BEFSR41 V2.1 and Windows 7/Vista compatibility

I have a wired V2.1 BEFSR41 with 1.46.02 firmware.  He works very well with several varieties of W98SE, W2000 and XP machines over the years.

When I installed VMWare a few years ago, I noticed that the Vista VM does not have to connect to the router.  As I was testing just local stuff, I don't bother to investigate or solve the problem.

Now I have a new HP Windows 7 computer, and do not access when connected to the router.  The diagnosis think not that the cable is connected.

When I plug the modem DSL directly in the box of W7, I connect to the internet.  In addition, I notice that when I plug the modem into the area of W7, there is some flashing lights on the adapter inside the box.

However, when I plug the cable from the router (the same who normally works fine with XP machine) in the Windows 7 box, none of the LEDs on the network flash card.  This is probably an allusion to the fact that things do not work.

I tried to disable the IPv6 protocol.  That did not work.  I have the latest firmware for the V2.1 according to the Linksys support site. I tried another cable.  I tried several resets since pinhole at the front of the router, several power cycles and reboots of the box of W7.

So I guess the BEFSR41 V2.1 with 1.46.02 is not compatible with Vista and Windows 7.   Any ideas?


What is the IP address you found on the Vista or Win7 computer when connected to the router...?

Click on start > all programs > Accessories > guest... A black box will appear (command prompt)... In the command prompt window type ipconfig and press "Enter"... Look for Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection address IP, subnet mask, and default gateway...

* Address IP should be 192.168.1.x, subnet mask: default gateway: (assuming that your router is

If you get mentioned above IP address, a subnet and address the gateway then you ping the gateway, type ping and press ENTER... If she gives you ask has expired, and then disable any firewall, the security software on the computer...

If you get 4 replies then type ping and press ENTER, if you get the request exceeded, then you must update the firmware on your router... If you get 4 replies then type ping and press ENTER... If you get answers from Yahoo, then you should get the Internet after adjusting the browser settings...

Setting of the browser settings: open an IE, click on tools > Internet Options, and then delete all files, cookies, history, forms... GoTo 'Connections', make sure that never Dial a connection is selected, click on network settings and make sure that all the options are unchecked... Once you are finished, click OK... Close IE and reopen...

If yahoo expires, provide static DNS on your connection to the local network...

Click the Start button > settings > Panel > Network Connections - right click on Local area connection icon and go to properties On the "Général" tab, select "TCP/IP Internet Protocol" and click on the properties button - select "Use the following DNS parameters" DNS preferred DNS auxiliary - > Click on the button Ok to save and click on 'Close' in the main window of properties... You should be able to go online...

* If you found the 169.254.x.x IP address, try to reduce the speed of card (NIC) of the computer to 10 half-duplex Base and restart the computer and check again.

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