Networking & Wireless forum


Why I can't connect to my Wifi?

by khalilkr / October 4, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

So, yesterday everything was fine but for some reason I can't now connect to my wifi, Im using Windows 10, I tried connecting to other networks and it worked, also tried to connect to my wifi using other devices and I had no problems doing that, I tried almost everything but no solutions were found (Reinstalling wifi drivers, rebooting modem, even reinstalling windows...) Is there any something I can do to fix it ?
Ps: when trying to connect, the wifi adpater goes on and off and I see that red mark on the wifi Icon than I recieve an error saying "cant connect to this network"
Any suggestions would be apperciate it, thanks Happy

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Why I can't connect to my Wifi?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Why I can't connect to my Wifi?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Small world
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 4, 2015 10:36 AM PDT

A friend of mine experiences the same. Our solution: use a wired connection in stead of WiFi. Not really a solution, of course; more of a work-around.
We both are interested to read a real solution.


Collapse -
Installing Windows is rarely enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

That is, I have to take your word you installed Windows. Microsoft barely gets a machine working right at that step so WiFi would require a lot more steps after the Windows install.

This is why I use the factory restore system so I start off with a working Windows PC.

Except for our old XP machines in storage at the office. Out of the gate the WiFi works as if it's the year 2000. It tries and fails to connect to our WPA2 protected WiFi. Why? It needs SP3 and updated drivers. Imagine the poor soul today on this.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?