Windows Update does not work

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Luna64, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Just replaced my faulty Linksys router with an a D-Link 704P .

    Internet and download are now twice as fast and stable, but I got two problems.

    The first one is that Windows upadate will not find any updates for my PC. It did before, but now right after I reinstalled XP and SP1, it brings up nothing. I know my system is not up to date so whats up ?

    Secondly is if anyone here knows how to use port forwarding with a D-Link please tell me. With the linksys it was pretty easy but I cant figure the D-Link out.

    I will not go back to the Linksys as it was a very poor router. Slow and very bug prone, but atleast Windows Update worked with it :-/
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    SP1 will mess up Windows Update if it thinks the code is non-legit. That's all I know.

    The D-Link shouldn't be a problem. Found this on the D-Link homepage:
    1. Go to
    2. Type in "admin".
    3. Under one of the menus (don't know which) there is Virtual Server.
    4. Forward the ports you want.
    5. Done. :)
  3. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    This is really strange.

    I did another format and clean install of XP, except this time I used a different serial and I have the same problem.

    Windows Upadate worked fine with the serial that it came with it in the past. I don't see why they would suddenly mess me up. I have used SP1 in the past also and it installed and let me update with no problems.

    I really do think it is my D-Link router, but I have no real way to tell.

    Another thing I noticed is that if I try to log into at my home, I am logged off right after clicking any link on the page. Yet if I log in at work, I keep my log in untill the browser closes.
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    I have the same router as you do ... and Windows Update works fine.

    I don't know what the problem is, but if you need help with anything else on your router, ask, and I can help you out.
  5. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Well I could use your help now.

    I have three different routers.

    First was the Linksys, then I have the D-Link DI-704 and the DI-704P.

    I took off the Linksys and hooked up the 704P and it works fine except for that it wont let me log into my livejournal , and that windows update does not work.

    The 704 I cant get to work at all. Usually there are two orange lights on the router, and the top one blinks, the bottem one stays constant. But on the 704 I cant get the router to find my IP and such.

    What I really want to know is do you have any tips for installing a router (D-Link 704)?. I plug in the Power, LAN, and my PC into the router. My PC is off at the time. I then turn on my PC, and it boots up to XP. From there I do a /release and /renew in command prompt and my 704P usually works fine right off the bat , or after a restart.

    The problem is I can't get the 704 or my Linksys to work with this method. Strange because just a few days ago my linksys worked fine :( The 704 just sits there and tries to find the IP. I can log in at on both D-Links but only the 704P works.

    I am really really confused and distressed over this.