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Windows 7: Wireless Connection Problems

02 Jun 2010   #11
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

Just a quick bump as I finished typing.

If my problem is that my router is putting out the DNS address, how could I fix that? Set it to get automatically?

Strange as every other device in my house works fine.


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02 Jun 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You will need to go into your network connection properties and make sure that DHCP is enabled.

Your DNS will correct itself once you perform the router reset procedure.
http://support.tivo.com/euf/assets/f...uter_setup.pdf
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02 Jun 2010   #13
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

I will try switching back to 192.168.1.1 tonight, but it has also already been tried. I've performed several router reboots over the last couple of days and nothing seems to change. I'm starting to think it may well be an inherent comparability issue with the Wireless card. Is that possible or common?
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02 Jun 2010   #14
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Yeah, chev65 laid it. As to how your other computers are getting through I don't know. The router should be set to the default gateway and dhcp. Your computers should be set to automatically obtain an IP address. The DNS server should be coming from your ISP and your computer should also be detecting that automatically.
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02 Jun 2010   #15
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You will need to go into your network connection properties and make sure that DHCP is enabled.

Your DNS will correct itself once you perform the router reset procedure.
http://support.tivo.com/euf/assets/f...uter_setup.pdf
Awesome, well I will try all suggestions in a coupla hours. Apologies for not being at the box now, in opera, I can't go home until the fat lady sings...
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02 Jun 2010   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If this problem is only with one Windows 7 machine then yes it's possible the driver isn't working correctly, although the default gateway was not correct for a netgear router so this could be a router firmware problem.

You can also try to manually enter the correct default gateway 192.168.1.1 into the connection properties window of the problem machine as in the picture below but this step should not be needed.

If this problem is only occuring with a single Windows 7 machine then you might try updating the firmware for your Netgear router because you shouldn't need to enter the default gateway manually using DHCP unless your router isn't working correctly with Windows 7.


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04 Jun 2010   #17
Darkmage

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Well, the good news is that I solved my particular problem. It turned out to be wireless network interference, of all things. Interestingly, it is between my wireless network card and my wireless XBox-like controller for the PC. The wireless dongle thingy makes my connection unbearable.

When I unplug the dongle, all is right with the world. Updating the drivers on the dongle didn't help, so I'll just have to unplug it when I'm doing anything online.

Oh, and thanks for the warm welcome!
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04 Jun 2010   #18
Darkmage

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Looking at Isrildae's OP... I don't think having the default gateway at any other address than 192.168.1.1 is the problem. One of my older Linksys routers defaulted to 192.168.123.254 out of the box and I never had an issue with it.

If she's connecting with DHCP enabled, I think the best thing to do is just let the router assign the gateway. That way it will give him/her a centralized place to change it.

My first suggestion would be to try and learn from my issue and look for wireless interference problems. Try changing the channel of your wireless network at the router and see if there is a change in behavior.

My 2nd suggestion is to double-check the DNS servers that your router is picking up from your ISP. My ISP's DNS servers are awful and crash occasionally. A quick Google search on "open dns servers" will lead you a list of more reliable & faster DNS servers to improve lookup times. You can assign you router to use those DNS servers instead of the ones your ISP provides. It might help.

If that doesn't cut it, you may wish to try turning of the IPv6 capability on your network connection. (look at chev65's far-left image for where you can disable this for that connection). That might help, but it's a long shot.
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04 Jun 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkmage View Post
Well, the good news is that I solved my particular problem. It turned out to be wireless network interference, of all things. Interestingly, it is between my wireless network card and my wireless XBox-like controller for the PC. The wireless dongle thingy makes my connection unbearable.

When I unplug the dongle, all is right with the world. Updating the drivers on the dongle didn't help, so I'll just have to unplug it when I'm doing anything online.

Oh, and thanks for the warm welcome!
I am glad you got your problem solved. Interesting solution.
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21 Jun 2014   #20
Leojice

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

If everything did not work to resolve the issue. A simple system restore to a later date before the problem on the driver occur, can solve the problem.
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