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Windows 7: Limited or no connectivity

09 Jul 2010   #1

windows7 pro
 
 
Limited or no connectivity

First let me state that I am running Windows 7 pro on my desktop and my laptop is XP Home I have a linksys wireless router.. Now last year I was running Vista Pro on my desktop and had no problem connecting to the internet with same laptop, this year when I try to connect with the laptop I get Limited or no connectivity,,,Is there something in Windows 7 that is blocking access???Pease help me figger this out thank you ...GaryD...

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09 Jul 2010   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgaryd View Post
First let me state that I am running Windows 7 pro on my desktop and my laptop is XP Home I have a linksys wireless router.. Now last year I was running Vista Pro on my desktop and had no problem connecting to the internet with same laptop, this year when I try to connect with the laptop I get Limited or no connectivity,,,Is there something in Windows 7 that is blocking access???Pease help me figger this out thank you ...GaryD...
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Off the top of my old head I would have to say NO!
Whats your linksys router model?
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Yeah, this sounds like the laptop's problem.

The first thing I would try is see if you can establish an internet connection through a wired connection. Just plug your laptop directly into your router and disable your wireless adapter.

Let me know if you need any help disabling your wireless adapter.
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09 Jul 2010   #4

windows7 pro
 
 

HELP!!!!!
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09 Jul 2010   #5

windows7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Yeah, this sounds like the laptop's problem.

The first thing I would try is see if you can establish an internet connection through a wired connection. Just plug your laptop directly into your router and disable your wireless adapter.

Let me know if you need any help disabling your wireless adapter.
I hard wired it and was able to connect....Now what????
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09 Jul 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgaryd View Post
HELP!!!!!
Gary, 2nd request. Whats your router model?
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09 Jul 2010   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgaryd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Yeah, this sounds like the laptop's problem.

The first thing I would try is see if you can establish an internet connection through a wired connection. Just plug your laptop directly into your router and disable your wireless adapter.

Let me know if you need any help disabling your wireless adapter.
I hard wired it and was able to connect....Now what????
I suspect your wireless adaptor in or attached to your laptop is giving you the issue.
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09 Jul 2010   #8

windows7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgaryd View Post
HELP!!!!!
Gary, 2nd request. Whats your router model?
My router model is WRT54GS
The wireless adapter is disabled...Now...Would I be rifgt to upgrade the adapter drivers???
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09 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I can't why your old XP laptop won't connect wirelessly. Windows 7 doesn't do anything to the router to cause this to happen.

In any event, you would be far better served to use the newer Tomato firmware for your WRT54GS router. This was released in 09 and makes your router more compatible with Windows 7. It also makes the wireless networking on your older router work much better.
Tomato Firmware | polarcloud.com
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09 Jul 2010   #10

windows7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I can't why your old XP laptop won't connect wirelessly. Windows 7 doesn't do anything to the router to cause this to happen.

In any event, you would be far better served to use the newer Tomato firmware for your WRT54GS router. This was released in 09 and makes your router more compatible with Windows 7. It also makes the wireless networking on your older router work much better.
Tomato Firmware | polarcloud.com
Thankyou Chae65 I will give that a shot and hope that works...could not get the firmware to download
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