Windows 7 can’t identify my Home Network

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Hi, techyv users!

I was told that I will get a suitable answer on this website, which is why I am posting this question here. I have a problem with Windows 7. If anybody has any idea about Windows 7 connectivity issues, please share them with me.

The problem that I am facing now is that when I try to connect to my Home Network, the Windows 7 proceeds to an unidentified network.

It tries to identify the network, but after trying for a while, it just gives up. It gives me an error messages saying that it was unable to identify any network. It was working fine before, but then this problem just suddenly occurred. 

I have done some research on this issue. From the information that I have gathered online, most people are blaming a bug called ‘msc area’ for this issue. They say this bug affects the ‘Bonjour service’ of the system, but I do not believe that my problem was caused by this bug.

The Windows on my system is Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, and the network Adapter is by Realtek. I have tried. Based on the system (System Restore) and updating the drivers as well, but both of these actions had no effect on the problem.

From the troubleshooting that I have done, I am quite certain that this problem is not caused by a faulty driver since I have already tried system restore to a date when my system was still working properly. 

I will appreciate any helpful suggestion since this issue is really bugging me at the moment. Thanks, everyone!

Answered By 80 points N/A #93482

Windows 7 can’t identify my Home Network


Here are some troubleshooting steps that you might want to try if you are having trouble connecting to your home network:

  1. Make sure that your router and modem are turned on and connected to the internet.
  2. If you are using a wired connection, check and make sure that the Ethernet cable is inserted correctly to your computer’s network adapter.
  3. Check if the cable is connected to the right port on your router, and it should not be connected to the “uplink” port. Also, please take note that there are some routers that disable the port right next to the uplink port so must try using a different one.
  4. If you are using a wireless network adapter, Windows should automatically detect the wireless networks nearby. Click the network icon in the notification area of the taskbar to see the list of wireless networks that Windows has detected.
  5. This time, verify if your network is working properly. You must login as an administrator to be able to do this. Here are the steps you’ll need to check if your networking is properly working:
  • Click on Start.
  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Click System and Security.
  • On System, click Device Manager.
  • Enter the password if required.
  • Double-click Network Adapters.
  • Right-click your adapter.
  • Go to Properties.
  • Under Device Status, check and make sure that the device is working correctly.

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