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Windows 7: Signal strength good but no connection

14 Dec 2010   #11

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Thanks, very helpful. Is your SSID, the ones highlighted (SKY...)? If that's the one please change the Channel to 6 or 1 and see it it helps. Do you have the UserName and Password for your router.

Also, we have suggested for you that it's extremely impt. to download the latest firmware of your router. chev65 has provided you with the link. Please update your Atheros driver too.

If none of the above works, I hope it does :), then we'll move on.

An fyi...this device works for me with high-gain removable antenna=>

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14 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

If your connection is the one showing as Sky46406? rather than useing WPA TKIP you will definately want to use WPA security and AES encryption, if your router has it. TKIP was never the accepted standard, it can cause connection problems and simply does not work as well as AES. You will want to change the setting on your router to use WPA and AES only, not mixed. and then go through your wireless connection manager in Windows 7 and change it to the same.

I don't think I'd go with channel 6 or 1 as it's already being used in your area, it looks like you have 4 or 5 channel 6's there. It's true that channel 1 ,6 and 11 don't overlap but in general I try to use a channel furthest from the other ones in the area. I'm using channel 9 myself because everyone seems to use 6, 1, or 11.
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