Win7: Where to enter wireless network key?

January 27, 2011 at 17:32:33
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gigabytes?
On a brand new computer with Windows 7, & new Linksys E2000 router that worked great unsecured, with SSID still broadcast (and computer detects it), the OS never offers a place to enter the network key. There seems to be no place to enter the appropriate key! Help?

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January 27, 2011 at 17:43:58
Did you configure they network key in the router?

Until you configure the wireless in the router then you won't get prompted to enter something that doesn't exist.


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January 27, 2011 at 19:22:20
Yes, StuartS, of course I entered the pre-shared WPA key into the router, after first verifying that the router worked as an unsecured device, with SSID broadcast on. Communication and Internet access was good (if I dare call UNsecured wireless "good"), but after the securing by entering the pre-shaped WPA key into the router (with SSID still on), the Windows-7 based laptop computer detected the SSID (and displayed the SSID name), along with a bar graph indicating very high signal strength. But I didn't find anywhere that I could enter the same pre-shared key into the (wireless) laptop!

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