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Windows 7: unable to connect to Internet after reinstalling Windows 7

02 Jun 2013   #1
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
unable to connect to Internet after reinstalling Windows 7

I reinstalled Windows 7. First, the computer did not find the network adapter. I looked up my computer's serial number online and was able to get the drivers installed in order to connect to the network. Now, however, I am unable to connect from the network to the Internet.

I have a Westell 6100 modem and Belkin router. I tried resetting the modem and router numerous times, to no avail. I am able to access the Internet by plugging the phone cord directly to the computer, so my Internet is working, but not wireless. The device driver shows an exclamation point next to the Westell WireSpeed Dual Connect Modem.

The error is that there is a disconnect between the access point and the router...something like that. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the cables, shutting down and powering back up...

Can you please help? Thank you!!!


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02 Jun 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

While you are connected to the internet...
...please gather your IPCONFIG info into a text.
See this post for more info*.
Please attach that text file to your next post.

Temporarily unplug the LAN cable from your computer.
(i.e. unplug one end of the wire that goes from the Westell modem to the computer)
Restart the computer.
Connect to the Belkin router via Wi-Fi.
Create another IPCONFIG text file.
Please attach that text file to your next post.

*If you cannot get the IPCONFIG info to go into the text file, please post a screenshot of each cmd prompt window.
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02 Jun 2013   #3
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
here is the text file

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Susan-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myhome.westell.com
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-BF-48-79-69-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bdeb:6f17:8fd1:1992%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.46(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:40:29 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 03, 2013 8:40:30 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 235978568
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-3C-A1-8F-10-BF-48-79-69-F9
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.myhome.westell.com:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:18c5:c8a:3f57:fed1(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18c5:c8a:3f57:fed1%18(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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02 Jun 2013   #4
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Temporarily unplug the LAN cable from your computer.
(i.e. unplug one end of the wire that goes from the Westell modem to the computer)
Restart the computer.
Connect to the Belkin router via Wi-Fi.
Create another IPCONFIG text file.
Please attach that text file to your next post.

We were not able to connect to the router via Wifi. I don't seem to have Wifi.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I must be missing something very basic. But I just don't know what it is! I didn't change the way anything was plugged in. I don't know why the wi-fi isn't working..
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02 Jun 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It is most likely my fault for using terms that you are not familiar with. Let me try again.


You said:
I am able to access the Internet by plugging the phone cord directly to the computer...

What I need you to do is:
1) temporarily remove the "phone cord*" from the computer
2) restart the computer


You said:
...so my Internet is working, but not wireless**.

Continuing with what I need you to do:
3) while the "phone cord*" is disconnected from the computer
...please create another IPCONFIG text file

4) reconnect the the "phone cord*" to the computer
5) restart the computer (if needed to get on the internet)
6) post the text file to your next post


*The wire running from the Westell modem to the computer is probably not a phone cord. It is probably a Local Area Network (LAN) cable (also known as an Ethernet cable). The ends of LAN cable are a bit bigger than the ends of a regular phone cord.

**I used the term Wi-Fi where you use the term wireless. The step where I said to "Connect to the Belkin router via Wi-Fi" is probably not needed just yet. The IPCONFIG info should tell me if the computer is connected to a Wireless Access Point (WAP). If it is connected, the text should also tell me if an IP address was assigned to the wireless network adapter in the computer.




I might have this all wrong, but in my mind, the original way that things were plugged in or connected was:
A phone cord goes from the wall to the Westell modem
A LAN cable (aka phone cord) goes from the Westell modem to the Belkin router
The computer makes a wireless connection to the Belkin router***

Does that sound about right?

***Either the Belkin router is also a WAP or there is another device connected to your network serving as a WAP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2013   #7
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Susan-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-BF-48-79-69-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.myhome.westell.com:
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:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2013   #8
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for clarifying that the LAN cable is not a "phone cord".

This is how I think it was set up before:
phone cord from wall to Westell Modem
Modem connected to computer by USB cable
Router connected by a cable to the computer...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2013   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have Cable TV company internet or Phone Company DSL phone line internet ?
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02 Jun 2013   #10
vsaccountant

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

phone company DSL
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