Win 7 - "unidentified network" when in hotel?

Hi there..

I have a VIP with a newly-built Windows 7 Pro laptop that seems to not be able to connect properly to in-room hotel internet.  The LAN connection works fine in the office, but as soon as he travels to a hotel - where the typical first step is to intercept Internet Explorer's homepage to accept charges - it comes unstuck.  The network is listed as "unidentified' and an OS-assigned IP address (169 etc) is given.  I tried turning the "Public" firewall to off but that didn't help.

Any ideas?
gtaplin2Asked:
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merowingerCommented:
That sounds that the hotel lan is not configured properly or if there are any protections configured. Maybe it will cost somthing?!?

A 169 ip address means that you do not get an ip address from a an dhcp server.
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