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Multiple networks appearing out of nowhere

By ShiDomY
Oct 26, 2011
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  1. Hi :). I have an annoying problem that drives me insane. First of all I am running Windows 7 x32, just to get that out of the way. Second, a lot of public networks keep appearing in my "Network and Sharing Center", and I have no idea why. I have tried to disable the LAN connection and delete the networks one by one, but after I reactivate the LAN Connection they appear again.
    I have never encountered this problem, so I really have no resolve for it. You might say that it's not that annoying, but after some time....trust me...it get's on your nerves if you are curious like me to know how to resolve this issue :haha:

    Have a nice day,
    ShiDomY
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    get a command prompt (start->run->cmd) and enter IPCONFIG /ALL >MyTCP.txt

    The file MyTCP.txt will then contain all the details of your connections.
    If you paste the contents of that file into your followup, we can discuss with more clarity.
     
  3. ShiDomY

    ShiDomY TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BaB-PC
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    
    PPP adapter RDS:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RDS
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 79.117.112.168(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 213.154.124.1
                                           193.231.252.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCI GBE Family Controller
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4D-29-A4-7C
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f001:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f002:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f003:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f004:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f005:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f006:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f007:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f008:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f009:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00a:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00b:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00c:d042:7689:9cb7:f385(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f001:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f002:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f003:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f004:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f005:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f006:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f007:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f008:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f009:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00a:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00b:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a02:2f02:3025:f00c:6c5e:84bd:b59f:8d88(Preferred) 
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d042:7689:9cb7:f385%19(Preferred) 
       Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.243.133(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:4d05%19
                                           fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:4c45%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:6c4c%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:e7ee%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:7348%19
                                           fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:4cab%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:62ef%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:7d92%19
                                           fe80::21a:64ff:fe6d:6ca6%19
                                           fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:4c51%19
                                           fe80::211:25ff:fe22:5003%19
                                           fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:2b1b%19
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    
    Tunnel adapter isatap.{CB3C215A-36F4-4A6C-95AC-F57FA4D13170}:
    
       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 Local Area Connection* 9:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:890:29b2:b08a:84dc(Preferred) 
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::890:29b2:b08a:84dc%11(Preferred) 
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    
    Tunnel adapter isatap.{7C89FC05-9A4C-4370-8CE3-570CD535B034}:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    There you go sir :)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    ok! all this stuf like fe80::214:5eff:fe6b:4d05%19 are IPv6 addresses.
    (IPv4 are like 79.117.112.168).
    so the IPv6 stuff is quite normal.
    As long as your system works with your router+IPv6, you can ignore all of this.
    However, existing software firewalls do not not work well with IPv6 and it is a known issue that most routers don't either.

    Two choices
    a) if it isn't broken, DON'T FIX IT is a good rule for computer users

    b) google for disable IPv6 and apply the Win/7 FixIt and then reboot.
     
  5. ShiDomY

    ShiDomY TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi jobeard,

    Thank you for your reply's. Well, it seems that the problem has been fixed. I connect to the internet with PPoE username and password given by my ISP, and I made a mistake in putting that "new network" as Public, so I was getting all these "Public network 2" , "Public network 3" ... so on and so forth until 12, and that was just annoying for me. After I modified my PPoE network to "Home" all those networks disappeared and everything is "normal".

    Thank you for your help, and sorry for wasting your time with a problem like this :)

    Have a good day,
    ShiDomY
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    yea, the PUBLIC allow everyone to connect and you use that ONLY while at some hotspot with a labtop.

    When at home, be sure to use the Home settings which restricts connections to systems directly on a common router.
     

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