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Unidentified Network Since Upgrading to Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro

    Unidentified Network Since Upgrading to Windows 8


    Hello, usually I'm using my usb modem connected to my laptop to provide an internet access to my xbox while I was on Win 7 and it runs good but after I upgrade my OS to Win 8 now I can connect no more. It says that my ethernet connection is "unidentified network" while I still have my ICS enabled (My USB Modem still stated "shared"). I have set IPv4 to obtain automatically though.
    how to fix that?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Any help?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    I have set IPv4 to obtain automatically though.
    Where have you set IPv4 to obtain its addresses automatically?

    When you enable ICS on your actual internet connection (USB Modem), Windows should configure the adapter with which you connect to the Xbox with the IP address 192.168.0.1 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

    Your Xbox should then get its IPv4 addresses automatically by DHCP from your Laptop.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mgmcc View Post
    I have set IPv4 to obtain automatically though.
    Where have you set IPv4 to obtain its addresses automatically?

    When you enable ICS on your actual internet connection (USB Modem), Windows should configure the adapter with which you connect to the Xbox with the IP address 192.168.0.1 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

    Your Xbox should then get its IPv4 addresses automatically by DHCP from your Laptop.
    Yes I have set that to automatic too and still no luck.
    I have attached the screenshot of my ipconfig.v I hope there's a solution for this.
    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    From your screenshot, you should have "shared" the PPP adapter Wireless Terminal which is your actual internet connection. When you do this, Windows should give the Local Area Connection the IP address 192.168.0.1 with Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0; there is no Default Gateway or DNS Server address allocated because this connection isn't accessing the internet, it is hosting the Xbox's internet access.

    At the moment, the Local Area Connection has a 169.254 APIPA address (Automatic Private IP Addressing) which Windows allocates to an adapter that is set to get its addresses automatically, but cannot access the DHCP server.

    Unshare any adapters that are currently shared, reboot and then share only the PPP adapter Wireless Terminal. When you've done that (by ticking the box "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection"), check that the Local Area Connection has the correct 192.168.0.1 address.

    If that hasn't worked, run IPCONFIG /ALL again in a Command Prompt window, right click in the window, select all and press Enter to copy to the clipboard. Paste the entire details into a reply here, because your screenshot was incomplete and there might have been something relevant missing.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Still hasn't worked.
    Here's the detail of ipconfig /all :

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Users\Keithsen>ipconfig /all


    Windows IP Configuration


    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Keithsen-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 2E-4B-D6-1E-E1-FE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-E6-BA-4D-DB-C9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d807:c18a:23b2:880a%13(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.136.10(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 244377274
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-1D-1C-F0-90-E6-BA-4D-DB-C9


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network
    Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-4B-D6-1E-E1-FE
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f8d5:532a:76dc:56bc%2(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 19, 2012 7:44:56 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 26, 2012 7:44:56 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 219958230
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-1D-1C-F0-90-E6-BA-4D-DB-C9


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


    PPP adapter Wireless Terminal:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless Terminal
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.150.55.165(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.17.3.245
    10.17.125.229
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{D5FC2D1B-49FC-4E7F-9FAE-3572A104B518}:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{18BFDFCC-2C20-4464-9DCC-939F2BB896AD}:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{1A0DC0FB-B11E-4326-A33E-925B8FCCAB9E}:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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  7. #7


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    Now that's really confusing. You have a Wireless Network Adapter with the IP address 192.168.1.6 and the PPP Adapter Wireless Terminal with the IP address 10.150.55.165 - which of these is your internet connection? (I don't actually know what the PPP Adapter Wireless Terminal is!)

    I've just run a test sharing my internet connection in Windows 8 with a Windows 7 computer and it worked faultlessly. However, I did note that Windows no longer allocates the IP address 192.168.0.1 to the adapter hosting the internet connection, it uses another 192.168.x.x address which probably varies from PC to PC.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mgmcc View Post
    Now that's really confusing. You have a Wireless Network Adapter with the IP address 192.168.1.6 and the PPP Adapter Wireless Terminal with the IP address 10.150.55.165 - which of these is your internet connection? (I don't actually know what the PPP Adapter Wireless Terminal is!)

    I've just run a test sharing my internet connection in Windows 8 with a Windows 7 computer and it worked faultlessly. However, I did note that Windows no longer allocates the IP address 192.168.0.1 to the adapter hosting the internet connection, it uses another 192.168.x.x address which probably varies from PC to PC.
    I run this from my notebook. The Wireless Terminal one is actually my USB modem and Wireless Connection is my WiFi adapter.
    Did this problem arise because I run it in Windows 8? Because in Windows 7 it's so easy to do the sharing.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    If the "PPP Adapter Wireless Terminal" is actually a USB Modem and your internet connection, it is that adapter that needs to be shared. Because you have another two network adapters - Local Area Connection (wired ethernet) and Wireless Network Connection - you should have the option (drop down menu) of which adapter to use for the shared connection to the Xbox.

    Did this problem arise because I run it in Windows 8? Because in Windows 7 it's so easy to do the sharing.
    I didn't find setting it up in Windows 8 to be any different from previously with either XP or 7, but I have never used a USB modem. I have cable broadband and have always connected by ethernet. USB ADSL Modems are now a very old technology and your ISP should be able to upgrade you to a Wireless Modem Router which would remove the need for ICS - all devices would connect directly to the router for their internet access.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    I should have mentioned that your Wireless Network Adapter appears to be connecting to a router with an IP address of 192.168.1.254 already, so what is it doing at the moment?
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