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Windows 7: Cannot access internet at startup.

27 Oct 2009   #1
blackt12

Windows 7 x32
 
 
Cannot access internet at startup.

Hey,
So when I boot up my PC it says that I'm not connected to the internet, but there is something odd about it. It says I have two networks - and this is my problem.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1714/problem1y.jpg

As you can see above, I have two networks and it is not connected to the internet on either of them. So one day I was getting really bored and annoyed with this problem so I decided to disable my Local Area Connection and then re-enable it.
I done this and the 'unidentified network' disappeared and left me with my usual.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8468/working1.jpg

Although this problem may be fixed, it still bugs me every time I boot up and was wondering if you guys have any idea? Since installing Windows 7 I have gotten a slower internet connection as well and though this may be linked.

Looking forward to your helpful comments.

EDIT:

Now it is losing connection randomly and showing only the 'unidentified network' which isn't connected to the internet. I have managed after lots of restarted of my Hub and disabling and enabling to get internet back.


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27 Oct 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Go into your bios to integrated peripherals or similar.

If there is something called "onboard lan device", leave that enabled.

If there is something called "onboard lan controller", disable that.

Boot back into Windows and see how it goes. Did this help at all?

If not, please post a screenshot of your network adapters in device manager, along with one of the command prompt when you copy and paste the following:

ipconfig /allcompartments /all
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27 Oct 2009   #3
blackt12

Windows 7 x32
 
 

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27 Oct 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Eh, it all looks good from here.

If you aren't using Homegroup sharing function with any other Win 7 machines on your private network, it's a really good idea to disable IPv6.

It probably won't fix anything, but there are instances where it most definitely has.

To do so, go to the same place as your last screenshot. Click properties. Remove the check box for the IPv6 line. Click ok. Click close. Reboot.

Also, I would go to device manager as you have that in the screenshot. Right click on the top one of the two network adapters. Disable it.
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27 Oct 2009   #5
guitardog247

Windows 7
 
 
same problem here

I tried that unchecking method for IPV6, didn't make a difference. I'm at my wits end with this. This should not be that difficult. I have a netgear Router, my wife's wireless, and my kids , both on XP pro - do not have any issue. This is something with Windows 7.

There's so many suggestions on the NET i'm not sure what to do.
I'm going to try the static IP address, as it's DHCP, but not working.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Windows 7 fault? No
Windows 7 fault in conjunction with certain adapters and/or routers? Perhaps

That would tell you that it is not Microsoft's fault, but rather the maker of your motherboard, added device or router.

Get on them and tell them to fix their broken drivers.

The vast majority of us have been running Win7 for up to a year now without the slightest networking issue, including myself. I do however, completely sympathize with those that can not say the same.
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27 Oct 2009   #7
blackt12

Windows 7 x32
 
 

I must say, the network diagnostic tool on Vista was, in my opinion, better than the one in Windows 7. That seemed to sort out quite a lot of problems I've had in the past.

Guitardog247 - Please update me if you get anything.
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28 Oct 2009   #8
kpm547

Windows 7
 
 

I have the exact same issue. Anyone find anything out yet?
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28 Oct 2009   #9
blackt12

Windows 7 x32
 
 

I've got nothing yet. Everything is going very slow for my internet.
I might just switch back to Vista.
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28 Oct 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Highly unlikely, next to impossible. It sounds like a router misconfiguration to me.
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