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Can't identify network Windows 7. Please help!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by serpicobeard, May 12, 2015.

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  1. serpicobeard

    serpicobeard Thread Starter

    May 12, 2015
    Sometimes when i first turn on my PC i can't connect to my wireless network and the connection status stays at "identifying". It seems totally random as other times (like right now) it works just fine.
    I'm using a Real Tek rtl8191s wlan adapter and a BT Home Hub 3.
    I've tried turning the hub off and on multiple times, removing the network in the network and sharing center and then connecting to it from scratch and i've set my adapter settings to "obtain IP address automatically" and it doesn't make any difference as sometimes i still can't connect to the network.

    Any help would be appreciated as this is driving me crazy.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    An Xirrus screen shot when the wireless connection is fine and another one when the problem is occurring may help ...

    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
  3. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    As Terry implies, you may have contending WIFI with a neighbour.
    Seeing that map he asks for will allow us to see who is using what and therefore suggest a lesser used channel.
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