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"No connections are available" with wired connection in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

sonic99 2,051 415 August 21, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Having a weird problem that I've spent hours researching and can't fix regardless of what I try.

Basically, my computer connects fine to the internet, but I can't access anything over the LAN nor can anyone see my machine. Network and Sharing center reports that "No connections are available" and doesn't even see my local area connection adapter, despite it working fine for internet access.

I'm not really sure when this started... it either started after I installed my new router(WNDR3700) or after I installed VMWare Player. All of the other machines work fine, so I know it's not the router causing this problem.

So far I've uninstalled the network drivers, uninstalled vmware, tried various registry edits and ran some other commands I found online, and nothing has solved this.

Has anyone seen a problem like this? My last resort is just formatting the machine, but I just got done building this machine not too long ago and really don't feel like going through that unless this issue can never get solved.

Attached is a screenshot of my Network and Sharing center..

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Click Start

Type Run

Type Regedit

Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Expand Software

Expand Microsoft

Expand Windows NT

Expand Current Version

Right Click Network List

Right Click Permissions

For all users except CREATOR OWNER ensure that you have Full Control and Read ticked for all other accounts.

Reboot your machine
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IF you installed the correct drivers for your wired connection, you should be able to connect to the internet. Open up the box and get the numbers off the card, if it is a network card installed in a slot. If your board has an onboard nic, you will need to go to the manufacturer site to get drivers for that board and save them to a good, working machine desktop or a known location on the hard drive and copy over to a jump drive or burn to CD -- so you can take this resource with the saved drivers to your machine that can't connect and install them.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: chipset driver for your new board, video driver for either the onboard video or a video card you have installed in a slot, audio driver for onboard of your specific motherboard or for a sound card you have installed in a slot -- drivers for other devices you have like a wireless card -- all from the manufacturer sites of these components.

YOu will need to go to Microsoft UPdate after installing drivers and rebooting -- to get patches for the system and get it up to date.

You will also need to install an AV to protect you while on the internet -- MS Security Essentials is an excellent, free alternative to buying and paying for an AV.
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I can connect to the internet just fine, despite my network and sharing center having a big red X. It's the local network that isn't working. None of the other computers in my house can see or access this machine and this computer can't see or do anything with them.

That registry mod was something I tried earlier in the morning and it didn't resolve the problem either.
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What's the ipconfig /all result?
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Have you tried System Restore to go back to a date when you know it was working? What happens when you ping the IP address of other computers on the LAN? What adapters are listed in Network Connections (Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections)?
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We need to see the output from your network settings

go to the command prompt

start run type cmd if you done have cmd as an icon then type in ipconfig /all >c:\network.txt

then edit the txt file if you don't want us to see a computer name or whatever and attach the file do this for your computer and one other on your network.

before doing this also check any firewall you may have and try turning them off. you may need to go into services and change the startup to manual or disabled then reboot to get them off. Windows firewall if of course called windows firewall 3rd party ones you should be able to figure out
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if you are using 2 routers together they must be connected regular port to regular port, not regular port (main outer) to WAN port (second router).

if you connect a secondary router by its WAN port to a regular port on the primary router, each router will treat the devices of the other router as being on a different network and 'hostile', even though you can still access the internet.
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I haven't tried system restore, I really don't know when this problem started. It could of been weeks ago, I only noticed when I couldn't access the printer from my laptop.

My network settings are fine, like I said I can access the internet fine, it's just that the Network and Sharing center refuses to detect my 2 built in NIC cards and even a wireless USB adapter I connected to test this out.

Whenever I reconnect, I don't get that pop-up box that lets you choose what type of network it is(Home, Work of Public) and therefor can't access anything over the local network.
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also, might be a firewall (hardware or software) setting.
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If your local network is not working, you may just need to join to your homegroup or other setup home network name.
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you may think your network settings are fine but you may also have installed some vpn software that only allows one connection to limit split tunneling. My company installs this useless odessy client that messses up any wireless but the corporate one!

If you want our help just humor us when we ask questions we are troubleshooting an issue with very little information
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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : R-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : (Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.14.214(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:52:15 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:32:20 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.14.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.14.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 502458947
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-03-25-97-00-00-F0-0D-04-9A-0F-59
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.14.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-83-00-00-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F4-0D-00-90-0D-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4982:910b:b63d:d495%21(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.160.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:29:07 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:59:10 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.160.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 453005398
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-87-07-D0-F4-6D-04-9A-0F-59
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-08
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::84ac:107b:80fd:f5eb%22(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.139.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:29:00 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:59:00 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.139.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 469782614
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-87-07-D0-F4-6D-04-9A-0F-59
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.139.2
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{89B26C92-8964-4ED3-88D5-430758C78E55}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{35C131C1-8CC8-4E49-A9BC-76F849A48DC9}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{BE660A42-5AE8-47C9-9DD9-86BEAB6395F1}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A9E2F478-1936-405C-8316-C8F70F583DDB}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{6EC45F97-060E-471E-AAFC-B5C4C8383C14}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #6
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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192.168.14.0 is your LAN segment.
192.168.139.0 and 192.168.160.0 are two virtual networks vmware program created.

If your "failed-to-connect-to-LAN-shares" problem happens in the host OS (the one hosts all your vmware OS images and uses 192.168.14.0 network), post your "route print" command result for further troubleshooting.

If your problem happens in the guest OS(es) which use virtual network(s), it's normal. You just have to change settings on firewall/routing/NAT and share your folders the windows way(not really sure which systems you have there but I remember win7 puts some strange bells and whistles and restrict only certain folders to be shared at certain security level - too much for my brain).

You might find better answers from vmware support forum by the way.
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IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.14.1 192.168.14.214 10
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
192.168.14.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.14.214 266
192.168.14.214 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.14.214 266
192.168.14.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.14.214 266
192.168.139.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.139.1 276
192.168.139.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.139.1 276
192.168.139.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.139.1 276
192.168.160.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.160.1 276
192.168.160.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.160.1 276
192.168.160.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.160.1 276
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 192.168.14.214 266
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 192.168.139.1 276
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 192.168.160.1 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.14.214 266
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.139.1 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.160.1 276
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None


I went through some troubleshooting with the VM community and nothing solved this problem. Even with VMWare uninstalled it still won't let me choose a network type for my local network.
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