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Solved Unidentified Wired Network that doesn't exist


ms4sman

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#1
Hello, for the last few days I have had a bit of trouble with my network connection on my laptop. I recently moved up to my college and am now on their network. However, I didn't have this problem at first. But recently if I go to my network connections, there is always a wired connection listed named "Unidentified Network" which has "Limited" access. The problem here is that I am not connected to any wired networks. There is no cable plugged into my computer so I don't understand how this is possible. The only thing I have installed recently is Virtualbox, just in case that could affect it. I don't know how this is happening, but I sure would like to find out! Thanks!
 

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    8 GB
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#2
Yes the connection is from the Virtual box which has a static IP. You can usually disable the virtual box to keep the extra network from occurring.
 

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ms4sman

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#3
How do I go about disabling it do you know? I have lost all connections now so I am sending this from a mobile. I dont think that is related tho. Thanks!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS N56VJ
    CPU
    Intel i7 - 3630 QM
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 635M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/MalwareBytes
#4
You don't know where the network connection list is or the virtual box software?

You should be able to see the connection in either the Device Manager or the Network Connections area of the Network and Sharing Center.

I'm not even sure what you are using the virtual box for but uninstalling the software may help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
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    G15 logitech
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    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

ms4sman

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#5
I do know how to find VirtualBox, and since I have a lot of virtuals I use regularly, I would rather not uninstall it at the moment. I don't mind having the virtual connection in my list, as I also have Hamachi in that list. Thank you for the help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS N56VJ
    CPU
    Intel i7 - 3630 QM
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 635M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/MalwareBytes
#6
I do know how to find VirtualBox, and since I have a lot of virtuals I use regularly, I would rather not uninstall it at the moment. I don't mind having the virtual connection in my list, as I also have Hamachi in that list. Thank you for the help!
Ahh Hamachi, that explains the loss of connection. I didn't see the Hamachi interface in the ipconfig but Hamachi is famous for causing connection problems such as you are explaining.

Windows doesn't seem to do very well with multiple network interfaces depending on a variety of factors, it's sometimes best to disable any network connections that aren't being used. :geek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps