Windows 7 Wireless Problems

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by CharlieRJ, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. CharlieRJ

    CharlieRJ Guest

    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?
    CharlieRJ, Apr 22, 2010
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  2. 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
    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
    Make sure that the laptop is configured for public networks when traveling.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Apr 26, 2010
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  3. CharlieRJ

    Dhu Pin Yoo Guest

    Dhu Pin Yoo, May 4, 2010
  4. CharlieRJ

    jshamraj Guest

    jshamraj, May 23, 2010
  5. CharlieRJ

    jshamraj Guest

    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
    jshamraj, May 23, 2010
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