Hi everyone - first-time poster, signed up to ask this question. I wasn't sure whether to post it here or on General Discussion
I live in a shared house (i.e. own rooms, communal kitchen/bathroom) and have been given the SSID and wireless password to his router by one of my housemates, for a small contribution to his monthly fee.
I've connected successfully from a Win 10 PC, but a second Win 7 PC fails to connect; if I set the security type to WPA2-Personal (which is what the successfully connected Win 10 PC says it is using), the same password is rejected as invalid. (I've tried all sorts of troubleshooting efforts from the web, to no avail; oddly, if I change the security type to 802.11, I get prompted for a both a username and password, but I don't know what the username is and the housemate claims not to, either).
Because I want both machines online, I signed up with my housemate's ISP, Virginmedia, for a router of my own, with no landline. Virginmedia have asked for confirmation of the address because of the existing account, and have now said they'll need the housemate's permission before I can have a router there too. I was surprised by this, but can't find any justification via Google searches.
It's just occurred to me while typing all this that the reason for that could be because there is only one actual phone line to access their fibre optic system. There's a Cable & Wireless phone point in my room, and I'm assuming that any prospective ISP has a way of knowing whether it's connected and working.
So, after all this rambling(!) I suppose I have two actual questions: -
1. Is there an easy way of fixing the issue of falied access from the Win 7 PC, using the same password which works for the Win 10 PC? (I've tried switching the dongles over, so it's not that).
2. Do Virginmedia really need my housemate's permission in order for me to have my own account and router?
Thanks for reading - all feedback gratefully received!