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Windows 7: Can't Connect to Wireless Network

03 Aug 2010   #1
aaronkp07

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can't Connect to Wireless Network

I have a new laptop from my school district. When at school, I am connected to our network through a docking station. When I brought it home and tried to connect to my wireless network, it doesn't give me the option to put in my network key. It shows my wireless network but when i click connect it gives me the message "Windows was unable to connect to this network"... Any help or ideas would be appreciated.


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03 Aug 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

First you should make sure that your router is using WPA2-AES for encryption. Most Win 7 drivers prefer this method of connection.

The links below might also help you to diagnose the problem.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...t-to-a-network

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...reless-network
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03 Aug 2010   #3
aaronkp07

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the info...

I had to go into my Network and Sharing Center and then Manage Wireless Networks then I had to manually add my network.
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03 Aug 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds good aaronkp07, thats how supposed to be done with Windows 7 so it makes sense that it worked for you.
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