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Windows 7 internet connectivity

  1. Feb 8, 2010 #1

    Chronos

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    As much as I hate to admit it, I am stumped. I recently installed windows 7 [64 bit] and cannot connect to the internet. Fortunately, I was just bright enough to install it on a second hard drive and have dual boot option [XP]. It appears modem related, but, I have not found any drivers that solve the problem. I have a Westell 6100 modem and Verizon DSL, if that is helpful. Any help would be appreciated [I need more than 3 gigs memory for some of the tasks I have in mind].
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2010 #2
    Your problem isn't going to be with your modem, its not part of your computer. Whats the make and model of your LAN/WLAN card?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 #3

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    On MB, NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller. Make and model not apparent. Board is ASUS P5N-D.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 #4
    Just to make sure, are you using the inline filter between the modem and phone jack?
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 #5

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    No filter between modem and phone jack. As noted, I have a dual boot setup [XP 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit]. The problem only exists when I boot using Windows 7.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 #6

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    Are the drivers for your NIC installed? Go to Start > Control Panel > Device Manager. See picture below. You can check BIOS for the model of your NIC as well.

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    If the drivers are not installed, you'll need to obtain the 64 bit version of your NIC's drivers from NVIDIA. Seeing as how your connection works on your 32 bit OS, I am guessing that this is a 64 bit driver problem, not Windows 7. NVIDIA may just not have 64 bit drivers available for your particular card yet.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 #7

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    Installed latest NIC driver from Nvidia. It is a more recent driver than the one installed by Win7, but, problem persists. Contacted Verizon and wasted half an hour performing stupid human tricks [apparently translated from sanskrit] before being disconnected. I repeatedly mentioned I could connect with XP, but, not Win7. He seemd unconvinced or oblivious to this fact. I have a Linksys router configured to act as a hub. I doubt that is relevant, but anything is possible.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 #8
    That's the problem. Win7 must be able to go through that router in order to connect to the internet. Win XP was already set-up for that, but not your Win7. You will need to do this manually then all will be fine.

    EDIT: I've dealt with this before, and one way to test this is to bypass the router.
    Make sense? Let me know.
     
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