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Windows 7: Windows 7 Wireless Issue

23 Oct 2009   #1
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Wireless Issue

Okay so I got Windows 7 Professional for $30 for the main computer at my apartment. This computer was previously running Vista 32 Bit I believe. So I looked it up and found the thread to overcome THAT issue.

Created the ISO, burned it, installed Win7, and I thought that everything had gone smoothly.

HOWEVER after the initial setup I went to the bottom right to connect wirelessly to my Linksys router (WRT610N) and I chose to connect. It asked for the password of course and I put in what I thought was the right password. It said that it wasn't correct.

So I went into my file folders and looked it up to be doubly sure I was typing in the right words. And I was. Yet it still kept saying that it was "incorrect". I then plugged in an ethernet cable from the router to the back of the computer and of course the internet was flowing again.

However I don't want to use that cable. The wireless was working just fine with Vista and now it's not. There are 2 other laptops here (mine and my brothers right now) and both of them were able to disconnect and reconnect using the password we had created.

Just to make sure that it wasn't something to do with the router I logged into the router's homepage went into wireless security tab and changed the password. I then saved it.

Tried reconnecting with all 3 machines. The laptops had no issues but the Windows 7 machine is the one that refuses to connect wirelessly.

Am I doing something wrong? Or could something have gone wrong with the installation? I haven't entered a product key in yet and I have NOT activated Windows 7 yet? Could that be the issue?

Sorry for the long wall of text....I'm just really concerned and want to make sure I've given all the necessary info.


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23 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please update your system specs.

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tem-specs.html

There have been a few threads about this - I'm certain if you look around on this board you'll find one or two that might help. Have you done any research on this forum yet? I recall posting a fix in one of them.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAzzalleLion View Post
Okay so I got Windows 7 Professional for $30 for the main computer at my apartment. This computer was previously running Vista 32 Bit I believe. So I looked it up and found the thread to overcome THAT issue.

Created the ISO, burned it, installed Win7, and I thought that everything had gone smoothly.

HOWEVER after the initial setup I went to the bottom right to connect wirelessly to my Linksys router (WRT610N) and I chose to connect. It asked for the password of course and I put in what I thought was the right password. It said that it wasn't correct.

So I went into my file folders and looked it up to be doubly sure I was typing in the right words. And I was. Yet it still kept saying that it was "incorrect". I then plugged in an ethernet cable from the router to the back of the computer and of course the internet was flowing again.

However I don't want to use that cable. The wireless was working just fine with Vista and now it's not. There are 2 other laptops here (mine and my brothers right now) and both of them were able to disconnect and reconnect using the password we had created.

Just to make sure that it wasn't something to do with the router I logged into the router's homepage went into wireless security tab and changed the password. I then saved it.

Tried reconnecting with all 3 machines. The laptops had no issues but the Windows 7 machine is the one that refuses to connect wirelessly.

Am I doing something wrong? Or could something have gone wrong with the installation? I haven't entered a product key in yet and I have NOT activated Windows 7 yet? Could that be the issue?

Sorry for the long wall of text....I'm just really concerned and want to make sure I've given all the necessary info.
what type of encryption are you using??
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23 Oct 2009   #4
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

No I just came across this forum and registered asap....

The only thing I can think of is that I did a clean install on the C drive (I have an HP system so I kept the recovery partition).

The clean install would get rid of all drivers...basically everything right? So I may have to go to HP's website or use Windows Update to get all the latest drivers for the wireless adapter...

And then it might work properly?
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23 Oct 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAzzalleLion View Post
No I just came across this forum and registered asap....

The only thing I can think of is that I did a clean install on the C drive (I have an HP system so I kept the recovery partition).

The clean install would get rid of all drivers...basically everything right? So I may have to go to HP's website or use Windows Update to get all the latest drivers for the wireless adapter...

And then it might work properly?
Spend some time looking around in this board. If you can't find anything, post again.
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23 Oct 2009   #6
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
what type of encryption are you using??
Security Mode: WPA-Personal
Encryption: TKIP
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23 Oct 2009   #7
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAzzalleLion View Post
No I just came across this forum and registered asap....

The only thing I can think of is that I did a clean install on the C drive (I have an HP system so I kept the recovery partition).

The clean install would get rid of all drivers...basically everything right? So I may have to go to HP's website or use Windows Update to get all the latest drivers for the wireless adapter...

And then it might work properly?
Spend some time looking around in this board. If you can't find anything, post again.
I've got classes in like an hour and half dude so if you know something could possibly help it'd be great if I could just skip that whole part....
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23 Oct 2009   #8
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hewlett Packard Computer Information
  • Model: HP Pavilion a6460t Customizable Desktop PC
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium with SP 1 (32-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4600 (2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024)
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA
  • Video Card: Integrated Graphics Intel Media Accelerator 3100
  • Wireless Network Card: Lite On 802.11 b/g USB Wireless LAN card
  • Optical Drive: LightScribe SuperMulti 16X DVD (+/-) R/RW
  • Sound: Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/front audio ports
  • Monitor: HP w1907 19-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
  • Keyboard & Mouse: HP Keyboard and HP Optical Mouse
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23 Oct 2009   #9
TheAzzalleLion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I saw this in another thread and this is exactly what I'm going thru...and it's really starting to piss me off. I've got a lot of stuff to do today. I just want to get this fixed asap and move on....

"Hi folks, I am running Win 7 on my desktop and Vista Home Premium on my laptop, and am unable to connect to the wireless network at all on my Win 7 desktop. I can see the wireless network, but when I attempt to connect I am told that my security key is invalid instantly (it doesn't attempt to connect at all, just instantly says invalid security key). I have no trouble connecting on my Vista laptop, and when I was running Vista on this same desktop previously I had no trouble connecting.

Network security setting is WPA Personal, TKIP.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe Win7 wants a security key and I am entering a passphrase. Is there a difference between these two things? Any help is much appreciated!"

I'm glad this isn't only me. This has to be something wrong with Windows 7.
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23 Oct 2009   #10
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you also are entering the "passphrase" rather than the "security key," there is usually a difference between these two things, and I'm not sure whether Windows 7 can accept either/or for WPA Personal. Both should be visible in your router's settings screen, anyhow.
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