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Unidentified network on Windows Vista

Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 by marcus

For awhile now, every time I connect to a Wireless network, Vista has been telling me that I was connected to two networks:

  1. The actual wireless network (Local and Internet)
  2. Unidentified network (Local only)

These systems were annoying at first, but I started having problems with VPN connections and accessing remote networks. The normal web browsing and email traffic seemed to be fine, but my job requires me to use VPNs pretty extensively, so it was really painful.

Finally, after lots of troubleshooting, I found the solution tonight! There were two entries in my routing table for, the first being the IP address of my wireless router, and the second being an old static entry from when I was configuring a router weeks ago. So, just a simple "route delete" from the command line has fixed this annoying issue.

Hope this helps someone else!

6 Responses to “Unidentified network on Windows Vista”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great! Had the same issue and this solved it right away, thanks a lot for sharing this info!

    Best Regards,


  2. Lee Tibbett says:

    Nice!! Thanks for the tip. A small but annoying problem has been solved.


  3. Anonymous says:

    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..can u tell me that in detail…plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i mean how to delete that….i’m damn freaking with this issue from past few days….

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank You! Thank You! I have been banging my head on this for two days now… Any ideas what is causing the extra entry?? I would like to keep this one from happening again if possible.


  5. Anonymous says:

    Your a legend! Cant thank you enough on this one.. spent hours trying to fix up stupid vista! arggg..

  6. Anonymous says:

    I tried this, but it did not work. Anyway of clearing the tabel completely without causing problems?

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