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Windows 7: Not connecting to wireless network

17 Mar 2013   #1
chrishuh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Not connecting to wireless network

My mum's got a sony vaio running Win7 pro 64 and whenever she trie to connect to our network it just doesn't.

I open the list of available networks then click on our one and then click connect. Then the list disappears and that's it. It doesn't ask me to enter a password, and it doesn't connect. It does the same on every network i've tried it on. It used to work fine but has been like this for a few weeks now.

My dad's got the same laptop and he hasn't had any problems. I've tried reinstalling the driver but it still does it.

Has anyone heard of this before?


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17 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi

Are you putting in the correct password ? Do you have this symbol "" on the bottom next to the icon on the right hand side ?
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17 Mar 2013   #3
chrishuh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't even get as far as being asked to enter a password. As soon as i click on the Connect button the list just disappears and i have to start again. The wireless symbol next to the clock has a little yellow star on it.
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17 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try this out

Wireless Network - Remove then try to connect to it again

On your dads laptop . If its a windows 7 do the steps below to locate the WiFi network password

Steps to follow
Go to Control Panel>Network & Internet>Manage Wireless Networks and double-click your router icon then click the Security tab and enable Show Characters.
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17 Mar 2013   #5
chrishuh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've been able to see the security key on my dad's laptop, but i already know what that is anyway.

On my mum's laptop if i go to Manage wireless networks it doesn't list anything there, and when i click on the Add button nothing happens - the button is depressed but nothing loads up.
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17 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Was this a reinstall of Windows ?
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17 Mar 2013   #7
chrishuh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope. We bought the laptops together almost a year ago - they have identical specs, and we haven't had any problems since then, so have had no reason to reinstall Windows.
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