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Windows 7: Not connecting to local wi-fi network


22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Not connecting to local wi-fi network

Good morning, I connect at home wirelessly with no issues using Windows 7 Ultimate on my Fujitsu laptop. I don't really understand all the different types of network but currently I share with no one, and under the network settings it states 'Home Network' and then 'Ready to Create.'

I was away for work recently at another site and they have an open wi-fi for visitors to use on non-work laptops, so it's passworded but other than that, it's totally unrestricted.

When I tried to connect it found the wi-fi network with full strength but would not identify and connect - the password was okay as I when I tried an incorrect one, it stated just that.

Do I need to do something different with regards to grouping/network etc or could the fault have possibly been with them?

Thanks - Blue

Note: it used to work on XP Pro!


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22 Oct 2011   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you made sure the security type (ie WPA) and encryption of the wifi matches your windows 7?
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22 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ah, I never thought of that - how would I do that may I ask?

Thanks - Blue
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22 Oct 2011   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Click on the wifi icon in tray, right click on the wifi name that you are connecting, choose Properties and in Security tab, check what settings are been set.
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22 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for that - next time I'm there I'll try out your suggestion and hopefully make some sense of it, and a connection

Blue
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22 Oct 2011   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Don't forget to come back and let us know.
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22 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Will do

Blue
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