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Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

Q: Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

Hello,
I put the hard disk of my old Laptop into my new one and now I am unable to connect my WIFI to my Laptop since it?s a very old version of Windows and I don?t know my way around anymore. (Windows 7 Home Premium)
kind regards,
Sarah

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Preferred Solution: Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

That will not work, one needs to have the different drivers for the new machine within the OS that is on the old drive.
Did you remove the new drive that was in the new laptop?
If not, what steps did you take to add the old drive to the new laptop?

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My Acer TravelMate P255-M won?t connect to my home wifi. Can someone advise me how to fix this problem!
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4090 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610377 MB, Free - 38030 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JV50
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
 

A:Acer Aspire 5738ZG can´t connect to WIFI.

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Hello!
Ive Acer Aspire 5738ZG Laptop using Windows 7 Professional.
Recently my Laptop hasnt been able to connect to my WIFI.
Which other laptops I have internet connection.
I get the following message-The card wireless network connection is disabled
Can you halp me.
 

A:Solved: Acer Aspire 5738ZG can´t connect to WIFI.

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I followed some instructions that brought me to the Windows IP Configuration on the notebook. I don?t know where to go from here. What do I do with the results? I feel like I have opened Pandora?s box
 

A:Can’t connect to Internet (Moved from Windows Vista forum)

Welcome!

Judging from what you have wrote, you are not able to go to the internet on a laptop/notebook? These machines are usually wireless so to confirm:

You have a wireless network in your home/work?
If so are you able to see it in the wireless network list (typically on the bottom right, in the signal bar icon)
If you are able to see the network, what happens when you select it to connect?
 

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my laptop is not displaying any available networks even though all my other devices are connected. Here is a picture to view
 

A:Wifi can’t turn on

press the wifi button to turn it on now
 

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No operation can be performed on wireless network connection while it has its media disconnected windows xp
 

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Hi All,

I am new to this forum..few day agai got to know that I can make my Windows 7 Laptop a HotSpot via Virtual WiFi...so I tried to make my laptop hotspot and the same can be detected from my iPhone also...i can connect connect iPhone to my laptop...but i cant access any internet..
i have also tried putting off my firewall but with no use....
can somebody help me out with the same?
 

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I know little to nothing about computers but I?m going to try to explain this to the best of my ability.

So a few days ago, my computer was working perfectly normal, but all of a sudden, it can?t find my WiFi network. It shows a bunch of other networks but not mine. I have windows 10. I?m not sure what could be causing this, but I have no access to internet. Please help me.
 

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I don?t know how to connect my mobile hotspot to my pc. Any help?
 

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My son built his own gaming pc. He already downloaded windows 10. But he cannot connect to our internet. He tried downloading some drivers online, but we weren?t sure what to download. Now he has a bunch of random drivers on it, but still can?t connect. Can you help?
 

A:Can’t connect to internet

Tell us the exact Motherboard in the PC then we can look for Network drivers for it.
Is it a wired Ethernet connection to the modem/router or wireless ?
I assume it's 64 bit Windows 10.
 

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Hi,

HELP!

I?ve been having a strange problem I cannot seem to solve.

My computer all of a sudden last week stopped displaying any webpages/connecting to the internet. It says it is connected (signal strenght/connection= excellent) but it won?t actually connect. Not to IE (7), but not to anything else either. The problem is both for the wireless as well as through the cabel connection.

I?m sure the problem must be the computer and not the internet though, because on my friend?s computer it works fine. I have tried to put all the settings the same as on his (gateway, dns, network mask).

I have already tried to reboot the computer.

I have tried to renew/reset the IP-address numerous times, but am not sure this is working right. I have manually tried to set it (same as the computer that does connect, except for the last two digits).
But when I do it through Run it will let me release the IP-address, however when i try to renew it tells me

?An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.?

I have also tried to reset WinSock.

It will not ping either, I tried yahoo.com and 66.218.71.198 - it tells me Destination host is unreachable.


The last windows diagnostics I have are as followed;



Last diagnostic run time: 11/20/09 17:18:55 WinSock Diagnostic
WinSock status

info All base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.
info The Winsoc... Read more

A:Can´t connect to the Internet

Go to internet explorer 7 or 8 in address bar type 192.168.1.1 then put admin admin if does not work put admin password. Have a nice day !!!

