D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Windows 7 RC – Limited/No Connectivity and Resolution

Monday, June 29, 2009 11:30 PM

I upgraded my HP laptop with Win 7 RC, but ever since I’ve run into issues with my wireless and LAN devices. I could connect to my network, but not to the internet. I’d get “limited connectivity” messages and nothing seemed to fix it. It was really weird too, because I’d get internet for a few seconds and then *poof* it would be gone, but then when restarting I’d never get internet…there was never a solid pattern to the behaviour.

Others were discovering this issue as well, as one thread on the TechNet forums shows. People there were suggesting everything from removing your pc from the home group to downloading specific drivers. Luckily, one of the solutions suggested did work for me.

What I did was go to the properties of my wifi and LAN devices, navigating to the Driver tab. Once there I selected Update Driver and Search Automatically For Driver. The driver was updated and my issues have disappeared!

Now as I’m typing this, my machine is downloading a tonne of updates that include new drivers. My guess is that in one of the recent Windows Updates I downloaded newer drivers for my devices which enable them to work properly. For those that haven’t ever been able to get an internet connection, I’m not sure what to tell you. But consider trying the steps I mentioned above, especially if you’ve been fighting with this for a while.



# re: Windows 7 RC – Limited/No Connectivity and Resolution

thanks, ill try that out 7/17/2009 4:46 PM | Deimos

# re: Windows 7 RC – Limited/No Connectivity and Resolution

how can u update driver if u have no connectivity? 6/8/2010 11:18 AM | kris

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