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Windows 7: Internet and Network fail

29 Oct 2010   #1

Internet and Network fail

My PC will not connect to the Network router and therefor Internet on average every 2 - 3 times I switch on!
Usually the only way to get it to work is to re-boot - sometimes more than once.
I often go through the trouble shooter - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
It seems pretty random.
Usually it doesn't find the cause and the re-boot is the answer.
(It did find that the LAN IP address was missing/wrong once)
Is there a setting or a box that needs ticking, somewhere in the maze that is the PC settup, that anyone knows of.??
Often it will be fine all day - then after turning off - next time it's up the creek again!!
So frustrating - especially when I turn on quickly to look something up - usually in a hurry.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64

Do you have iTunes installed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #3


I might have - can't remember - I did on the previous PC -
would this make a difference??
I will check when I get home.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Oct 2010   #4

W7 Professional x64

Bonjour can mess with internet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #5


? Is bonjour part of iTunes??
I don't use iTunes - but the kids do sometimes
but I still don't know If I even have it on this PC
If I have- maybe it's best I remove it then>>>???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #6

W7 Professional x64

If your kids use it, I would recommend just removing bonjour... iTunes is a fairly computer friendly app (user friendly is a different story )

Ignore the part about iTunes not working without bonjour, I have it installed without it and it works just fine.

Completly Uninstall and Remove Bonjour Service and Files (mDNSResponder.exe, mdnsNSP.dll) for Windows Amarjeet Rai’s Blog

If you do not have bonjour or iTunes, then we will explore other options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #7


I can't see iTunes on there - but searched the program files and found
What is it??Is it part of W7>?
Do I need it for anything - if not I will certainly remove it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #8

W7 Professional x64

No, its a part of iTunes' bloatware. It makes sure you connect to apple servers or something like that.

Get rid of it following the instructions posted, and let me know how it goes?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #9


Thanks - I will do - got to wait until I have more than 5 mins though as,
in my experience, these things usually throw up a problem as well.
I am working over the weekend and busy in the evenings!

I notice it does carry a warning however:
Warning: iTunes and some other programs need Bonjour to function. In which case do not remove!
(BTW I also have revo uninstaller which might also be able to remove it)

I am quietly hopefull anyway and will let you know as soon as I have done it

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2010   #10


PS - do you think this might affect Adobe Photoshop CS3??
I use that a lot
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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