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Atheros AR9285 and Tenda Router connection problem.

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Are Tenda Router and Atheros AR9285 incompatible? My Lenovo z370 Ideapad has a built-it Atheros Wi-Fi device but, unfortunately, it cannot connect to my unsecured Tenda Router. I thought it was the OS (Windows 7) that was responsible for it but when I tried to insert and install a Realtek USB Wi-Fi device, it connected smoothly.

How will I solve this problem? Please help.

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Your OS has nothing to do with the connection to the router. If the router is configured to allow all clients to connect, then the problem is the Atheros device. Make sure that when you are connected, no other settings are configured for you network adapter (another IP address, dns, gateway, IPV4/IPV6). Go to Control Panel of your computer, then NetWork Connections and Manage Network Adapters when using Windows Vista/7/8 or Network Connections if you use Windows XP. Click properties on the Wireless adapter and set the method of obtaining the IP Address to Automatic. Then try and connect again.

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