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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not connecting to Wireless network HELP!

11 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That limited access message usually relates to a driver problem. Maybe going into Device Manager and rolling the driver back and foward will get it working again. Are you getting the message with every machine?

This user had the same type of strange connection problem using the same Realtek 8185 adaptor as you have. Could be a compatibility problem with that adaptor. I can't seem to be able to look it up on the Windows 7 compatiblity chart. I think were way beyond coinsidence here. The Realtek 8185 seems to be problematic with Win 7.

Realtek 8185 wireless connection problem in w7 x64

Maybe just installing the Windows 7 drivers for your Realtek RTL8185L will help. Look halfway down the page, it shows a new driver for Windows 7. Sorry but it took me awhile to find them because I did not have the complete model number for your router.

It's dated 1/11/2010 Hmm sounds like a brand new driver to me. I'd say we have a winner.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Downloads=true


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11 Jan 2010   #12

Win 7
 
 

Thanks a lot, got it downloading now, will give it a go! Can't wait!
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11 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Oh yes, the anticipation is just killing me.
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11 Jan 2010   #14
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The limited connectivity i have experienced was due to the fact that the router doesn't know which machine it is trying to offer IP to. That is when you have a rogue machine connecting to it via wireless or port connection.

Check in the router if there is a MAC clone option. check if this is enabled. You might have to put in the MAC address of the wireless adapter of the rogue machine to clone.

The Unindentified network - Router Port

That said, it could be a driver issue, but this is lesser of a case i would think.
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11 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That MAC address fix is a long shot at best, I should know because I've used it before but only as a last resort. I would tend to go with a driver problem over that very obscure MAC address problem. The odds certainly favor it to be a driver problem as I've seen thousands of network problems fixed with updated drivers but the MAC address fix has worked only twice to my knowledge.

The driver in question came out just today and I'm sure there was a good reason for the update which is named as a Windows 7 update for that exact adaptor on the Realtek site. I mean why on earth would they put out a brand new driver if the old one worked?

Previously members have reported problems with that particular Realtek RTL8185L with the exact same complaints so I would tend to disagree about this being a MAC address clone problem. I posted a link to that post a few posts up in case you want to look it over.
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11 Jan 2010   #16
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If it's a driver compatibility issue, a good way to make sure you have installed the correct driver is as per my tut in my sig. I work with MDT creating and distributing OS images where driver selection is critical, this i can confidently advise.

If you have the correct PCI ID and the driver is infact for the correct OS architecture. Then it is the correct driver. There is no need to worry abit it anymore.
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11 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Lets hope it's a driver problem because these obscure MAC address problems and all the problems that AV's cause are drivin me bonkers.
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11 Jan 2010   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Lets hope it's a driver problem because these obscure MAC address problems and all the problems that AV's cause are drivin me bonkers.
lol, it drove me to the ether realm, when i too couldnt figure out how the hell my router ports wasn't able to provide DHCP setting from ISP even after all things set to auto detect and config.

Wireless or wired, if you don't have the correct IP settings assigned or configured, you aint getting on the internet the way it should.

Let see how the OP's issue pan out. Might not even be driver or MAC lol
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11 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Ok, I'm quitting this job if the new driver doesn't fix it!

I'm not even getting paid for this job anyway.
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11 Jan 2010   #20
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I hope the driver fixes it too, cos i hate to see you quit dogg and also to call this issue closed!

As for contributing, there is a time limit for me i think lol.
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