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    Connect wirelessly using windows 7

    This is a discussion on Connect wirelessly using windows 7 within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Can some body help I am unable to connect wirelessly using windows 7.It shows the sky network o\k and good ...

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      Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      Can some body help I am unable to connect wirelessly using windows 7.It shows the sky network o\k and good strength but will not connect password is correct. if I go into setting using ethernet and disable security it connects straight away. I have another drive with xp on and can get on alright with that, so it must be something in the settings in win7

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      If it connects with security disabled then it can only be an issue with your password etc, try changing them.

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      When you say password do you mean network key because I know thats right. Also why can I connect o\k when using xp . When i tryed a friends laptop and entered my network key it connected o\k.

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      I have not tried to connect Win7 with wireless yet, but does it give the option to use different types of encryption? It is possibly trying to use WEP or even WPA2 to connect. Make sure it is using WPA-PSK.

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      Thats what I have it set to

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      Try changing the password temporarily to something very simple like 1111aaaa.

      EDIT I have read that the drivers can cause this issue. Have a look at the wireless adapters web site and see if there is a later Win 7 driver available than the one you are using.

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      is this the wireless net key or something else

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      Have tryed changing password no difference. Also cannot find later driver but as it connects when security switched off in router cannot see how it can be the wireless adapter.Mind you I could be wrong.

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      Try changing your security to WEP. See if you get the same problem. Does it give any error message?

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      Re: Connect wirelessly using windows 7

      O\k changed to wep put in a password then generated key copyed that key when asked on connection . conected straight away no problems. switched back to wpa and cannot connect

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