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    Can't clear unknown network from notification area

    I have got two networks showing in the bottom right notification area.
    One is my the name of my router and is connected to the internet (Which is working fine)
    The other is named unidentified network and this is also has internet connection.

    I used to have both my Desktop and this Laptop connected in a Home group but now I cannot get the laptop to join the home group.
    Running the windows diagnostics tells me there are two networks and this may be the problem and I should cancel one of them.
    I tried disabling the unidentified one in network and sharing centre and lost both the internet connections and had to re-enable it to regain access to the internet.
    I have removed Bonjour which seems to get the blame but its still the same.
    I have tried all the option found on-line and none seem to work.

    You are my last hope.

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    You could try forgetting all networks and reconnecting from scratch.
    Left click on the Wireless icon in the System tray.
    This should bring up a display of all available wireless Networks including the two you are connected to.
    Right Click on one of the connected networks
    Click on forget this network
    Do the same with the other network.
    Restart Windows 8
    If you don't get view available networks, click on the wireless icon again
    Find your router network and click on it
    Set the connect automatically box and then click on connect.


    Jerry

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    Cheers Jerry

    I seem to have sorted the problem myself after posting.
    First though I should have said Windows 7 is the system.
    I did un-install Bonjour which causes this problem sometimes but this did not help.
    I did however find that in one of the network settings it had a IP address typed in and once that was removed
    and left to get IP automatically it cleared the unidentified network.
    Cheers again for you response.

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    Glad to hear you got it sorted out on your own. Nice job of troubleshooting.

    Jerry

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