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windows 7 security blocks wifi installation?


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#1 roffles92

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:41 PM

I reformatted and upgraded from windows xp to windows 7 for my desktop. However, it did not put in a wifi access point. So I put in my CD with the wireless lan drivers and utilities and when I try to install it, Windows 7 says "This file cannot be opened. Your internet security settings prevent one or more of these files from being opened"

any ideas on how to fix it? can anyone link me to a website where i can install these drivers and put it on a flashdrive so i can transfer it onto my desktop?

i tried lowering all my internet security settings on low and turning off firewall to see if it would help, but no such luck.

i have ralink as my wifi hardware. is it possible that windows 7 does not support it? would that mean i have to downgrade to xp?

Edited by roffles92, 04 April 2010 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:53 PM

Can you give us more information on the ralink such as is it internal, external... and the model. Also what do you mean borrow wifi from your neighbor does he know you are doing it?
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:53 PM

"Borrowing" Wi-Fi from your neighbor is known as Piggybacking.

See here for the Legality of piggybacking.

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#4 roffles92

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:59 PM

ah i see, i'm really sorry. i didn't know i could get in trouble for it. i'll stop immediately. as of now, i'm at the public library since my desktop cannot access internet

Edited by roffles92, 04 April 2010 - 02:15 PM.





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