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Windows 7: Wireless Connection Problems

02 Jun 2010   #1
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 
Wireless Connection Problems

Hey there,

I've recently got a new PC and installed a Wireless card that was previously running on my very old PC with no problems. Ok so my network has other stations (wired and wireless) running perfectly fine, connecting both to the router and the internet. My new machine however can see and connect to the router, but it says that I have no internet access.

The devices on the network that work with no problems are as follows:
PC (7 years old) - Wired Connection - Windows XP
MacBook - Wireless Connection
XBox 360 - Wireless Connection

Now I have tried a Wired connection with my new PC and it works fine, unfortunately this is not practical and I hope to get the wireless working.

Below is the IPConfig from my new PC. It is Windows 7 and has the latest Service Pack. My router also has the latest firmware and the latest drivers are on the Wireless Card. I have also tried rolling back the Drivers, but to no avail. I have tried various combinations of resetting the router, the modem and PC and have reset the network and started a fresh, but still the same problem appears.

Previously in my struggles the problem seemed to be with the Default Gateway (After Diagnosing, the system replies that "The Default Gateway Is Not Available" has now been fixed.)

I am obviously frustrated and have poured over various help sites. I have been able to gain an internet connection, after Diagnosing, the machine seemed to connect fine, for about ten seconds, then it was almost like something had been reset or switched off. To my un-computer literate brain, it seems like the problem most probably lies with some settings on my new PC or a problem with the Wireless Card. The Router and connection work fine with other machines and even the problem machine when it is wired.


In the IPConfig I have included both the Wired and the Wireless connections. The net works on the Wired regardless of whether the Wireless is enabled or not. I figured it may provide some insight as to why the Wired works and the Wireless doesn't.


...here is my system information.

POWER SUPPLY - 500W RECON BRONZE PSU
MOTHERBOARD - P7P55D LE MOTHERBOARD
PROCESSOR - INTEL i5-750 QUAD CORE
CPU COOLER - AKASA X4 CPU COOLER
MEMORY - 4GB DDR3 - 1333Mhz MEMORY
HARD DRIVE - 500GB SATAII
OPTICAL DRIVER - DVD REWRITER
GRAPHICS CARD - XFX RADEON HD 5770 XXX 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0x16

WINDOWS 7 HP (64 bit)


Many advanced thanks for any help received.

Josh.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Usewr>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Usewr-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireles
s Device
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-3B-0F-84-09
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c37:33b7:e49b:797f%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 June 2010 21:32:54
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 June 2010 21:32:54
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 419434811
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-8D-9F-CE-48-5B-39-A9-F3-C9
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5B-39-A9-F3-C9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e024:c7c3:c3f2:809b%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 June 2010 22:14:09
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 June 2010 22:14:09
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 239622969
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-8D-9F-CE-48-5B-39-A9-F3-C9
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.7.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.{164CC753-2235-4BA5-A5BA-7139A2F58FE1}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73ba:2c12:31fb:addc:835d(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2c12:31fb:addc:835d%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {6DAA1030-78CC-4B7C-8C14-9C0306DF187E}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{80F910B9-B715-4956-B49E-ED4BEE8F645A}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Jun 2010   #2
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

I see from your output that you are connected to your router bothe wired & wireless. Unplug the ethernet cable and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #3
Darkmage

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I am also experiencing the same problem. I can connect to my wireless network without incident. Windows reports a solid connection consistently. But I get about 5 seconds of proper connection and then it just... stops. This will last for a few minutes and then I'll get another 5 seconds of good connection.

Swapping in another wireless card did not help. So it goes back to the store today and the original card is back in its slot. Problem has persisted throughout that process.

It's not just the internet. Connecting to the web-based router configuration screen is also affected. As is connecting to any shared network resources. When your router's web page times out, you know you have problems.

I do not experience this problem with other internet appliances in the house. The Unix laptop, the WinXP laptop and the various smartphones do not exhibit any connection problems. The wired Win7 machine works fine. It's only the Win7 64bit desktop that has the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Jun 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkmage View Post
I am also experiencing the same problem. I can connect to my wireless network without incident. Windows reports a solid connection consistently. But I get about 5 seconds of proper connection and then it just... stops. This will last for a few minutes and then I'll get another 5 seconds of good connection.

Swapping in another wireless card did not help. So it goes back to the store today and the original card is back in its slot. Problem has persisted throughout that process.

It's not just the internet. Connecting to the web-based router configuration screen is also affected. As is connecting to any shared network resources. When your router's web page times out, you know you have problems.

I do not experience this problem with other internet appliances in the house. The Unix laptop, the WinXP laptop and the various smartphones do not exhibit any connection problems. The wired Win7 machine works fine. It's only the Win7 64bit desktop that has the problem.
Welcome to the forum, Darkmage. What anti-virus and firewall are you running?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm not familior with that particular default gateway. Are you using another type of third party firewall? You didn't mention which brand make and model of router you are using? You may need to disable DHCP on some other device in order to pick up the correct default gateway.
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02 Jun 2010   #6
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
I see from your output that you are connected to your router bothe wired & wireless. Unplug the ethernet cable and report back.
I mentioned somewhere in my giant first post that I only did ipconfig with both connections on, because it may give some insight into the connections working. There is no noticable difference when both connections are running compared to when one is.

Short answer: Tried it. No luck :-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #7
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I'm not familior with that particular default gateway. Are you using another type of third party firewall? You didn't mention which brand make and model of router you are using? You may need to disable DHCP on some other device in order to pick up the correct default gateway.
I'm not currently using a 3rd party Anti-Virus or firewall. I wanted to get the net working without before going through no doubt more problems. The default gateway was changed to 192.168.7.1 (from 192.168.1.1) due to a suggestion someone on anoher forum made. It seemed to have no effect however.

I shall hunt out the make and model of my router when I get back from work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #8
Isildrae

Windows 7
 
 

Router is: Netgear WGR614v6

let me know if you need anything else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #9
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

How come your router is outputting the dns address? I think that's your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Isildrae View Post
Router is: Netgear WGR614v6

let me know if you need anything else.

I believe that using an incorrect default gateway is the source of your problems. It's obvious that he had you set it up manually which should not be needed. The type of router will determine the correct default gateway you should be using.

For netgear you should be using 192.168.1.1 as the default gateway. I would make sure that DHCP is enabled in your routers control panel and also your network connection properties and perform a reset procedure on your router and see if that changes anything.
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