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Windows 7: Windows fails to connect to a network without a restart

22 May 2015   #1
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows fails to connect to a network without a restart

I'm unable to go click on the network icon on trey and switch to another of the listed network options (other than the one that I booted/restarted with)

And this happens regardless of from where to where I'm switching (whether from fixed cable to my router to wirless or vice versa or between wireless/wifi networks.

I've done all the gamut of checking the router and resetting and all that - in fact I've gone thru that with the ISP provider on the phone and he has remotely cheked the router and it's perfect. And my pc is perfect and the connection works perfectly without my intervention when I turn it on or restart. Troubleshooting is no help in this regard. I've also reset firewall to default.

I don't wanna restart my computer every 5 minutes just to access the internet. There got to be a better way this thing functions.


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23 May 2015   #2
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Whenever I troubleshoot the various connections this is what I sometimes get no report - other times I get these gems:

"Local Area Connection does not have a valid IP configuration"
"Wireless does not have a valid IP configuration"
"Network Bridge does not have a valid IP configuration"
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27 May 2015   #3
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello

Is anybody there?
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27 May 2015   #4
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Or perhaps it's conventional to wait longer than 4 days for replies?
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27 May 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hey, you would normally get a reply faster.

Some googling:

- Disable IPv6 (uncheck in Properties)
- Tried setting a static IP?
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28 May 2015   #6
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Static IP only worked at home w/ my modem (for some reason not on external wifi hotspots
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28 May 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, it would be a problem when you are at some other place. Anyway, your network should work with dynamic settings.

Set it back to automatic. What happens if you run the following at a command prompt?
ipconfig -release
ipconfig -renew

Disregard if you have already tried these.
Copy paste "ipconfig -all" results please
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29 May 2015   #8
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

https://i.imgur.com/Zz56XuR.png

I've tried release/renew - I've also tried everything with the firewall turned off
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29 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't seem to open imgur site (seems it has been banned by a court order here).

Can you post the screenshot here please? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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29 May 2015   #10
jerriy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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