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Windows 7: repair a wireless network?


05 Jan 2009   #1

7600 x86
 
 
repair a wireless network?

in XP, there is an option to Repair a wireless network connection - basically it just disables the adapter then reconnects. i use it frequantly.

i don't see anything like this in 7. is it still around?


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05 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
in XP, there is an option to Repair a wireless network connection - basically it just disables the adapter then reconnects. i use it frequantly.

i don't see anything like this in 7. is it still around?

Hi garbanzo,

Yeah, right click on the network icon at the bottom right of the taskbar and click Troubleshoot Problems.


Or open up the Network and Sharing Center and do it from there. You can click on your connection and click diagnose.
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05 Jan 2009   #3

7600 x86
 
 

thanks for the fast reply, Airbot!

i tried the Troubleshoot Problems bit, but it didn't seem to do disable my adapter as Repair does in XP. in fact, it doesn't seem to do anything at all since my connection is technically working when i use it. i have found that using Repair in XP does something to kick it back into gear when it gets slow. Troubleshoot in 7 doesn't have the same effect
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05 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, you could click on connection and click disable, then enable it.
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06 Apr 2009   #5

windows 7 build 7600 385x86
 
 

if that doesn't help go into device manager unistall then in device manager click on action, scan for hardware changes and it should reinstall it hope that helps
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06 Apr 2009   #6

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

no, i know what he's talking about. i understand ya garbanzo. Its just not like that anymore with 7. you're probably looking at either a batch file, or from cmd manually. Personally, i dont lose much without it, as it was good and bad. Alot of the times either hanging up the system and/or giving the adapter a "ghost" ip of the 169.xx variety. Some times even a hard boot would not release it besides trying to renew/release. I think the quick disabling and enabling of the adapter was part of the problem imo.
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06 Dec 2009   #7

Dual Boot XP 64bit/Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
in XP, there is an option to Repair a wireless network connection - basically it just disables the adapter then reconnects. i use it frequantly.

i don't see anything like this in 7. is it still around?



This thread may be dead, but for what it's worth, i am pretty disappointed that the "repair" no longer seems available. I used it frequently when my connection would seem to be lagging and it usually helped avoid having to do a modem/router restart. pretty bummed to have lost that option, but it does seem that disabling and enabling is the best way to get the same effect now. good luck.

G
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06 Dec 2009   #8

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

if your adapter is usb, there is a utility that will allow you to reset it via disable/enable from a gui or via command line, it's at NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities, called usbdview and comes in x86 and x64 flavours. in the gui you can select the line item for the adapter & right click to select 'disable/enable' or you can hit F4. can also run from command line in a batch file. i have it on my desktop for quick access, tho i haven't needed it recently...with my old belkin router it was sometimes the only way to shock the connection back into use if it went wonky, with my new netgear it hasn't been needed.
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08 Jan 2010   #9

Win7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GarrettTV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
in XP, there is an option to Repair a wireless network connection - basically it just disables the adapter then reconnects. i use it frequantly.

i don't see anything like this in 7. is it still around?



This thread may be dead, but for what it's worth, i am pretty disappointed that the "repair" no longer seems available. I used it frequently when my connection would seem to be lagging and it usually helped avoid having to do a modem/router restart. pretty bummed to have lost that option, but it does seem that disabling and enabling is the best way to get the same effect now. good luck.

G
I second what GarrettTV wrote. The enable / disable was a frequent quick fix for a balky network connection. Not needed for a decent network like we have at work, but definitely for the Home Office class routers.
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Agreed, shame it's gone, I used it quite a bit also; I agree, sometimes it did 'not respond' but other times it did fast quick the problem and I could instantaneously reconnect. Wonder what Microsoft's reasoning was here....a shame.
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