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Windows 7: Wireless Bridge won't allow Internet (or anything else)

01 Feb 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
It happens all the time with Win 7 apparently, there are other threads at Technet about this.
Interesting. I know I've seen this somewhere, I just can't remember. I'll need to take a look.

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01 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

This link shows a few different ways around the problem if you read down the list.
Cannot change active network from public to home in Windows 7
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02 Feb 2010   #13

windows 7

Thanks for the welcome to the forums... I wish it wasn't because I want to throw my daughters PC out the window.

I will take a closer look at your suggestions when I get home from work today.

To update... last night I tried re-loading the computer, but instead of plugging directly into the router I thought I would try doing the whole thing having the wireless bridge connected, thinking that if it was the only way the computer ever saw to communicate then maybe... *shrugs*

Regardless, that didn't work, same issues. So just to eliminate a hardware issue with the bridge, I plugged it into my other daughter's PC, as well as my work laptop and both worked fine (however, both of those were running Windows XP).

So for an apples to apples thing, figuring that I had now ruled out everything except windows 7, I proudly went upstairs to try the bridge on my wife's PC (yes I have many PC's in my house) which was running Windows 7... and guess what? It worked just fine!

So... my initial thought this morning was that perhaps I needed to update the firmware of my daughter's motherboard? Or do you folks still think that this is a Windows 7 thing that rears it's ugly head but only with certain computer hardware configurations?

I'm not a huge fan of upgrading motherboard firmware unless I absolutely have to...

So maybe I'll read the links supplied by you folks tonight first and see what happens, unless my new information suggests something different to you guys.

Once again I can't thank you guys enough. For you folks to take your free time to help strangers with their issues that may or may not me self induced says a lot. Much appreciated.
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02 Feb 2010   #14

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit

Good luck, let us know how it goes. W7 has some really cool stuff but it does have it eccentricities.
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