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    Default Can't connect to this network.

    Hi all,

    I have the Windows 8 Release Preview and Internet is 2WIRE.

    When I click on my Internet 2WIRE, it says checking network requirements then it says can't connect to this network.

    Any fix?

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    Have you tried running Network Diagnostics to fix the issue? Right Click onto your network icon, & select "Troubleshoot problems".

    See if that helps. It should reset everything & retry to connect.

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    I would also reboot your modem and router, then run the T/S'er.

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    That's usually what I end up doing, though most times the troubleshooter will take care of any issue, sometimes they'll return. It's then that I reboot my modem & router, usually after that, it's all that's needed. Flushing the two of them only takes a couple of minutes.

    At the time I answered the question, I should have thought of it, but had been on here for quite some time last night. Was very tired at the time this thread came up, & didn't want to leave it unanswered. Have been also doing a lot today to prepare my desktop for the upcoming promo of Windows 8 Pro.

    Hopefully, Allison will return & see the updated postings.

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    My System Specs, by Speccy: Updated on 12/26/1013

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    I would suggest you to download the Network adapter drivers from the manufacturer’s website on a different computer and then, save the driver to an USB drive and install the drivers on the computer running Windows 8 Release Preview. You need to uninstall and reinstall Network adapter driver in Windows 7 compatibility mode.

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    On my notebook, Win 8 RP picked up the wireless drivers & never missed a beat (Intel Wi-Fi Link 1000 BGN), but my HP desktop with a Atheros AR5007EG wi-fi card is a different story.

    No matter the driver (some "Windows 8 Compatible"), I've not got this going with success. In fact, it's the only component in Device Manager that gives me trouble. I've tried all sorts of Compatibility modes, burned them to CD to allow the Device Manager to find the right one (this worked well with some drivers/apps on my MSI).

    I also have a hunch that's the device that's causing me BSOD's during installing the OS. But it's under warranty until mid January of next year, so I can't tear it down & remove it right now. The desktop's frame is made of flimsy plastic, it's likely to crack, or leave traces of a tear down behind, so I'm putting up with it until then. I don't want to void the warranty. But I'll still have time to beat the January 31 deadline for Win 8 Pro + Media Center for $40.

    If I could find the right driver, I could use nLite to slipstream it into the install disk, hopefully eliminating the BSOD issue. Some wireless drivers are simply a PITA to install on Windows 8 RP, especially with HP computers. This isn't the first HP that I've had this issue with, & the others were newer cards. I believe that HP does this to force a computer upgrade, but they won't get one out of me, never again.

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    My System Specs, by Speccy: Updated on 12/26/1013

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/S...nHzCXZb8cI37Mn Toshiba A665-S6086 Notebook (windows 8.1 Pro)

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/E...SOuzM7JGBJMmYK MSI FX603-064US Notebook (Windows 8.1 Pro)

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/e...pgWw3K3K3BsbdE Dell XPS 8700 Desktop PC (Windows 7 Pro) New Downgrade....Upgrade for me!

    NEW!! Emsisoft Emergency Kit 4! Scans every file on your drive looking for infections of all types. Keep on a USB stick for portable use on any Windows computer. Great for scanning new installs, in addition to it's main purpose, deep scanning for malware.

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/

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    Default Re: Can't connect to this network.

    Thread closed due to nonsense posts.

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    My System Specs, by Speccy: Updated on 12/26/1013

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/S...nHzCXZb8cI37Mn Toshiba A665-S6086 Notebook (windows 8.1 Pro)

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/E...SOuzM7JGBJMmYK MSI FX603-064US Notebook (Windows 8.1 Pro)

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/e...pgWw3K3K3BsbdE Dell XPS 8700 Desktop PC (Windows 7 Pro) New Downgrade....Upgrade for me!

    NEW!! Emsisoft Emergency Kit 4! Scans every file on your drive looking for infections of all types. Keep on a USB stick for portable use on any Windows computer. Great for scanning new installs, in addition to it's main purpose, deep scanning for malware.

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/

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