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My computer won't let me type in passwords for security-enabled wireless connections.

Asked by roysters5 (61 points ) July 21st, 2010

When ever I click on a full signal security-enabled network to connect to the internet, instead of coming up with the password box, my computer says:

“Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again.”

I even tried going to the networks properties and typing the password in, but it still didn’t work.
It used to allow me onto many different networks.

Any ideas would help out a lot! Thanks!

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jaytkay's avatar

Recently I had that problem. The cause turned out to be a setting on the wireless router.

—The router setting was “802.11n-only”
—The computer had an older 802.11g wireless card
—The fix was changing the router setting to “802.11n and 802.11g”.

Mr_Paradox's avatar

Hit it with a hammer. If that doesn’t work get a bigger hammer and repeat until it works.

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