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Windows 7: Ethernet Connection Lost (and Found?)

30 Nov 2009   #131
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I doubt the router is incompatible. Networking is networking, under any OS. It's your adapter that has issues for whatever reason.
torrent,

I tend to agree but I've seen two posts on the Microsoft forums indicating that Win7 is not compatible with some existing routers;

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As D-Link DI-524 router is not compatible with Windows 7. I suggest you to get in touch with D-Link DI-524 router manufacturer for the best support. D-Link DI-524 router compatibility with Windows 7.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...-524&os=64-bit
Hope this information is useful.
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Sujan – Microsoft Support
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Method 5:
Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:
Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756 (How to back up and restore the registry in Windows)
Windows 7 cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
To resolve this issue, disable the DHCP BROADCAST flag in Windows 7. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
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Hope it helps.

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Shekhar S - Microsoft Support.
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So, it looks to me like Win7 is the issue for quite a few people. Either that, or these existing routers have been violating the 802.11 standard for years and no one noticed - I don't think so....

I've tried every solution that I've seen proposed, including upgrading and downgrading my adapter drivers with no success. I've been using wireless for a looong time and never run across anything as pervasive as this.

Ski


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30 Nov 2009   #132
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That page also says that my D-Link DI-624 is incompatible and I just posted this message through it from Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...-624&os=32-bit

Update the router's firmware if possible or look into WRT.

Did you even try setting a static ip yet and disabling DHCP on the router?
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30 Nov 2009   #133
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Torrent,

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.

The bigger problem is that I do about 50% of my work at various wifi hotspots and I've run into many that I cannot connect to at all while others in the room are running fine. The issue is larger than just getting my network to run. I'd really love to find a simple driver or hotfix that would resolve these issues - I REALLY don't want to go back to Vista.

Ski
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30 Nov 2009   #134
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skibumtx View Post
Torrent,

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.

The bigger problem is that I do about 50% of my work at various wifi hotspots and I've run into many that I cannot connect to at all while others in the room are running fine. The issue is larger than just getting my network to run. I'd really love to find a simple driver or hotfix that would resolve these issues - I REALLY don't want to go back to Vista.

Ski
As I said, sounds like an adapter issue instead of router.
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30 Nov 2009   #135
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Torrent,

I hope it's that simple. The PC is about a year old and had been runnig great prior to Win 7 installation. As you mentioned - networking is networking - so long as everyone adheres to the standards.

The adapter is the Intel 4965AGN and I have installed the "Win 7 Compatible" drivers, they don't seem to work any worse than the others.

Ski
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30 Nov 2009   #136
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Try this and see if it installs any newer or better driver.

Intel® Driver Update Utility for Intel® wireless adapters - Check for the latest driver
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30 Nov 2009   #137
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Got that tee shirt too

Thanks
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30 Nov 2009   #138
residual

Windows 7
 
 

So I've got my setup working *mostly* with my router now. However certain sites time out for me now.

IE: 110mb.com I get the message "The server at 110mb.com is taking too long to respond".

If I ping 110mb.com I get "General failure".

Suggestions?

Update: Figured it out Malwarebytes "IP Protection" was blocking certain sites with no notice. Lame.
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02 Dec 2009   #139
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well,

I think I solved my Problem!!!!

Bought a new router (Netgear WNDR3700, sweeeet!) and, so far, it's working like a champ.

Ski
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18 Dec 2009   #140
SolidGoldstein

 

Nevermind, problem solved. For the record, it had nothing to do with the Realtek chipset.

By the way, HP makes a nice, affordable Intel chipset Gigabit PCI-Express card called NC112T that Win 7 has the driver for.
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