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Windows 7: "Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network


10 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 
"Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network

Hey guys, I have a problem in Windows 7 Build 7600 rtm which is basically that whenever i go to the "Manually Connect To a Wireless Network" screen and click on Add, I put in the network info, and then when I try to press Next, it just gives me this error which says "Access Is Denied" as shown below.



Has anyone else experienced this problem? Does anyone know how I could possibly fix it?

Thanks.

EDIT:

Resolved now, thanks to everyone who tried to help.


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15 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

any ideas at all?

i really have tried many things including taking ownership of every file on my computer including everything in C:\Windows and subdirectories inside, rebooted multiple times, nothing seems to work, I cannot save networks D: I REALLY need this, it's very useful to save networks as I move around and it's much easier to not have to enter the network key every time I want to connect.
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15 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ClericX View Post
any ideas at all?

i really have tried many things including taking ownership of every file on my computer including everything in C:\Windows and subdirectories inside, rebooted multiple times, nothing seems to work, I cannot save networks D: I REALLY need this, it's very useful to save networks as I move around and it's much easier to not have to enter the network key every time I want to connect.

Hey CX

Whats the network setup like? also tell us abt your system, and was the OS clean install or upgrade?

Ken
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15 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

my network card is a "Intel (R) WiFi Link 4965 AGN"

the os is win 7 build 7600.16385 i did a clean install

my network setup is simple, a modem connected to a router which broadcasts a wireless and works fine for all my other computers running xp when they try to connect to it, it has a wireless ap and the ap uses wep encryption. i don't know why win 7 is doing this now, never had this prob in the beta or rc :/ i already have my appropriate drivers for my network card installed from the manufacturers site too.

i also tried the troubleshooter, it said nothing is wrong :/

EDIT: Could there be a group policy or local security policy setting somewhere that could disable adding saved networks? There are a lot of entries in there so I don't want to go through all of them to check, but if there is such a setting that might be the problem, though I highly doubt ms would make a setting like that and even then how would that setting have enabled itself
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16 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

really need help on this, nothing is working... ><
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16 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ClericX View Post
really need help on this, nothing is working... ><
CX


First thing I would do is find out if it works in the clear (no wep/wpa). If it still doesnt work what firewall/av setup are you using? If it works wo password then thats the problem.

Ok so firewall antinvirus, password, etc.

Let us know

Ken
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16 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Firewall = None, Windows Firewall is also disabled.
Antivirus = AVG 8.5, Windows Defender is disabled.
I tried it without a password many times before and yet again now, but I cannot add a network regardless of if it has a password or not, I always get access denied.

Any ideas?

(As a side note, I don't know if this has anything to do with it but whenever AVG tries to update, it always gets a "General Error" and will not tell me any more than that. I have to go to C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\ and run avgupd.exe for it to update.

OH, and whenever I try to delete temporary update files through the option in AVG's tools menu, I get another access denied error, " Deleting temporary update files has failed. Access is denied." Why are my applications giving me these messages?? I am a fully priveleged administrator user and UAC is set to the lowest level to never alert me or block stuff.)
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16 Aug 2009   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Clean install or upgrade?

Ken
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16 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7600 RTM
 
 

as i mentioned, clean install
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16 Aug 2009   #10

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ClericX View Post
I tried it without a password many times before and yet again now, but I cannot add a network regardless of if it has a password or not, I always get access denied.
Hi Clericx,

This is not a permissions problem.

You are denied access before the wireless even gets a chance to connect.

You say you have tried without password, but have you also disabled password on your wireless router?

You have to disable password on the computer and the router.

Are you sure you are connecting to the right network? and not your neighbors?

Also check in the router under advanced wireless, that restricted access is off.
Restricted access only allows preset mac addresses.

good luck
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