Problems connecting to a network

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by drowny1, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. drowny1

    drowny1 New Member

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    Can anyone advise how I would go about fixing this. I am trying to connect to a network (I have a dell running on windows 7) and it keeps telling me that windows is unable to connect to the network-this is before I can even enter the security key. I know it is not a problem with the wireless because other people are able to connect to it fine.
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Do you have a MAC address filter on the router?

    What does Network and Sharing center show as far as red Xes, and have you tried the troubleshooter. Are you in a private network?
     
  3. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Have you got your wireless adapter set to automatically acquire both IP and DNS addresses?
     

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