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How to remove "Unidentified Network"?

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tech27
tech27
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Hello guys! Got this problem lately and this one is very annoying. So everytime I am connected to my internet it shows in the notification that I am connected already but I can't, because I have 2 network which wasn't appearing before. Just now, I need to disable and re-enable again so that the Unidentified network will be disappear. So I already googled it for possible solutions but I was hesitant to follow those because I've read many different solutions and confuse which one to follow. That is why I posted it here because I trust members here. Tnx

BTW. I have VMware before which I already uninstalled using a FREE revo uninstaller. So I think its not the VMware that causes this problem.

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vistamike
vistamike
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Try this; Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections

Options for disable and unistall there

Mike

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tech27
tech27
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Hello Mike, I already look on the adapter settings. But there's no spooky thing out there. I have the two legit connection which is normal
I remember that there is a workaround to solve this by using powershell and paste the code. I just forgot what was that ;(

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ispalten
ispalten
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On the 2nd one, the unidentified network, click on it and it will open the properties. You can DISABLE it there, but also see the properties and get more info on what it is? You might have had a BRIDGE with VMware and forgot to remove that?

Irv S.

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tech27
tech27
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Yes I do DISABLE it and my whole network will disable too. I then RE-Enable it so that I can use the internet again, BTW if that would be the case, how would I remove the Bridge network by VMware?

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vistamike
vistamike
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Uninstall all the networks THEN reboot (only ever saw this in vista).

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tech27
tech27
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You mean the network drivers?

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vistamike
vistamike
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Yes all of them reboot and the standard drivers should be loaded

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Sarris
Sarris
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This has been a problem since the beginning. I found the powershell script below to fix. You have to run it after every Vbox update. It removes the unidentified network.

# tell windows that VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter
# is not a true network interface that connects to a network
# see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557037(VS.85).aspx
pushd
echo 'Marking VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter as a virtual device.'
cd 'HKLM:\system\CurrentControlSet\control\class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}'
ls ???? | where { ($_ | get-itemproperty -name driverdesc).driverdesc `
-eq 'VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter' } |`
new-itemproperty -name '*NdisDeviceType' -PropertyType dword -value 1
echo 'After you reboot the VirtualBox Host-Only Network unidentified public network should be gone.'
popd

This will fix it.

Sarris

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tech27
tech27
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@vistamike It solve the problem after doing the uninstall-reinstall, but then after the 2nd time I powered on my laptop the problem came back.

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vistamike
vistamike
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That is a pain for sure, did you try Sarris's suggestion above?

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tech27
tech27
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I'm not so sure ... because I was using VMware before not the virtual box

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tech27
tech27
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@Sarris I tried but still the problem persist ;(

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