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Windows 7: Win 7 networking

24 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 networking

I have a problem with the parts of my network dropping out.

itunes seems to always cause the problem but it will also happen without running itunes. When it happens firefox comes up with a blank page and the tab says "untitled'. IE will also not work. Im not sure what it says as I only tested it to rule it out as a firefox only issue.

If I open up a cmd prompt and ping Yahoo! everything seems fine. If I have uTorrent running existing .torrents will continue to work fine, but if I add a torrent from my laptop it wont start.

The only way I can get back to browsing the web is to reboot.

Is this what the bonjour/Windows 7 issue is all about.

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24 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

I will give you the fix for I guess what was 50% of the issues networking wise that I have noticed.
Try to disable ipv6. It seems to cause some issues.

Does it happen if your hard wired to the network?
What kind of wireless router are you using? Your firmware may be outdated.
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24 Dec 2009   #3


I followed the directions here.

How-To: Remove Bonjour and fix networking issues

but it didnt work.

Its my desktop computer hardwired to a linksys wrt54gs v7.2. Running dd-wrt.
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24 Dec 2009   #4

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Try the linksys support page. Most likely there are firmware updates for your router.
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24 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

If you are running dd-wrt, that shouldn't be the issue as i am running the same firmware...
Are you on a wireless connection? if you are it may be your wireless drivers.
Try to access the event viewer. It will tell you if there were any issues with the driver.
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24 Dec 2009   #6


I updated the nforce drivers awhile back and still the same issue.

I looked in the Event Viewer but not sure what I am looking for or where.
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24 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Yout looking for any red circles, or yellow triangles in relation to the NIC
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25 Dec 2009   #8


I dont see any related errors in the event viewer. I can watch the local area connection status and can see bytes coming and going.

I tried disabling the adapter and re-enabling but it didnt work.
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