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Windows 7: PCI simple communications controller problem

31 Aug 2011   #51
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I have re-established an Internet connection via an Ethernet cable and windows updates are being installed


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31 Aug 2011   #52
andypoole163

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

After installing the updates the wireless connection has been fixed thank you so much for everybody's help
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31 Aug 2011   #53
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

That is good news.
You are welcome.
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31 Aug 2011   #54
gregrocker

 

Good news.

Did you happen to notice which drivers Windows Updates installed?
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31 Aug 2011   #55
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been following this post for a couple of days. I would like to pat all on the back for hanging in their and getting the OP problem fixed. Hard wire to internet and a Windows update. I also would like to know what drivers were installed. Very good job to all!!! I was not allowed to rep. all of you;, wish I could.
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31 Aug 2011   #56
jrk54

windows7 professional 64-bit
 
 
PCI controller

I finished building my newest PC using an Intel Motherboard (DH67CL) & an I7-2600K. I installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. The only problem I ran into (initially) was Win 7 didn't like my Canon Scanner (new scanner arrived today, as yet uninstalled).

Since the motherboard did not have either a parallel or serial ports, I decided to install a Rosewill RC-303 PCI card to attach a legacy laser printer and an external modem. 64 bit Win7 drivers were available from the mfgr. There are, however, issues with the serial ports on this card, so the serial ports are not connected to the PCI card (too long a story to waste your time). Which led me to purchase a serial to USB adapter. I connected the laser printer to the parallel port of the Rosewill card and after a few attempts was able to get the modem working as a fax on the USB-serial cable.

All my drivers were Win7 compliant and I used the latest releases from the manufacturer. I saw the same network connectivity issues, both wired and wireless, with my machine showing the big red X on the Network Connections window after a reboot.

I used the modem infrequently, so most of the time (on my XP machine) this was powered off. Whenever I needed to send/rcv a fax, I'd fire it up, use it and power it off again. After sending the only fax that I need to get out on my Win 7 box, I powered the modem off. Next time I restarted my machine, I could not connect to my network. Since this had worked just hours before I was a bit perplexed (and really bummed).

Using system restore, I went back to the pre-install image before the modem was added, and the network came up without a problem. Added the modem back in, with the modem power on and rebooted, the network was fine. Powered the modem down, rebooted, no network. I also tried disconnecting the modem and USB-Serial adapter, but still had no network connectivity.

The temporary work-around is to leave the modem on when I boot the machine. I've ordered a USB fax modem that is Win 7 compliant. So that should solve my problem in the next few days. I will also pull the Rosewill PCI card and use a print server to drive my laser printer.

The network issues I've seen with the add-in PCI serial card and the USB to serial adapter have forced me to purchase new, compliant hardware. I've already wiped my drive twice and reinstalled Win 7. I rather stick pins in my eyes than go through all that again.

Hope there is something here that helps...
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01 Sep 2011   #57
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrk54 View Post
I finished building my newest PC using an Intel Motherboard (DH67CL) & an I7-2600K. I installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. The only problem I ran into (initially) was Win 7 didn't like my Canon Scanner (new scanner arrived today, as yet uninstalled).

Since the motherboard did not have either a parallel or serial ports, I decided to install a Rosewill RC-303 PCI card to attach a legacy laser printer and an external modem. 64 bit Win7 drivers were available from the mfgr. There are, however, issues with the serial ports on this card, so the serial ports are not connected to the PCI card (too long a story to waste your time). Which led me to purchase a serial to USB adapter. I connected the laser printer to the parallel port of the Rosewill card and after a few attempts was able to get the modem working as a fax on the USB-serial cable.

All my drivers were Win7 compliant and I used the latest releases from the manufacturer. I saw the same network connectivity issues, both wired and wireless, with my machine showing the big red X on the Network Connections window after a reboot.

I used the modem infrequently, so most of the time (on my XP machine) this was powered off. Whenever I needed to send/rcv a fax, I'd fire it up, use it and power it off again. After sending the only fax that I need to get out on my Win 7 box, I powered the modem off. Next time I restarted my machine, I could not connect to my network. Since this had worked just hours before I was a bit perplexed (and really bummed).

Using system restore, I went back to the pre-install image before the modem was added, and the network came up without a problem. Added the modem back in, with the modem power on and rebooted, the network was fine. Powered the modem down, rebooted, no network. I also tried disconnecting the modem and USB-Serial adapter, but still had no network connectivity.

The temporary work-around is to leave the modem on when I boot the machine. I've ordered a USB fax modem that is Win 7 compliant. So that should solve my problem in the next few days. I will also pull the Rosewill PCI card and use a print server to drive my laser printer.

The network issues I've seen with the add-in PCI serial card and the USB to serial adapter have forced me to purchase new, compliant hardware. I've already wiped my drive twice and reinstalled Win 7. I rather stick pins in my eyes than go through all that again.

Hope there is something here that helps...
Maybe best to post this in your own new thread... the OP is probably going to mark this one as solved and then nobody would see your post anymore....
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