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Windows 7: Recently upgraded to ultimate. Everything works but wireless connectio


16 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Recently upgraded to ultimate. Everything works but wireless connectio

I just upgraded to window 7 ultimate. Everything, including my wired connection works fine, except for my wireless adapter. Any suggestions. I believe I have downloaded all of the latest drivers.

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16 Aug 2012   #2
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Is it's driver installed in Device manager under Network adapters.

If so go to Network and Sharing Center, click on Network Adapters, disable Ethernet and enable Wireless.

What does it show now in System Tray? Can you connect to a network? Try rightclicking to run the Troubleshooter.
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16 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I appreciate the quick reply. It says that the best drivers are installed. I can connect to the network. However, it says that there is a problem because "the DNS lookup failed." I have turned on and off the router and modem to no avail. Thanks.
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16 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Hello polishbeans Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The first question I could ask would be the type of WiFi adapter you have there. usb or other? The second would be on the type of WiFi modem or router in use. Would that be a cable or dsl modem or G or N type router if not seeing a combination modem/WiFi gateway.

A the Network & Sharing Center once you have followed gregrocker advice on disabling the hard wired connection which would be onboard Lan if not having a separate nic card installed since two adapter usually won't work together at the same time unless configured manually to do so.

Once you have that done and if you are using a usb adapter unplug and replug it back in after a good half minute. You should then see a screen appear for selecting the type of network Home, Work, or Public when going into the Control Panel>Network & Sharing Center if it doesn't automatically appear on it's own.
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16 Aug 2012   #5
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This is what the troubleshooter says?

Restart the computer. Try again with connecting and troubleshooter.

Try flushing the DNS:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.
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16 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polishbeans View Post
I appreciate the quick reply. It says that the best drivers are installed. I can connect to the network. However, it says that there is a problem because "the DNS lookup failed." I have turned on and off the router and modem to no avail. Thanks.
You may have to contact the ISP directly by phone or if you have a laptop by live chat online at their support page. They would send a refresh signal while you follow the tech's instructions as to when to unplug or plug the modem back in. The "failure to connect to Host DNS server" type error is definitely a call to ISP time.
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17 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using an internal wireless card. I'm not sure which one of these is it: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN, Intel(R) Centrino(R) WiMAX 6250. There are also two Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapters. All of which are update with drivers. The troubleshooting only says that DNS may be the issue. I've restarted several times.
ipconfig/all provided this:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Jarred>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jarred-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-15-2C-EA-0C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3db8:1ee5:7b71:951b%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 17, 2012 4:20:16 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:20:15 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385884949
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-BF-45-A8-00-26-B9-D1-0D-3A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) WiMAX 6250
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-E1-34-5C-B7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B9-D1-0D-3A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f179:cc8a:b457:b204%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.70(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 17, 2012 4:19:30 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:23:06 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890937
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-BF-45-A8-00-26-B9-D1-0D-3A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{0566F018-A620-4C5F-B186-A85F62F210A2}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:10e5:240c:3f57:feb9(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10e5:240c:3f57:feb9%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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17 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

It looks like you have drivers loaded for two devices. Try disabling the one which isn't your exact device model (AGN?) then reboot and try connecting to the network. Then try the other one.
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17 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Can you post a snipping of the Device Manager>Network adapters section? Virtual network adapter listings are normal especially if you have any VMs on VirtualBox, VM Player, VM Workstation, the XP Mode, etc. where host resources are shared. Those wouldn't block the host from connecting.

Is this on a laptop? The internal WiFi adapter would be typically seen on a laptop not desktop with the go anywhere type adapter to use any WiFi or other source. I agree with gregrocker on the need to disable one adapter when it conflicts with and cancels out the other.

A look at the adapters however would be a help. The other thing once one being the Intel ethernet adapter is or isn't disabled would be a trip into the Network & Sharing Center and go to the bottom of the list of options for the trouble problems link. When opening that up select the Network adapter option there.

At any time you can always click on the red X for troubleshooting the internet connection whlle this will show if the adapters are configured correctly as they are and point out any need to contact the ISP.
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17 Aug 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
What is the address of your router?

I used to run one of those 2wire routers when I had DSL. It looks like your wireless adapter is looking for the default gateway and DNS at 192.168.1.1

Shouldn't the default gateway be the address of the router? 192.168.1.254


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