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Windows 7: Cant connect to network

25 May 2010   #1
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 
Cant connect to network

i am getting super frustrated right now. let me explain

this started when i was trying to connect my computer to my xbox through WMC. simple process right? .... wrong

My computer has this compulsory issue where it can connect to a network
the error in windows media center is:
"your PC is not connected to a network. to continue setup, connect the pc to your network, then select next to try again."

after getting this i then go to network and sharing center
if I:
1.select view network status and tasks: it tells me im am not currently connected to any network. then i select connect to a network and it says not connected... troubleshoot? if i hit trouble shoot it tells me no issues were found

2. View network computers and devices: I get a page with all the computers connected to the network including the xbox. i am able to access my room mates shared files. but on top of hte window there is a pop down that states "this computer is not connected to a network. Click to connect... and if i click to connect i repeat step one listed above.

so i decided to give up on windows media center for now and went to Windows media player. Well i cant turn on media sharing because my computer cant connect to a network

But i do have internet. right now my computer is plugged into my AT&T U-verse wireless router via Ethernet cable. I recently left my homegroup for a couple reasons:

1. Even though i could see my room mates comps and xbox, i got a pop down message that said i was not connected to a network. even though i could open their shared files etc.

2. I couldnt get media sharing to work

I left the group to see if i could creat a proper one. now when i go to home group i simply get the error that im not connected to a network. ive read for hours windows troubleshooting pages, searched google countless times for numerous things ranging from "xbox cant connect to media center" to "Windows 7 cant find network". i have called AT&T, Microsoft, posted on [H]ardforum, networkign forum and here and still have received no answer. i really dont want to have to pay microsoft 60 dollars to tell me how to fix this...

PLEASE help

EDIT:
if i try to set up a network my computer cant find any wireless routers. why does my computer not recognize the at&T router as a router?


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25 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corban227 View Post
i am getting super frustrated right now. let me explain

this started when i was trying to connect my computer to my xbox through WMC. simple process right? .... wrong

My computer has this compulsory issue where it can connect to a network
the error in windows media center is:
"your PC is not connected to a network. to continue setup, connect the pc to your network, then select next to try again."

after getting this i then go to network and sharing center
if I:
1.select view network status and tasks: it tells me im am not currently connected to any network. then i select connect to a network and it says not connected... troubleshoot? if i hit trouble shoot it tells me no issues were found

2. View network computers and devices: I get a page with all the computers connected to the network including the xbox. i am able to access my room mates shared files. but on top of hte window there is a pop down that states "this computer is not connected to a network. Click to connect... and if i click to connect i repeat step one listed above.

so i decided to give up on windows media center for now and went to Windows media player. Well i cant turn on media sharing because my computer cant connect to a network

But i do have internet. right now my computer is plugged into my AT&T U-verse wireless router via Ethernet cable. I recently left my homegroup for a couple reasons:

1. Even though i could see my room mates comps and xbox, i got a pop down message that said i was not connected to a network. even though i could open their shared files etc.

2. I couldnt get media sharing to work

I left the group to see if i could creat a proper one. now when i go to home group i simply get the error that im not connected to a network. ive read for hours windows troubleshooting pages, searched google countless times for numerous things ranging from "xbox cant connect to media center" to "Windows 7 cant find network". i have called AT&T, Microsoft, posted on [H]ardforum, networkign forum and here and still have received no answer. i really dont want to have to pay microsoft 60 dollars to tell me how to fix this...

PLEASE help
Homegroup is primarily for win 7 only machines. On mixed networks "workgroup" is sometimes more stable.

You can verify it for yourself by setting up a new network using workgroup. If it works (and it should) you can then disable IPv and kill homegroup.

Let us know if you need help setting that up

Ken
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25 May 2010   #3
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 

please help me with setting it up, but just as a side note the only reason im trying to connect to a network is becuase i want to stream to my xbox. i cant even create a home group because my computer cant find a network
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25 May 2010   #4
Everlong

 

I'm having the same problem as well and can't find the problem anywhere.

I thought it was caused by a problem with the connection and University as there was an outage a few weeks back, so I connected my Ethernet cable to my second Ethernet port, and reactivated my machine on the network, but still no-go.

Using MSE and Windows firewall. I've tried disabling both, and still nothing. Tried various settings in the firewall and nothing. Re-installed NIC drivers, and tried various other settings and still nothing. Annoying, as now I can't connect through LAN to friends in my Uni dorm floor.
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25 May 2010   #5
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 

Im using symantec anti virus and firewall
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25 May 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Completely uninstall Norton using the Norton uninstaller. Just disabling it will not work. For the time being download and install MSE and turn on Windows Firewall.
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25 May 2010   #7
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 

ok i will do that as soon as i can and report back. just as a side question, is MSE better than Symantec?
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25 May 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Every anti-virus program has its strengths and weaknesses. No one program catches everything. MSE is certainly on par with Symantec. A plus is that MSE is a Microsoft product and will not have a problem with your Windows 7 OS.
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26 May 2010   #9
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 

OK MSE installed and Windows Fire wall enabled but still no change in net work issue.
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27 May 2010   #10
Corban227

Windows 7 Profesional
 
 

any other suggestions that switch antivirus?
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