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Windows 7: Periodic internet problems

04 Aug 2009   #11

7 ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TickledPink View Post
While I've found Win7 to be a big step forward from Vista, I am having a particuarly irritating problem... the system failing to connect to the internet at all after a few days' use.

I had this problem a few days ago. It had been working fine but then all connection to the internet stopped (even though it was reporting that it was fine). I eventually tracked it down to a critical update, so a rollback fixed it.

Now I'm having problems again. This time the troubleshooter is reporting that the DNS server isn't responding. I noticed that a critical update was installed early this morning and did another rollback to the previous restore point but this hasn't worked.

Obviously this isn't a firewall issue since all other non-Win7 systems in the house work fine.

Any ideas? Also, how do I turn off automatic updates?
im having the same kind of problem, i can connect tho but very slow speeds. but when i start up in safe mode i have no problems at all. it is getting very frustrating iv read everything i can find, and tried everything that has been suggested but no luck! any help would be greatly recieved

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05 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 64-bit/XP

Windows Update - Enable / Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 7 - Guide - Windows 7

shows how to disable/enable automatic updates...
sorry don't have a clue about connect problems...
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05 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7

I've gone back to the dark side (Vista) for now. Windows 7 was proving to be too unstable for regular internet use.

I did pinpoint what I believe was the cause of the original problem. There seems to be an incompatibility with uTorrent, which breaks the internet connection after a few hours (on my machine, anyway). After reinstalling and NOT using uTorrent it worked fine ... until I installed something else (not sure what) which didn't make regular access to the internet but still broke it.

Unfortunately, although Win7 is a step in the right direction (and I know it was an RC version) but it hasn't really instilled me with enough confidence that the release version will be any better immediately. If Microsoft have simply put together a cleaner and more responsive Vista then surely the internet functions should work out the box, Release Candidate or not.

Sadly disappointing.
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07 Aug 2009   #14

7 ultimate

i solved my connection probs buy using my old wireless usb adapter, back to 2megs :) must be a driver problem on my belkin mimo g card
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