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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:46 PM
Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:57 AM
Does the PC "see" the SSID of the router?
If it does, is the network showing as secured or unsecured?
Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:55 AM
Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:17 AM
Are you using the software that comes with the wireless adapter or the default Windows wireless utility?
I ask this because many times, the Windows utility does a better job & I've also seen some of these software options causing conflicts with one another. Though the provided software may give a few more features, the default Windows connection utility often tends to work better.
If this is the case, one can totally remove the software package (or disable it at Startup) & just use Windows for connections. In the case of a new adapter, just have the computer plugged into an Ethernet port on the router & run Windows Update to install the needed software for it to operate, rather than installing the provided software.
Once that's installed, then remove the Ethernet cable, it should be easy to log onto the connection. It should provide whatever security that the router has, so long as the adapter supports the features. Most any newly required adapter supports WPA2-PSK & other standards. Once connected, this can be seen in the Advanced settings or Properties of the connection (a little digging may be needed to find this).
Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues.
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