Hi everyone. I have an issue that has just started since I installed a WiFi adapter in my PC. My problem is as follows.....
I have internet access when I start my PC, however the network almost always shows as 'Identifying' even though I have internet access and everything works fine (PIC 1 shows 'Identifying issue).
When I try to disable and re-enable the adapter, device manager hangs then goes 'Not responding' indefinitely....meanwhile I still have internet access. If I try to uninstall the adapter, device manager
asks to confirm the uninstall, but when I press OK, it gets stuck on 'Uninstalling Devices' (PIC 2) indefinitely. Again I still have internet access. In fact I am posting this while it hangs on 'Uninstalling'.
If I go to WiFi networks in the taskbar next to the clock, it has the yellow warning triangle and says 'Limited Access' (PIC 3). This image also shows 'Identifying'.
I have a network widget and that shows my external IP but the internal IP field just shows 'Not Connected'......again, all through this I have internet access.
If I disconnect from the WiFi, then try to reconnect, I can reconnect but I lose internet access and cannot even access my router. If I restart my computer I have internet access back. I am trying to uninstall and reinstall the adapter but I am unable to uninstall it.
I have tried displaying the NETWORK MAP, however it will not display due to it apparently being set to 'PUBLIC' (not sure how it went from home to public). I cannot change the type to HOME due to it being stuck on 'Identifying'. It just tells me it was unable to change the network type.
Just to clarify, I have googled this for weeks with no solid fixes. I am also a Bachelor Of Information Technology student in my 2nd year and aced my networking units with almost straight High Distinctions but for the life of me I cannot figure this problem out.
I DO NOT use a proxy and do not run any VPN or anything of the sort. Any help is MUCH appreciated !!!
Edited by GrimmReaper, 17 November 2016 - 12:42 AM.