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Windows 7: Unable to join home network on my Win 7 laptop- Why?

15 Aug 2015   #1

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Unable to join home network on my Win 7 laptop- Why?

Hi Chaps
your help and suggestions please. For a long time I have run 2 PC's which are cabled to a netgear modem router - also a windows XP laptop which is connected by wireless. A home network was established and all has been well for literally years.
Earlier this week I decided to flatten the Laptop and install Windows 7 32 bit - no problems in that regard, all works well.

My problem is that try as I may, I cannot get the laptop to join my home network - tried all the usual work arounds, but with no success.
1 - What have I missed?
2 - Would it be better to abandon that existing network and establish a new one?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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15 Aug 2015   #2

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This is now solved!

Purely acting upon a hunch - I simply changed the password number and when the new passwords were typed in.... instant result. You learn something everyday!
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15 Aug 2015   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Edit: Not needed, OP solved his problem and posted while I was typing my answer.
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