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Windows 7: New Laptop can't connect to WRT54GS

26 Dec 2009   #11
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Compatable list of routers with Windows 7, I don't see your exact model on there for some reason. Which could be the problem not sure. Last Updated 11/24/2009 09:58 PM> Compatible List of Devices with Windows 7
Thanks a lot chev, I just flashed the latest F/W. No help. It looks like it's new router time. I just can't accept that is the problem. You would think with so many Linksys routers out there....it would be something they dealt with, or there would be more issues on the internet about this problem. Maybe it has to do with the specific network card/router combo.

I am almost ready to take this laptop back and forget about this day. haha It seems like a lot of trouble...

Thanks for all your help. If you think of anything else, let me know. I am ready to give up.

You know, the strange thing is I have been using Windows 7 for months and all builds and every bit of internet connectivity has gone through the same router. This is why I just don't know if I have a different problem....unless it could be JUST the wireless part.


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26 Dec 2009   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If that page showed no Windows 7 support then I would not count on the router working at all. At least you know it's not really supposed to work with Windows 7 according to the Linksys site anyway.

There are so many models of your Router it's hard to keep up with which ones work or not with Windows 7.

Most likely they will have an update for your router someday but you never know when that might be.

For the most part that Linksys page as been accurate at reporting compatablity with Windows 7 and certain routers so I would trust what it says. Your model is listed but there is zero support for your version 7.2 according to that list. I would not hesitate to point the finger at the router.

In fact this should be marked as solved because there is no support at all for your router as yet and I'm certain that a new one will fix it.
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26 Dec 2009   #13
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, just in case anybody has this problem, a new router fixed it.

I bought an HP Pavillion DV6 with a Core 2 duo T6600,m 4GB DDR3 RAM, 7200RPM 320GB hard drive, and it will not work with a linksys WRT54GS router.

I got a WRT160N router and I am typing this from about 200 feet away from my router. Very nice.

Thanks for all your help chev.

BTW - These "N" routers have a lot of range and speed. I'm not loosing any speed at all from the wired machines.
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26 Dec 2009   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Nice work Nate, I guess those compatablity lists are good for something LOL. The one your using now is a much newer model and says it's certified to work with Windows 7. Glad you have it up and running.

I just told another guy he needs a new router also. I don't get any Rep that way because it's usually the answer they don't want to hear but at least they know it's the router causing the problems.

Wireless N is very fast, it's 7 times faster than wireless G. And it also has much better range so it looks like you were about ready for a router upgrade anyway. My D-link has 10/100/1000mbps on both the LAN and potentially the WAN also. Now if internet speeds could only do that it would be great, I'm at T1 speeds now.

Thanks for Rep Nate, you deserve Rep also for putting up with my rather slow and convoluted way of fixing things. It's hard to argue with the results though.
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26 Dec 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Nice work Nate, I guess those compatablity lists are good for something LOL. The one your using now is a much newer model and says it's certified to work with Windows 7. Glad you have it up and running.

I just told another guy he needs a new router also. I don't get any Rep that way because it's usually the answer they don't want to hear but at least they know it's the router causing the problems.

Wireless N is very fast, it's 7 times faster than wireless G. And it also has much better range so it looks like you were about ready for a router upgrade anyway. My D-link has 10/100/1000mbps on both the LAN and potentially the WAN also. Now if internet speeds could only do that it would be great, I'm at T1 speeds now.

Thanks for Rep Nate, you deserve Rep also for putting up with my rather slow and convoluted way of fixing things. It's hard to argue with the results though.
Haha, I am glad there are people like you here. Thanks

I didn't want to hear I needed a new router, but it is what it is. These N routers are very nice. They are smaller, no antennas sticking up, I'm liking this.

I hope you have a great day and a great new year too.

Here is the compatibility list of Linksys routers. The WRT54GS IS COMPATIBLE with 32bit 7 NOT 64 bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you find this info if you're searching for your answer!!!

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...Linksys&page=3
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