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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 07:52:56
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Problem with 'Identifying Networks' when starting PC


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Hi

This is a new problem I have and am not sure how to proceed. I have Window 8.1 installed and an Ethernet connection from my fibre router to my PC. (My smart TV access's the router also) .

https://www.flickr.com/gp/24149035@N00/W515NC/

When starting the PC I have no internet connection for around three minutes whilst the Networks are being located ?? Please see image link which explains. All I used to have is "Network 3 - Internet Access" - now I also have "Unidentified Network - No internet access" shown in the system tray. Any ideas how to resolve this issue?

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Steven, Chigwell, Essex
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 07-Jul-14 08:31:54
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Re: Problem with 'Identifying Networks' when starting PC


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Why so many different LAN connections?

Can you see the routers web interface at all e.g. http://192.168.0.1 (your router may be on a different IP)

What IP address is the router assigning to the PC?

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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 08:45:55
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Re: Problem with 'Identifying Networks' when starting PC


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Yes I can access the router: Is this the information you requested?

TCP/IP Settings

IP Address: 80.189.x.x/32

Default Gateway: 195.166.130.138

Primary DNS: 212.159.6.10

Secondary DNS: 212.159.6.9

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Steven, Chigwell, Essex
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Edited by MrSaffron (Mon 07-Jul-14 09:20:11)


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(staff) Mon 07-Jul-14 09:21:09
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Re: Problem with 'Identifying Networks' when starting PC


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Is that really the settings in the PC LAN Interface?

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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 09:32:42
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Do you mean the 'Network & Sharing Center' ?? (I looked at the router page)

I'm sure I should not have all these connections!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/24149035@N00/sNT733

Is it possible in Windows 8 to reset the connections? All I'm after is under Network 3, my PC to the Ethernet and to allow my TV to see my TV (which I don't think is listed as a connection anyway.) I don't understand where or how all these LAN connections are being identified.

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Steven, Chigwell, Essex
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 07-Jul-14 09:52:45
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That screenshot shows Connection 3 has internet access and the others might be down to VPN type software. Searches suggesting part of OpenVPN and other software.

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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 10:25:22
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Thanks I did have some VPN software installed, which I uninstalled (it's not showing in All Programs) any idea how to remove the connections?

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Steven, Chigwell, Essex
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 07-Jul-14 10:31:33
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/manage-...

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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 11:11:09
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Still unsure really what to do. I had TorGuard installed sometime ago, but it is uninstalled and there no registry entries. The problem seems to be under 'Device Name' in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections. Listed are TAP Win32 entries that are 'discovered' on boot up which is slowing down my Network connection. Can TAP Win32 be installed, if so how and does it impact anything else?? NB: I really am a novice on this subject, so can you provide a clear explanation?

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Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Mon 07-Jul-14 11:16:32
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Solved!! I went to Device Manager & uninstalled all TAP Win32 entries which were related to the VPN software I previously had installed.

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Steven, Chigwell, Essex
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