Internet Died permantly

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Ozzy, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    Hi Guys

    Installed Windows 7 on my Acer laptop with no problems, all was working fine was using the inet downloading updates etc all ok ,was so sweet after Vista.
    Last night I rebooted and I no longer have access to the internet.

    I checked the internet connection by plugging in my XP laptop all ok
    So its somthing with the Acer laptop and windows 7

    Hardware in the device manager is all ok,
    Updated network card drivers , still nothing.(nvidia card)

    Tried to use Windows 7 to diaganois the issue , Windows cannot find a problem.

    I cannot find anything with hardware or software which leaps out and says, here be problem.

    The GF wants me to go back to XP , I am resisting, I like this Windows 7 ,but not for much longer
    Please help


    Update

    Got the internet back by disabling my network card then re- enabling it
    However I have to do this everytime I reboot
    Driver issue?
     
    #1 Ozzy, Oct 21, 2009
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  2. JackHayward

    JackHayward New Member

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    Most likley a driver issue, you should try re-installing Windows 7. Are you connecting Wirelessley or via. a wired connection?

    Hope this helps, Jack
     
  3. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    If you have a router... reboot it. Win 7 has often caused routers to get confused. It's much easier to fix by unplugging your router for 10 seconds then plugg it back in. I've had to do it twice in 3 months.
     
  4. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    Yup, this is definitely a driver issue. Just wait a bit for your networks cards company to come out with a newer driver and everything should be fine. :)
     
  5. Ozzy

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    Quick update

    Got my hands on a USB ethernet adaptor (realtec)
    Installed the drivers
    the same problem occurs. Maybe not drivers I think.....

    Gonna get my broadband modem change tonight will let you know outcome.
     
  6. JackHayward

    JackHayward New Member

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    Have you tried re-installing Windows? Its the most likley solution to work, along with configuring your router properly.
     

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