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Thread: Windows 7 Wireless Problems

  1. #1
    CharlieRJ
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    Windows 7 Wireless Problems


    On multiple computers, with Windows 7 Ultimate, I now have difficulties
    switching between wireless networks or connecting to airport/hotel networks.
    This was never a problem with Vista - could switch between networks easily
    and did not have problems when Windows 7 was first installed. My Windows 7
    network consists of ATT wireless router/DSM modem and a Belkin wireless
    router/cable modem, IPAQ PC with Belkin USB wireless adapter, Acer Laptop
    with Aethros wireless adapter, Acer Netbook. Also have XP PC with Ethernet
    connection to the Belkin Router/Cable Modem. All drivers are up to date and
    the Belkin router is new. I also tried a new D-link router with no success
    at all. The Network and Sharing Center shows the available wireless
    networks. Whenever, I try to change networks, the non-preferred network
    comes up unknown and will not show internet connection. Running
    troubleshooter switches back to the preferred network. I can switch to the
    second network, by making it the preferred network and running home group
    and network trouble shooters. When I switch back to the original network,
    Windows 7 does not remember that it was a Home network. When traveling, it
    is a major production connecting to airport/hotel networks. With Vista,
    switching could be done in a few seconds. Any ideas?


  2. #2
    Jack [MVP-Networking]
    Guest

    Re: Windows 7 Wireless Problems

    Hi
    Win 7 can be configured to.
    1. Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
    configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
    sharing.
    2. Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
    let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
    3. Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
    risks.
    Make sure that the laptop is configured for public networks when traveling.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    "CharlieRJ" <CharlieRJ@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:57C0D237-1DC7-4F42-A26B-0A9A27CA098B@microsoft.com...
    > On multiple computers, with Windows 7 Ultimate, I now have difficulties
    > switching between wireless networks or connecting to airport/hotel
    > networks. This was never a problem with Vista - could switch between
    > networks easily and did not have problems when Windows 7 was first
    > installed. My Windows 7 network consists of ATT wireless router/DSM modem
    > and a Belkin wireless router/cable modem, IPAQ PC with Belkin USB wireless
    > adapter, Acer Laptop with Aethros wireless adapter, Acer Netbook. Also
    > have XP PC with Ethernet connection to the Belkin Router/Cable Modem. All
    > drivers are up to date and the Belkin router is new. I also tried a new
    > D-link router with no success at all. The Network and Sharing Center shows
    > the available wireless networks. Whenever, I try to change networks, the
    > non-preferred network comes up unknown and will not show internet
    > connection. Running troubleshooter switches back to the preferred network.
    > I can switch to the second network, by making it the preferred network and
    > running home group and network trouble shooters. When I switch back to the
    > original network, Windows 7 does not remember that it was a Home network.
    > When traveling, it is a major production connecting to airport/hotel
    > networks. With Vista, switching could be done in a few seconds. Any ideas?



  3. #3
    Dhu Pin Yoo
    Guest

    Re: Windows 7 Wireless Problems


    "CharlieRJ" <CharlieRJ@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in
    news:57C0D237-1DC7-4F42-A26B-0A9A27CA098B@microsoft.com:

    > --- Aethros wireless adapter


    Just to mention, Atheros cards are fairly notorious for causing low gain
    communication problems.

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...m/1097781.html

    Coupled with other possible problems, it magnifies things.


  4. #4
    =?Utf-8?B?anNoYW1yYWo=?=
    Guest

    Re: Windows 7 Wireless Problems



    "Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

    > Hi
    > Win 7 can be configured to.
    > 1. Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
    > configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
    > sharing.
    > 2. Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
    > let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
    > 3. Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
    > risks.
    > Make sure that the laptop is configured for public networks when traveling.
    > Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "CharlieRJ" <CharlieRJ@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:57C0D237-1DC7-4F42-A26B-0A9A27CA098B@microsoft.com...
    > > On multiple computers, with Windows 7 Ultimate, I now have difficulties
    > > switching between wireless networks or connecting to airport/hotel
    > > networks. This was never a problem with Vista - could switch between
    > > networks easily and did not have problems when Windows 7 was first
    > > installed. My Windows 7 network consists of ATT wireless router/DSM modem
    > > and a Belkin wireless router/cable modem, IPAQ PC with Belkin USB wireless
    > > adapter, Acer Laptop with Aethros wireless adapter, Acer Netbook. Also
    > > have XP PC with Ethernet connection to the Belkin Router/Cable Modem. All
    > > drivers are up to date and the Belkin router is new. I also tried a new
    > > D-link router with no success at all. The Network and Sharing Center shows
    > > the available wireless networks. Whenever, I try to change networks, the
    > > non-preferred network comes up unknown and will not show internet
    > > connection. Running troubleshooter switches back to the preferred network.
    > > I can switch to the second network, by making it the preferred network and
    > > running home group and network trouble shooters. When I switch back to the
    > > original network, Windows 7 does not remember that it was a Home network.
    > > When traveling, it is a major production connecting to airport/hotel
    > > networks. With Vista, switching could be done in a few seconds. Any ideas?

    >
    > .
    >


  5. #5
    =?Utf-8?B?anNoYW1yYWo=?=
    Guest

    Re: Windows 7 Wireless Problems


    THanks, how do I go about "making sure" that the computer is configured
    for one of these three options. I can see how each individual network can be
    put into a "home/work/public" category, but haven't found a way to put the
    computer into one of these modes.

    Thanks, JS
    "Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

    > Hi
    > Win 7 can be configured to.
    > 1. Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
    > configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
    > sharing.
    > 2. Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
    > let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
    > 3. Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
    > risks.
    > Make sure that the laptop is configured for public networks when traveling.
    > Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "CharlieRJ" <CharlieRJ@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:57C0D237-1DC7-4F42-A26B-0A9A27CA098B@microsoft.com...
    > > On multiple computers, with Windows 7 Ultimate, I now have difficulties
    > > switching between wireless networks or connecting to airport/hotel
    > > networks. This was never a problem with Vista - could switch between
    > > networks easily and did not have problems when Windows 7 was first
    > > installed. My Windows 7 network consists of ATT wireless router/DSM modem
    > > and a Belkin wireless router/cable modem, IPAQ PC with Belkin USB wireless
    > > adapter, Acer Laptop with Aethros wireless adapter, Acer Netbook. Also
    > > have XP PC with Ethernet connection to the Belkin Router/Cable Modem. All
    > > drivers are up to date and the Belkin router is new. I also tried a new
    > > D-link router with no success at all. The Network and Sharing Center shows
    > > the available wireless networks. Whenever, I try to change networks, the
    > > non-preferred network comes up unknown and will not show internet
    > > connection. Running troubleshooter switches back to the preferred network.
    > > I can switch to the second network, by making it the preferred network and
    > > running home group and network trouble shooters. When I switch back to the
    > > original network, Windows 7 does not remember that it was a Home network.
    > > When traveling, it is a major production connecting to airport/hotel
    > > networks. With Vista, switching could be done in a few seconds. Any ideas?

    >
    > .
    >


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