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My pc won't connect to my wifi although I can still see it on my list, but everything else will connect to it Answered

i bought an built pc from ibuypower.com 3 years ago, and my buddy gave me a wireless adapter that he had had. I used to be able to connect without problem for a long time, but here recently I've been busy with work and all and haven't had time to get on it, but when I have been able to I cannot connect to my wifi although I can see it listed that I can. I've ran the troubleshooting thing and it says problem with wireless adapter or access point detected, I've tried multiple thing to fix it but to no evail nothing has worked, please help me 

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ThirdEarthDesign (author)2017-03-14

Have you confirmed if your PC can connect to a different wireless access point? this will help determine if the problem is related to the access point or solely with the PC.

Can you confirm as many of the following points as possible:
What operating system is on your PC? Windows 10, 8.1, 7 etc?
What encryption is the WiFi using? WPA, WPA2, WEP?
What make/model access point do you have?
What's the make/model of the WiFi adapter in the PC?

I'm presuming you've tried all the basic stuff such as turning off the router/access point?

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Jcorb24 (author)ThirdEarthDesign2017-03-14

I'm sorry I messed up I called it a pc, but it's a tower, so I can't really pick it up and move it to try another wireless access.

But it operates on windows 7

Encryption type: AES

Security type: WPA2-personal

Don't have a built in Wireless adapter so here's the USB one I use: NETGEAR wireless N-300 USB adapter WNA3100

Access point: Linksys E1200

And yes I've tried turning off an on the router/access point and even resetting my the adap

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ThirdEarthDesign (author)Jcorb242017-03-15

Ok, thanks for the info. Just to clarify something from your original question, are you saying that the PC refuses to connect to your WiFi? or does it appear to connect but you just get no internet access?

Also, since it's not so easy to move the PC to try another access point, if you have an iPhone or a Android phone you can create a personal Wi-FI Hot Spot. This effectively turns your phone into a WiFi access point, it would be worth giving this a try just to verify if your PC will work with an alternative WiFi connection.

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Jcorb24 (author)ThirdEarthDesign2017-03-16

yes it refuses to connect, when I try to window pops up and says "windows was unable to connect to Corbin's"

I just tried to use my hotspot as an access point and it would not connect to that either

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ThirdEarthDesign (author)Jcorb242017-03-17

If that's the case I'd suggest you go to Control Panel >> Programs and Features and uninstall anything to do with the Netgear USB adapter. You'll then want to open Device Manager and uninstall the Netgear USB device drive from there also (if you can't find it in device manager, the software uninstall may have already removed the driver).

When the above is done, remove the USB adapter from the PC, restart Windows, then re-install the Netgear driver. When finished, try connecting to the WiFi again.

The latest software for your Netgear USB adapter can be downloaded from here: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/WNA1000.as...

If after this it still fails, it could be a fault with the Netgear USB adapter. You can verify this by trying it in a different computer.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2017-03-15

Assuming it is a clone tower, have you checked the adapter and is the card tight?

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Jcorb24 (author)Josehf Murchison2017-03-16

I reckon a clone tower is just an ordinary one, mines not ordinary it was built, I had a buddy of mine who's good with computer sit down with me and we built one on ibuypower.com

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