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    Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

    This is a discussion on Unable to make wireless connection WIN7 within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hey, I have two PC's running Windows 7. The first is on a wired connection to my Sky Netgear Router ...

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      Exclamation Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      Hey,

      I have two PC's running Windows 7. The first is on a wired connection to my Sky Netgear Router and has perfect internet connection.

      However, my new PC, I want a wireless connection. I have a D-Link Wireless doggle. I can see the network but when I connect to it, it asks for the 'Network Key' which it at accepts but then says, 'UNABLE TO CONNECT TO SKYXXXXX'

      I have tried everything and still says unable to connect.

      Please Please Advise


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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      Have you entered the network key in capitals? It's 8 letters, no numbers, in caps.

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      As a temporary measure, Disable the Security in your router and try to connect.

      If the Dlink installed its own wireless manager, disable it by using the Windows manager.

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      Have you entered the network key in capitals? It's 8 letters, no numbers, in caps.
      I have entered the network key which I have set on the router page (192.168.0.1)

      and disabling the security has no effect either

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      Are you using the Windows Manager?

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      To Do What?

      I changed the network key on the router setup page and am trying to connect through windows.

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      Go to the Network and Sharing centre, click Change adapter settings in the left pane, Right click your wireless adapter icon select Properties, then the Wireless Network Tab. Tick the box at the top next to Allow Windows to manage my wireless... Follow the instructions.

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      I right click and selet propities but there is no box to tick for allowing windows to manage my wireless.....

      where else can i activate it

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      If you are in the properties of the wireless adapter, you should have 3 tabs at the top. One of them is the Wireless networking.

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      Re: Unable to make wireless connection WIN7

      I have two tabs
      Sharing and Networking

     

     
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