Connecting to Wireless

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by Par, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Trouble

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    OK, let's try setting the Win7 machine with static information....hold the Windows Logo key on your keyboard and strike the R key, this should bring up the run dialog box, type ncpa.cpl and hit enter. In the network connections window select your wireless adapter and then right click and choose properties.
    If IPv6 is checked uncheck it for now. Highlight IPv4 and select the properties button, in the resultant box select "Use the following IP address" radio button. Enter 192.168.1.254 for the IP address and then hit the tab key, this should auto populate the subnet mask box with 255.255.255.0 in the default gateway box enter 192.168.1.1 in the DNS server boxes use 211.31.138.11 for preferred and 8.8.8.8 for the alternate. Ok your way back out of there and open a command prompt and type ping 192.168.1.1 let me know if any of this works.
     
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    Still getting the same problem no network access, If nothing works to get this working what would you suggest I do?
     
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    The very first thing that I would do, before I spent another minute on this issue would be to set your IPv4 back to auto and get the computer and router as close together as possible and see if anything positive happens. If that's not a viable option, then I would attempt the firmware upgrade for the router and finally, as I mentioned in post #8 of this thread your network adapter, at least according to the Microsoft Hardware Compatability List, is not compatible with 64 bit Windows 7, likewise your Wireless router (post #13). So I would start looking to replace those two devices with ones that are Windows 7 Logo'd
     
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    Yeah I thought i would have to start looking for a new adapter, I found a D-link Airplus G DWL-G510 adapter and tried that out but it didn't even connect to the internet so I'm not sure if my pc is picking it up or not I've tried downloading drivers for it but thats done nothing.
     
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    According to this, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=D-Link%20DWL-G510%20High%20Speed%202.4GHz%20802.11g%20PCI%20Wireless%20Network%20Adapter&v=D-Link&uid=DWL-G510&pf=3&pi=24&c=Networking&sc=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=32-bit
    That card is compatible with Win 7 64 bit and 32 bit with no additional actions required. So as I explained earlier, I have some personal experience with your exact router and I have subsequently abandoned it because proximity seems to be very limited and when you add in encryption it seems to limit it even further. In other words the radio itself doesn't seem to be very robust. You still can always try the the firmware update and see if that does improve anything. Just read the manual carefully on how to perform the upgrade.
     

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