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Windows 7: Secured wireless router, now Windows 7 laptop can't connect.

25 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

In all reality its pointless to hide your SSID. If someone wants to see your SSID its not hard to figure out how to see a hidden one. With your SSID broadcasting with WPA2 and a strong password no novice will get into your wireless signal.

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25 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP

Have you tried reinstalling the wireless drivers on the laptop?
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25 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Updated the drivers, same problem. I then reflashed the router with new firmware and reset all the settings.
I then tried to connect with no security on the router and the laptop connects. I then changed the SSID to "Stevens" and then tried to connect. This is when the laptop asked what type of network this was (home, work, public). I chose home, it then connected. Then I changed security to WPA2-PSK and left SSID to broadcast. The laptop then asked for a password when trying to connect, I input the password and the laptop now connects to the router with security settings enabled. I also tried other devices in the house and they all work (I used the same settings as last night so I didn't have to change the other devices).

I have no idea why it didn't ask what type of connection it was yesterday.

Thanks again for all the help.
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 Secured wireless router, now Windows 7 laptop can't connect.

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