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Windows 7: can't initialize to MBR!

04 Sep 2010   #101
Night Hawk

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The only time you see that is with dsl more often where the ISP will provide the user name/password for their own mail servers. This would be mainly for OE, WMail, etc there.

The network connections however should show the incoming and outgoing packets. When first adding on a router here for 7 however you could see the established connection to the router using a wireless usb adapter even but not getting past the router to connect online.

The images attached here will basically show what to look for while in the Control Panel if you are still having connection problems. While this is all on the XP Mode here using the NAT option for network adapter these show a few different ways to tell if you are configured correctly.

You have to use the Network setup wizard or open up a command prompt to enter the "IPconfig /release" and "IPconfig /renew" commands as well as go through the wizard itself. If the few steps still get nowhere you will likely need to start a new thread since that gets into a different problem with wireless routers and XP for sure!

When talking with tech support when one ISP first started using them over strictly staying with the outdated hardwiring their visit the home techs were having a field day with the older version!

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