Well in 30 seconds I went to the VMware Knowledge Base and using Unidentified Network as the search term the top hit was The Windows 7 virtual machine fails to connect to the Internet/network and reports the error: Unidentified Network (2013496) although you do need to open the Command Prompt using right-click > Run as administrator.
May 23, 2011 · Making this change prevents Windows from categorising the networks as “unidentified” and your windows firewall will simply categorise your PC/laptop as being on the “Home”, “Work” or “Public” network as normal. Issue May 10, 2012 · There isn’t an easy way to set the category of an Unidentified network in Windows 7 RC+ builds. By default, an Unidentified network will be set to Public for security. Often, the Unidentified network is setup intentionally (e.g. two machines connected via a hub; a network TV tuner, etc.). When you are signing in to your account for the very first time, Windows 10 asks you which kind of network you are connecting to: Home or Public. If you pick Yes, the OS will configure it as a private network and turn on network discovery. For a Public network, discovery and access will be limited. Sep 21, 2010 · Unidentified network, Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit location: 7forums.com - date: March 2, 2012 Laptop has connected to this network before when I first set it up. Now when ever I attempt to connect it stays on unidentified network, public network. In advanced sharing settings it is set to public network as current profile.
Just an update with this issue. The unidentified network is caused by my VPN. When the VPN is off the wifi connects fine. I contacted my VPN support and they had me change a myriad of settings and it resolved my connection issues. The unidentifed network still appears in my network and sharing center but if allows me to connect to my wifi
In the right pane, double click on Unidentified Networks. (see screenshots above) To Restore Unidentified Networks to Default Not Configured NOTE: This allows Windows 7 to set the unidentified network to be either Public or Private (work) as it so determines automatically. A) Under Location type, select (dot) Not Configured and click on OK. Feb 12, 2010 · When pinging from XP to Win 7 the request times out When pinging from Win 7 to XP it says Destination Host Unreachable In the Network and Sharing the Local Are Connection says: Unidentified Network Public Network No Network Access Local Area Network No matter what I do, I can't get it to change. I've disabled the firewall completely. I've