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    Windows 7 - No internet connectivity

    Laptop is connected by wireless to a working router however there is no internet connectivity on the Windows 7 laptop.

    Tried a system restore, tried rolling back drivers, verified IP configuration and such. Nothing.

    Any ideas? This has been the first thing that has really wound me up in a while.

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    can you ping the router, ping google.co.uk, no proxy settings on?

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    I had the same issue with an asus laptop/mb using win7 drivers. I downgraded the drivers to vista ones worked first time

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    I get this all the time on my Windows7 box - on boot up I have to disable the nic and then re-enable - made a script for it in the end - can't be bothered to find the proper fix. [ Can't be bothered in regards to anything IT related at all lately ]

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    If you plug it in via Ethernet does it work? If yes, it would point to a wireless driver issue. I remember someone posted on here not long ago with a Windows 7 issue on 64bit. Updating the wireless drivers did resolve the problem. It's nice to know OEMs test things isn't it?

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    Is it a telco provided router - I've got a sky one and it's naff and does a few different things including this. The lights are on, but no ones at home......

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    No it's my own Linksys router.

    Tried disabling the network card and enable it again, and also the connection. No resolution.

    Will try updating the driver tomorrow when I have more patience.

    Haven't tried ethernet connection. Will do that also tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    No it's my own Linksys router.

    Tried disabling the network card and enable it again, and also the connection. No resolution.

    Will try updating the driver tomorrow when I have more patience.

    Haven't tried ethernet connection. Will do that also tomorrow.
    I'm still using a Linksys - WRT54GS on Firmware Version: v1.52.2 [ If its of any use ]
    Not sure if you are using a similar Linksys - when I say disabling the network card, I meant the connection not the actual card - [ if there is any difference I don't know ]

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    Any update on this latest quiz?

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    Yes. Bonus points for anyone who can guess the fix.

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    I still think wireless driver update

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    Its usually to do with powersaving modes, switch these off both in windows and in the devices power managment tab then see how it goes.

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    I will try turning off the power saving mode as I have the same problem, its a nighmare, the only thing I have noticed is that it creates an unknown network so I have to disable and re-enable the NIC and its fine. Every boot up pretty much.

    Thanks for that anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I still think wireless driver update
    If you'd have said switch off the router then this hammer damaged Windows 7 laptop would have been yours.

    Odd that all the other machines here worked fine at the same time that this one was testing my patience.

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    It didn't work after changing the power management settings. Not sure what to try now.

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