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Windows 7: Can't connect to internet.

16 Aug 2009   #11


Ok thanks orbital! i'll give that a go. One more little detail - may be because i dont have the drivers or something, but on ipconfig, it says:

Ethernet Adapter - Local area connection
Media state. . . . . . . . . . . Media Disconnected

Tunnel adapter Isator (something something something
Media State. . . . . . . . . . . Media Disconnected

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16 Aug 2009   #12


Ok i found out what the problem was! yay lol. My computer has 2 ethernet ports, a Realtek one, and this other one. The realtek one didnt work on xp for some reason, so i was using the other one, but the other one doesnt work on windows 7, but the realtek one does! lol random, but it works !!!!!!!!!
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06 Nov 2009   #13

windows 7 hp

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgazsc View Post
I have solved my problem connecting to the Internet by going to the Security tab in IE8 and lowering its' slider to the bottom. Now I can connect. Avira still can't get updates but that may be a different problem.

just tried this and it worked also then reset back to default level but unticked the "enable protected mode" and now all is working
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06 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 64bit

While on your admin account, which connects, you might try installing Firefox browser, and seeing it it then works on your user account. You will then be certain the problem is with your ie8 settings
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01 Dec 2009   #15

Vista Ultimate 64bit

I'm having problem connecting to internet with my new instalation of windows 7 Ultimate 64bit too.
Here my home network map: my pc(, gateway and DNS is connect by wire to a WRT-54GS wireless router running dd-wrt firmware(,this router forms a wireless bridge with a 2wire wireless broadband modem( to connect to the internet

the WRT-54GS config is ip

(1)Ping from my pc to the router WRT-54GS is ok
(2)Ping from router WRT-54GS to 2WIRE is ok
(3)Ping from PC to 2WIRE failed
i try change MAC address of my NIC,(3) ping ok but after 3 sec it failed again
Turn off firewall samething after 3 sec ping failed again

The same setting under windows Vista work fine, my other laptop can til connect wirelessly to the 2WIRE router and surf the web alright, from router WRT-54GS ping ok.
Thx for help, if you need any more infomation i ll provide
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22 Jan 2010   #16

windows 7 starter
My solution was different

I couldn't connect my new W7 machine to my wireless router, like many others posting on this thread. But my solution was to change my router's settings, ever so slightly. My router was set up to use WEP security using a Shared Key. No matter what I did to make my W7 machine match these settings, nothing worked. I finally had to change the router setting from Shared Key to Automatic. Voila! Now it works.
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01 Apr 2010   #17

Windows 7
Can't Connect to Internet Win7

All I did was uninstall Norton Anti Virus and was able to connect.
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13 Apr 2010   #18

Windows 7 Pro

Had this problem after I upgraded a clients HP Pavilion DV7 with Realtek NIC to Windows 7 from Vista.

Ran the Norton Removal Tool to fix the problem.

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to remove your Norton 2006 product or later version

Reboot after running the tool!

Norton products = EPIC FAIL!
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09 Jul 2010   #19

windows 7
IE for windows 7 can't connect

I have a new pc with windows 7 installed which has been working fine for about two months but starting yesterday IE displays the Connecting... message but never connects to the internet. After several minutes I have to click the X icon to close out at which point I get the Internet Explorer is not responding message.

Anyone have any idea what's wrong with it? I'd download a new version of IE but can't seem to find a place where I can do that.

Thanks in advance,

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18 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

i know the trick
I.Restart Your PC
1.turn on your pc
2.connect to internet
3.then restart your pc
II. Connect first
1.connect to the internet first
2.wait all lamp in modem on
3.Turn on Your PC
i hope it working
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