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Windows 7: WPA connection to my Netgear Router does not appear as an option

07 Mar 2012   #1
purrington

Windows 7, 84 bit
 
 
WPA connection to my Netgear Router does not appear as an option

I am trying to set up WPA security on my new Dell Inspiron Laptop,

When I go to "Help and Support" for instructions it says:


"The Set Up a Network wizard will guide you through setting up a security key.

Click to open Set Up a Network."

My problem is when I "Click to open Set up a Network" it only shows my neighbor's router [A Linksys WRT110]. My Netgear WGR614v6 does not show up as an option to connect to.

How may I resolve this issue?

Thank you


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07 Mar 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Is your router currently broadcasting a wireless signal? If it is, is "Broadcast SSID" or similar turned ON?

Regards,
Golden
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08 Mar 2012   #3
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

In addition to Golden's advice, you may manually add your SSID (wireless network name).
How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks | 7 Tutorials

Also, it is recommended to setup your network's security to the highest level which is WPA2 if your router and all your network devices supports, both WEP and WPA have been hacked.

An update will be nice.
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11 Mar 2012   #4
purrington

Windows 7, 84 bit
 
 
The advice on this site is great

Thank you both for your assistance.

The Tutorial was great at guiding me through the process.

Best regards

Purrington
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11 Mar 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Great - thanks for posting back.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #6
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Glad that we were able to help purrington.

You're Welcome.
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