Windows 10: Working Internet Connection showis as Unidentified Network

  1.    16 May 2017 #1

    Working Internet Connection showis as Unidentified Network

    ....... my internet connection is working, but shows as unidentified network (see screenshot).

    How do I get it identified ...?...

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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       17 May 2017 #2

    Hi Tommy

    The owner of the Network would have to give it a name. It looks like you are using a Cellular network, not a Home Wireless Access point.

    I would probably set the Network to Public instead of Private which will change your Firewall posture.

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  3.    18 May 2017 #3

    ....... thanks for your reply.

    I tried that before, but it makes no difference.

    The funny thing is that it identifies in the available connections panel (see screenshot) and also the Mobile Hotsot. panel.

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    By the way, I can't get Mobile Hotsot to work and thought it might got something to do with the unidentified network.

    Anyway, if something comes to mind please let me know .......
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 May 2017 #4

    Hi Tommy.

    Does your vendor allow "Tethering". Some block this ability.

    Was it working?

    What happens when you turn it on?

    When I suggest going to a public network setting it was to protect your machine from other machines on the cellular network.

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  5.    19 May 2017 #5

    ....... "Tethering" is not the issue, as you can see here.

    I just posted again in an old thread, because I'm afraid it's not relevant to this topic here anymore.

    If you care to check it out here again the link .......
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       19 May 2017 #6

    I checked it out.

    When you say tethering is not an issue, the link takes me to the same as the second link.

    As far as I know tethering is a mobile hot spot and I've seen situations where vendors will not permit. If your allows then this is not your issue. I will see if I come up with something.
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  7.    19 May 2017 #7

    ....... thank you for looking into this matter.
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  8.    19 May 2017 #8

    I'm not that familiar with tethering, so if I'm way off here forgive/ignore me :)

    It looks like the endpoint issue you get sometimes with VM adapters where you have to add the *NdisDeviceType = 1 for the particular device in the registry.


    Under the above key, look for/thru each subkey (000\001\002\etc), checking the DriverDesc
    till you find the device in question. In the right pane, Right Click / New / DWORD 32 and type *NdisDeviceType and set it's value to 1.

    Note: Don't forget the star *
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  9.    19 May 2017 #9

    ....... thanks for the suggestion.

    I added the key to the registry like you described, but it made no difference .......

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  10.    19 May 2017 #10

    I can't remember if disable/re-enable the device is all you need or a reboot is required for that reg hack. In case you haven't a done that already :)
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