Windows 10: Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10

Discus and support Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So, today i got home and jumped on my Dell laptop (Latitude E6530) I realized i had the yellow alert "thingy" on the Ethernet symbol. I then clicked on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jcwilliams, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10


    So, today i got home and jumped on my Dell laptop (Latitude E6530) I realized i had the yellow alert "thingy" on the Ethernet symbol. I then clicked on it and it says Unidentified Network, no internet connection. i looked up a bunch of solutions and nothing helped. Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if they know a possible solution.
    Thanks
    Here is the config information:
    Code: Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-P5DOCH0 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-76-3F-5B-A3-3A DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Ethernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ecec:6f8c:81f:2ebc%2(Preferred) Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.46.188(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 41191034 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Windows Adapter V9 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-58-AD-FC-AF DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c1d:9bd5:930e:d4f4%6(Preferred) Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.212.244(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 67174232 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 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 . . . . . . . . . . . : The DW WLAN Card provides wireless local area networking. Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-76-3F-5B-A3-3A DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2606:a000:4503:4f00:828:4257:6c3d:644d(Preferred) Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2606:a000:4503:4f00:994c:1984:2624:b3a3(Preferred) Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::828:4257:6c3d:644d%15(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.13(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00:01 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00:01 PM Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::3a4c:90ff:fe6f:1ae7%15 192.168.0.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 62420543 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.62 209.18.47.61 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth PAN HelpText Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-16-D8-9F-CC-75 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{0438E5C3-605A-4B40-B68F-EC85AAF6E2A6}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{58ADFCAF-E623-433D-9452-61B5A5BB9367}: 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.{EDCD30EF-1799-47C4-9968-9FEC41E747D5}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/quote]

    :)
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 19, 2016
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  2. Unidentified network (Ethernet connection)

    Good Day My name is and i will be happy to assist you: Please try these additional resources that might assist you: How to fix Unidentified Network in Windows 10/8/7 or Unidentified network- No internet Access Ethernet Win 10 - [Solved] - Windows 10
    or Unidentified network - No Internet access - Windows 10 Forums or Unidentified network on Windows 10 & 7 [Fixed] - Driver Easy or How to fix 'Unidentified Network' error on Windows 10 • Pureinfotech If these
    options did not work i suggest downloading intel or Realtek LAN Drivers Here: Intel Network Drivers Download Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows® 10 Or Realtek Network Drivers Realtek
    I do hope this helps. Please do let me know if it worked or not so i can continue to assist. Kind Regards
     
    Phillip Roos, Sep 19, 2016
    #2
  3. Ethernet - Unidentified Network Error

    I currently have DELL Inspriron 15 5000 Series with Windows 10, and have AT&T Fiber Internet with a Netgear Gigabit Switch GS105. All my other Ethernet ports in my house are working fine but when I plug my computer straight into a port with a brand new
    Cat5e Blue cable, only one green light shows up on the Switch and an error pops up on my computer that says "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP address". I feel like I have done every troubleshooting tip on the internet and it is still not working. I really
    want to plug my computer straight into the Ethernet port because I work from home and sometimes my Wifi and can be really slow. Please help!!!
     
    ChrisPring, Sep 19, 2016
    #3
  4. EdTittel Win User

    Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10

    Can you please run ipconfig /all at an administrative command prompt? Post your results here, and we'll see if anything interesting shows up.
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Sep 20, 2016
    #4
  5. Here she is, thanks for the response.
    Code: Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-P5DOCH0 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-76-3F-5B-A3-3A DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Ethernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ecec:6f8c:81f:2ebc%2(Preferred) Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.46.188(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 41191034 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Windows Adapter V9 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-58-AD-FC-AF DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c1d:9bd5:930e:d4f4%6(Preferred) Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.212.244(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 67174232 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 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 . . . . . . . . . . . : The DW WLAN Card provides wireless local area networking. Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-76-3F-5B-A3-3A DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2606:a000:4503:4f00:828:4257:6c3d:644d(Preferred) Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2606:a000:4503:4f00:994c:1984:2624:b3a3(Preferred) Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::828:4257:6c3d:644d%15(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.13(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00:01 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00:01 PM Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::3a4c:90ff:fe6f:1ae7%15 192.168.0.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 62420543 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-2A-52-74-74-86-7A-6C-F8-17 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.62 209.18.47.61 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth PAN HelpText Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-16-D8-9F-CC-75 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{0438E5C3-605A-4B40-B68F-EC85AAF6E2A6}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{58ADFCAF-E623-433D-9452-61B5A5BB9367}: 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.{EDCD30EF-1799-47C4-9968-9FEC41E747D5}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/quote]
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 20, 2016
    #5
  6. Samuria Win User
    Your getting a internet connection via wireless and the network card isnt connected or not getting and ip as its gets a 169 ip range that is the message that the 169 isnt recognized you can ignore it or disable the network card when not in use
     
    Samuria, Sep 20, 2016
    #6
  7. So should i disconnect from the wifi, and how would i disable the network card?
    Thanks
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 20, 2016
    #7
  8. EdTittel Win User

    Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10

    The 169 addresses are APIPA, Automatic Private IP Addressing, a Microsoft scheme that comes into play when the interface can't get an IP address from DHCP. Notice also that you only have a LInk-local IPv6 address. On a working link with DHCP, you'd show an IPv4 address with your private address range 192.168... and both IPv6 Address and Temporary IPv6 Address. Something weird is going on with your wired Ethernet connections , but if you're not using them, that may not matter. To disable the card, find it in Device Manager, Network adapters, then right-click the entry, and select "Disable" from the resulting pop-up menu.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Sep 21, 2016
    #8
  9. Thanks for the response, the reason I'm using my wifi is because I can't use the Ethernet. From what you said this seems to me that this doesn't happen very often specifically with my issue. Is this something I should just hope it fixes later on or maybe get it look into.
    thank you
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 21, 2016
    #9
  10. Samuria Win User
    You can try giving your Ethernet a static ip and see if that work
    ip
    192.168.0.23
    subnet 255.255.255.0
    default gateway 192.168.0.1
    dns 208.67.220.220 & 208.67.222.222
     
    Samuria, Sep 21, 2016
    #10
  11. Ill give that a try.. Should i set it to a certain address
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 21, 2016
    #11
  12. Wow, um its fixed, really appreciate the help. I think what kind of triggered it is we had a bad lightning storm, and my charger even broke the same day my Ethernet stopped, so i'm thinking it has something do to with that. Its fixed now so i'm pretty happy. Thank you both for the help, again really appreciate it.
     
    Jcwilliams, Sep 21, 2016
    #12
  13. EdTittel Win User

    Error Unidentified Network (Ethernet) Windows 10

    Glad things worked out for you. I'm guessing the power glitch probably zapped the settings related to DHCP and they didn't get fixed until the lease got renewed. It's nice when things fix themselves: count yourself lucky!
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Apr 5, 2018
    #13
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