The router connects to a DSL modem for internet. My wired PC was upgraded from WinXP to Win7 a few months ago and has been perfectly fine. But when I upgraded the wireless PC (using a Trendnet 802.11b/g card w/ Realtek 8185L chipset), I have not been able to get on the internet.
Strangely, the internet SOMETIMES WORKS for 15-30 SECONDS when I first boot and I can open a few webpages, but then the connection just halts. It would say "connected" and "internet access" available in the Network & Sharing Center, but no website can be loaded. Also, it sometimes say "unrecognized network", or "no internet access", although it always connect to the wireless network with 4-5 green bars. It may randomly connect for another 10-15 seconds after an hour or two if I keep reconnecting or resetting the adapter.
The variability in the connectivity makes this super hard to troubleshoot.
I guess it's either a problem with the router or wireless card's compatibility with Win7 x64 (I have a WinXP laptop that connects fine wirelessly with the router too). Any thoughts as to where the problem is?
Things I've tried:
- turning homegroup on OR off
- updating WGR614 router firmware
- reinstalling R8185L adapter driver (newest Win7 64bit driver)
- setting static IP
Please help. It's been 3 days without any progress...