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Cant find specific Wifi Network but works fine with other devices.

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  1. Damo209

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    So I am attempting to connect to the wifi network at my girlfriends place, which I have done fine previously, but my laptop cant find it at all. I have tried restrarting my laptop, installing new drivers for the atheros wireless adaptor, resetting the router, but it still wont show up. It connects fine to other (older and newer) devices, and works fine when connected via ethernet cable, but it is hardly practical to sit on top of the router all day.

    My laptop detects other networks fine, such as those of the neighbors and connects to my own home network fine. I have also tried deleting the saved network and manually connecting to the network while also checking the box about connecting even if the network is not broadcasting its SSID. Still nothing. I also checked power management settings and made sure it the network adaptor was using max performance power settings.

    Previously when I set up their router, it was broadcasting on a single channel between 1 and 11, cant remember exactly which, and I have no reason to believe they have changed it.

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    connect by ethernet and have a look at the name and channel- it could be using channel 12 or 13 which is allowed outside the US but your PC is using channels 1-11 if US based setting

    look at the SSID name and if indeed set to broadcast

    I have seen that issue a few times - although xirrus usually shows the channel

    all those signals are very low

    whats the name of the wireless signal at your girlfriends
    and where is that xirrus screen shot from - your girlfriends ?
     
  3. Damo209

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    Sorry about the slow reply, the ssid is OrmsbiePoolies and is not showing up on the list. Screenshot was taken right next to the router with Ethernet cable plugged in. I know those signals are weak but I'm getting the same results plus my gfs WiFi on my phone. Will double check the channel and if it's broadcasting in one sec.
     
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    show an xirrus from the girlfriends PC

    sounds to me like a channel issue and its on auto and switched to use 12 or 13 and your PC adapter is set to 1-11 - some machines have a setting in the properties of the wireless adapter to change that restriction
     
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