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Windows 7: Win7 only connects when Win Vista is Connected

10 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
Win7 only connects when Win Vista is Connected


I have a strange issue with my wifi network at home. I have 2 notebooks, one with Windows Vista and another, recently bought, with Windows 7.

The Win Vista notebook connects wirelessly with no problems. The Win 7 one, only connects when the former is connected :S

If I disconnect the Windows Vista notebook, I cannot even access the wireless router from the other notebook. The moment I reconnect it again, the Win 7 notebook connects again, almost instantly.

I have a linksys WRT54G-TM router. I havenīt found any firmware updates for this exact model.

Thanks in advace for your help.

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10 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Rod, welcome to Sevenforums!

Try this tutorial created by Dinesh - Internet Troubleshooting Guide

A lot of that tutorial has to do with not being able to connect to the internet. However, there are many helpful tools listed therein that should help you solve your problem.
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