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Windows 7: Identifying Connection


07 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Identifying Connection

Been searching around google for days with this one.

Upgraded to Windows 7 (Ultimate 64-bit) from vista 2 weeks ago. Then 3 days ago decided to add a new HDD due to the fact my other was close to overflowing. Shut down computer pulled out power cable, usual safety things to do. Plugged everything back up HDD working fine, then I noticed Network icon was still identifying. It then went to Public Network - No Internet access. So had a little fiddle around (as one does) Set an IP...Nothing. Reset adapter.....Nothing. Changed it back to auto-detect......nothing. I even dug up an old wireless network PCI card (thinking it could be hardware related) but alas......nothing.

Could really do with some help

N.B.
-Have another computer on same network with Vista
-Connected via cable (no problem there, tried with laptop, worked straight away)
-Have tried iprenew iprelease etc

Also the thing that really through me off the scent of the problem was as I thought it could be to do with the recent addition of HDD I took it out , resulted in nothing.
Anyway Iīve also linked this as it could be mighty helpful.



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07 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You have no default gateway showing, usually just resetting the router will get your DHCP assignments working again. Sometimes you have to reset everything starting from the modem. Have you tried doing that yet?

I'm not sure if you reinstalled Win 7 on the new harddrive or not? If so don't forget to reinstall the Nvidia drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hmm... looking at your screenshot, the Network adapter status shows "Media unoperational", which is VERY bad... Try reinstalling your network devices (I see that you have nVidia, reinstall nForce software).

zzz2496
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07 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

May not have made it clear in the OP that the HDD was added, it wasnīt a clean install just an additional HDD. Will try reinstalling the drivers.

Will keep you posted, Thanks
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07 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's strange that just adding another harddrive would have that effect on your connection. From what I'm seeing the router needs to be reset.
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

chev65, look at his screenshot, it says "Media unoperational", that means a bad driver... that has nothing to do with his router in anyway (it is working because other computers can access the internet)...

zzz2496
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07 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
chev65, look at his screenshot, it says "Media unoperational", that means a bad driver... that has nothing to do with his router in anyway (it is working because other computers can access the internet)...

zzz2496
Don't you think it's a little strange that there is no default gateway listed? That seems to be a problem for me anyway. Seems to me that the problem machine is not getting the default gateway at all because it certainly should be on the list.

I'm not trying to disagree with you at all because it just as easily could be a driver problem.

I'm also wondering how adding a harddrive would cause his Nvidia driver to not work?
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07 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Tried reinstalling drivers, No luck, I reset router and an interesting thing happened. My other computer was unable to connect to router and router was showing that it was receiving no internet, so I unplugged powerpack (get electricity through the mains) The Vista computer started to work again. Seems it could be something to do with how the network is set up as my computer was clearly interfering with this one. Also how would I go about
re-enabling media?
Also on reconnecting the problem pc via mains it stays ok.
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07 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

So the router reset did have an effect...Interesting indeed. Looks like the router was part of the problem after all, the no default gateway tipped me off to that. The fact that reinstalling the drivers did nothing and then after a reset the problem pc magically works again proves that not having a default gateway was part of the problem.

You may want to reset everything starting from the modem next time if you keep having connection problems.

I can only hope that you are using Workgroup for sharing and not Homegroups as Homegroups is only for Win 7 machines and won't work properly with other Op systems.

As for re-enabling the media, The media disconnected is what it says in ipconfig all the time that doesn't change, you can see that mine says media disconnected also in the picture below "normal".

But the media inoperational problem should be fixed as soon as you get the default gateway back. Resetting the router and modem should have fixed that problem. Just look in ipconfig again, it should now say media disconnected and the default gateway should be showing up again as 192.168.x.x what ever gateway your router uses. If not then perform a reset starting with the modem first.


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07 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Still isnīt working even after countless ways of reseting etc. Set an IP and DNS, still not working.


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