Can’t connect to any networks


Thread Starter
Nov 25, 2021
I’ve been having this problem for about a week and it still hasn’t resolved

Whenever I open my Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop it can’t find any available networks and WiFi keeps on being turned off despite me turning it on from Home Screen and settings multiple times.
If I try and press the Fn and the connectivity function key it only turns airplane mode on and off.
Recently the built in mouse has stopped working as well.
It is not reading Ethernet cables either.
I have tried every fix I could find and nothing works, these are some of them:
•Reinstalling drivers
•Disabling and enabling WiFi in control centre
•Doing a Network reset
By the way my laptop does not have a physical connectivity button
Would appreciate any help
Dec 29, 2020
•Doing a Network reset
How did you reset the network. Did you reset the winsock?
If you are running windows 10

  1. Right click on the Start button then choose Search.
  2. In the search bar, type cmd. ...
  3. Type netsh winsock reset into the Command Prompt window and press Enter on the keyboard to run the command.
  4. A message will appear saying to restart the computer to complete the reset.

If this does not help try and force a static ip when you plug in the ethernet cable
You will need to use another computer to find your ip range.
On a computer that works open the CMD and type in ipconfig /all press the enter key.
It will show you a range of numbers.
Then use a number in the range as a static ip
eg or
Leave the subnet and the gateway the same.

To set a static IP address in Windows 7, 8, and 10:

  1. Click Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center or Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click on Wi-Fi or Local Area Connection.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Select Use the following IP address.
  8. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, and DNS server.
  9. Click OK.
    Your computer displays a static IP address.
Try and connect
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