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Windows 7: Internet working fine, but windows says "Not connected"

22 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Internet working fine, but windows says "Not connected"

Hi, I seem to have a little problem for some time now, I didn't care much about it at the beginning but now it got somewhat sever.
So, at some point both my wireless and cable network started showing a not connected icon even though they were connected and Internet worked all fine. So of course I ignored it, but today I tried to access another computer from my network and it says I cant do that since I am "not connected" as he reports it. And that now is very bad.
Other info: Windows 7 32bit OS, scanned deeply for viruses and other threats, everything is ok and running except what I have earlier described.

So any ideas anyone?

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23 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I had a same/similar problem.

But it was only Network and Sharing center SAYING I wasn't connected when I was, as well as the little network tray icon saying it.

I eventually had to uninstall my adapter in Device Manager, then reboot my PC, and let it reinstall when Windows booted up again.

Don't know if this will help, sounded similar to my issue a while back.
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23 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

hi you seem to be having the same problem as me so i will not start a new thread but add to yours if you dnt mind heres my problem:
  • I have a LAN connection that works im using it right now to write this post
  • My current profile is set to public
  • i need to change my current profile to home/work and join a homegroup
  • I go into network and sharing center
  • Under "View Your Active Networks" it states "You are not currently connected to any networks."
  • Windows is unable to create a network map (not sure if this helps)
  • I select "Connect to a network"
  • A small window in the bottom right of the screen says "Not Connected - No Connections are available."
I have tried the trouble shooters and numerous other fixes. One thing i have found though is that my 'PNRP Machine Name Publication Service' refuses to start and i get an access denied error when trying to start it. All the other services seem to be running just fine. Im not sure if this is the problem but its the closest i have come to finding something actually wrong. This has only been a recent problem and i was connected to my homegroup and network just fine, hope you guys can figure this one out!
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23 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7

If that doesn’t help try to totally rebuild your network connections.
1. Go to the start and type Device Manager.
2. Select device manager from the Control Panel list.
3. In the Device Manager, select View>Show Hidden Devices.
If the Show Hidden devices is not present, do the following command from a command prompt
Here’s how:

a) Go to start and type cmd.
b) Right click on cmd and select “Run as administrator”.
c) Type the following command and press enter.
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1.
4. Locate the Network Adapters and remove all of them from the device manager by right clicking and selecting Uninstall.
5. Close the device manager.

Once this is done get the latest driver updates for your network card by noting down the make and model from the device manager. Installing latest network card driver solves most of the networking issues. The best way to do this is by downloading from the Manufacturer’s website. Download the driver compatible with Windows 7.

Source> Windows 7 says I am not connected to a network and that connections are available, even though I am connected to a wireless connection with internet access
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23 Nov 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks chev.. i tried your advice and tried resetting the tcp/ip using the autofix as well as through the cmd line... no change
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23 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hitch24 View Post
thanks chev.. i tried your advice and tried resetting the tcp/ip using the autofix as well as through the cmd line... no change
It's hard to find a conclusive fix for this problem anywhere I looked. The Technet link I posted above has links to other possible solutions.
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23 Nov 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks again... thats my problem as well, 3hours plus of searching and 2 forums later and nothing conclusive, i appreciate your effort none the less
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23 Nov 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i feel a repair install heading my way
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23 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I would definately run the repair install from the Windows CD at this point.
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23 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I have tried what has been suggested, I uninstalled and reinstalled drivers and it only got worse, now my wireless connection can not auto obtain an IP I have to set everything manually and of course it still says "not connected". So... looks like I'll have to reinstall or something, thanks for all the help anyways.
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