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Windows 7 unidentified network issue


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#1 dvicknair

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

Built a new workstation at work.  Installed windows 7 pro and ran windows update.  All of this done in my "lab".

 

After moving the computer to the workstation, it has no internet access and says unidentified network.  Moved it back to the "lab", and it worked fine.  Moved it back to the workstation and the problem is still there.

 

It replaced an older Dell with windows xp pro.  I connected the Dell back up and it works fine.  DHCP is running.

 

I also grabbed a windows 7 pro laptop and tried the hardwire connection, and I got the same unidentified network with no internet access.

 

Anyone have a experience with this??  This has got me pulling my hair out.



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:22 AM

You may need to assign a homegroup/workgroup to the Win7 PCs, ... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-is-the-difference-between-a-domain-a-workgroup-and-a-homegroup .


Edited by ElfBane, 08 August 2014 - 04:22 AM.


#3 dvicknair

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:49 PM

Thanks for the input, but I figured it out! The wires in the cat5 cable plugs did not match. The cable was working fine with the xp machine, but caused this problem with windows 7...




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