It is hard to provide suggestions when you do not provide info about what sort of network your Win 7 computer is attempting to operate in.
Some questions off the top of my head ...
- How are your systems connected to the Internet? I am assuming you have a router/WAP and either a DSL or cable modem. But it would help to know for sure and to know which make/model of router/WAP you are using.
- How complicated is your LAN? How many systems and/or devices are connected to it?
- Can you connect to your LAN router from the Win 7 computer using a wired ethernet connection?
- Can you connect to your router from the Win 7 computer using wireless?
- Is your router using any sort of local access filtering? For example, is it restricted to only allowing specific MAC addresses?
- Is this possibly a DHCP problem? Perhaps the maximum number of allowed IP addresses already been assigned by the routers DHCP?
Could you post the info returned by running
ipconfig with no other parameters on this Win 7 system?
I belive its something to do with the dns since i can visit google by typing in the ip in the browser
So what is different between the DNS settings for the Vista laptop and the Win 7 laptop?
ipconfig /all show that both laptops are using the same DNS server IP addresses when connected via Wi-Fi? (I would also check what you get when you use wired ethernet to connect).
You could also try using
nslookup in a command prompt on both to see what happens when you attempt to resolve
FWIW, here's a link to a MS Knowledge Base article: Using NSlookup.exe
Keep in mind that if it is a DNS problem one would expect it to show up on all the computers using the router since they all should be using the same DNS servers. This doesn't appear to be the case so something must be different.
My first guess is that something is wrong with the DNS servers assigned to the Win 7 laptop.
Unfortunately, I do not have a second guess at the moment.