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Windows 7: Win 7 problem, Router problem, or both?

07 Nov 2010   #1
Chockolate

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Win 7 problem, Router problem, or both?

Hey guys, new to Win 7 and it hasn't been kind to me!

Got a new ACER ASPIRE ONE 532H-2DB ATOM N450 a couple of days ago, and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32. Everything is working perfectly except for the wireless, which remains erratic, and only works occasionally. I need help in identifying if it's a router problem, Win 7 problem, or laptop problem.

Symptoms are as follows:
-Ethernet works perfectly.
-When opening the wifi connections, very occasionally it lists all the hotspots in the area (about half a dozen), and I can connect to mine, apparently when I don't set WEP or WPA security.
-The rest of the time the taskbar wireless icon says "Not connected. No connections are available. Troubleshoot... etc,"
-In Device Manager is says for Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter that it is working.
-I have downloaded and installed the latest network drivers... a number of times!
-I've spent at least ten hours fiddly and asking other people for help, and have gotten no further.

Help!


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07 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chockolate View Post
Hey guys, new to Win 7 and it hasn't been kind to me!

Got a new ACER ASPIRE ONE 532H-2DB ATOM N450 a couple of days ago, and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32. Everything is working perfectly except for the wireless, which remains erratic, and only works occasionally. I need help in identifying if it's a router problem, Win 7 problem, or laptop problem.

Symptoms are as follows:
-Ethernet works perfectly.
-When opening the wifi connections, very occasionally it lists all the hotspots in the area (about half a dozen), and I can connect to mine, apparently when I don't set WEP or WPA security.
-The rest of the time the taskbar wireless icon says "Not connected. No connections are available. Troubleshoot... etc,"
-In Device Manager is says for Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter that it is working.
-I have downloaded and installed the latest network drivers... a number of times!
-I've spent at least ten hours fiddly and asking other people for help, and have gotten no further.

Help!
What router? Are you using homegroup, or workgroup?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #3
Chockolate

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

The router is a D-Link DVA-G3340S set up with WEP security.

On the HomeGroup page it says "This computer can't connect to a homegroup", "Before you create or join a homegroup, you must first connect to a network".

When I click on Connect, it says "Not connected", "No connections are available".

Oddly, when I started it up before from hibernation, I could surf the net through my router just fine for about 5 minutes (and see other hotspots), and then it went back to "No connections are available". This suggests to me the configuration is right, but something else is amiss.
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08 Nov 2010   #4
Chockolate

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Also, I have set up a workgroup which is the same as on my XP desktop.
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