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Unable to connect to home network on my laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bridget23, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. bridget23

    bridget23 Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2009
    Hi there,
    I have just recently bought a Dell Inspiron laptop and am unable to connect to the network I have already set up at home. The desktop connects fine, my old laptop did and my sister's laptop (or anyone else for that matter) is able to connect to the network.
    My computer recognises that the network is there and records a stron signal however, when I click to connect it doesn't ask for the password (which I know) and automatically says it is unable to connect.
    Which settings do I need to change? I am hesitant to change the home computer settings as mine is the only laptop that has problems connecting.
    Thanking you
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Remove all the stored network profiles from the new laptop and search for a new wireless network. It should ask for the password in this case.
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