+ 0 Votes Maybe the hotspot isn't 802.11n ... OldER Mycroft 4 years ago Your laptop can be set to be selective in what it looks for. Unless it is set to seek 802.11a/b/g/n it will only 'find' what it has been set to find. The length of time it takes to report failure to connect may be due to the number of frequency bands it is searching through (a+b+g+n) or it may be retrying repeatedly before giving up or it may just be a slow wireless system. Without knowing the exact specification of your laptop it is difficult to be more precise.