I have a new system running win7 64-bit, and so far I have not been able to get it to connect to the internet using a PCI wireless card or usb adapter.
So in the interim, I'm trying to get it to connect via an access point functioning as a bridge. I've confirmed that the bridge works because it successfully connects my laptop (running windows XP) to the net.
However, when I plug in the same connection to my win7 system, it doesn't work. I've gone one step back and tested the ethernet connection directly from the router, and that works. So I've confirmed that the Ethernet port is working properly.
It's just that when I plug in the bridge connection to the ethernet port, it doesn't work.
Anybody got any ideas? How come my bridge works with my laptop, but not my new PC?
Have you updated the drivers for the PCI wireless card? It sounds as if the card is not being recognized and functioning properly, hence the issue. If you know the manufacturer of the card, check out their website to see if they have any updated W7 drivers.