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Windows 7: See Wireless Network But Can't Connect to It

27 Feb 2010   #1
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 
See Wireless Network But Can't Connect to It

Just bought a new Acer Aspire Laptop today with Windows 7 Home. Out of the box and ready to go. I can see my wireless network in my network connections. I have tried to connect to it but it says its unable to connect. All my other computers in the house are able to connect wirlessly right now. I have reset the router but no help. I think I am missing soemthing fairly simple here whereas I can see my wireless networks and everyone elses in the neighborhood near me (all encrypted so I can't try thiers).

What am I missing?


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27 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katahdin View Post
Just bought a new Acer Aspire Laptop today with Windows 7 Home. Out of the box and ready to go. I can see my wireless network in my network connections. I have tried to connect to it but it says its unable to connect. All my other computers in the house are able to connect wirlessly right now. I have reset the router but no help. I think I am missing soemthing fairly simple here whereas I can see my wireless networks and everyone elses in the neighborhood near me (all encrypted so I can't try thiers).

What am I missing?
Are you using homegroup for networking? are there any non win 7 computers on the network?

can you type cmd in search>ipconfig /all. take a screen shot and upload it to us

Ken
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 

I am not using homegroup for networking. There are 2 pcs total on the network that use XP Pro.


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27 Feb 2010   #4
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 

A little bit better (bigger) image for us to look at......


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28 Feb 2010   #5
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

enable netbios under tcpip and in services
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28 Feb 2010   #6
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Hmmmmm.......can't find a place to enable netbios in services or under TCIP anywhere.......
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28 Feb 2010   #7
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Just googled this problem and I see there are big problems with trying to connect Windows 7 to a wireless network. What a shame that Microsft released another buggy operating system. You would have thought they would have learned with VISTA.
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28 Feb 2010   #8
Katahdin

Windows 7 Home
 
 

I just plugged the laptop directly into the router and voola! It is connected to the internet and I am able to browse the web. Just need to fix the wireless part now...........
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28 Feb 2010   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How is your wireless network configured? Are you using WPA2/AES? Did you enter the SSID correctly and use the correct password? What actual error message did you get when you tried to connect to the network?

It helps if you provide your network configuration details, so we can properly diagnosis the problem.
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28 Feb 2010   #10
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You could have a firewall or anti virus preventing your from connecting wireless. I would check to see what came pre-installed.
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