I have installed Windows 7 Professional on a Dell D610 without any bells and whistles. 512MB of RAM, 40GB HD config'ed w/ 2 partitions.
Before I loaded any software on it for the end-user I wanted to get the wireless NIC connected to the Netgear Wap. Once the card detected my AP I tried to connect by typing in my key (as prompted). No luck even after numberous attempt.
I suspect that Win7 doesn't like WEP encryption.
Any ideas anyone?