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I followed some instructions that brought me to the Windows IP Configuration on the notebook. I don?t know where to go from here. What do I do with the results? I feel like I have opened Pandora?s box
 

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I tried connecting a second monitor that I know for sure works to my other monitor, but it just keeps saying ?check video cable? and is not detected at all. I did all the driver updates and everything, but still no luck.
 

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I?m having problems connecting to my wireless internet. This problem just occurred tonight after having laptop for months. Not sure if I inactivat d it by mistake. Help!! 

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Hello,

Whenever I connect to the internet, no matter what the website it says ?There is a problem with this websites security certificate?.

Please can someone help? I?m not great with computers

Thank you

Ali
 

A:I can’t connect to the internet

whats the date and time on the computer
 

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Can?t use my broadband connection after setting up wifi router. Please Help.
Hello guys! I?m running Vista Ultimate SP1
I?m using an ADSL connection with PPPoE name and password. But I want to set an independent wifi for my laptop and iphone.So I purchased Corega WIFI router, but I cannot set it up correctly. When I?m not using my main pc and logging in to wifi with laptop I can go to my wifi router set up page se automatic settings it asking me to set up myPPPoE name and password ,can connect to internet.
But I cannot use my broadband connection on main pc.I guess because my wifi using my user name already. I know need to set up IP address manually on wifi router but how and what address to use no idea .Please Help if you can. Thank you for your time.



Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright ? 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\SERGE>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HOME-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Broadband Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 123.254.57.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255... Read more

A:Can’t use my broadband connection after setting up wifi router. Please Help.

Hi,

It sounds like you just need to do a power cycle. To do that just follow these instructions:

First shutdown your computer. Next unplug the power cable from the back of the router and modem.

Second let everything sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Third, plug the modem back in to the power cord. Let it power all the way up. Next plug the router back in, and let it power back up.

Last turn you computer on. Let it also power up. Next you will need to connect to a network. To do this you will need to make sure that your wifi is turned on. It usually turns on automatically, or there should be a switch to turn on.

After it is turned on you will see an icon near the clock that you can click on and then choose a network from. Once you are connected to a network open your browser and see what happens.

Cheers!

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This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website?s owner.
 

A:Can’t connect securely to this page

Please provide the URL of the site in question so we can test it.
 

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Just traveled to another country (idk if that?s something that got to do with it) and I?m trying to set up internet network, but fails. It doesn?t let me connect to a network at all on my windows 10 pc. Yet I connect the same network to my phones and they work. I have tried to disable my antivirus, but that doesn?t seem to help. Anyone help?
 

A:Can’t connect to network on pc but can on phone

Can you see any networks?
 

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yesterday i installed windows 8.1 , because my windows 10 was corrupted .  After successfully installation i am unable to connect wifi. so please let me know how can i connect internet by using wifi.

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I’m using Vista 64 and in the Network explorer I see the computer names (2 XP computers A and B) come up.
For XP computer A I can see the shared folders.
But for XP computer B, it just shows the computer but I can’t open it.
It says: “Windows cannot access \\B. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.”
And of course that button does not help.

But I know the network is working because using B, I can access other network folders on A and the Vista machine. But not the other way around.
 

A:I can’t connect to an XP computer’s shared folders

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I restored my computer three little weeks earlier. Now no internet
 

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I have two W-XP computers basically setup the same thru a router to Cable.
My old one will connect to a site containing a pdf My new one wont But it used to ??

So far Ive tried disabling NIS 2006 and that didnt help.
Could this be in the Adobe upgrades Ive added lately ?

Here's one example .... http://eq1.download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImage9.0_ug.en.pdf
I get the "Page cannot be displayed" error.

Any Ideas where to look next ? before I start ripping out programs ?

Many Thanks.
Jay
 

A:Solved: Can’t connect to Webs containing pdfs.

Making headway ...
I ripped out Acrobat, reconfigured my File types to use Reader 7.0.7 .. and it's working again.
 

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Cant connect to wireless network after system restore. It doesnt show up. Drivers seem ok. I tried to connect with a dongle but that ddidnt work either. Heres the basic info:

OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count 4
RAM 3766 Mb
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives C Total - 463525 MB, Free - 312299 MB;
Motherboard Acer, Aspire 5742
Antivirus avast! Antivirus, Not Updated
 

A:Can´t connect to wireless network after system restore.

