconfig /all and her
    ipconfig /all. That configuration looks better because you no longer
    have an APIPA address, can you ping 192.168.1.1 and www.google.com?
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:31 PM
  • Well that configuration wasn't on the machine that can't connect at all, that was another laptop.

     

    pinging 192.168.1.1 & google.com

     

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ping 192.168.1.1

    Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 169.254.7.20: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 169.254.7.20: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 169.254.7.20: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 169.254.7.20: Destination host unreachable.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

    C:\Windows\system32>ping www.google.com
    Ping request could not find host www.google.com. Please check the name and try a
    gain.

    C:\Windows\system32>

     

     

     

     

    ipconfig /all from my girlfriends laptop

     

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kristina-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-B3-5D-8D
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2020:3cf9 0e3:dfad%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:15:19 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 30, 2010 4:15:19 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251665271
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-7D-E2-14-00-16-D3-F1-7D-1F

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.251.130
    167.206.251.129
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D3-F1-7D-1F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{704FD937-485D-451D-9B6C-5E6F3A3F1
    22B}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Windows\system32>

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:22 PM
  •  From here, you can probably do a couple of things, you can try
    statically assigning an IP address and see if you are able to get out.
     
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10X (need one that is not
    in use currently)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.251.130
    167.206.251.129
     
    You can also try running a capture with netmon to see if the interface
    can see any DHCP traffic when you attempt to connect to the wireless
    network,
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Friday, July 30, 2010 6:57 PM