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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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Make, models matter.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Why does my laptop not re ...

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.

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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

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Details not here.

by rproffitt Moderator 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.

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Need information to offer advice

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Why does my laptop not re ...

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.

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A change

by BigAce26 In reply to Need information to offer ...

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!

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Re: WiFi

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Why does my laptop not re ...

Does it recognise other WiFi's?

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by BigAce26 In reply to Re: WiFi

Yes, it does recognize other Wifi

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Re: other WiFi

by Kees_B Moderator 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.

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by BigAce26 In reply to Re: other WiFi

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