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Windows 7: router issue causes hanging browser - could it be a Windows 7 update?

21 Oct 2010   #1

Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
router issue causes hanging browser - could it be a Windows 7 update?

Does anyone know if a recent Windows 7 update might have contained a glitch that is causing my router to misfunction?

This is a D-Link DI-624M wired router for just new PCs (a few months old, both with Windows 7, 64-bit) and almost from the start I have constant IP configuration problems (at least that's what the Local Area Connection Status box diagnostics keeps saying) resulting in constantly hanging browser. I've had the router for a few years, with older PCs, with never a problem.

The connection does work, and the browsers on both computers work too, but the connection is rarely made on the first try, and most of the time I can't get to a site without more than one try, and not always then. Frequently it takes multiple tries, or I have to shut down the browser and reopen it, more than once. Email seems to run with no problem - possibly a little slower than it should be, but it does work. (Any idea what that might indicate - the fact that email runs better than internet?)

I've ruled out the browser, modem, cables and infection. I've reinstalled the router and am about to just buy a new one, knowing nothing else to do. But could there be a conflict caused by a Windows update?

Short of restoring to an earlier version of my O.S., is there some setting I should check or change? Or just get a new router and hope for the best?

Thanks all.


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22 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you checked to see what updates were recently installed on your computer?
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22 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by routerguy View Post
Does anyone know if a recent Windows 7 update might have contained a glitch that is causing my router to misfunction?

This is a D-Link DI-624M wired router for just new PCs (a few months old, both with Windows 7, 64-bit) and almost from the start I have constant IP configuration problems (at least that's what the Local Area Connection Status box diagnostics keeps saying) resulting in constantly hanging browser. I've had the router for a few years, with older PCs, with never a problem.

The connection does work, and the browsers on both computers work too, but the connection is rarely made on the first try, and most of the time I can't get to a site without more than one try, and not always then. Frequently it takes multiple tries, or I have to shut down the browser and reopen it, more than once. Email seems to run with no problem - possibly a little slower than it should be, but it does work. (Any idea what that might indicate - the fact that email runs better than internet?)

I've ruled out the browser, modem, cables and infection. I've reinstalled the router and am about to just buy a new one, knowing nothing else to do. But could there be a conflict caused by a Windows update?

Short of restoring to an earlier version of my O.S., is there some setting I should check or change? Or just get a new router and hope for the best?

Thanks all.
Before getting anther router I would look into finding a firmware update for your router or try the tomato or DD-WRT firmware. Or you can just try the Dlink firmware which is dated 07, link below.
http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DI-624M&tab=3
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