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Can't connect to my network or internet "Unidentified Network" I've tr

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November 23, 2012 11:21:02 PM

Hey guys, I’m getting to my wits end with my computer lately, I have no idea what’s going on, but recently I’ve been having some internet problems. Namely an Unidentified Network with no NETWORK access.

Some information first, the NIC that I’m using is the Realtek PCIe Family Controller, I’ve updated the drivers, I’ve uninstalled, I’ve reinstalled. I’ve basically been on the internet for the past two days trying all the solutions. Including refreshing and renewing my ip, trying a static ip (although, I’m still not sure if I did this step correctly) I’ve tried disabling IPV6, I’ve tried adjusting my speedflux, believe me I’ve tried just about everything, I don’t have one blue link left when it comes to my google searches on fixing this problem.
The problem is also intermittent with seemingly no reason whatsoever, some days Ill go without internet for the entire day, then the next day I’ll boot up my computer and I’ll have internet again. It should be noted that when I enable WIRELESS on my laptop, I’m able to connect to the network, but when I enable wired, I am not able to.

Here is the ipconfig /all for when I’m connected wirelessly and have a connection.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Collin-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PC
I-E NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-68-9D-BC-D8-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 24 November 2012 02:01:04
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 04 December 2012 02:01:04
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.27.40.241
212.27.40.240
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

C:\Windows\system32>

And here is the ipconfig when I’m connected through the wired connection with no internet connectivity:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Collin-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-F5-D7-EF-DC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.155.12(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

C:\Windows\system32>

It should be noted that I am using powerline adapters for my connection, but as I said, this problem only recently started cropping up. I went fine for almost a week with no problems, then all of a sudden it started happening.

Thanks for the help in advance, im pulling my hair out over this, I’m still able to connect wirelessly so its not too much of an issue, but I prefer via Ethernet. I also need to know if its my network card that’s going bad in my laptop (just paid 2000 for this rig, so I need to know if I need to send it back or not, its still under warranty but Im currently living in Europe so I don’t want to have to pay shipping costs to the states to get it fixed if I don’t need to)
November 24, 2012 5:11:47 AM

to test the network card just take your laptop to the router and plug it into the router directly via ethernet cable. Good way to test both cables. If both cables test fine you might be having problems with the powerline adapters
November 24, 2012 7:39:17 AM

Well, turns out it was the powerline adapters, reset them and now its working again. Thank you kindly.
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