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Windows 7: wifi router not connecting


30 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
wifi router not connecting

i have purchased a new wifi router i have configured it to an open authentication
i have a laptop windows7 ultimate (dell). It shows my network but whenever i say connect it says "connecting" and then "windows was unable to connect".


Thanks

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30 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diasansley View Post
i have purchased a new wifi router i have configured it to an open authentication
i have a laptop windows7 ultimate (dell). It shows my network but whenever i say connect it says "connecting" and then "windows was unable to connect".


Thanks
We need a lot more info. Like your systems specs, what router, what network setup, etc.


Ken J
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30 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

its a core i3 3 gb ram 320hdd
the router is the service providers router (BSNL) its a wifi router that i am unable to connect to.


Thanks
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01 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diasansley View Post
its a core i3 3 gb ram 320hdd
the router is the service providers router (BSNL) its a wifi router that i am unable to connect to.


Thanks
To connect to the router you would need to first define the connection settings in the routers control panel, you need to set up the SSID "name of the network" and also set the router to use WPA2 and AES encryption.

After that you would simply go through the manual wirless connection set up in Win 7 and designate the same security, encryption and SSID as your router has.
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01 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro 9200 x64 w/Media Center
 
 

Most ISP's do not setup this feature on initial install, so you have to call them and get a tech to look up the password and then setup the second part of the router, pain in the butt... or you grab a cheap wireless router and add it to the net...
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01 Dec 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i swear it is a pain in the butt.. i kept my security as "no encryption" or "open" still it says cannot connect to the network.
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01 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diasansley View Post
i swear it is a pain in the butt.. i kept my security as "no encryption" or "open" still it says cannot connect to the network.
Do not use open, it's a huge security risk and Windows 7 has no problems with WPA2 and AES. Don't forget to create the SSID "name of the network" then define that also when you use the manual wireless set up in Win 7.

You can check the wireless connection credentials by going to the network and sharing center, look upper left and choose wireless connection manager.

You might want to post your router's make brand and version number here so I can make sure it's compatible. Listing your system specs will also be helpful to make sure you have the correct wireless adaptor driver installed.
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