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Windows 7: Windows 7 64x Network Problems


09 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows 7 64x Network Problems

Hi

Let me explain my problem.

About 2 days ago my brother found my computer on the network. He is using Vista. Now he cant. Ive tried everything:

Ive tried:
-Pinging, network searching
-Update my network drivers
-Uninstalling and reinstalling my network drivers
-Configured my network&sharecenter
-The network does not ask for password
-We are both in the same workgroup
-He has no password protection
-Both has no firewall
-Tried switching workgroup
-Looked up common problems (bonjour), didnt give any results...
-Tried with both firewall and without
-Pulling the cords and inserting them again
-Installed and uninstalled network protokolls (ipv6, lltd and so on, all are active again)
-We both can surf the net as usual
-Tried switching from home network to workplace network

Im thinking it might be our modem... (it has a built in router)

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09 Feb 2010   #2

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

Welcome to Seven Forums!

You have quite a list of items you've checked but we don't know enough about what parameters you've set. We'll need a bit more detail in order to help.

For example, you say you've done pings. Were they successful? You say you configured Network and Sharing. How? What settings did you enable/disable?

What modem/router do you have? What make and model and what version of firmware is in it?

What network protocols are currently installed on each machine. A screen shot of the adapter properties would help.

Are these PC both wired to the router or wireless?

What brand and model network adapters are in the Windows 7 PC? What version drivers are installed?

I know that's a hefty list of questions, but it's important that we know what the state of your network is at this moment in order to figure out where the problem may be.
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09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

-The pings werent successful. They timed out. I tried typing in the IP and the host name directly, none worked.

-In network & sharing, I disabled homegroup. Ive tried using Home network and workplace network. In advanced settings ive disabled the 120bit encryption, turned off password protection, activated printer sharing. Most of the options have been turned off and on, on both computers.

-My modem is a Xavi 5258, dont know what firmware (honestly i dont know how to look it up), but i know this one isnt good. Im trying to get a new one from my internet provider.

-Current Network Protocols on both computers:
File and Sharing for microsoft networks
Internet protocol version 6
------- "" ------- version 4
Link-layer topology discovery mapper i/o driver
Link-layer topology discovery responder

-Both computers are wired.

-Im using Gigabyte integrated realtek RTL8168C(p) / RTL8111 with the latest driver 7.x (now strangly named "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller after driver update)

Im sorry, but i cant provide images at this moment.
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09 Feb 2010   #4

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

OK, that's a start.

Are the network adapters set to get IP addresses and DNS automatically?

Is Network Discovery enabled? How about

BTW: Homegroups are only supported when all machines are Windows 7 so you can leave Homegroups and IPV6 disabled.
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09 Feb 2010   #5

windows 7 home premium 64-bit (7600)
 
 

This might seem like a stupid question, because you've allready done just about everything, but have you activated the NetBIOS for TCP/IP (properties for local network>properties for TCP/IP>General>Advanced>WINS)?
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10 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Both our adapters are set to give us an IP, i havnt put one in manually. Have tried it tho, without luck.

Network discovery is on, on both computers, however my brother vista comp has his status at "costum" and it cant be changed to "active/on"... Ive also tried this for days...

Homegroup i closed, IPv6 has been turned on and off multiple times without avail.

But a strange question... Can networks sometimes take some hours to settle in? I mean make the settings really kick in? Now it all works for some strange reason, with my config as i stated further up. Wich it didnt do yesterday...

Oh well, i dont think that it'll work for long... Thanks for your help so far
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10 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Multiple Networks

Another Windows 7 related issue...

You said you tried deleting the connection from Device Manager (thereby uninstalling it) then restarting? It could be the IP stack need be refreshing.
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11 Feb 2010   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qwsed View Post
Both our adapters are set to give us an IP, i havnt put one in manually. Have tried it tho, without luck.

Network discovery is on, on both computers, however my brother vista comp has his status at "costum" and it cant be changed to "active/on"... Ive also tried this for days...

Homegroup i closed, IPv6 has been turned on and off multiple times without avail.

But a strange question... Can networks sometimes take some hours to settle in? I mean make the settings really kick in? Now it all works for some strange reason, with my config as i stated further up. Wich it didnt do yesterday...

Oh well, i dont think that it'll work for long... Thanks for your help so far

Tell you what, try this:

Shut down both PC's then reboot the router. After the router comes up, power on both PC's. Wait for them to come up and log on to each. Open a command prompt and do an IPCONFIG /ALL. Write down the following info if you can't do a screen shot:

Connection-Specific DNS Suffix, DHCP Enabled (Yes/No), IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DHCP Server, DNS Server.

Do this for both PC's. We need to compare this to how the router is set up.

Under the most basic setups, you should be able to ping each other if you both got addresses from the router.
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