Windows 10: Unidentified Network on Windows 10 Laptop

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  1.    06 Dec 2015 #1

    Unidentified Network on Windows 10 Laptop


    I don't know much about computers yet, and i'm in a bit of a pickle. I upgraded my laptop from windows 7 to windows 10 with the free upgrade that came out a while back. I recently bought an Ethernet cord to enhance my gaming performance, but when I plug it in it says identifying for a little while then says unidentified network no Internet. My friend came over and tried it on his laptop and it worked for his Windows 8.1 . I have a Comcast router/modem combo and have it hooked to a western digital router which is what the Ethernet cord is run from.
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    EL Capitan
       06 Dec 2015 #2

    Pictures help. Your computer is probably picking up the Comcast Hotspot that they have enabled on their gateway.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       07 Dec 2015 #3

    What is the model number of Ethernet card is it, and who is the manufacturer. I had one Ethernet card and I had to go to the website of the chipset manufacturer, If it's a TP-link I might be able to help you
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    EL Capitan
       07 Dec 2015 #4

    sml156 said: View Post
    What is the model number of Ethernet card is it, and who is the manufacturer. I had one Ethernet card and I had to go to the website of the chipset manufacturer, If it's a TP-link I might be able to help you
    The problem has nothing to do with the network card. Their problem is that they are seeing the second A/P on the Gateway that goes by Xfinity/Cablewifi.

    You also have cases went your wifi will pick up the local utilities backhauls for meters, which have a hidden SSID and are always on Channel 11.
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #5

    You may need drivers for your ethernet card, I have no idea why the Wi-Fi is being discussed. What is the make and model of the laptop?
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    EL Capitan
       07 Dec 2015 #6

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    You may need drivers for your ethernet card, I have no idea why the Wi-Fi is being discussed. What is the make and model of the laptop?
    He does not need srivers for the card. As I have stated twice already. They are seeing the Public hotspot on their gateway as the other network. It is a flaw in the firmware for the gateway that is doing that.
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    W7 x64 & W10 Pro x64 (Dual boot)
       07 Dec 2015 #7

    bro67 said: View Post
    He does not need srivers for the card. As I have stated twice already. They are seeing the Public hotspot on their gateway as the other network. It is a flaw in the firmware for the gateway that is doing that.
    Unidentified network message with ipv4 address 169.xxx.xx.xx which is known as APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing), occurs when DHCP fails to deliver or assign ip address to device. When a DHCP server fails, APIPA allocates IP addresses in the private range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254. Clients verify their address is unique on the network using ARP. When the DHCP server is again able to service requests, clients update their addresses automatically.
    At first, try to update via Device Manager, you ethernet adapter s/w, if the issue persists then it's something related to your ISP.
    Also under ipv4/v6 properties check the options "obtain IP address automatically and obtain DNS automatically.
    Hope this helps,
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  8.    07 Dec 2015 #8

    bro67 said: View Post
    He does not need srivers for the card. As I have stated twice already. They are seeing the Public hotspot on their gateway as the other network. It is a flaw in the firmware for the gateway that is doing that.
    There is a wired hotspot? I think not!
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    EL Capitan
       07 Dec 2015 #9

    Vaio 7 said: View Post
    Unidentified network message with ipv4 address 169.xxx.xx.xx which is known as APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing), occurs when DHCP fails to deliver or assign ip address to device. When a DHCP server fails, APIPA allocates IP addresses in the private range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254. Clients verify their address is unique on the network using ARP. When the DHCP server is again able to service requests, clients update their addresses automatically.
    At first, try to update via Device Manager, you ethernet adapter s/w, if the issue persists then it's something related to your ISP.
    Also under ipv4/v6 properties check the options "obtain IP address automatically and obtain DNS automatically.
    Hope this helps,
    How in the world did you gather that from a one post poster, who has not responded, and you just pulled that out of the air.

    That is not what the OP is talking about. You and everyone else needs to stop guessing and wait to see if the OP even comes back.
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  10.    07 Dec 2015 #10

    bro67 said: View Post
    ... You and everyone else needs to stop guessing and wait to see if the OP even comes back.
    And some people should read the question!
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