Unidentified Network - Local Access Only

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Alan Robinson, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. I have been using Vista since the first day it came out, on a wireless
    network connected to a pc using xp with absolutely no problems at all. A few
    days ago (same day onecare did a major update - coincidence?) I started to
    get unidentified Network coming up on my network connection, local access
    only. Looking and the information I had 2 networks showing at the same time,
    both set to public.
    I managed to delete one, and put the other back to private which seemed to
    work for a time, but then after a while reset itself to unidentified network
    again.
    I have updated firmware, reinstalled software all that seems to work
    (several occasions) , until a while later when it resets again to
    unidentified network. Sometimes showing 2 networks rather than one.
    Sometimes when I seemed to have fixed the problem with the vista computer,
    the xp then cannot find the network. This problem is drivings me nuts.
    Everytime I think I've solved the issues, the next day things are back to
    unidentified network - local access only. I can plug my vista computer into
    the modem, but that means my xp computer can't access the internet.
    Just seems strange a lot of people are having the same problem all of a
    sudden.
    Is it down to a vista or onecare update?
    Many thanks,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Robinson, Aug 6, 2007
    #1
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  2. Have you tried MS update for Vista wireless? This link may help,

    Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop .... Vista: Wireless local only ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.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
    I have been using Vista since the first day it came out, on a wireless
    network connected to a pc using xp with absolutely no problems at all. A few
    days ago (same day onecare did a major update - coincidence?) I started to
    get unidentified Network coming up on my network connection, local access
    only. Looking and the information I had 2 networks showing at the same time,
    both set to public.
    I managed to delete one, and put the other back to private which seemed to
    work for a time, but then after a while reset itself to unidentified network
    again.
    I have updated firmware, reinstalled software all that seems to work
    (several occasions) , until a while later when it resets again to
    unidentified network. Sometimes showing 2 networks rather than one.
    Sometimes when I seemed to have fixed the problem with the vista computer,
    the xp then cannot find the network. This problem is drivings me nuts.
    Everytime I think I've solved the issues, the next day things are back to
    unidentified network - local access only. I can plug my vista computer into
    the modem, but that means my xp computer can't access the internet.
    Just seems strange a lot of people are having the same problem all of a
    sudden.
    Is it down to a vista or onecare update?
    Many thanks,
    Alan.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 6, 2007
    #2
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