Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Internet but no network connection

22 May 2014   #1
mvanneman

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 
Internet but no network connection

I have internet but no network connections. I am wired to a netgear router using cat 5. 5 other PC's on network operating normally. If I map the network i can see all other PC's but it still tells me that I have no network connections. I have reinstalled gigabyte driver and tried using a restore point. Nothing has changed on my system in months. Can someone give me an idea of where to look?

thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 May 2014   #2
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like Network Discovery has turned off. It's in Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced Sharing Settings. I've had this happen more than once.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #3
mvanneman

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks! You know back when I was an appliance repairman many years ago we would always look to see if something had power before we moved to more complex answers. I should follow the same advice now. Don't have any idea how it got turned off (this was my PC and no one else has the password) but it was off. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 May 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Are you using a 4-port or 5-port Router or do you also have a Switch to gain additional ports? I use a 4-port Wi-Fi Router with an 8-port Switch for 4 computers, a NAS HDD, an AT&T MicroCell [for cellphone signal] and 2 Networked-attached printers.

Have you checked Control Panel, Internet Options and the Security tab and the Connections tab? The Security settings may need to be Default, at least for testing. On the Connections tab click LAN Settings, usually need only the first item checked that mentions "automatically detect" unless specified differently by your ISP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #5
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Only easy when you know how
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #6
mvanneman

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Just one additional question. I now have full access to the network and all public folders the way that I set it up, however my system is still telling me that there are no network connections available and does not even show a local area network in the network and sharing center. Why would this happen?

thanks in advance
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #7
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A screenshot speaks a thousand words
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #8
mvanneman

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

This is a screenshot of my network and sharing center


Attached Thumbnails
Internet but no network connection-network-sharing.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #9
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Back tomorrow, but others will probably jump in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2014   #10
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mvanneman View Post
Just one additional question. I now have full access to the network and all public folders the way that I set it up, however my system is still telling me that there are no network connections available and does not even show a local area network in the network and sharing center. Why would this happen?

thanks in advance
I don't have any explanation for that. Clearly you are actually connected but I have no idea why the connection is not showing. Maybe it will appear/has appeared on reboot?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Internet but no network connection




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
network connection available - can't use internet
My internet connection around once per day , when I click on IE or firefox , when trying to load a site , I get done on the bottom of the screen . Try to start "trobleshoot problems:" and I get a error that the network troubleshooter can't be started . I restart the computer then it is good for...
Network & Sharing
Connection to network, but no internet.
Two days ago, I was on the internet and suddenly got kicked off. I thought it must be a short isp problem since I was still on the my home network. I soon discovered that the rest of the laptops in my home worked. When I troubleshoot it on my laptop, it says "DNS server not responding". I went...
Network & Sharing
Internet connection, but no network?
So, we have a network of about one terabyte of storage on it. It is normally connected to my laptop, a desktop and our Playstation 3. Obviously it connects via internet with our wireless router and such but for some reason it won't connect to my laptop? I have everything except a few programs on...
Network & Sharing
red X on network connection while there is Internet!
Network & Sharing
Wireless network connection lost internet connection
Hi everyone, I work in an office where we have a main desktop computer which is connected to the internet via a Time Warner modem. The modem is connected by cable to a netgear wireless router, and up until today there have been no problems connecting to the internet from the laptops that use the...
Network & Sharing
No Internet Connection/No Network Connection
I've been getting internet connection on and off all day today, thinking it was just Comcast. But every time I went to look at the modem, it was still functioning fine, and the router's local status site told me it was working fine. Well, now it's not working. I tried restoring back to an old...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App