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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not connect to a home network

10 Jan 2010   #1
peterjustin

Vista and Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 will not connect to a home network

I have little computer knowledge so please be gentle with this. I have just set up a secure home network with a Vista computer. This has happily picked up an XP computer but not one running Windows 7. The network key just does not work although it says that it does on the USB flash drive. The 7 computer picked up the internet connection before it was security enabled. So:

1 Does anyone have an answer to make the 7 connection work; or

2 Can I remove the security and go back to an unsecured network which the 7 computer will work on once again?


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11 Jan 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi peterjustin,

Please read this tutorial, follow its instructions, then come back and let us know if you were successful: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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11 Jan 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterjustin View Post
I have little computer knowledge so please be gentle with this. I have just set up a secure home network with a Vista computer. This has happily picked up an XP computer but not one running Windows 7. The network key just does not work although it says that it does on the USB flash drive. The 7 computer picked up the internet connection before it was security enabled. So:

1 Does anyone have an answer to make the 7 connection work; or

2 Can I remove the security and go back to an unsecured network which the 7 computer will work on once again?
I had a similar problem when I tried to use the built in security password on my router, you know the really long one that is impossible to rememeber. It simply did not work for me at all. I ended up creating my own password in the router control panel and it worked when I punched it into my Win 7 wireless machine.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
peterjustin

Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, Walker I will give that a go and see if it works. Will let you know.
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