Unidentified Network / Access: Local Only

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Spider., Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    I am running Vista Home Premium.

    Striker extreme Mobo
    Q6600
    Linksys wrt54gs router
    Connected with ethernet cable

    I was online yesterday all day. I put my rig to sleep last night. It
    powered off during the night. I turn it on this afternoon. No internet
    access.

    Every other XP machine is online fine, wireless and wired.

    I have tried just about every fix I have seen:

    Disable DHCP Flags
    no firewalls
    blah, blah, blah.
    Restarted router, modem, car, dog, etc.

    What can I do or try?

    A list would be nice. A chatting support option would be nice. A little
    instant messenger like device with a tech on the other end.

    I will take what I can get.
     
    Spider., Mar 3, 2008
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  2. Have you check if there is a new firmware for the router or driver for NIC?
    Or this link may help.

    Resolution of Vista Unidentified NetworkResolution of Vista Unidentified
    Network or Limited Connectivity. The Vista Unidentified Network or Limited
    Connectivity could be hardware, ...
    www.chicagotech.net/vista/unidentifirdnetwork.htm


    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
     
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Mar 3, 2008
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  3. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    I have tried the solutions from the link you posted with no resolution.
    I updated firmware to no avail.

    Any other suggestions?
     
    Spider., Mar 3, 2008
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  4. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    I have also:
    dumped the dns cache.
    Did something with winsock.
    released ipconfig
    renewed ipconfig

    hooked direct to modem with no internet connected to it to see if it would
    at least recognize my modem.

    system restored to yesterday.

    rolled back my nic driver and then updated it again.

    turned off IPv6. back on.
    set static IP, DNS, not auto
    disabled and re-enabled my ethernet ports.
    turned off and then back on my DHCP conn flag something or other in my
    registry.

    I am seriously researching this and trying everything. I am even obviously
    reaching far beyond my normal comfortzone with computers.

    Give me more to try.
    Or please send me XP pro until vista SP1 is out or this is fixed. lol.
    ==============================================
     
    Spider., Mar 3, 2008
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  5. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    Here is what I have tried:

    Released and renewed ipconfig
    dumped dns cache
    something with winsock
    changed values of DHCP conn flag to 0, then back to 1 when it didn't work.
    set static ip, dns
    disabled and enabled ethernet ports
    updated firmware on router.
    rolled back driver of NIC, then updated it again.
    system restored a day back
    hooked up modem direct with no router
    hooked up modem with out internet connection to see if it would recognize
    modem.
    ping modem, ping router
    rebooted 37 times

    I need more things to try.

    And/Or. a copy of XP pro to use until what I paid for will work. :)
     
    Spider., Mar 3, 2008
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  6. Spider.

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Mar 3, 2008
    #6
  7. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    Thank you for your request. I would, however, like to add a caviat. It
    definately put a bad taste in my mouth to have to run that, copy it, open
    notepad, save it, plug in a flash drive, transfer it, safely eject the drive,
    put the drive in another computer running xp, open the file, copy the file,
    then paste the file here for some one to view. It is rather humorous, and
    aggrivating at the same time.

    I surely hope that someone can help me with this.

    -------------
    ipconfig/all
    -------------

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

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SpiderRig
    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. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-E5-FE-48
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a121:3d87:4143:3e6f%11(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.62.111(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134225248
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-E6-12-96
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::586e:a1:371a:efd4%9(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.239.212(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151002464
    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 Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{9EE804ED-EA05-4AD1-B915-07A931681
    C00}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.62.111%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{63E4C073-BC55-4DB4-AC28-826FFDC4A
    69E}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::5efe:169.254.239.212%10(Preferred)

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    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>


    There it is.
    ====================================================
     
    Spider., Mar 4, 2008
    #7
  8. 169.254.62.111 is the problem meaning the computer doesn't receive an IP
    from the DHCP. You may try to remove the IPv6 completely. This how to may
    help.

