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Windows 7: Internet connection has stopped working!!

01 Nov 2010   #1
rollerlee

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Internet connection has stopped working!!

Hi All

I just got a brand new machine with Windows 7 on it. I installed a brand new, windows 7 compatible, sitecom WL-608 wireless adapter and via my Sitecom 300N wireless router I got onto the internet without any problem. I loaded up World of Warcraft and played away happily for about 3 hours on the HDTV.

Then I moved the computer over to the monitor and hooked it up and all my problems started, the adapter would not connect to the internet at all.

I uninstalled it, reinstalled it and it worked but at unbelievably slow speeds, worse than dial up, I read all the posts here about that particular adapter and nothing really applied but I went to sitecom and downloaded the newest driver but gives me the same problem, sometimes it connects at normal speed for about 10 minutes then drops the connection altogether.

Running the diagnostics over and over doesnt give any solution bar telling me to unplug the router, I have tried different usb ports, I have good signal but it just wont work any more.

I have tried running the driver installation .exe as vista and xp with the same results, I just dont know how it could have worked perfectly for 3 hours and now it wont work at all!!

Windows applied an update in between moving from the TV to where I have the monitor but I presume that shouldn't have any impact.

Any ideas? If I need to post a report or something please let me - if possible with instructions as to how to do it!


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01 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rollerlee View Post
Hi All

I just got a brand new machine with Windows 7 on it. I installed a brand new, windows 7 compatible, sitecom WL-608 wireless adapter and via my Sitecom 300N wireless router I got onto the internet without any problem. I loaded up World of Warcraft and played away happily for about 3 hours on the HDTV.

Then I moved the computer over to the monitor and hooked it up and all my problems started, the adapter would not connect to the internet at all.

I uninstalled it, reinstalled it and it worked but at unbelievably slow speeds, worse than dial up, I read all the posts here about that particular adapter and nothing really applied but I went to sitecom and downloaded the newest driver but gives me the same problem, sometimes it connects at normal speed for about 10 minutes then drops the connection altogether.

Running the diagnostics over and over doesnt give any solution bar telling me to unplug the router, I have tried different usb ports, I have good signal but it just wont work any more.

I have tried running the driver installation .exe as vista and xp with the same results, I just dont know how it could have worked perfectly for 3 hours and now it wont work at all!!

Windows applied an update in between moving from the TV to where I have the monitor but I presume that shouldn't have any impact.

Any ideas? If I need to post a report or something please let me - if possible with instructions as to how to do it!
I am assuming you are using homegroup and IPv6. are there any other non win 7 devices on the network? XP, X-box,etc?


Ken J
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01 Nov 2010   #3
rollerlee

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi

there are 2 x windows vista laptops running on the same network, the network is WORKGROUP, in the network adapter IPv6 is ticked but Im not too sure what you mean about homegroup

Thanks for the reply
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01 Nov 2010   #4
rollerlee

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

anyone have any suggestions for this please? Im not too sure what the difference between WORKGROUP and homegroup is of ipv4 and ipv6, is that likely to be it? been 6 hours trying to get this going and its almost time for a sledgehammer and the computer to make friends!!
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01 Nov 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rollerlee View Post
anyone have any suggestions for this please? Im not too sure what the difference between WORKGROUP and homegroup is of ipv4 and ipv6, is that likely to be it? been 6 hours trying to get this going and its almost time for a sledgehammer and the computer to make friends!!
Ok you are using workgroup (good--more stabile) and you should probably try IPv4 as it is also more robust especially with older hardware.


Ken
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