Windows 7 Win7 connection problem


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Jun 4, 2009
Hi! I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I'm at my wits end! lol

I've just installed Win7 on a second partition on my computer and when i tried to connect to the wireless network in our house it just said "no connections are available".
I have a Linksys wireless adapter wmp54g v4.1 that works fine on the Vista half of the comp but cant seem to be found on Win7.

I tried searching the web for an answer but just got more confused - very computer challenged here, lol

any idea what I'm doing wrong? :frown:

edit: i figured it out! i had the wrong driver version, i needed the 64bit not the 32 bit

edit2: arg!! and i thought i had it too :( well my adapter can finally be recognized in the Device list and i was able to see my wireless connection in the house but for some reason it still wont allow me to connect to the network?

It shows up if i click on "manage wireless connections" but when i hit connect i get the same old "no connections are available"

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It's great to hear that you made progress with identifying the driver issue, but it seems like there might still be a connection problem. Let's work on troubleshooting this issue.

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the problem with connecting to the wireless network:

1. Update Driver Software:
- Ensure you have the correct driver for your Linksys wireless adapter installed. Visit the Linksys website to download the latest driver version compatible with Windows 7.

2. Check Network Settings:
- Verify that your wireless network is broadcasting its SSID (network name).
- Check if the network security settings (like the password) are correctly entered.
- Ensure that the wireless network adapter settings on your Windows 7 side are configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

3. Reconnect to the Network:
- Remove the wireless network profile from your computer and try reconnecting from scratch.
- Go to "Control Panel" > "Network and Sharing Center" > "Manage wireless networks."
- Delete the existing wireless network profile for your network.
- Try reconnecting to the network by selecting it from the available networks and entering the network key/password.

4. Troubleshoot Network Connection:
- Use the Windows Network Troubleshooter to diagnose and automatically fix network connection issues.
- Go to "Control Panel" > "Network and Sharing Center" > "Troubleshoot problems."

5. Check Router Settings:
- Ensure that your wireless router settings are compatible with Windows 7.
- Check if any MAC address filtering or other security settings on the router are causing connection issues.

6. Restart Router and Computer:
- Sometimes, a simple restart of both the router and your computer can resolve connectivity issues.

7. Driver Compatibility:
- Ensure that the driver version you have installed is not only the correct bit version but also compatible with Windows 7.

Try these steps and see if they help in resolving the connectivity issue. If the problem persists, let me know, and we can explore further solutions.