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Windows 7: lan works on xp laptop but not on 7 desky

30 Nov 2010   #1
robbymcnob

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
lan works on xp laptop but not on 7 desky

hey fellas my desktop running 7 has decided it does not like my router anymore it just says unidentifyed netword and wont let me surf .If i plug the lan cable into my old xp laptop it works fine . also the wifi works on the xp lappy and my vista one . Anyone got any ideas ? has win 7 had a brain fart ? ive also tried plugging it straight to the modem and i still don't work


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30 Nov 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robbymcnob View Post
hey fellas my desktop running 7 has decided it does not like my router anymore it just says unidentifyed netword and wont let me surf .If i plug the lan cable into my old xp laptop it works fine . also the wifi works on the xp lappy and my vista one . Anyone got any ideas ? has win 7 had a brain fart ? ive also tried plugging it straight to the modem and i still don't work
If your router is having problems with Windows 7 then the router needs a firmware update.
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01 Dec 2010   #3
robbymcnob

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey thanks matey how do i do that
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01 Dec 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robbymcnob View Post
Hey thanks matey how do i do that
You will need to go into your routers control panel by typing the default gateway into the URL of your browser. I'm not sure what router you have so giving exact direction isn't possible without more info about your router, I would need the make brand and model or version number.

You just need to look around in your routers settings and find the update firmware page, you might also need to track down the latest firmware for your router by going to the manufacture's website. Once you have the firmware you can update it from the firmware page. It's pretty easy once you are there.
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01 Dec 2010   #5
robbymcnob

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

hi matey thanks for the quick reply its a netgear wgr614 v9
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01 Dec 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There isn't a date for the latest firmware but it might be worth a try "link below". The default gateway for netgear should be 192.168.1.1

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02 Dec 2010   #7
robbymcnob

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks matey but after very careful testing ( smashing the modem and the router and borrowing another modem and buying a new router ) i found my problem was a broken onboard lan . pci lan card and all fixed
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02 Dec 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robbymcnob View Post
...careful testing ( smashing the modem and the router...
lol.
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02 Dec 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robbymcnob View Post
Thanks matey but after very careful testing ( smashing the modem and the router and borrowing another modem and buying a new router ) i found my problem was a broken onboard lan . pci lan card and all fixed

LOL, not exactly what I had in mind, the firmware update only takes a minute in most cases, sorry if that was confusing you. If that didn't work my next step would have been to take a close look at the network adaptor. Anyway I'm glad you got it all working.
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