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Windows 7: Can see wireless router, but cant connect

11 Jan 2010   #1
timtimtimmy

windows 7
 
 
Can see wireless router, but cant connect

So I upgraded to windows7 a couple of days ago, and am completely unable to connect to the wireless router. I have tried numerous drivers. My wireless network adapter is a realtek rtl8187 wireless. Im able to see the networks, but everytime i go to connect it just wont. Whenever i use a wired connection to the router it works. please help.


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11 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Welcome to the forum tim,

What is the make model and version number of your router?

Are you using 32 or 64 bit version of Win7?
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11 Jan 2010   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds familiar. A new router fixed it for me.

New Laptop can't connect to WRT54GS
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11 Jan 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Sounds familiar. A new router fixed it for me.

New Laptop can't connect to WRT54GS
LOL nate, darn straight it did. Man between these hardware problems and people setting up Homegroups in a non Windows 7 network environment....wow
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11 Jan 2010   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yea, lol, it's enough to keep you network guys busy.

I flashed my new router with DD-WRT and love it. Thanks again.

I hope the OP can get some help, but it may be a hardware issue. The gut I sold my WRT54GS to could not get it to work either. (wireless part) so that makes me think it's Windows 7 64 bit.
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11 Jan 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes the older routers and Win 7 64 wireless isn't working too well at all. Obviously some major changes took place in the 64 bit network stack. Your router still seems to work with 32 and 64 wired but wireless 64 is a problem.
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02 Jul 2010   #7
pirsquare

window 7
 
 
yet another who can't connect wirelessly

running Win7 64-bit Home Premium - have two XP laptops that connect effortlessly to home wireless network (AT&T). Daughter came home from school and entered WRONG wireless key. Windows can 'see' the network (strength = excellent) but cannot connect... AND it give's me NO options to change password.
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02 Jul 2010   #8
ericgosai

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, i can see my wireless network, but occasionally it would tell me that it is unable to connect. need some helpp
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