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23 Mar 2010   #1
Slowky

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Wireless trouble with

My flatmate recently changed our Linksys router settings to WPA-Personal TFIG with a passcode so that our neighbors would stop stealing the internets. My xp computer works just fine with it's linksys network adapter and correct network password, however my windows 7 computer cannot connect. It worked 100% fine before it was changed, and now every time I attempt to connect it asks for the passcode ( I type it in correctly), and then it asks me for it again. I type it in and it just says the key or "passphrase is incorrect" every time.

I attempted to use my linksys adapted on my windows 7 computer but I got the exact same problem, so the problem does not lie in the adapter.


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23 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Try switching from Homegroup to Workgroup (what XP uses) and disabling IPv6 on your Windows 7 computers.
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23 Mar 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Fred is right. Homegroup was designed for computers using Windows Seven; it does not play nice with other OS's. You can make it work; but it takes some effort. Workgroups is a better arrangement for different OS's.
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23 Mar 2010   #4
Slowky

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Try switching from Homegroup to Workgroup (what XP uses) and disabling IPv6 on your Windows 7 computers.
How would I go about doing that exactly?
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23 Mar 2010   #5
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'm not in front of my computer right now but open Networking options and it should say Home as the display type. It will say Joined on the right. Click it and change the connection type to Work. Then go to advanced settings, properties and uncheck the box that's says IPv6.

If you're still having trouble, Carl or someone else can help because Im on iPhone.
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23 Mar 2010   #6
Slowky

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I'm not in front of my computer right now but open Networking options and it should say Home as the display type. It will say Joined on the right. Click it and change the connection type to Work. Then go to advanced settings, properties and uncheck the box that's says IPv6.

If you're still having trouble, Carl or someone else can help because Im on iPhone.
I'm currently not connected to any network, this thing is being very cruel to me. I don't understand where to change a wireless network from homegroup to workgroup while I am setting up the connection (I opened my networking options like you said but there was nothing about changing HOME to WORK, only thing on topic was at the bottom left there was a see also: Homegroup. I clicked on it and it just says "This computer can't connect to a homegroup.") Even when the network is set up, it still says I have no connection.
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23 Mar 2010   #7
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'll be home soon. Hang in there
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23 Mar 2010   #8
Slowky

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I'll be home soon. Hang in there
Thanks Fred. Let me try to give you a better understanding of my problem.

When I attempt to connect to our network it says "Getting information from linksys..." then prompts me for a security key *below the text box it says "You can also connect by pushing the button on the router" showing a picture of a refresh button on a box* after I type my passcode into the text box it shows 1 of 2 things. Either a new window comes up saying "Windows was unable to connect to this network" or, a different new window shows up with another text box asking me for the passcode again, this time with no picture or message about the router. No matter what I enter in the text box, it always just says "incorrect passphrase or code"

I went to the homegroup page under Network and saw nothing about Workgroup, however I did notice I was connected to a homegroup so I left it, I can no longer connect to any homegroups.

EDIT!: My flatmate just changed the router settings to WPA-Personal 2 / AES same password. And now when I try to connect to our network it takes the password, and connects for literally a second. I even opened up firefox and hit refresh for the second I was connected, and the website popped up, then I lost internet immediately.
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23 Mar 2010   #9
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Here's how to do it:



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