MacBook Pro Running Windows 7 Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by majohnson, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. majohnson macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    I just switched back to Mac after my PC notebook died. I need to be able to run Windows to operate my CNC Router. Using Bootcamp, I just loaded Windows 7 Pro version because of the compatibility with XP. The trouble I'm having is no internet connection using Windows. It doesn't recognize anything to do with internet connection, cable or WiFi. I have Apple Express, along the another WiFi adaptor, neither will function.

    I spent most of today trying to get it to work. Including callin my provider several times for help and still nothing.
  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    did you install the bootcamp drivers from your Snow Leopard disc?
  3. Fishman Dan macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    Bootcamp drivers should work fine so that's the first place to check. Are there iPhones in the house working ok with WiFi?

    If not, check what channel your WiFi is using in the Airport utility (The 2.4 Ghz option in "Radio Channel Selection"). If it's 12 or 13 (note - Automatic could have chosen this), that's likely to be your problem. Windows only goes as high as 11.

    Change the setting to manual and select something Windows likes.
  4. Majora macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2011
    I had the same problem too when I first did it. you have to install the drivers.
  5. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
  6. majohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    MBP Running Windows

    Since I still finding my way around, where do I find the drivers?

    Thanks Everyone!
  7. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Insert the restore disc that came with your MacBook Pro and it'll install.
  8. majohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    MB Pro w Windows

    I have reloaded OS X and Windows and still can't internet through Windows. Going to Windows Control Panel, then click on install device it goes into search and nothing happens. I follow the prompts to install a device, it just takes me back to where I started.

    I can't ever having this much trouble install anything on a computer.
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    just insert the os x disk when you are booted to windows.

    you did that and still nothing?
  10. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    insert your Mac OSX Snow Leopard (or Leopard, whichever you have) in your macbook while you're in windows. Then install all the drivers as prompted.
  11. majohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    MBP On Windows

    Thanks to all, its finally up.


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