WIndows 7 Ultimate (x64) - Cannot access LAN resources RRS feed

  • Question

  • All of a sudden I cannot access any local resources from my Windows 7 laptop.  I was able to access them for about two weeks since I installed windows 7.

    Current status:

    -I can access the internet using my eithernet connection at work

    -I cannot access any LAN or WAN resources

    - My machine is not part of any domain

    - I cannot connect to any of the servers using RDP ( basically it cannot see the server)

    - I cannot ping any server as well.

    - I cannot connect to my exchange server

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:39 PM

All replies

  • Hi

    Follow this process to make sure that the network aspect of the laptop is On and configured correctly.

    Check the Device Manager for valid Wire card entry.


    If there is No valid entry, delete any Bogus Entry, and re-install the Wire card's Drivers.

    Check the Network connections to make sure that you have a Local Area Connection Icon/Entry, and that the Properties of the Icon (right click on the Icon) are correctly configured with TCP/IPv4 protocol in the Network Connections Properties.


    Log to the Router's menu from a working computer and make sure that the DHCP is On and it is configured to assign IPs that can cover the number of computer that are connected (few more will be even better).

    Switch Off the computer and the Router, Reboot the Router, and the computer.

    Right click on the Wire card Network Connection, choose Status, Details, and see if it got an IP and the rest of the settings.

    Jack, MVP-Networking. EZLAN.NET
    Sunday, July 4, 2010 1:55 AM