Then, I selected disable at the "wi fi protected setup (wps)" option.
It was a very easy fix, after all the time I wasted.... Hope it helps: Another possibility for anyone else out there who happens to find this thread while searching for problems is that the Laptop if its old enough and running windows XP, does not have the ability to recognize the WPA2 security protocols, which if a new router is installed, is probably the security the network has.
This is a really easy fix: First download the Microsoft XP update KB893357 on a computer that has internet and get it to the computer that doesn't via flash drive or burning it to a CD.
You will need to re-enter the password for the router but hopefully now it will connect for you. Mini Tool Checkmark following boxes: Flush DNS Reset FF proxy Settings Reset Ie Proxy Settings Report IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size List Devices (problems only) Click Go and post the result.
If not then please send me the log below from the machine in question but run the tool when the machine is in range of your router and says it is connected and all of that jive. I got it fixed, using some advice from another forum ( ), the details of which I will paste below.
Find your wireless driver right click select uninstall.