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Windows 7: upgraded modum, now I have no wireless!

03 Mar 2010   #1

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upgraded modum, now I have no wireless!


I upgraded my modem yesterday so that I could have faster internet service. Now my laptop running Windows 7 cannot to our network. I get the error message that:

'Windows cannot connect to the hidden network "default" (My network is called default, not very original, I know).

If anyone has a solution to this very annoying issue, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks very much in advance,

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03 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Are you connecting wirelessly, or are you using a wired connection? If you wish to connect wirelessly, you will need to use a wired connection initially to configure both your computer and router/modem. See the instruction manual that came with your modem for details.
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03 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro

What is the make of your router? Sounds like you're going to have to log in and configure your device.
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03 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7

I have a D-Link 802.11g/2.4GHz modem which I understand was discontinued last year. Our other notebook running Vista works fine with the new modem (albeit after some tinkering) but the notebook running Win 7 gets no where. The computer is new, when I first brought it home (and when I still had the old modem) it connected right away with no issues.

Do you think I need an upgraded modem? Where would I go to "configure" this modem? Any advice you might have is greatly appreciated.


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 upgraded modum, now I have no wireless!

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