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Windows 7: Cannot connect to the internet though a wired connection

29 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot connect to the internet though a wired connection

I connected my computer to my router though an Ethernet cable. But my computer did not "see" the network. I dropped a wireless adapter into the computer and it picked up the network just fine.

I just built this computer, and installed windows 7 home premium 64bit. Normally I would just use a wireless adapter anyways, but this computer is going somewhere that does not have a wireless router.

Thanks for your time
Brad

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29 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums

Could you fill out your system spec in full please .... this might help us figure out your problem
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29 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Could be something as simple as needing a crossover cable (or conversly, needing a straight through and having used a crossover).

But yeah, specs always help.
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30 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

It has an i3 possessor, 4g of memory, and a 250g hdd
//edt
This is my first time messing with a hard wired connection. Would the type of cable required be determined by the computer or the router (or both).

Brad//
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30 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried going into control panel to make sure that wired connections haven't been disabled?

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30 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also, is lan enabled or disabled in the BIOS?
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30 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I don't know I'll check.
Thanks
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30 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by u4edot View Post
I connected my computer to my router though an Ethernet cable. But my computer did not "see" the network. I dropped a wireless adapter into the computer and it picked up the network just fine.

I just built this computer, and installed windows 7 home premium 64bit. Normally I would just use a wireless adapter anyways, but this computer is going somewhere that does not have a wireless router.

Thanks for your time
Brad

New machine, no wired connection working = you need the wired Ethernet driver for your machine. You might even need the chip set drivers for your board. Try going to the manufacture's web site for the drivers.

Have you tried going to Windows update yet?
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30 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, sounds good
and, no, I'll try that next.

Just so you guys know, I don't actually have the computer with me.
I was just about to head over to my friends house to check on it.

Thanks
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30 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Problem solved: missing driver
I found the driver when I realized the motherboard was Acer not Gateway.
Thanks for all your suggestions guys.
Brad
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