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Windows 7 unidentified network direct cable connection

I connect the internet through Ad-hoc network, My machine uses win7 and another uses winows xp, There's no problem when I connect the XP machine, but if i disconnect and reconnect the net, then my local network is marked as "Unidentified network",unless restart the XP machine, I don't know why?

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Have you diagnosed ? and check these similar questions:superuser.com/questions/71922/… ; superuser.com/questions/60054/… –  Ye Lin Aung Mar 20 '10 at 4:38
    
Possible Dup: superuser.com/questions/71922 –  SgtOJ Sep 24 '11 at 21:25

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Could you clarify which computer has the internet connection? If the Windows 7 computer is the one sharing the ad-hoc network to the Windows XP computer, you might want to look into using Connectify instead of running an ad-hoc with internet connection sharing. Connectify uses windows 7's built-in support for emulating an access point to allow you to share an internet connection with just a laptop wireless card, but appear as a regular AP, not an ad-hoc. It is much less buggy than ICS, in my experience. I haven't used it since the beta, but it's free, and I recall it working pretty well even back then.

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the Windows XP computer is the one sharing the ad-hoc network, i don't know why if i disconnect the windows XP computer, and reconnect it angin then the "Unidentified network" appears? –  gylns Mar 20 '10 at 5:04

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