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I have an N300 wireless USB adapter and I successfully connected it to my router but now it can?t connect to the internet , can anyone help please I really need it to work it?s important !
 

A:Can’t connect my N300 wireless USB Adapter to the internet

Your router is not connected to the internet. Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask them when they will have you back online.
 

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I just installed a D-Link wireless router (DI-524). The network shows up with a strong signal when I do a site survey from my laptop (Dell Latitude D400), but it wont connect to it. Ive tried connecting using both the PCs built-in wireless card and also the USB wireless adapter (DWL-G122) that came with the D-Link kit, with no luck. Other relevant facts:

--I have no trouble connecting to other networks with the built-in wireless card
--Tried changing my network's channel; didn't help
--Im sure I typed the WEP encryption key correctly
--Laptop is only 3 ft. from the router, no barriers or interfering devices present (2.4Mhz phone, monitor, etc.)
--Router has the latest firmware upgrade
--Tried several network mgt. utilities (Dells, D-Links AirPlus, Network Magic), including their repair network features

Im stumped. Can anyone suggest anything else I might try?
 

A:Solved: Strong network signal but can’t connect

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Think there is a new virus going around messing up the settings whereas you can not connect to the internet using any brower. It says I can not connect using ports 80, ect.

I disabled my windows firewall and still nothing

Torrents still work.

Anyone know how I can fix this, reps for life.

can?t connect using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP. says the iexplore diagnostics

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About a week ago, our cable internet connection went out. Before I had a chance to reboot the modem & router, my 11 year old decided to completely reset the router to factory settings! Ugh! This caused several issues: my home network is now gone, only a unsecured factory network is available. When I try to plug my laptop into the router via ethernet cord (in order to login to router and setup secure network) my computer will not recognize the router and won't connect to internet. I tried troubleshooting with my cable provider and they say it's in my computer (IP address will not reset) and he recommended I replace my network card. However, today when I brought my laptop to work, it will instantly recognize the wifi at work. So is it really my network card that is causing issues? Please help, I'm desperate and not tech too tech savvy!

Details:
Linksys wireless router
Charter cable modem
Hp pavillion dv6 laptop with Windows Vista OS
 

A:Laptop won't connect to home wifi but will connect to work wifi

Did you figure this out?
 

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Hello all,

I need your help for my problem on my Windows 8 Laptop. I can use 8 digits password for my Laptop (Win 7 & XP) but, on windows 8 that said incorrect PIN.

I hope i can fix this problem.

A:Trying to connect WIFI on Windows 8. But..

Hello YogiSu, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you are trying to connect your Windows 8 PC to a wireless network, then see if the tutorial below may be able to help.

Wireless Network - Connect To or Disconnect in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Title says it all.

Anyone know how to do it?

A:Allow Windows 10 Pro to connect to only one WiFi?

Title says what?

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I have a mobile wifi device which functions fine on other devices. However on my PC (windows 7) although it recognises device on control panel when I enter user name and password it shows error 651. any ideas for a computer ignoramus
 

A:windows 7 cant connect wifi

Reinstall the network cards drivers....you can get them from the pc manufacturers website
 

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so heres my problem,

my laptop cant connect to wifi in Windows XP, but it can when i boot into Linux.
i have formatted and reinstalled Windows XP and the drivers for wifi but the problem remains.
i am using the latest drivers.

iam using linux right now and it is working fine.
but in windows XP i can see the list of networks, when i click connect, it doesn't connect.

my wireless card is the intel pro wireless 2200bg

xirrurs screenshot
http://i40.tinypic.com/153socg.jpg

thank you
 

A:cant connect to wifi in windows xp

looking at xirrus - no wireless signals - and it cant find an adapter

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
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I just had my laptop reformatted and downgraded from w8 back to w7.

My w7 is home premium.

I've searched for the problems and also done a youtube video where it shows to double check the driver is enabled and the wlan something on the services is also started.. All seems good.. i just can't connect.



P.S. i just went into the router webpage and saw i saved this laptop's ip to block... -.-

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I usually use the internet in 3 locations on my laptop and till a few days back the laptop would connect fine to all 3 wifi networks. However, out of the blue my laptop stopped connecting to the wifi at location A and B, and still connects fine at location C. Other laptops and phones still connect fine to the wifi at location A and B, there's been no change in the software on my laptop since before the problem and I've run a system restore too to back when it was working, with no luck. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter driver, also cleared my saved network locations and tried to connect again. Any other suggestions?
 

