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Windows 7: Can't connect to the internet after reinstalling WIN7

30 Jul 2012   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Not trying to be argumentative but....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Domain Name is the domain suffix that you see as well in ipconfig/all.
Assume the "Domain name" is testdomain

ping somename.testdomain
ping somename
ping ip-address-of-somename

They are all the same. Sorry I used exclamation marks, didn't want to be rude.
It's difficult to explain everything. Talking too much about technical stuff just confuses most OP's. Most posters just want their problem to be solved.
Have a great time mate
Not trying to be argumentative but Iím not getting your explanation?

My suggestion was thisÖ. if there is a name in the router's Domain Name slot, that same name should be used for the workgroup name on the PC.

Example: If the router has Go Daddy in the Domain Name box, the workgroup name on the PC should read Go Daddy as well.

This way any PC in the Go Daddy workgroup will be seen in the Go Daddy domain of the router.

This is the way it works (have it set up) on my network - If my PC isnít in the workgroup listed on the routerís Domain Name, that PC wonít see the network. I was merely asking the OP the check whether this was the case.



Does it "have" to work this way? I donít know, thatís where my lack of expertise hurtsÖ. Thus an explanation of why you disagree? I could research it myself, but I was hoping you could provide the answer in your disagreement?

We are all here to learn; and Iíll be the first to admit I donít know everything.


Thanks


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30 Jul 2012   #12
Protox

windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Few things to try.

1.) Disable Windows Defender (Via control panel)
2.) Disable Firewall (via control panel).
Now type in Search Engine at start menu Windows Firewall and click the advanced setting tab that shows up. Go to windows firewall properties on the window that pops up. Be sure to make sure connection outbound and inbound nothing is marked as "to block". Now go to general outbound/inbound (I think it is this) and highlight all of the blocked (some will be green some will be black) by left clicking holding shift and scrolling down to the bottom and left clicking the last one. Right click the highlighted portion and click enable all. Do the same for outbound as you did inbound.

Should work.
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31 Jul 2012   #13
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Domain Name is the domain suffix that you see as well in ipconfig/all.
Assume the "Domain name" is testdomain

ping somename.testdomain
ping somename
ping ip-address-of-somename

They are all the same. Sorry I used exclamation marks, didn't want to be rude.
It's difficult to explain everything. Talking too much about technical stuff just confuses most OP's. Most posters just want their problem to be solved.
Have a great time mate
Not trying to be argumentative but Iím not getting your explanation?

My suggestion was thisÖ. if there is a name in the router's Domain Name slot, that same name should be used for the workgroup name on the PC.

Example: If the router has Go Daddy in the Domain Name box, the workgroup name on the PC should read Go Daddy as well.

This way any PC in the Go Daddy workgroup will be seen in the Go Daddy domain of the router.

This is the way it works (have it set up) on my network - If my PC isnít in the workgroup listed on the routerís Domain Name, that PC wonít see the network. I was merely asking the OP the check whether this was the case.



Does it "have" to work this way? I donít know, thatís where my lack of expertise hurtsÖ. Thus an explanation of why you disagree? I could research it myself, but I was hoping you could provide the answer in your disagreement?

We are all here to learn; and Iíll be the first to admit I donít know everything.


Thanks
I changed my router's domainname to google.com and pinged www.
C:\Users\Ron>ping www
Pingen naar www.l.google.com [173.194.66.103] met 32 bytes aan gegevens:
Antwoord van 173.194.66.103: bytes=32 tijd=12 ms TTL=49
Antwoord van 173.194.66.103: bytes=32 tijd=12 ms TTL=49
Antwoord van 173.194.66.103: bytes=32 tijd=13 ms TTL=49
Antwoord van 173.194.66.103: bytes=32 tijd=15 ms TTL=49

It's just a default DNS name suffix when accessing stuff using tcp/ip. WORKGROUP is a special windows thing for placing a few computers in a group.

His problem was he can't access the internet. domainname and workgroup aren't relevant then. Even an I-phone (without proper workgroup) or visitor's laptop can usually connect to internet using your router without issues.
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31 Jul 2012   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, I agree the workgroup isn't relevent to get on the internet.

However his second stated problem was he couldn't see his network... thus the solution I suggested; which does apply.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KingKenny1 View Post
First of all thanks for helping me.
Secondly, now it can connect to networks but it can't find my network(it finds only my neighbor's).

Before I reinstalled Windows it found my network so I guess it's not a problem with the adapter.
Is there any solution?
Thanks.
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04 Aug 2012   #15
KingKenny1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your help everyone, I solved the problem.
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05 Aug 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KingKenny1 View Post
Thanks for your help everyone, I solved the problem.
How?
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