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August 4, 2010 3:24:19 PM

About half the time, when starting 64-bit Windows 7, it fails to connect to the Internet. I then restart Windows and most of the time it will connect.
Windows XP, 32-bit, never had this problem. Is there an intermittent problem with 64-bit Windows 7 using what must be a 32-bit DSL modem driver?
a b $ Windows 7
August 4, 2010 4:54:01 PM

see if you can find a 64 bit driver for your network adapter
August 12, 2010 1:11:23 PM

The driver is automatically supplied by Windows 7. When I tried the driver supplied by NVIDIA, it did not work at all.

I have had some luck by turning off the IPv6 option for the network adapter.
Now connection only fails one in four times instead of one in two.
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August 12, 2010 1:41:30 PM
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That was my quick fix. Unless some here has had this problem I suggest this:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7netw...
August 19, 2010 12:50:00 PM

Best answer selected by syswriter.
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