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: Network problems since router upgrade

29 Jan 2012   #1
jlp

Windows XP
 
 
Network problems since router upgrade

Have a computer running XP with a wired router and a computer with Windows seven with an adapter that had worked great until I decided to upgrade my DSL speeds and needed to buy new router.

Installation on XP went flawlessly and all was up and working. Had wireless connection on smart tv as well. The computer running Windows 7 did recognize the adapter but did not recognize ANY wireless network and would not let me open the Network Sharing page - gave me a "page failed to load" error message.

I can connect via ethernet wired connection with no problem and the Windows 7 "sees" my XP, router and DSL setup. But Network Sharing page still does not load.

Help!!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jan 2012   #2
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So, are you saying the Win7 machine works fine wired but not wireless ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2012   #3
jlp

Windows XP
 
 

yes. When I disconnect the cable and try to configure the wireless connection by going to network sharing page, thats when I get the "page failed to load" message. If I go on to the other pages in the Network area, (can't remember exactly what they are called in Windows 7) I cannot see my xp computer or the router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jan 2012   #4
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The only thing that immediately springs to mind is you may have a driver issue with the wireless driver in the computer that doesn't connect - have you checked this is at the latest level on the manufacturer's website or even uninstall and re-install the existing one. Also, if you cannot see the router when on wireless suggests the client is not getting an IP address from the router another pointer to a wireless card malfunction or need to be upgraded or reset.

Post back if this is of any help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #5
jlp

Windows XP
 
 

yes, but I don't believe this is the problem. I am thinking the problem lies in the windows 7 computer. The reason I say this is: when i go to start/control panel/Network Sharing - it will not load that page. It should show the page regardless of whether the computer is wired, wireless, etc. correct? If I can't see that page, I can't tell whether the computer "sees" my XP or router or ??? I'm thinking I need to get that page to load first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

So when you switched Routers you also switched the wireless adapter on that PC? When you did that, did you let windows install the drivers or did you use the setup on the CD that came with the adapter?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Network problems since router upgrade




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I upgrade my router's firmware
Brand : Motorola Model : Surfboard SBG6580 I've had a problem with my internet dissconnecting a lot when I play online games, and sometimes when surfing the internet. I'm just trying everything to fix this, so I'm trying to upgrade the firmware of my router.
Network & Sharing
Should I upgrade my router
I have a Toshiba Satellite and a Linksys Cisco G router. My provider is supplying 5 mbs on the package I have. My wife is using her IPad the same time as I am using the laptop. Sometimes the kids are in the house and using smartphones. Does it make sense to upgrade my router to an "N" I have...
Performance & Maintenance
Upgrade my G54 Airstation router
I need to upgrade my old G54 Airstation router which has been an excellent router but time is taking its toll. I know nothing about routers so surfing simply confused me to no end. I need some suggestions to help get me on track. Not as concerned with price as I am with quality and performance....
Hardware & Devices
Which switch to add or just upgrade router???
Home network upgrade time... I have... 2 phones (wifi) home server (gig lan) - this one is in the works, waiting on a new PSU home office PC (dual gigabit lan) backup PC/WMC PC (gigabit lan) Ipad (wifi) Laptop (usually wifi but sometimes wired connection)
Network & Sharing
Homegroup died after router upgrade
I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find a solution in the searches I've done. What I did was upgraded my router. I had a Belkin B/G router and upgraded to a new Belkin N router. I configured the router the same as my previous router. SSID and key and everything so I wouldn't...
Network & Sharing
Should I upgrade my router to N?
Hello, I just wondered if anyone would think if I should buy a new router and upgrade to N, at the moment I have a Netgear Rangemax G router, the router is placed in my dining room and what I noticed is if I get my laptop which has an intergrated Wireless N card inside into the dining room i'd...
Hardware & Devices


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 10:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App