cannot see SSID on new computer

Linksys Wrt610n dual-n band wireless rou...
August 18, 2010 at 06:58:20
Specs: Windows 7
We have 3 new laptops: one is a MAC, the other 2 are Win7 systems. The MAC works fine on wireless. The Win systems do not see the network. If we enable the broadcast SSID, we still cannot see/connect to wireless.

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#1
August 18, 2010 at 07:17:32
sounds like your wifi cards are not activated,
check in device manager to be sure they are correctly installed.update drivers, uninstall/ reinstall the hardware

are you using a 3rd party wifi app? try using just the windows 7 wifi controller.

try alt-f2, to see if that switches the cards to active. different on different machines, the manual should tell you.

if the router is sending out its ssid then the problem lies with the wifi cards on the windows machines.so thats where to concentrate your immediate efforts.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
August 18, 2010 at 07:50:21
Am using the Win 7 wifi controller.
there are other networks showing available, but not mine.
dirver update attempted showed we are current.
disable/re-enables card, no difference.
AP originally not broadcasting SSID, so we did a manual configuration, did not work.
Enabled broadcast SSID, no difference...
Problem occuring on 2 new Win 7 machines, but have no problem with new Mac, or Win 7 machine we have had for a few months.

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#3
August 18, 2010 at 09:32:10
ok this is quite odd, you can see the ssid with one computer, but you cannot see it with the two windows machines, although you can see other networks in the area.
well there is then nothing wrong with the windows wifi, its working and seeing the available networks in the area.
you could open network sharing and manually try to add the ssid in question.
another point could be that the 801.11b,g,n transmit recieve are compatible. could it be that the windows machines are only trenmitting/receiving N ?and the router/other machines are G?
see if the router will transmit/receive on all three types.
or if the wifi cards in the windows machines will use all 3 types.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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