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Windows 7: Wireless has randomly stopped working

31 Mar 2013   #1
KaylaMosho

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
 
 
Wireless has randomly stopped working

On Thursday I turned on my Xbox and found my xbox live wouldn't connect to the internet, thought it was strange so I checked my IPhone, same thing.I go and check my school laptop and it also would not connect to the wireless. However, my personal laptop which is connected to my router through the Ethernet cable worked fine for a few days. Then the internet on it went out, which my Windows troubleshooter told me was my DNS server not responding. Which I fixed by changing my preferred DNS server to 208.067.222.222 which fixed it on my laptop but has not fixed the wireless. I have a Westell Versalink Model 327W router if that helps at all.


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31 Mar 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KaylaMosho View Post
On Thursday I turned on my Xbox and found my xbox live wouldn't connect to the internet, thought it was strange so I checked my IPhone, same thing.I go and check my school laptop and it also would not connect to the wireless. However, my personal laptop which is connected to my router through the Ethernet cable worked fine for a few days. Then the internet on it went out, which my Windows troubleshooter told me was my DNS server not responding. Which I fixed by changing my preferred DNS server to 208.067.222.222 which fixed it on my laptop but has not fixed the wireless. I have a Westell Versalink Model 327W router if that helps at all.
You will definitely want to perform a reset on the router using the reset button on the router. Router's typically will lose wireless while the wired connections stay active.

Sometimes a 30-30-30 reset is required to fix these types of problems.

The 30-30-30 Hard Reset Rule for Routers
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01 Apr 2013   #3
KaylaMosho

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
 
 

Alright I've done that and now I cannot connect to it is telling me It doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I tried going to the dslrouter and 192.168.1.1 and it doesn't work
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01 Apr 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KaylaMosho View Post
Alright I've done that and now I cannot connect to it is telling me It doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I tried going to the dslrouter and 192.168.1.1 and it doesn't work
Yes after the reset you would need to go back into the routers set up page for the wireless and to add a DNS server IP. The router should be at 192.168.1.1, you might try rebooting the modem.
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