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Can't get Windows 8 to allow access to a wi-fi router

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    Can't get Windows 8 to allow access to a wi-fi router


    Yesterday I purchased a new Dell Laptop. In the setup and configuration the unit found my wireless network. I have two other PC's (not windows 8) two Kindles, two Cell phones and an IPAD on this router and all the Dell would say it it can't connect to this network. It won't ask for the passkey, it provides no additional information and I can't get online in my own network with this system. I can however log on to a neighbors unsecured network effortlessly.

    I am using an old airlink 101 wireless router that has been trouble free for several years. I tried to log onto airlink for a support inquiry but they no longer provide support for this model.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill830 View Post
    Yesterday I purchased a new Dell Laptop. In the setup and configuration the unit found my wireless network. I have two other PC's (not windows 8) two Kindles, two Cell phones and an IPAD on this router and all the Dell would say it it can't connect to this network. It won't ask for the passkey, it provides no additional information and I can't get online in my own network with this system. I can however log on to a neighbors unsecured network effortlessly.

    I am using an old airlink 101 wireless router that has been trouble free for several years. I tried to log onto airlink for a support inquiry but they no longer provide support for this model.

    Thoughts?
    If you can find an updated firmware version for this old router it may help, otherwise I'd suggest upgrading the router to a newer model. There have been many changes to the network stack over the years and just about every old router will require a firmware update in order to work with these newer Op systems.
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Can't get Windows 8 to allow access to a wi-fi router
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