Trendnet router won't connect all Win 7 PCs

November 30, 2013 at 18:01:41
Specs: Windows 7
Two Windows & laptops connect to the new Trendnet AC1200 router and two don't. We're setting them up the same way. All connected to the old slow netgear. The ones that do are 802.11b/g/n. The ones that don't have one b/g interface and the other just n, but the router should do all those anyway. The router sees them and asks for the WPA key but then they don't get in. One has an error message about the certificate. There is no access list on the router.

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#1
November 30, 2013 at 18:28:19
Are the clocks on each PC set correctly?

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#2
December 1, 2013 at 08:35:57
guapo,

What are you talking about? The clock has nothing to do with wireless connectivity.


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#3
December 1, 2013 at 08:46:27
Girasol,

Did you configure both wireless connections (2.4GHz and 5GHz) in the router?

Start by temporarily removing the WPA security and configure both G and N connections. I often include the G and N in the SSID so that I can easily identify which one I'm connecting to.

Once you confirm that they can connect without the WPA security, you can then take the next step and add that back in, but I'd suggest using WPA2 as long as all devices support that level, otherwise drop it down to WPA.

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#4
December 1, 2013 at 08:54:40
Additionally, you should carefully read the router's manual. Specifically, you should read pages 13 thru 20. There are a number of "gotcha's" in configuring the security settings.

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#5
December 1, 2013 at 20:16:52
Fishmonger, the clock has to do with certificate error messages.

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