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Windows 7 Connection Problem

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  • Laptops
  • Windows 7
  • Connection
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January 23, 2010 1:00:11 PM

I've just arrived at a friend's house for a holiday.
She has a working, internet accessing, network using a Vista PC.
I remove the ethernet cable from her computer and connect it to my Windows7 laptop and get the "Unidentified Network" problem.

if I re-connect the cable to the PC, internet access is resumed instantly. I've restarted both the PC and laptop and ARRIS TM402P/110 (modem? Router?) numerous times without helping the problem.

The network system seems very robust - just not accessible from my laptop as currently configured

My laptop works fine for internet access at home.

Can anyone suggest a likely cause?

Thanks,

Steve

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January 23, 2010 1:31:08 PM

Could be that MAC filtering is set up in her router. Presumably your PC is set for automatic IP addressing rather than a fixed address?
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January 24, 2010 5:14:06 PM

ijack,

You are spot on!
I changed my laptop MAC to match the PC and it works!

Thanks for your help.

Steve








Ijack said:
Could be that MAC filtering is set up in her router. Presumably your PC is set for automatic IP addressing rather than a fixed address?

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