Cannot connect to Internet from new windows 7

February 28, 2012 at 21:35:07
Specs: Windows 7 home premium sp 1, AMD E-300 3GB ram
I cannot connect to the Internet. I have a d-link router/modem combination DSL-2640B that was working on my old XP pc that died. My new laptop is a 64-bit Windows 7 machine that cannot see my router. I can connect to the Internet using my iPad.

When I enter http://192.168.1.1, I get an error on EI 9 that says Internet Explorer cannot display the web page.

Ipconfig returns an auto configuration address of 169.254.46.231 I cannot ping the router.

I can't figure out how to get into my router to reset it. I have unplugged everything, flushed DNS, and restarted with no difference. I can't cut and paste because I cannot get to the Internet from my Laptop.


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#1
February 29, 2012 at 01:59:39
When you get that error is the PC connected by cable?

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#2
February 29, 2012 at 02:13:47
1.what is the type of wireless security you have set up on your router?
2.Is your wireless card working on your PC?
(to check it go to device manager, under network you can see if its enabled or not)

post a reply, to check that first....


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#3
February 29, 2012 at 05:41:39
When you get that error is the PC connected by cable?

Yes. I have this problem whether I am trying it with the cable attached or trying to use wireless. I have tried each one separately.


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#4
February 29, 2012 at 05:45:10
You asked:
1.what is the type of wireless security you have set up on your router?

I can't get the router to display, so I can't confirm, but I believe it's WEP.

2.Is your wireless card working on your PC?
(to check it go to device manager, under network you can see if its enabled or not)
post a reply, to check that first....

Yes, the system says its working correctly. I have already tried uninstalling both the network and wireless cards, and then restarting. The system will reinstall the cards. I can't update the drivers because I can't get to the Internet.


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#5
February 29, 2012 at 06:29:47
If you can't connect to the router using a cable, something is blocking the connection. Disable all firewalls for now.

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#6
February 29, 2012 at 07:22:45
Guapo wrote: Disable all firewalls for now.

I had already disabled all firewalls. No change. I also uninstalled Norton, and went to msconfig as administrator and stopped any services that I recognized as third party add-ons.
Didn't make any difference.


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#7
February 29, 2012 at 07:34:35
Look at the device manager. Make sure the network adapters are enabled & working.

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#8
February 29, 2012 at 08:34:05
guapo said: Look at the device manager. Make sure the network adapters are enabled & working

Yes, the system says its working correctly. I have already tried uninstalling both the network and wireless cards, and then restarting. The system will reinstall the cards. I can't update the drivers because I can't get to the Internet.


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#9
February 29, 2012 at 18:53:12
My modem/router was working, and I was able to connect to the internet wirelessly on my iPad. But when I finally called my ISP, they "rebuilt" my connection (their word) and instantly the internet was available. I wasted three days trying to do this via the cmd line and it would probably never have worked. I hope this spares someone else the hassle. Other symptoms:
Couldn't ping the router/modem.
Unable to complete an ipconfig /renew.
The Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address was 169.254.126.103.

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