Quote: Originally Posted by captanabolic
I am trying to access my wireless network at home and receive the following window when Win 7 finds my network.
I receive a login box. What is it looking for? Router name and password? Windows login Info?
Is this something Microsoft fixed in a latest update? I have not done any updates.
Thanks in advance for your help.
CAPT; Welcome to Seven Forums! Your questions are welcome.
To keep the bad guys from stealing your wireless signal, you need to secure it. You enter a code into the computer and an identical code into the wireless router so they can communicate but others can't listen in.
To do this, open "Network and Sharing Center" and find "Manage Wireless Networks".
Then right click the wireless network name and select the "Encryption type:", preferably WPA2-Personal, then type a security key you make up.
Now go to your Router and select the same "Encryption type" and enter the same key you put into your computer. They should be able to communicate securely now.
If you have questions about your router, please identify the manufacturer and model and post back.