Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: direct connection not working

14 Aug 2011   #11
Cowz92

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowz92 View Post
Could it be anything with my computer? I did a few tweaks and what not a while back.
It could be... that would certainly explain the Lan/wireless differential. What "tweaks" did you do. I honestly don't know why people feel the need to "tweak" Windows 7. It only leads to trouble.
Can't say why I exactly did it. I don't remember exactly but I`m trying to remember I know I did some stuff in REGEDIT and some in another thing I can't quite remember the name of it but it had to do with mircosoft something. Looking online for tweaks trying to find the ones I did.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Aug 2011   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's going to be pretty much impossible to determine whether you've broken something with your tweaks if you can't remember what you've done.

In these cases... well a clean install is normally best, although I am loathe to recommend that if it might not be your computer, and especially as Wireless is working, so you still have internet.

One thing that you COULD try, is from an elevated command prompt, type (without quotes) "ipconfig /release *" followed by "ipconfig /renew *"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2011   #13
Victor6799

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowz92 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor6799 View Post
I'm sure you have already tried this but going to a command prompt by typing cmd in the text entry box after clicking the Windows 7 Start button should give you a command prompt. There type in ipconfig and what do you see there ? It should show something like the following:

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

What does it show for you ? In my case its showing the wireless connection and not the ethernet since I am using wireless. Also you should test the ethernet connection on another network like a friend's to see if its not the lan connector located in the appartment. I have sometimes noticed that the ethernet lan connection does not automatically show up when connected. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dpes not. I can't explain it I think its Windows 7.

Hope the above helps

Victor
Here took a picture of the CMD log with my phone.
http://i.imgur.com/ietEL.jpg
Thanks for the pic. What it tells me is that the ethernet card appears to be properly installed and its enabled. Assuming its not a driver issue you really would need to test it out somehow on another network as mentioned like a friends or with a router that has DHCP enabled for a wired connection. If your using a firewall maybe you could disable it for 5-10 minutes while you try connecting the lan cable to the appartment lan connection. Also try running a ipconfig /renew to see if you get any errors or does it just time out ?

Hope the above helps.

Victor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Aug 2011   #14
Cowz92

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor6799 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowz92 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor6799 View Post
I'm sure you have already tried this but going to a command prompt by typing cmd in the text entry box after clicking the Windows 7 Start button should give you a command prompt. There type in ipconfig and what do you see there ? It should show something like the following:

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

What does it show for you ? In my case its showing the wireless connection and not the ethernet since I am using wireless. Also you should test the ethernet connection on another network like a friend's to see if its not the lan connector located in the appartment. I have sometimes noticed that the ethernet lan connection does not automatically show up when connected. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dpes not. I can't explain it I think its Windows 7.

Hope the above helps

Victor
Here took a picture of the CMD log with my phone.
http://i.imgur.com/ietEL.jpg
Thanks for the pic. What it tells me is that the ethernet card appears to be properly installed and its enabled. Assuming its not a driver issue you really would need to test it out somehow on another network as mentioned like a friends or with a router that has DHCP enabled for a wired connection. If your using a firewall maybe you could disable it for 5-10 minutes while you try connecting the lan cable to the appartment lan connection. Also try running a ipconfig /renew to see if you get any errors or does it just time out ?

Hope the above helps.

Victor
Whenever I do ipconfig /renew, "Windows IP configuration" Just stays below it. Then pops up with "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connections : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2011   #15
Victor6799

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Does the above error come up right away when you enter the command and hit return or does it take a minute or so ? It seems to be that it its likely the company's issue right now as I cannot see any issues with the lan connection on Windows 7. I was looking for a different error indicating that it could be a TCP/IP issue on Windows 7. You can also try this command from the cmd prompt. Try typing ping 127.0.0.1 and see if you get replies. I have read that is another method of checking to see if the TCP/IP stack is working on the computer. Make sure the wireless is disabled when you try this.

I do have another question for you. Has the ethernet connector on the Windows 7 computer worked before ?

Victor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 direct connection not working




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
LogMeIn performance horrible, even over direct fiber connection
Hi guys, I've been using LogMeIn to administer our office forever now. Well this Monday we finally went from a SOHO aDSL link (absolutely ridiculous), to a full commercial 100mbps fiber link. Now logmein was usable over the aDSL line with minimal eye candy. But with this MASSIVE upgrade, somehow...
Virtualization
Direct connection (Gb ethernet) help
Hi guys, I'm having a little trouble getting a direct connection working between my 2 machines. Here's the setup: Router 100mbs 1st machine: 2 x Gb ethernet onboard First connected to router at 100mbs (DHCP) other direct connected to second machine (Static assigned IP) Windows 7 Pro x64
Network & Sharing
Direct connection cable with a camera IP & W7
Hello, I have some trouble to connect to my camera IP (E50 Ranger-SICK IVP). I was on windows XP before, and everything was going well. Now that I have a W7, I can't set up the configuration of my pc to connect to my camera. What I have seen is that after setting my configuration in W7 as in...
Network & Sharing
Direct Cable Connection
Where in control panel of windows 7 could i find the Direct Cable Connection? Do i Have to install? or does DCC has other name in windows 7? :confused:
Network & Sharing
Direct network connection shortcut?
Anyone has any idea how to create a direct shortcut that when I click on it - it will display the prompt where I click "connect" and get connected? Now I have to click on the icon next to the clock, then choose the connection, then click connect, then click connect in the prompt yet again. I used...
Network & Sharing
My wireless works but my Direct connection fails
Microsoft Windows Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\AuToMaTiC>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App