Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Unable to connect to network devices with Windows7

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
Unable to connect to network devices with Windows7

Hi Guys,

I am unable to connect to my network devices since I upgrade to Windows7 Pro with a new laptop. I am using a peer to peer connection, meaning just my laptop and the device with a static IP address set on my laptop ( and a static ip address set on the device ( I am using a CAT5 network cable to connect to the device (I have tried both straight and cross cable - both failed).

My local area network adaptor will show unidentified network, under properties -> status, it states No Network Access. There is no issue to connect to the internet. Just that my job requires me to often do a peer to peer connection with the device.

I didnt have this problem with windows xp.

Anyone can help? Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS

Hi Guys,

Please ignore the thread. I have tested that even though the network adaptor shows no network access, I am still able to web into the device. Initially I presumed that it couldn't as the network daptor icon shows an exclaimation mark.
That exclaimation mark was actually referring to internet connection issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

Good to see you found the solution.
Let us know if you are having more problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Unable to connect to network devices with Windows7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Two devices unable to co-exist together on a Network
I have a mixed device network consisting of some Windows and some Linux based PCs. My main PC is Windows 7 Ultimate and there are two other windows PCs, an XP laptop and a Windows 10 Home laptop. As regards the Linux based PCs, there is a Linux Mint PC (Mint 17.3). In addition, there are...
Network & Sharing
Wireless devices can see network but not connect
Hi, i am new to this forum and am having difficulty in getting a wireless connection to my Netgear DG834GUv5 wireless modem/router. 5 days ago my 2 laptops running windows 7 and 2 iphones could all connect to the wireless network and onto the web. Now all of them can see the home network...
Network & Sharing
Connection Drops when other devices connect to home network
I'm at wits end, and if I had hair, I'd be pulling it out. I'm running a home network with a new Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. I have an external drive connected, and running WPA2-PSK (AES) security. My ISP is Shaw (Canada). I'm running several devices off this network...
Network & Sharing
Unable to connect to bluetooth devices
Tried to connect my sister's computer and then my phone. They both paired "successfully" but with the computer it said that I was unable to install drivers and on my phone it said "paired but not connected". Another odd thing is it's showing the computer as a desktop, but it's a laptop the same...
Network & Sharing
Win7, connect to network, crashes other devices
Windows 7 seems to be crashing our other systems, heres the background: I work at this place called iFly Hollywood, indoor skydiving windtunnel, we have a camera system set up, they are connected via ethernet cables to a switch, which is connected to the server. We take pictures while people are...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20.
Twitter Facebook Google+