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Windows 7: Atheros AR5007 802.11 e/g problem

06 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Atheros AR5007 802.11 e/g problem

I recently updated my machine from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate (realize this may be the problem) on my HP Pavilion dv6700 laptop and since I did so, I am unable to connect to the WEP secured wifi connection in my house. I understand more info may be needed but any ideas would be helpful thanks!

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06 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Disable your router security and see if you can connect. If you can, I'll wager it's a HEX vs ASCII issue you're having. Go here and generate a WEP key - you'll have access to the ASCII and HEX versions. Copy both to a text file, then enable WEP again and use the new generated key. If the ASCII doesn't work on the computer, try the HEX version.

But, in all honesty, you should use WPA2 with AES, if your hardware supports it. WEP is a very weak form of protection, and it isn't really recommended any more.
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