Posts Tagged 'Security'

Windows 7 – Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

Several weeks back I purchased a new HP NetBook for my wife to use for school. I set everything up and it worked flawlessly … except for the wireless. I could not get a dynamic IP address from the router. It was late, so I plugged in a static IP address and forgot about it. That is, until my wife tried to use her NetBook with the static IP on another network.
Ooops.
I started looking around and saw this particular question asked many times, with no definitive answer. I am sure that there are several possible solutions to this problem, but here is what worked for me. I simply changed the wireless security authentication from “WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK” to “WPA2-PSK.” The authentication on the router was not what windows was expecting.
AT&T Uverse Wireless Settings

AT&T Uverse Wireless Settings

Old Wireless Security Authentication

Old Wireless Security Authentication

New Wireless Security Authentication

New Wireless Security Authentication

~Ron