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Windows 7: Lenovo Laptop with Windows 7 won't connect wireless with WRT160N V2.


25 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64
 
 
Lenovo Laptop with Windows 7 won't connect wireless with WRT160N V2.

Hi everyone, been searching the net for a while and still not finding a solution.

The router is connected to a HP laptop already thru the router wirelessly via WPA encryption. I can see my SSID and when prompt to enter my security key/passphrase, it says "windows was unable to connect", and when I click to trouble shoot problems, it says "window can't identify the problem". I'm using windows 7 with the Lenovo. I know the security key is correct because I went into http://192.168.1.1 and checked, and already connects to the HP. Also when I enter the wrong security code it says "invalid security code", it's when I enter the correct code it tells me that "windows was unable to connect to (my SSID).I'm going bonkers over this

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25 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try switching to WPA-2 encryption, you should be able to use the same SSID and password.

WPA is an outdated standard and Windows 7 doesn't like it so much depending on the wireless adaptor being used.
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25 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 64
 
 

Chev65, you are awesome! It worked! Hours and hours of researching and it was just one click. Thank you!
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25 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xzx77 View Post
Chev65, you are awesome! It worked! Hours and hours of researching and it was just one click. Thank you!
No problem at all.

For some reason Windows 7 doesn't like working with the old WAP standard.

This may be because it's outdated and not very secure at all.
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