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Windows 7: At my wit's end "windows was unable to connect"

04 Jun 2010   #11
lorraineg

Windows 7
 
 

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This is no doubt another A/V software causing a connection problem. Which ever A/V software or third party networking software is installed will need to be uninstalled completely in order to fix this problem. Disabling them doesn't work for some reason.


Maybe if I type everything in bold it will keep it from being repeated LOL.



Could have sworn I just mentioned that...is there an echo in here?

Lol....the odd thing is that when she came home from college two weeks ago, she picked up the network immediately. I'm assuming that her AV software hasn't changed since she got home. I'm assuming if I uninstall the offending AV I'm going to have to leave it off and install an alternative? It's her computer so I hate to start uninstalling programs.

I can go into her software and make it allow programs access, if I knew what to allow so that it would connect with WPA2 but I don't.

How much of a security issue would leaving it at WPA be?


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04 Jun 2010   #12
itsonlyme

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

"This is no doubt another A/V software causing a connection problem. Which ever A/V software or third party networking software is installed will need to be uninstalled completely in order to fix this problem. Disabling them doesn't work for some reason. "

I had a very similar problem eventually it was down to Kaspersky, although I read similar problems arise with other virus scanners/firewalls.

Go to the properties for the wireless network connection and look for NDIS 6 Filter (probably preceeded by some scanner name). Take the tick out of the box, click OK and hopefully...............?

Malcolm
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04 Jun 2010   #13
Darkmage

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorraineg View Post
How much of a security issue would leaving it at WPA be?
Not much of one, honestly. There are few freeloaders/malcontents who would be willing to crack WPA security just to hop on your wireless network. There are much easier targets out there.

You're not trying to make it impossible. You're just trying to make it not worth the effort.
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30 Apr 2011   #14
paulmc2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I suspect the Microsoft have messed up again. The standard response from "experts" on forums is to blame a virus or anti-virus. This thread is very old, so has the "real" cause and solution been found. I am experiencing the same problem. We get these sorts of problems with every new release of windows. Perhaps if we all throw eggs at Microsoft buildings and staff these problems will get solved quicker.
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30 Apr 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Run the network troubleshooter from System Tray.

Unlike previous versions of Windows, the troubleshooters actually fix things and are rather dogged in Win7.

This is actually a quantum leap from MS. I never have to muck into IPconfig any more since the troubleshooter does it all.
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30 Apr 2011   #16
paulmc2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The troubleshooters don't work. Try turning off the DHCP client service on your PC and run the troubleshooter. It does not tell you that this is off even though you need it, depending on your setup. The problem with trouble shooters is that they promote ignorance by auto fixing things. I rather be told what is wrong and what to change it myself. The problem is caused by windows trying to be clever, and turning off something. I just don't know what it is.
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30 Apr 2011   #17
paulmc2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Some good news. I got it to reconnect by stopping the WLAN Autoconfig service and then restarting it.This did require me to re-enter the security key again, but at least I did not have to reboot and restart the rooter.
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30 Apr 2011   #18
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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The problem is caused by windows trying to be clever, and turning off something. I just don't know what it is.
Ahh yes, have no idea what it is, but it's Windows and MS's Fault.
Couldn't possibly be some 3rd party software, nah, no way, that's just dumb.
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03 May 2011   #19
paulmc2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
YES it is Microsoft's fault

YES it is Microsoft's fault. They produce the OS, the wireless driver is microsoft certified. It works using wire. It worked 2 days ago. I like MS, I use their software almost every day, but they are far from perfect.
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03 May 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

We would know it is MS fault if there were a recurring pattern of this exact problem, but there isn't. It's rare, in fact.

Try turning off everything in msconfig>Startup except your AV and gadgets/stickies. Startup Programs - Change

Then after restarts click on msconfig>Services tab, Hide All MS Services to see what's still running without your knowledge. Turn it off in the Program preferences or uninstall it.
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