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Can't connect to home wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sulta, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. Sulta

    Sulta Thread Starter

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    I have a work supplied laptop. Used to be able to connect to my home wireless network - this stopped working last week. It can connect to other wireless networks, both at the office and other public places, but can't connect to my home network.

    I've tried:
    Manually creating the wireless network
    Removing the profile from regedit
    Removing the profile from ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvcs\Profiles

    It sees the network and attempts to connect, but never successfully connect. I have other laptops at home that are working just fine. The network is setup with WEP security, and I've entered/reentered the password several times.

    Note, when I started this, the home network did not appear under the Manage Wireless Networks list in the Network and Sharing
    Center.

    I'm at a loss on what to try next....
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful then re-enable encryption and try to reconnect.

    If WEP doesn't work try WPA(2)-PSK. Vista and newer versions of Windows sometimes struggle with WEP, especially with older routers. A firmware update, if one is available, may help.
     
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