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Windows 7: wifi weirdness

28 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To do IPconfg...

you actually have to run the Comman prompt first then type in: ipconfig /all

So go to RUN: type cmd

then window pops up. looks black, then you type ipconfig /all

if you just type ipconfig in the run, then once ipconfig is excuted and complete, it shuts off, tht is what you are experancing.


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28 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
To acurasd re:
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You had to do it one time or another since there is wireless security on it right now because by default when you buy a router there are no security setting on a router and its open to everyone.
Don't want to sound like I'm trying to rain on your parade, but that statement ain't necessarily so. At least not in Aussie land. Might be the case if you buy one from a PC retailer, but if you get one in a bundled package deal of phone/internet, like I did from Telstra in Aussie, then the wireless router/nodem comes with a pre-installed security code.

Re general theme of this topic, I have a Netgear USB wireless dongle, and when I try to connect it to my ADSL2 wireless router/modem using OS WinXP Home, I get all sorts of problems. You can toss a coin on any given occasion as to whether it will connect or nor. Sometimes a re-boot fixes it. Other times I have to re-enter the security password.

However, if I use the same dongle on the same PC but run it on Windows 7 OS, it connects first time every time. So go figure, eh! My son's a PC techo and when I told him it worked flawless on Windows 7 he commented: "About time Microsoft got their act together! Only took them about 4 versions of Windows."

Cheers PB
sorry should have specified, if you bought a regular router in a store, like a D link, Linksys Cisco, by ddefault here in america its Open... and set to DHCP...

I know that when you get routers ASDLmodems with wireless, they have preset wireles configuration from the factory and there is a sticker underneath he box itself.

It just depends on where the router comes from who makes it.

The ones that i see open most of the time is the oens coming from bestbuy, like netgear, linksys, d link
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28 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
To acurasd re:
Quote:
You had to do it one time or another since there is wireless security on it right now because by default when you buy a router there are no security setting on a router and its open to everyone.
Don't want to sound like I'm trying to rain on your parade, but that statement ain't necessarily so. At least not in Aussie land. Might be the case if you buy one from a PC retailer, but if you get one in a bundled package deal of phone/internet, like I did from Telstra in Aussie, then the wireless router/nodem comes with a pre-installed security code.

Re general theme of this topic, I have a Netgear USB wireless dongle, and when I try to connect it to my ADSL2 wireless router/modem using OS WinXP Home, I get all sorts of problems. You can toss a coin on any given occasion as to whether it will connect or nor. Sometimes a re-boot fixes it. Other times I have to re-enter the security password.

However, if I use the same dongle on the same PC but run it on Windows 7 OS, it connects first time every time. So go figure, eh! My son's a PC techo and when I told him it worked flawless on Windows 7 he commented: "About time Microsoft got their act together! Only took them about 4 versions of Windows."

Cheers PB

I sure hope that he's not counting Windows ME as a Version. That is more like a disaster!
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28 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtmark View Post
G60 Windows 7 - can get online wired no worries, wireless gets weird;

I can see my home network and enter my password but cannot connect to it.

I can see random unsecured networks and connect to them fine but no internet.

My home network runs perfectly well with other laptops and macbooks.

Belkin wireless router - N / 801 etc.

Any ideas? I will pay for a solution (for real) - win7 wifi issues - cannot go wireless to the internet - $50

TYIA
This is most likely a driver problem. There are 122 different models of the HP G60 so I would need the entire model number of your HP G60 in order to find the correct drivers. There are quite a few similar complaints around the internet about this same Notebook having problems getting online.
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28 Jan 2010   #15

 
 

Thanks all.

Acu - I opened ipconfig /all as you said (thanks) now - how do I change WEP/WAP?
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28 Jan 2010   #16

 
 

chev - its a G60-535DX
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28 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I would try the drivers on the HP page as this is most likely a driver problem.

There is quite a selection of network drivers there for your HP G60 there, I have no idea which one would be right but it might be worth looking into. I have no idea which network adaptor you are using.

Select 32 or 64 bit.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...041434&lang=en
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28 Jan 2010   #18

 
 

ok so I am at the local coffee shop and using their protected network I am online!

That's gotta narrow it down right?

Please tell me my next steps!

Thanks guys.
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28 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds like your Belkin router isn't working right. I don't see the exact model number anywhere but a reset or a firmware update might make it work better. Could be a security problem but WAP2 should work for you as long as you set up a connection password.

You should be able to access the Belkin control panel by typing in 192.168.2.1 into browser URL. Admin for password usually works of there isn't one.
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28 Jan 2010   #20
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtmark View Post
Thanks all.

Acu - I opened ipconfig /all as you said (thanks) now - how do I change WEP/WAP?
You change the wireless network security thru the router's control panel.
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