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Error: "There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer."

Elijah

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Since I have been home for holiday break, I've been having incessant connectivity issues on my relatively new gateway laptop. I see frequent, random disconnections with no real explanation. Most often I get the "problem with network adapters" error, but I have seen a few others that tell me there are no detected networks or that I simply "cannot connect to wireless network." I've read some threads on this forum that address similar issues, but I have yet to find a solution. Currently I can't even connect through ethernet and I am completely and utterly baffled; in truth it has been all I can do not to throw my router, laptop, and myself out of my second floor window.

I use a NETGEAR WGR614v7 router with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS.

I'd like to get this resolved before I return for spring semester without internet connection, so please offer some insight as soon as possible. I just hope this isn't a result of some hardware failure. Thank you.

-Elijah
 

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Barman58

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Re: Error: "There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer

Hi Elijah, and welcome to the vista forums :party:

I believe that this model router has a few compatibility problems with vista, check that the firmware in your device is the latest available

Have a look here for netgear's troubleshooter for this particular model ...

WGR614v7 Support Page
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 Fall Creators Update (16299.192)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computers (Custom by Me)
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 Vishera 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
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    2 x 1920x1080 @50Hz
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    Crucial CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS 4TB +1TB
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    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
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    AeroCool X-Warrior Red Devil Tower
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    Wireless Logitec - MX Master + M570 Trackball
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    Wireless Logitec MK710 + K400+
    Internet Speed
    37.8 MB Down 9.5 MB Up
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    Six Sensor Auto / Manual Digital cooling (Fan) control with Touch control Panel

Elijah

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Re: Error: "There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer

Thanks a lot for your reply barman! When I got home from work I had connection so I took advantage of the window of opportunity before I lost it. I managed to run the setup wizard and make sure all of my settings were configured properly. Since then I have no disconnections.
 

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Elijah

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Re: Error: "There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer

Nope. I lose. Connection worked excellently for three hours or so with only one disconnection, but at around 7am I'm unexpectedly back to the same old rap. "Windows cannot connect to NETGEAR" because... "Wireless association failed because Windows did not receive any response from the wireless router or access point." Ya know, regardless of the fact that I always have full signal. I know that the firmware is up-to-date, I checked it earlier.

It would be nice if Vista were compatible with SOMETHING. Here's to hoping that Windows 7 won't be the same pile of ....
 
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Barman58

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Re: Error: "There may be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer

Hello Elijah,

Sorry to hear you're still having problems, I can assure you that Vista does work with a lot of hardware, but that is not of any help to you where you have one of those that it has problems with, and I can understand your frustration

M$ did produce a tool for the testing routers, it should still be available here ...

Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool

Another "fix" for your particular error (not M$ approved ;)) was to use firefox rather that IE as this often cured the issue.

Another option to try is disabling IPv6 in the adaptor settings

Yet another is to uncheck the "Allow windows to shut down this device to save power" option in the device driver.

Hopefully one of these will allow you to surf more reliably
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 Fall Creators Update (16299.192)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computers (Custom by Me)
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 Vishera 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1080 @50Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS 4TB +1TB
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Red Devil Tower
    Cooling
    Hyper103 CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master + M570 Trackball
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MK710 + K400+
    Internet Speed
    37.8 MB Down 9.5 MB Up
    Other Info
    Six Sensor Auto / Manual Digital cooling (Fan) control with Touch control Panel

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