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Windows 7: Wireless Problems

04 Feb 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi NosferatuX,

Good post - and a very important reminder

Quote:
Reminder: If connecting to a secured Wireless Access Point, entering an incorrect key will still allow you to connect but you will not be able to browse.
worth some rep but have to spread it around ATM but will add when i can


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04 Feb 2009   #12
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Thank you Barman58
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04 Feb 2009   #13
smooth1212

win 7
 
 

Thanks for the additional information! I will run your checklist after work tonight when I get home.

There was a posting in the driver folder of this forum concerning drivers for netgear routers......should this be a concern?
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04 Feb 2009   #14
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

There have been issues in some Netgear routers, but as long as your Netgear router has not been giving you any issues, I wouldn't really worry about it, especially if other wireless devices can connect to it with no problems. Though if there's a new firmware update for your router model, I'd go for the upgrade, might be worth a shot. Some of your settings might be reset to default but, it's easy to setup a Netgear router.

Keep us posted
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04 Feb 2009   #15
smooth1212

win 7
 
 
Still no wireless

Nosferatux,

First I must say thanks for all your advice. However, I ran your checklist and noticed the folowing.

1. wireless network propertes did not have the 3 taps (general, wireless network, and advance) see attached picture

2. I opened up the service.msc and could not find the wireless zero configuration line. The wired line was there but not wireless.

Any follow-on advice?

This is turning into a real pain in the A$$. Keep in mind I am running XP on the same hard drive and using the same wireless card and router (netgear cg814wg) and the wireless works fine.

Standing by for advice?


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04 Feb 2009   #16
zillaamer7F

Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100
 
 

Nosferatux,

Thanks!
Yes yor post is detailed but was useless for me as I got nothing(Please correct me if I m wrong)! Please be specific to mention Correct entries.....
1....In Vista32 & Win 7 (32) there is no 3rd Advance Tab of Wireless Network Connection.
2....In services.msc there is no Wireless Zero Configuration entry!
My problem is that If I use adhoc connections all goes smoothly, but to connect to Router its not working at all...
Same wireless works fine in Vista Or in adhoc setup! I m sure its a problem of win7 But cant figure out How to rectify it!

Waiting for any help.....
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05 Feb 2009   #17
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 
How do I start the Wireless/WLAN/Wireless Zero Configuration?

How do I start the Wireless/WLAN/Wireless Zero Configuration?

Windows 7 & Windows Vista
To start Wireless Zero Configuration in Windows 7/Vista you need to log in as an Administrator.

Click on Start and Control Panel
Select Administrative Tools and then Services
In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labeled Wired AutoConfig and double click it.
In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
Now find the service labeled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it.
In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
Go to File and Exit to close the Services window

Windows XP
Windows XP users must have Service Pack 2 installed to activate the Wireless Zero Configuration and log in as Administrator

Go to Start and Control Panel
Click on Administrative Tools and Services
In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labeled Wireless Zero Configuration and double click it.
In the Wireless Zero Configuration Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
Now find the service labeled WLAN AutoConfig and double click on it
In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
Go to File and Exit to close the Services window
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05 Feb 2009   #18
zillaamer7F

Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100
 
 

NosferatuX
Thnx but No luck for me!!!!1
I have done exactly as u told..... But no luck.. Both Services are running.....
But I m still unable to connect to desired AP. "Windows was unable to connect to Network"
And adhoc connection works fine!
What could be wrong? I m so much frustrated. I hav to get som 30 feet of lan cable to connect this Win 7 PC to connect to my router...
So much annoying!
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05 Feb 2009   #19
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi zillaamer7F,
I've checked your specs, what type of wireless card are you using?
Maybe we can use your wireless device's native wireless manager...
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05 Feb 2009   #20
zillaamer7F

Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100
 
 

My Router specs...802.11b/g 54MB Alfa Network Router with 1 WAN+4Lan Ports.
I hav 2 Dlink wireless adapters, 1 is DWA 110, 2 is DWL G122.
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