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  1.    26 Feb 2017 #1

    Uh help with Network adapter?


    So I have this odd issues every now and then were my Desktop will say my network is unidentified. Now my OS is Windows 10 and I use an Ethernet cable wired straight to my modem. Now I have two modems in my house, one connected to a router for WiFi access and the second one is connected to my Widows 10 PC. Now I can still use and play games on the internet when I'm connected to unidentified network, and I can fix it if I click on Diagnose and it fixes the gateway.

    However this is getting a little annoying, I did update my Ethernet Driver from the MSI homepage to fix it but it didn't so I'm not sure what to do.

    Is this a Comcast or Windows 10 thing and if so Would should I do?
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  2.    26 Feb 2017 #2
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    Hi Redbatman.

    Interesting network setup you have, as internet is usually provided through a single modem to a wireless router (or combined modem+router), unless no wireless router is present and it is instead you get internet by directly connecting to the modem itself.

    Could you describe a little more about why there is two modems needed to receive internet?

    Do you have an ADSL connection (internet through a telephone jack), Cable (through a screw in cable) or Fibre?

    Is it possible to connect your Ethernet cable to your wireless router? This should resolve any gateway issues as there is only one gateway for one router and therefore one for a single modem.
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  3.    26 Feb 2017 #3
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    Do you mean two modems or routers for two modems you need two sources
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  4.    26 Feb 2017 #4

    Okay I have Comcast blast which is cable internet.

    The reason I have 2 modems is because I have a modem downstairs that is plugged into a router which is a Motorola from late 2014, the second I have is from 2015 and my modems are both the same type SB6141, I got the second since back in late 2015 I had decided to build a gaming computer and I had no other room to put it in except for a room that had a coax outlet in which I could use it to plug my desktop in since my Desktop has no wifi.

    Comcast said it was okay to have two modems on my account, now my second network is just called Network 2 for obvious reasons.

    So now that's out of the way any tips, and no I cant plug into the router since there is a desktop down there its plugged into.
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  5.    26 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Okay I have Comcast blast which is cable internet.

    The reason I have 2 modems is because I have a modem downstairs that is plugged into a router which is a Motorola from late 2014, the second I have is from 2015 and my modems are both the same type SB6141, I got the second since back in late 2015 I had decided to build a gaming computer and I had no other room to put it in except for a room that had a coax outlet in which I could use it to plug my desktop in since my Desktop has no wifi.

    Comcast said it was okay to have two modems on my account, now my second network is just called Network 2 for obvious reasons.

    So now that's out of the way any tips, and no I cant plug into the router since there is a desktop down there its plugged into.
    Ok, it could be an ip address conflict with your computer and the router. See if you can change your computers ip address to something like 192.168.1.50 (change the fourth set to something other than 1) Note: The first three sets of numbers can look different.

    This is called setting a static ip. I can give you instructions on this if you are unsure of how to do this.
    Last edited by ellellell1; 26 Feb 2017 at 21:52.
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  6.    26 Feb 2017 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by ellellell1 View Post
    Ok, it could be an ip address conflict with your computer and the router. See if you can change your computers Ip address to something like 192.168.1.50 (change the fourth set to something other than 1) Note: The first three sets of numbers can be different.

    Uh you mean the desktop downstairs cause that one is the first modem, the second modem is just plugged into my Windows 10 gaming PC in a totally different room, there is no router with the second modem.

    As for the PC downstairs its a 2007 windows vista pc.......yeah
    I do have a gaming laptop too which is what I use for doing firmware updates on my Asus router
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  7.    26 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Uh you mean the desktop downstairs cause that one is the first modem, the second modem is just plugged into my Windows 10 gaming PC in a totally different room, there is no router with the second modem.

    As for the PC downstairs its a 2007 windows vista pc.......yeah
    I do have a gaming laptop too which is what I use for doing firmware updates on my Asus router
    For the computer which is directly connected to the modem, yes.
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  8.    26 Feb 2017 #8

    Alright I'll try it tomorrow might need to give me steps for static Ip. I know how to do it for my router but not for desktop.
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  9.    26 Feb 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Alright I'll try it tomorrow might need to give me steps for static Ip. I know how to do it for my router but not for desktop.
    Ok, follow this tutorial.

    For step 6 in option 1, change to "Use the following IP address".

    Set the ip address to 192.168.1.50 or something similar.

    'Subnet mask' to 255.255.255.0.

    Then enter manually, the DNS infomation, which can be found in your router settings page.

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    You may or may not need a WAN address for the 'gateway' but if your router has one, you could try that too.


    If you don't have any DNS information then you may have a Dynamic IP address which might be a bit difficult to fix.

    (Also don't reply with any of your DNS or gateway IP address's for security reasons )
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  10.    01 Mar 2017 #10

    Okay I tried this but it keeps giving me the error that DHCP is not set for my home network
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