Windows 7- No internet connectivity

February 15, 2011 at 00:23:43
Specs: Macintosh 10.6.6, Processor is 2.53, memory is 8GB and I've allotted 39 GB to the Windows 7 partition
Help! I have the new MacBook Pro, and I've installed a Windows partition through Bootcamp with Windows 7. In my college apt. the internet worked perfectly on both sides, but since I've moved, the internet doesn't work on my Windows 7 side. I have another Macbook Pro that works perfectly, even on the partitioned Windows XP side, and my family has Dell laptops, Macs, etc. so the problem isn't the internet! The little internet box in the bottom right shows all 5 green bars and says "connected", but at the top of this window under the name of my wireless internet it states: "No internet access." The wireless symbol by the clock has a yellow triangle over the bars. I've tried clearing out the caches and cookies, and disabling automatic connection, and deleting the connection between my computer and the router, then setting it up again without any success. This is so frustrating! I'm not the most tech-savvy person either, I've been reading online forums and try to follow their suggestions but sometimes got lost if they didn't really explain each step. If anyone could help me that would be amazing! I called Microsoft tech support and they had no idea, despite spending quite a few hours on the phone with them!
Thanks so much!
-Also, my wireless internet is through an AT&T Router

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#1
February 15, 2011 at 07:56:58
control panel / network connections / configure adapter. double click your adapter and make sure both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled. Now go into each one and make sure obtain IP and obtain DNS addresses automatically are checked.

If that doesn't work, go into device manager (winkey-pause), right-click on the adapter and select update drivers.


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#2
February 15, 2011 at 14:48:31
I dont have those options when I click start/ network connections...just got off the phone with Microsoft and AT&T (My internet router provider) who said that maybe some of the Windows 7 updates I've done as they've come along could be interfering with the drivers. So, Windows 7 wouldn't look like there are any problems but in reality my Mac drivers aren't communicating properly with Windows 7. Thanks so much for the reply, I left it with the technicians that basically there is no hope for my computer to get internet :-\ I might try Apple and just see what they have to say.

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#3
February 15, 2011 at 18:40:22
I ended up calling AT&T back, and left out the part where I'm running bootcamp. They had me hardwire the computer to the modem to get internet, then had me open a browser. I typed some numbers (maybe it was an IP address?) when led me to an AT&T website that had all the info about my router on it. We changed the channel to channel 9, and increased the power from 4 to 10. It worked and now the internet is fine, I just needed a stronger connection on a channel with less interference!

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