A:Error "Windows was unable to connect to ABC" when trying to connect to ABC wifi.

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Hi guys,
I got this Windows 8 laptop some 2 months ago, everything was perfect until today.
I just cannot connect to my home wifi network.

Extra info:
- wifi light is on on laptop.
- can see other wifi network connections from neighborhood, but not my home one.
- when I manually type name of home network it says "network already installed", but still won't let it appear.
- iPhone and iPad don't have problems connecting to wifi network.
- iPhone, iPad and said PC all connected on same network for weeks in same room, never a conflict issue.

Couldn't sort it...please let me know if you have a trick.
Much appreciated.
Thank you.

A:Windows 8 can't connect to home wifi

First try powering your PC off and on. If that does not help, reboot your router and/or data modem (power them off & on). I have had my router stop working with one device while still working fine with others, a reboot fixed it.

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I have been using an HP630 for a while. Suddenly it's not able to connect to my wifi. I tried to connect to my network but I get the error 'Windows unable to connect to WIFI'
I have tried many things but the result I have with ipconfig /all is below. Can someone please help decode what is wrong. Thanks

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Machine>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Machine-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hitronhub.home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-6D-57-04-52-1E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-6D-57-04-89-E6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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A:Windows unable to connect Wifi

Really need to know what you've already done so we don't just duplicate.

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Hi,

I am experiencing a problem with my Windows 8.1 Laptop connecting to the local network through wireless. Here is what I have tested/know:

When I use the W8.1 laptop and try to connect via WiFi to my home router I can either never connect (90% of the time) or the connection is very slow and drops after a short time (10% of the time).Problem has been apparent for a month or so but seems to be getting worse.If I set up my 4G phone as a WiFi Access Point I can connect to internet via W8.1 Laptop without problem.If I connect the laptop via a cable to my home router there is also no problem.The problem seems worse when I am on battery power but also exists when plugged in (but I cannot confirm this, just something I have noticed).

There is an Android phone, iPhone, Nexus, Kindle and a Windows 7 laptop (on it now) in the house all able to connect fine via WiFi to my home router.The problem exists even if I disable all above devices (I can check my router and see no devices are connected via wireless).I have used a WiFi Scanner to confirm there is no other network using the same channel.On the W8.1 Laptop I have tried to forget the network and reAdd it. I have also run ipconfig /renew but nothing is able to get me back.I noticed that in available Network connections when I reboot the Laptop I sometimes see (listed along with my Wifi) a connection called 'Hidden Network' but I don't know what that is.The W8.1 laptop is an Acer Aspire V7 (64bit)The router is a Sky Hub

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I have a Yoga 2-11 Windows 10 laptop. Wifi is working and connect to most networks. One area I travel to the airbnbs have AT&T hotspots that use WPS. I have not been able to connect to a WPS AT&T hotspot in two different locations. I can see and connect to the network on my Android phone, but not my laptop. I've tried the usual - resets, update drivers, etc with no luck. Can someone help? Thank you.

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I do not succeed in connecting to an ad hoc network with my pc in windows 10. According to some tips (sees http://www.howto-connect.com/create-wireless-ad-hoc-internet-connection-on-windows-10/) this is becaus the function hosted network is not supported by the network adapter in my pc.  Can you provide a driver to support the hosted network capability? Thanks. Mario Chiusano   

A:no connect to an wifi ad hoc netwok windows 10

Hello @Mar21kius, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your comment about the WiFi issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you are trying to set up an ad-hoc network. You can try checking the service manual for your product, to see if there is a replaceable WLAN Module, that can support that feature.  We are unable to provide information on if/when drivers will become available for that feature.  You can try to stay up to date with your drivers, using the  Windows Update. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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Hi,

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop and following is the screen shot of the network information:

1. Basic Network information and setup information.
2. Properties of TIC/IP 4 connection under Advanced/WIN tab

Although, I can connect to other laptop if both are wired, but if other laptop is not wired then I can only see its name appearing in the homegroup connection but cannot connect to it.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks for your kind help in advance.

A:How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi

Originally Posted by bbhanushali


Hi,

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop and following is the screen shot of the network information:

1. Basic Network information and setup information.
2. Properties of TIC/IP 4 connection under Advanced/WIN tab

Although, I can connect to other laptop if both are wired, but if other laptop is not wired then I can only see its name appearing in the homegroup connection but cannot connect to it.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks for your kind help in advance.



