Step-By-Step Guide On Unidentified Network in Windows 10 [Fix]

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Unidentified Network in Windows 10

Do you want to fix the Unidentified Network? At times, you might face a problem with the network connectivity while trying to connect to the network, where the error occurs saying “Unidentified network“. So don’t worry, here’s a list of troubleshooting steps that could help. Please move ahead through the whole list first and then plan which of them might apply in your case.

Windows 10 -> Unidentified Network

If you want to resolve the issue of Unidentified Network in Windows 10/8/7. Then follow the steps mentioned below carefully:

Unidentified Network in Windows 10

Step 1:

Disable the Airplane mode

Step 2:

Then update the Network Card drivers

Step 3:

Turn off the security software temporarily

Step 4:

Turn off the Fast Startup feature

Step 5:

Modify your DNS servers

Step 6:

Also, Execute these commands

Step 7:

Diagnose the network

Step 8:

Modify the Ethernet cable

Step 9:

Now set a static IP address

Step 10:

Also, Use an external Network Adapter

Step 11:

Restart your router or modem

Step 12:

Update the router firmware

Step 13:

Turn off Virtual Network Adapters

Step 14:

Execute the built-in Network troubleshooters.

Detailed Steps:

Unidentified Network in Windows 10

Step 1: Disable the Airplane mode

Windows 10 compatible with the Airplane mode. However, you just make sure that it is disabled. This could be done as follows:

Step 1:

Hit Windows key + A. Then head over to the ‘Action Center’.

Step 2:

Check if the Airplane mode is ON. If yes, modify it to OFF and check if the internet connects.

Step 2: Then update the Network Card drivers

Certainly, the problem might be with the Network drivers. Update them and view if this helps.

Step 2:

Hit Windows + X or right-click on the Start button.

Step 3:

Tap on Device Manager to open it.

Step 4:

Then look ‘Network Adapters’ and tap on the forward-pointing arrow to expand the list. Right-tap on all the Network drivers and update them one by one.

Step 4: Turn Off the security software temporarily

Many at times, firewall software or anti-virus interferes with the network connectivity and then causes problems. It is understandable that the anti-virus software is harmful to the system. But if you want to isolate the problem, it could be turned off to check if the network connectivity problem resolves in its absence. Right-tap on its system tray icon and then view if you get a choice to turn off it. Once turned off, view if you can connect. While using Windows Firewall, you might want to reset Windows Firewall settings to default and check. While using VPN software, turn off it and try.

Step 4: Turn off the Fast Startup feature

Make sure that the later model of Windows boot considerably quicker than the earlier versions. This is due to the feature known as Fast Startup. Certainly, this mode causes problems. To turn off the feature, use the following methods:

Step 1:

Look for ‘Power Options’ in the Windows search bar. Then head over to the Power Options window and among the tabs on the left, tap on Choose what the power button does.

Step 2:

Tap on ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’.

Step 3:

Unmark ‘Turn on fast startup’. Turn off the PC and reboot after 30 seconds.

Step 5: Modify your DNS servers

Step 1:

Hit Windows + X or right-tap on the start button.

Step 2:

Tap on ‘Network Connections’.

Step 3:

Right-tap on your network connection (Ethernet or Wifi) and tap on properties. It probably prompt for administrator credentials.

Step 4:

Double-tap on Internet Protocol Version 4.

Step 5:

Choose ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and set but the preferred and other DNS server address as follows to use Google Public DNS:

  • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

Step 6: Execute these commands

Head over to ‘command prompt’ by looking at it in the Windows search bar. However, try the following command one by one and restart the PC. Well, these commands – reset Winsock, renew the IP address, Flush DNS cache, and reset TCP/IP.

cmd 1:

ipconfig /release

cmd 2:

ipconfig /renew

cmd 3:

netsh winsock reset

cmd 4:

netsh int ip reset

cmd 5:

ipconfig /flushdns

cmd 6:

ipconfig /registerdns

cmd 7:

netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled

cmd 8:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

cmd 9:

netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

cmd 10:

netsh int tcp show global

Step 7: Diagnose the network

Step 1:

Hit Windows + X or right-tap on the start button.

Step 2:

Also, tap on ‘Network Connections’.

Step 3:

Right-tap on your network connection (Ethernet or Wifi) and tap on ‘Diagnose‘.  However, it will begin an automatic troubleshooter.

Step 8: Modify the Ethernet cable

At times, the fault probably is the Ethernet cable. Also, you try to modify it to isolate the problems. Or else, try to connect a Wifi network (if available) and check if it works.

Step 9: Now set a static IP address

Step 1:

Hit Windows + X or right-tap on the start button.

Step 2:

Tap on ‘Network Connections’.

Step 3:

Also, right-tap on your network connection (Ethernet or Wifi) and tap on properties. It probably prompt for administrator credentials.

Step 4:

Double-tap on Internet Protocol Version 4.

Step 5:

Choose the radio button at ‘Use the following IP address’.

Step 6:

Mark the IP address settings for others using the same network as yours and modify your settings to the same.

Step 7:

Tap OK to save the settings and exit.

Step 10: Use an external Network Adapter

If you want to isolate if the problem is with the network adapter. Then try an external adapter and view if it fix the issue.

Step 11: Restart your router or modem

Step 1:

Turn off both your router or modem, keeping them physically connected.

Step 2:

Initiate the modem. Wait a while until all the lights turn green.

Step 3:

Begin the router.

This is also known as power-cycling.

Step 12: Update the router firmware

If all devices connected successfully to the router are facing network problem. However, you might want to contact the router’s to help with updating the firmware of the device.

Step 13: Turn off Virtual Network Adapters

Then open the Devices Manager and spread the Network Adapters section. In case Virtual Adapters are present, right-tap and turn off them.

Step 14: Execute the built-in Network troubleshooters

If you want to open Internet Connections Troubleshooter:

  • msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsWeb

If you want open the Incoming Connections Troubleshooter

  • msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsInbound

If you want to open the Network Adapter Troubleshooter:

  • msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsNetworkAdapter

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Unidentified Network”. If you are facing any issue then let us know. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Do you know any other alternative method that you think we can’t cover in this guide?

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