Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc
Agreed. Setting it to WPA or WPA2 is best way to go, but maybe his router doesn't support it.
There is no WEP in Windows 7.
Or it must be the shared or 802.1x options?
Thank you squonksc, you have raised a good point!
I dug a little deeper into WPA and learned that WPA and WPA2 require a RADIUS server to implement, something a home network is not likely to have. That leaves WPA-PSK, or the improved WPA-PSK2 as a solution for a home wireless network. The PSK stands for "Pre Shared Key" and is sometimes referred to as WPA-Personal.
If the OP's router does not support WPA-PSK, he will need to inquire about a firmware update, or a replacement wireless router supporting the WPA-PSK standard. As WPA will soon become the required standard of all manufacturers, most current wireless cards no longer support WEP, it is not a Windows 7 issue, it is a current driver issue ie: not supporting the outdated WEP.