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How to resolve Unidentified network

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    How to resolve Unidentified network

    Please help. Recently I have lost my LAN connection on my PC. Since then I have had to go out and purchase a wireless network adapter just to get my computer to connect to the internet. I have tried everything with no luck.
    1. Updated network adapter driver [Current driver installed]
    2. Disabled / enabled network adapter.
    3. Ran IPCONFIG /Release - IPCONFIG /Renew
    4. Updated BIOS
    5. Reloaded Intel Chipset drivers
    6. Reloaded LAN drivers
    7. Reinstalled Windows 8.1

    No luck.
    Unidentified network
    Intel(R) Ethernet Connection(2) I218-V

    Below is a snapshot of my IPCONFIG /ALL

    Thanks in advance.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IPCONFIG ALL.PNG  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Swapped out the Ethernet cable with a new one to rule out a possible cable issue. No luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Win 8 Ultimate

    Your Ethernet adapter has an IP address from the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) range. This indicates that your computer can't access your DHCP server. Perhaps you can manually configure your IP address?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks Macrogrrr. Followed your direction and problem solved!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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