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Windows 7: Wireless connects, Wired does not...

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100
Wireless connects, Wired does not...

I have seen several posts on this subject but have yet to find a viable fix. Here goes:

I have been running Windows 7 RC 7100 off and on for a few weeks now and finally decided to dive in head first and make it my semi-permanent OS. Over this past weekend all of a sudden one of my older XP machines started asking for login credentials to my SMB shared folders. I found some forum hints that told me to un-install Windows Live Assistant, which worked like a charm for about a day...

Yesterday I resumed my PC from Sleep and after a few mins the taskbar reverted to basic (meaning it lost it's translucency) and CPU usage shot up to 80 or 90%. I didn't get the exact process name, but I think it had something to do with the "Windows Experience Rating". I stopped the process before it finished and ended up having to reboot to do anything.

Since rebooting I no longer have a wired connection to my router. I had to enable my wireless connection and it connects up just fine. But, as I use this computer to transcode videos in real time to my 360, I need the wired connection for sure.

Tried thus far:
Changing Network Type: Can only be done on Wireless (Wired is strictly Public no changes possible, grayed out)

Swapping cables: Topography: PC to Switch and from there to a wireless router (All Cat5e Wired). Other devices operate fine on this same switch. Tried different ports both on switch and router as well. All other devices on network connect fine. Also reset all network devices just to be sure.

Dual Boot back to Vista: Same results which is really puzzling. I have two available LAN Ports on my Mobo and both produce the same results.

Static and DHCP Addressing: Static is static, but won't connect. DHCP seems to give an internal loopback address of somekind on wired connection.

Firewall: Disabled or Enabled provides the same results.

DNS: Same as Wireless Network. Info is provided by the router when DHCP'ing.

One last note: If I set a static address I am able to see other networked devices, but still have "No Internet Access". This leads me to think my router is the culprit, but I can use another Windows 7 laptop disable the Wireless and connect with Ethernet and it's fine. Only logical explanation would be the LAN ports...but then why can I see other PC's when connected Statically?

Ok, as you can tell from long post I am at my wits end with this issue. I'm hoping someone can pull the gun away from my head...or maybe just pull the trigger! LOL


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