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Windows 7: Windows can't figure out a router password doesn't match

29 Jun 2010   #1
davesev

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Windows can't figure out a router password doesn't match

I replaced my router and changed the password, and Windows 7 reported there was a network error, went through the troubleshooter (including restarting network services and the like), and said it couldn't find the problem. When I went into Properties on the wireless connection and updated the password, it connected fine.

Why can't Windows 7 detect something as easy as a password not matching?


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29 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhinged View Post
I replaced my router and changed the password, and Windows 7 reported there was a network error, went through the troubleshooter (including restarting network services and the like), and said it couldn't find the problem. When I went into Properties on the wireless connection and updated the password, it connected fine.

Why can't Windows 7 detect something as easy as a password not matching?
Windows may not be able to tell the passwords dont match because the router might not be reporting it. this happens on older routers
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