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Windows 7: New Windows 7 Desktop won't connect to Wireless Network

24 May 2010   #1
josha42

Windows 7
 
 
New Windows 7 Desktop won't connect to Wireless Network

Hi there (my first post and it's an important one!)

I just bought a brand new desktop PC and had an ASUS PCE-N13 300Mbps wireless adapter installed. However, it seems as though Windows 7 won't let it connect to my router (Belkin N150 - only recently purchased too).

It shows on the task bar that the adapter can see the network with full bars and excellent connection however when I type in my passphrase (which I have been using for other laptops (XP and Windows 7) which work fine) it says the passphrase is incorrect. I even went into the router and double checked the passphrase was correct, tried multiple times but it still wont connect.

The security on the router is WPA/WPA2+AES+TPIK (or whatever).

I have read other forums about this problem which say to use WEP security but i tried that and that didn't work.

I'm wondering if someone who has had the same problem as I have has found a solution.

Some help please!!


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24 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

Try disabling the security all together, and see if you can connect.
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25 May 2010   #3
josha42

Windows 7
 
 

Hi thanks for replying. I disabled security and i can connect to the net. But I'd rather my network be secure
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25 May 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by josha42 View Post
Hi there (my first post and it's an important one!)

I just bought a brand new desktop PC and had an ASUS PCE-N13 300Mbps wireless adapter installed. However, it seems as though Windows 7 won't let it connect to my router (Belkin N150 - only recently purchased too).

It shows on the task bar that the adapter can see the network with full bars and excellent connection however when I type in my passphrase (which I have been using for other laptops (XP and Windows 7) which work fine) it says the passphrase is incorrect. I even went into the router and double checked the passphrase was correct, tried multiple times but it still wont connect.

The security on the router is WPA/WPA2+AES+TPIK (or whatever).

I have read other forums about this problem which say to use WEP security but i tried that and that didn't work.

I'm wondering if someone who has had the same problem as I have has found a solution.

Some help please!!
You try without passphrase? if it works its then an encryption problem.

You try resetting the router to the default UID and Pword?


Ken
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25 May 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should have the best luck using WPA-2 security with Windows 7, it's also much more secure than WEP. Certain older routers have problems using WEP with Windows 7 but sometimes a firmware upgrade will get that working for you. Be sure and enable SSID broadcast in your routers settings.
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26 May 2010   #6
josha42

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I have tried without security and it connects fine. I try with WPA/WPA2 and AES/TPIK and it just won't accept the passphrase. Its a new Belkin N150 wireless modem router so there are some settings different at either the router end or the adapter end... I'm just not sure what they are!
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