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windows 8.1 can't connect to home wifi

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by drjanitor, Apr 11, 2015.

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  1. drjanitor

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    My laptop suddenly became unable to connect to my home wifi. When I try, it tries to connect for a few seconds and then i get the message "can't connect to this network". until this happened i connected to it without problems. other laptops (housemates) can still connect to it as always without problems. my laptop can still, as, always, connect without problems to all other wifis. I've tried updating windows, then restoring, i upgraded to windows 8.1, i tried changing the security settings, rebooting the wifi, all the troubleshooting i could find on my computer. any ideas? is it more likely to be a problem with the wifi or with my laptop?
     
  2. etaf

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    in windows 8
    forget the wireless network
    so that you reconnect and have to re-enter the password
    if still a problem

    turn the router off for 5 mins and backon again - try again
    if still a problem

    try removing the password from the router and see if it will then connect
    if it does then put the password backon
     
  3. drjanitor

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    thanks, but unfortunately that didn't work. any other ideas?
     
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    you removed the security from the router - yes?
     
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