Windows 7 - Error 651 - No Internet Connection

  Actor One 13:57 25 May 10

I suddenly have a problem with my Internet conect & Windows 7, with my Router (Netgear G) stating that Error 651 has encountered an error

This seems to be a common bug with Windows 7, and there`s a lot of fluffy solutions around, some even stating download this fix ( without a connection)- something to do with raspppoe.sys

Any fixes available(step by step, please, no assumptions that I`ll know exactly what your saying)?. As this seems to a problem known about since 7 Beta version way back to last October

My ISP (Virgin) were useless, told me to buy a new RJ11 cable & filter... still waiting for an engineers response after 5 days.

Thanks in advance.

  onthelimit 14:51 25 May 10

Chap at work said he cured this by using Firefox. Worth a try if you can connect somewhere else to download it.

  Actor One 15:13 25 May 10

I`ll try it as I already have firefox,


  northumbria61 23:36 25 May 10

It could be down to your ISP. See this article - in particular scroll down to find "conclusion" and related "responses". I don't know if this relates to your problem but there is no harm in contacting your ISP to see what they have to say.

click here

  Actor One 08:46 04 Jun 10

Yes it was my ISP, issue resolved, though it took days rather than hours to sort out.


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