    Vista IPCONFIG and Network SettingsHow to remove IPv6 and Tunnel completely
    on Vista · How to disable ICS public connection in Vista · How to: Enabling
    ICS on Vista ...
    www.howtonetworking.com/vista/vistaipconfig.htm


    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


     
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Mar 4, 2008
    #8
  9. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    I re-read my previous posts. I neglected to say that I had disabled IPv6, it
    did not fix the issue. In the interest of doing whatever it takes, I
    disabled and removed the tunnel again.

    "Unidentified Network"

    Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate the troubleshooting.

    What next?
    ================================

     
    Spider., Mar 4, 2008
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  10. Spider.

    Barb Bowman Guest

    the ipconfig shows 2 NICs with IPv6 enabled. have you tried both
    NICs with IPv6 unbound? have you tried disabling the NIC you are not
    using in Device manager?

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 4, 2008
    #10
  11. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    Yes, I tried that. I still get the same results. Perplexing isn't it?
     
    Spider., Mar 4, 2008
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  12. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    ok, so after I posted that response, I decided to do what I had been doing.
    Re-try any suggestions made here, even if I had done them twice before. I
    really want tis fixed. i don't want to give up on vista yet.

    I turn on my computer and it worked. A box popped up asking me to set my
    network settings, home,work, etc.

    i don't get it, i did nothing. So how long will it work? And, of course it
    doesn't see the rest of my computers. They are set at NTFS. I am afraid to
    try to fix that. I am afraid it will go back offline, since I didn't do
    anything. I just turned it off and walked away. Then turned it on this
    morning and it worked.

    So in your opinions, is this a permanantly fixed issue? magic?
     
    Spider., Mar 4, 2008
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  13. Spider.

    Barb Bowman Guest

    magic is always a good solution..

    do you see other computers after 15 minutes or so?

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 4, 2008
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  14. Spider.

    Weazer Guest

    Spider,

    I want you to know that you are not alone.

    I have worked consistently for the last 3 months to try to get the two XP
    machines to recognize the new Vista machine on the wireless network. I go way
    beyond my "comfort zone", make little progress, and then lose that progress.

    My biggest error, I think, is making the assumption that Vista will behave
    consistently.

    There are only two possibilities, re-starting the dog a. solved your
    connection problems, or b. had nothing to do with your connection problems.

    I have no dog. Do you have any advice?
     
    Weazer, Mar 4, 2008
    #14
  15. Spider.

    Spider. Guest

    Thank you to all those that tried to assist me. I will take magic, if it
    sticks, and continues to work.

    Weazer, my advice is to do what I did. Try every freakin' fix you find on
    the internet support sites. Then acquire a copy of XP Pro 64bit so you take
    the stress out of, "what am I gonna do?". That made me a little, just a
    little, more patient with Vista. Now I have a back up if it poops out again.
    I will just clean install XP Pro 64 and wait for Vista to decide that the
    internet is an integral part of modern day home computing. (Maybe SP1 or 2.)
    IDK.

    Barb, the xp computers did not show up. So I decided that I had nothing to
    lose, since I can't be sure the problem is truly fixed anyway. I installed
    the LLTD files on my other two computers running XP. It worked for me.

    Here Weazer: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70582
    Try installing that on the xp rigs if you haven't, it worked for me. All
    computers can see each other.

    Point of note, you can't really buy more powerfull parts than I purchased to
    build this new high end gaming rig. This was not old equipment or old
    design, this was the latest and greatest (almost) of parts. I have no clue
    what was wrong or how it got fixed. i have been computing since the days of
    the commodore 64 and the Apple and apple II and Apple IIe. I remember
    logging onto BBS sites over the phone that was strapped with a rubber band to
    a mic over the handset to play blackjack and chat with people. Bottom line,
    Buy some magic Weazer.

    Oh, and a dog, I think it may have helped.

    Spider.

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    Spider., Mar 5, 2008
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