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    Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

    by bigace26 ·

    My Laptop is not recognizing my home wifi? Why not

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    • #2414725

      Make, models matter.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      I have this ancient HP/Compaq R3000 which has 802.11b only and if I want that to work I have to enable 802.11b in the router.

      There may be other reasons such as someone set the router to only allow known devices.

      Tell more about the machines, the router setup so we can give more ideas.

      • #2414696

        Comcast

        by bigace26 ·

        In reply to Make, models matter.

        Its just a typical set up. The router sits in the living room emitting wifi through the house. The laptop just doesn’t receive the WiFi from the new router

        • #2414640

          Details not here.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Comcast

          Since it’s a Comcast router, and the details are missing I have to defer to Comcast.

          Sorry but without details I can’t offer much more.

    • #2414724

      Need information to offer advice

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      What modem/router ? What is the make/model of your laptop ? Is this a new issue or has it been ongoing ? Did you make any recent hardware or software changes ? Do other devices connect ? What version of the operating systemis is your laptop using and is it up to date? Have you confirmed that the modem/router is working properly ? Did you move the location of the modem/router recently ? Have you power cycled all devices yet ?

      We can’t assume what the issue is unless you confirm what you are using in more detail.

      • #2414697

        A change

        by bigace26 ·

        In reply to Need information to offer advice

        Thanks for the questions. I did just change my wifi. I changed the router… That’s it. My Dell (5yrs old) was getting wifi from my old router but not the new one. But it picks up other wifi. My dell laptop uses Windows 10. And I power cycled everything . Also, the router is working perfectly!

    • #2414711

      Re: WiFi

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Does it recognise other WiFi’s?

      • #2414708

        Wifi

        by bigace26 ·

        In reply to Re: WiFi

        Yes, it does recognize other Wifi

        • #2414707

          Re: other WiFi

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Wifi

          Those other WiFi’s it recognises are using a comparable channel on the same frequency band (2.4 or 5 GHz)?

          And please answer all questions from rproffit and birdmantd above.

        • #2414673

          Answering

          by bigace26 ·

          In reply to Re: other WiFi

          Yes, on both bands

    • #2414464

      home wifi

      by naheed mir ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Hello,
      Are other devices recognizing your home wifi?
      I will suggest to please reset your laptop wireless card, and do a factory reset
      for your wi-fi router. Moreover, also try to upgrade the firmware on your router.

    • #2414224

      Steps to for

      by sophiagarcia ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Go into Device Manager > Network adapter > right click on the wireless driver > choose uninstall > restart. Test again. At this point, if you still cannot “see” the home network, but you can see others and connect like you were previously, the next step to check wifi drivers in your laptop.

      Hope you got your answer.

    • #2414219

      Answer, Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      by arysonrajat ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Enable the WiFi service with the WiFi switch (First of all, make sure you are within the WiFi network range while you are following the steps below.) Some laptops, such as HP, Lenovo, Dell, have a switch or a key on your keyboard to turn on/off WiFi (like Fn+F5). Check the switch or keys and turn your WiFi service on. if this method is not working then you should try the second method mentioned below.

      Check your network settings
      If you don’t have the WiFi switch on your laptop or computer, you can check it in your system.

      1) Right-click the Internet icon, and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
      2) Click Change adapter settings.
      3) Right-click WiFi, and click Enable. Note: if it has enabled, you will see Disable when right-clicking on WiFi (also referred to as Wireless Network Connection in different computers).
      4) Restart your Windows and reconnect to your WiFi again.
      I hope these both methods will help you for resolving your problem.

    • #2414914

      Try changing hostname

      by parmforav ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      you can try to change the name/SSID of your wifi . Sometimes this simple hacks works better

    • #2413019

      Don’t have the Wi-Fi switch on your laptop

      by rajan2132 ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      If you don’t have the WiFi switch on your laptop or computer, you can check it in your system.

      1) Right-click the Internet icon, and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
      2) Click Change adapter settings.
      3) Right-click WiFi, and click Enable. Note: if it has enabled, you will see Disable when right-clicking on WiFi (also referred to as Wireless Network Connection in different computers).
      4) Restart your Windows and reconnect to your WiFi again.
      thanks:)

    • #2412955

      Laptop Not Recognize Home WIFI?

      by jenniemiller ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Solution

      1) Right click the Internet icon, and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
      2) Click Change adapter settings.
      Note: if it has enabled, you will see Disable when right click on WiFi (also referred to Wireless Network Connection in different computers).
      3) Restart your Windows and reconnect to your WiFi again.

    • #2412903

      Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      by cillentalbert ·

      In reply to Why does my laptop not recognize my home WIFI?

      Make sure your computer/device is still in the range of your router/modem. Move it closer if it is currently too far away. Go to Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings, and check the wireless settings. Double check your Wireless Network Name and SSID is not hided.

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