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Windows® 7 Wireless stuck on identifying network

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What are the causes and tips to fix the issue of Windows 7 Wireless stuck on Identifying network?

Windows 7 is an operating system available from Microsoft. While compared to earlier versions, this operating system is shipped with many new and improved features. Security enhanced features are also present in this operating system. The computer network which is wireless is called as wireless network. In this network, systems are connected in a wireless way. You do not need to struggle with the cables. There might be many issues with wireless network. It is better to update all the network card drivers and drivers for router, modem etc. Sometimes when you try to connect to the network, you would get stuck in the network up on identifying the network. If you have turned off network discovery in the settings of network, you would face this issue. Interference of firewall software and outdated router firmware might also cause the issue.

Below given points are about the tips to solve Windows 7 Wireless stuck while identifying network issue:

  • Turn on Network Discovery
  • Check for firewall
  • Other tips

Turn on Network Discovery

You need to make sure that you have turned on Network Discovery. If it is in off condition, you would get stuck in wireless network up on identifying the network. Network Discovery is the setting which is required for other systems to identify your system and vice versa. In order to check this, you would take Control Panel and then type network in search box. Then you would click Network and Sharing Center. In left pane, you would click Change advanced sharing settings. This would expand network profile. In that, you would click Turn on Network Discovery. Then you click Save changes. If prompted, you need to give administrator password.

Check for firewall

In some situations the firewall software interference would cause the issues. It would cause stuck in wireless network up on identifying the network. So you need to temporarily turn off the firewall software present in the system and need to check if the issue persists. If the issue is resolved you would make sure that, firewall was causing the issue. You need to try reconfiguring firewall and allow exceptions.

Other tips

This issue would arise if there is any IP conflict. You would check Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is being enabled in the system or the router. Other tip is you need to check in Safe Mode having networking. You would restart the system and would press F8 before log in screen appears. You could see Advanced Boot options and then choose Safe Mode with Networking. Then you would hit enter. After logging into safe mode, you would check if the issue is persisting or not. You would also try to upgrade the router firmware. You would also run the Network Troubleshooter in order to check for issues. You would take Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel and click Troubleshoot problems.

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