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Dell Laptop Can't Find My Wifi Network But Can Find Others

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rpthi3f, Jan 5, 2016.

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  1. rpthi3f

    rpthi3f Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2016
    Recently had this issue on my laptop where if i restart/shut down and turn it back on it'll be disconnected from my wifi and won't be able to connect or see the network on the bottom right.
    The laptops able to connect and find to all other wifi networks in my area except mine.
    But on other devices im able to connect to my wifi network just fine, only this laptop has issues unless i reboot my router with the laptop still on then im able to see my network until i restart my laptop again and have the same issue over again.

    Im unsure if its a problem with my laptop or the router since the laptops able to connect to find other routers in my area. But at the same time my other devices are able to connect to this router. Also it's a Dlink DIR-826L

    I've tried:
    Turning off auto channel scan on my router and manually selecting channels 1-11
    Resetting the router
    Updating wireless drivers on the laptop
    Updating the routers firmware
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    try this

    Uninstall and allow windows to re-install the adapter and Driver
    goto the device manager > Network Adapters > click on the [+] to show all the adapters

    right click on the wireless adapter and from the menu

    remove/uninstall the adapter

    Now restart the pc and allow windows to detect new hardware and re install the adapter and the driver
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