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Notebook wireless stopped connecting to my home network a couple of days ago

My new notebook PC (running windows 8.1) was connecting to our home network and then unexpectedly dropped out. All other devices in the house still connect to the network and mine still works if I use an ethernet cable, but when I try to connect via wireless it just says "can't connect to this network". It also still connects to other wireless networks such as at my friend's house, at Uni and to public wireless networks. I have tried resetting the modem, restarting my computer, disabling and re-enabling my network adapter, updating all the drivers etc
Any advice would be appreciated
Cheers

idfk42 (author) 7 months ago

Thanks guys, no idea what happened, but everything is working now... did nothing different, but no complaints

Vyger7 months ago

Another possibility is that the router is blocking you. If someone changed the router settings they could lock you out. You should use a cable and log on to the router and see what the wireless setting are. The router can be set to specifically block certain clients or even specific MAC numbers.

kjsrocks7 months ago

In reply to steveastrouk AND Vyger...

He said that he can connect to his friends networks so that means that the card is on and functional.

I agree with lamefreaks soulution that would work best.

Vyger kjsrocks7 months ago

Yep, I missed that, this is asked so often I just skimmed it.

idfk42 (author) 7 months ago

Yeah, I tried diagnosing connection probs and forgetting the network and all that, still get can't connect to the network, I might just go back where I got it and ask the guys there what might be up

steveastrouk7 months ago

Some notebooks have hardware switches to turn off wi-fi, make sure you haven't pressed it by mistake.

Vyger7 months ago

Your integrated adapter might have gone bad. Get a USB wireless adapter and see if that will work.

ThisIsSteve7 months ago

Find the network icon at the bottom right of the desktop and right click on the network icon and click the "troubleshoot problems". Windows will try to resolve the problem.

If you changed the settings on wireless router try "forget this network" and add it again.