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With Ethernet connection, network and sharing center reports 'unidentified'. Only on ethernet, wifi is fine. How can I fix this?

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Try BOTH or either steps

1.
- Press Windows key and "r" key at the same time to open RUN box
- type ncpa.cpl
- right click on Local Area connection, click Diagnose
- follow the prompts


2.
- Press Windows key and "r" key at the same time to open RUN box
- type ncpa.cpl
- right click on Local Area connection, then properties
- on the list with check boxes, uncheck IPv4 & IPv6
click OK, then click YES
- right click again on Local Area conenction, properties
- put the check back on IPv4 & IPv6, it will check back all the rest
- click OK
- wait for a few secs.. it will show "identifying", then you'll be prompted to select is as a HOME or Public network, select HOME

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • digecorp
    digecorp Sep 08, 2010

    Unfortunately, this did not help. Step 1 made no difference, and I was never prompted for home/public on 2. It just went straight back to unidentified.

  • marvie gepte
    marvie gepte Sep 10, 2010

    if this is Vista, it is or was a common issue..
    - reinstall driver for ethernet
    - run windows update
    - then try resetting your router, though you would need to reconfigure it (like the wireless settings)..


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