Desktop computer having issues with connecting to home WiFi network, but has no problem with other WiFi networks, help? Answered
Good afternoon. Recently--four days ago-- I installed a new modem/gateway combo unit in my home and decided to keep the same SSID as well as pin in order to decrease the hassle of going through each of my devices and reconnecting them to a new network with a different password. All was going well and I had not detected any issues. The next day, I booted up my PC in the bedroom and I tried to load up Steam and play some games. It soon became clear to me that the internet wasn't working as it should. When I looked at the icon tray to see if I was still connected, it showed I was. I launched Chrome to look up a solution to my problem and it failed to load anything. I got my tablet out and it was doing fine with anything I wanted to do.
I eventually broke out an older laptop and used the Windows 7 built in ICS tool to use the ethernet cable and connect to the internet. It worked. So I grabed the old router and plugged it into the laptop's ethernet and created a new WiFi network and sure enough the desktop picked it up and it connected just fine to the internet. I switched back to the new (old name) network and it still refused to allow me access to the internet.
I am running Windows 8 fully patched with a TP-Link WN881nd WiFi card. System restore is not an option unless it is 100% needed.
I have looked at hundreds of forums and threads and none of them have been able to help.