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Windows 7 Network
« on: January 20, 2014, 06:15:35 AM »
When my wife's system arrived I put it in the playroom and got her 'stuff' brought over from her XP system. I used a wireless connection to the Belkin router to do that. When I moved this system down to the study to replace her XP system there was no wireless connection. I reinstalled the wireless modem driver but still no connection. So I hooked her up to the Belkin via an Ethernet cable. She then was able to get to the internet. She is still not crazy about Windows 7 so I haven't really worked on this since I wanted to get her XP system running again at which time I would swap the two systems around and then work on the Windows 7 system. It would appear that the XP system is going to be down for some time yet so I need to start getting that Windows 7 system working. So the current problem is Windows 7 network.

When I open the Network and Sharing center I see that the system is getting to the internet via "Network". I expect to see either Bekin62c (Belkin router hooked to DSL)  or (when cable moved to Broadband) TNCPEB1569 (Verizon Broadband router).

So evidently the system and router went through some sort of handshake when hooked up but something went astray. 

So what should I do to get my wireless connection working? And is there any relationship to the oddity of what I see while connected via Ethernet?

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 10:11:59 AM »
If you move the system to another room can it see the wireless connection?

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 02:28:32 PM »
The two routers and the system are in the same room, I'm guessing 8 feet apart. When the XP was sitting in that spot it got to both routers (wireless) just fine (didn't use the Ethernet at all). This problem began when the Windows 7 system was put in there.

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 10:43:26 AM »
Is the windows 7 system a tower or laptop?

And does it see any wireless networks at all?

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 01:20:26 PM »
It's a tower. It doesn't see any wireless networks although there are two of them right there.

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 01:28:35 PM »
Then wireless isnt working.

Have you checked to see if the windows wireless service is running? WLAN I think.

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 05:16:23 AM »
I stumbled across the resource manager. It shows a wlansrv.exe and a wlanext.exe  both indicate running.

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 09:55:15 AM »
Not sure bud. I may have to take a look at it once I find the time. :wink:

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 02:27:59 PM »
You going to want TeamViewer? I don't currently have it on that system.

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 05:13:11 PM »
Yes, but I dont know when I will be able to connect just yet, rather slammed :-)

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Re: Windows 7 Network
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 05:13:11 PM »