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: No internet connections

23 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 professional
No internet connections

I'm havind a huge problem since updating my BIOS this afternoon.
I can't connect to the internet even though my WLAN-adaptor works fine (and shows up working fine in the device manager). I just get no connections, and when running diagnostics, it tells me to turn on the wireless capability.
Now, this is done via a hardware switch, which hasn't been working since upgrading to W7 due to non-compatible drivers. It never bothered me since I always had the connection open, but now ofcourse I have huge problems since there seems to be no software method for emulating whatever the hardware switch does.
Solutions I have tried when looking on google:
Update the manugfacturer's drivers: I did that (Medion Akoya 96350 is the model), even tried them in different compatibilities.
Turn it on in the BIOS: only options I get there is disable, or last state. It's on last state.
Does any body know if there is indeed no software way to accomplish what the hardware switch does? This is driving me literally insane.
Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I had a problem connecting to the internet also. I have a Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop with a wired connection via a ZyXEL router via local phone company DSL with an Intel(R)82562V-2 10/100 Network Adapter. My problem started after I installed Windows 7. The only way I could connect was by right-clicking the Network icon > Open Network & Sharing Center > Select change adapter setting > then disable and enable setting repeatedly until connection was established. After much searching of forums and verifying that drivers were correct, I stumbled on the following solution:
Start > Device Mgr. > Network Adapters (Open) > Right-click Adapter > Select Properties > Select Link Speed > Set Link Speed to "100Mbps Full Duplex" (NOT AUTO NEGOTIATION). This worked for me. Maybe it will work for someone else. BTW, to test this I switched back to Auto Negotiation (probably Default) and the problem returned.
Best Wishes and Happy Connections!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 No internet connections

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
2 internet connections
i have 2 internet connections can i use both of them to download same time ? 1 480 kb and other 240 so speed be 720 ? or make 1 download some links and other download other links same time ? or make 1 for download and other i use it for playing online it will be low ping and other...
Network & Sharing
I have two internet connections
I have two internet connections. One is wireless and other one is lan connection. When both are connected can i manage them or combine them?
Network & Sharing
2 internet connections please help
Hello, I have 2 internet connections, 1dsl and 1 wifi. I would like to have them both setup on my comp but am trying to find a way to set up so some progs use 1 and some the other... can this be done?
Network & Sharing
two internet connections at once
please help me. i've searched the forum but i cannot find any solution to my predicament. i also asked my friend google about this but he wasn't able to give me a proper answer. i hope the professionals here can. so here's my situation: i have a USB Internet Connection and a WI-FI connection. i...
Network & Sharing
Internet connections
Hi. I read on Warcraft iii spike problems. - Vista Forums this topic because i'm having the same problem. i checked my ping and stuff and it has a mostly constant 1ms. however sometimes it goes up to 32 ms. just goes 1ms, 1ms, 32 ms, 2ms, 1 ms etc. kinda like that. so i know the problem is between...
Network & Sharing

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 17:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+