This is not a solution but expounding on the problem. I am experiencing the same thing. I can see the wi-fi station I want to connect to, and the interface is correctly able to identify the type of security used by the station. And with any other device I can connect to the station using the correct password. But when attempting to connect with my Acer Aspire One running Windows 8, it fails to connect after taking a very long time to gather information (whatever that means).