If you can unzip then click on the file below it will place a network info .txt on your desktop, please upload the .txt from both machines so I can have a look.

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I have a laptop running Windows 8. It does not connect to the WiFi at my university (connects to other networks) and I have been trying to find out the problem for some time. I have tried using Google, but have had no luck. Just yesterday I took my laptop to the IT department where they did a bunch of stuff, but none of it worked. They said it was probably due to a virus. Can you guys help me to find what the problem is?

A:Windows 8 laptop can't connect to WiFi

Have you tried to reboot to safe mode with networking and try to connect then?

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Most of the time when I start my system, I have to go through the step of troubleshooting connection problems. Why can't the system remember how to connect? I always use the same WiFi connection, so as soon as I click the Troubleshoot Problems item over the icon in the system tray, the connection is made. What gives?

A:Windows can't remember how to connect on wifi

It depends on if you are using different Hotspots or not. If problems with your personal hotspot, there is a tool on bleepingcomputor.com that may fix it. Look in the downloads for "Farbar".

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My girlfriend recently updated her computer from Windows 8 to 8.1 Since then, she's been unable to connect to her home wi-fi. She can only connect via cable. Unfortunately, neither of us have disks to roll her back to Windows 8.
Now here's what's weird. Yesterday she brought her computer to my house and it connected to my wi-fi with no problem.
I updated her adapter drivers to Windows 8.1 but that had no effect on her ability to connect to her home wi-fi network.
Last night she ran "troubleshoot problems" and it says that her adapter is damaged. I highly doubt that since the computer is only a couple of months old and she could connect to my wi-fi network.
So any thoughts on what the problem is and/or potential solutions to try???
Computer: Lenovo G405
Modem/Router: ZTE ZXHN F660
Wi-Fi Adapter: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 update = can't connect to Wifi

Go to Lenovo's support site and download the proper driver for her computer again. For some reason when the update happens from 8.0 to 8.1. It installs the screwed up Microsoft version of drivers.

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For some reason my windows 8 Hp will not connect to my home wifi network. Has had no problem connecting in the past but yesterday I unplugged my router to move it to another part of my house and ever since then it can't connect. My cell phone and other laptop connect to the internet no problem.
On my Hp it will show a list of wifi networks and my home network is on the list, however, when I try to connect to it and then troubleshoot the problem it says I can't connect to the network because it is hidden. I don't see how thats possible since the network name shows up on the list of nearby wifi networks.
What I've done but hasn't worked:
Reset my router and laptop multiple times.
Tried to manually connect to network.
Forgot the network on my laptop and tried to reconnect.
I don't understand how one day it can connect to the wifi fine and then I unplug it and all of a sudden it can't connect but my other devices can.
Please help me this is very frustrating and I couldn't find a specific answer anywhere else online.

A:Windows 8 laptop won't connect to wifi.

Networks are not my thing but have you tried setting up a connection manually?

Unable to connect to hidden wireless network.

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In my laptop, whenever i try to connect to my wifi connection, it doesn't shows it. While on all the other devices wifi is working perfectly fine.
 

A:Unable to connect to my wifi in Windows 10

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Hello, I'm having some wifi issues. In the past few weeks I've only been able to use the internet on my laptop when connected via ethernet, despite having used the same wireless, router, laptop, etc perfectly fine for years!
 
When I first start up my laptop, I can see the list of my available connections. I press connect for my usual home router and then it will say "Windows was unable to connect to blahblahblah". And then the list will have a red cross and claim no connections are available. 
 
If I press troubleshoot problem, Windows Network Diagnostics says to "investigate router or access point issues", which involves turning the device off (done this several times). When I select "check to see if problem is fixed", it thinks for a bit then says "Windows cannot resolve your wireless connectivity issue".
 
Please can you help?  

A:Windows unable to connect to Wifi

Welcome to BC. !
 
Have you Reset the router ?....this usually involves inserting the end of a paperclip into a tiny hole located on the router itself......google the name of the router and it will show you where that hole is.
The word Reset should be written directly above/beside the hole.
 
To do this, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. NOTE: Resetting your router to its default factory settings will also reset your router's password. The router's default password is “admin” as for the username, just leave the field blank.

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