Windows Vista can sometimes cause network adapters to show up as connected to an "Unidentified Network", sometimes limiting the network to local access only.

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There are many reasons that can cause this problem, but some suggested solutions to try are:

  • Reset your Router using the web control panel.
  • Update your network adapter drivers.
  • Temporary disable any Anti-Virus/Firewall package to see if the problem is resolved.
  • Try assigning a static IP address to the network card.
  • Disable IPv6 on old network cards / routers.
These suggestions may help you narrow down the cause of the "unidentified network" problem.