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Windows 7: Netbook won't connect to WPA2 protected network

18 Nov 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Please try a reset on the router and re-configure from scratch, please have your isp details to hand ready to re-configure your router in order to connect to the internet and setup your wireless again on the router before doing the reset.

To reset router use an opened paperclip and insert into small hole on back of router and press and hold for between 10 to 20 seconds until all lights on router light up to indicte that the router has reset, then please re-configure with your isp details.

Delete any existing wireless profiles on your computer before trying to connect wirelessly again.
Hum my TP-Link resets with a reboot of the router 10 secs off then on again - tried that?


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19 Nov 2012   #12
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firedragon View Post
Update: Nothing that has been suggested works. The router doesn't allow you to select TKIP or AES, it just gives the option of WPA, WPA2 or both. I've tried all combinations possible, changing the security settings on the netbook as I go.

So to see if it was the router or the wireless card, I have plugged in my old BT Homehub router, and the netbook connects first time. It accepts the password and is connected via WPA2 using AES. No problems. So does this mean that my D-Link router is a bit dodgy?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Please try a reset on the router and re-configure from scratch, please have your isp details to hand ready to re-configure your router in order to connect to the internet and setup your wireless again on the router before doing the reset.

To reset router use an opened paperclip and insert into small hole on back of router and press and hold for between 10 to 20 seconds until all lights on router light up to indicte that the router has reset, then please re-configure with your isp details.

Delete any existing wireless profiles on your computer before trying to connect wirelessly again.
Hum my TP-Link resets with a reboot of the router 10 secs off then on again - tried that?

I believe the OP has tried that and all other suggestions doing a reset should clear any settings that may have been inadvertenly set, once the OP comes back we shall see if the reset and re-configuration has helped and we can advise further.
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24 Jan 2013   #13
stephglo

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

firedragon, I am having a very similar issue with two Windows 7 laptops (Windows 7 identifies WPA2 network as WEP). You might try installing the free program xirrus wi-fi inspector. I'd be curious to see if it initially identifies your network correctly as WPA2 but then mis-identifies it as WEP once you've keyed in the password. I've seen this happen over and over again on these two machines while others connect happily with no problem at all. If you do, let me know. I'm strongly suspecting and windows 7 issue at this point but have yet to find a solution other than removing all security.
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