Just got a brand-new desktop. Unfortunately, I will not be able to use an ethernet cable BUT I have a USB network adapter. I know for sure that it works (I've used it on my laptop). The network adapter seems to have installed properly; I am able to pull up "Available Networks". However, when I try to connect to my home Wi-Fi and put in my password, it always says "connecting to the network is taking longer than usual" and then never connects. Multiple other devices in the house (smartphones, laptops, desktops) are all connecting to our network with no problems.
I've tried all of the Windows troubleshooters and wizards --- didn't help.
I've tried changing the wireless network channel from 6 to 8 --- didn't help.
I've tried netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit in the command prompt --- didn't help.
It now shows that it has "limited" connection...but I cannot pull anything up in the browser. What the troubleshooter is telling me now is: "Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration".
Not quite sure what this means... somebody please help!!! I've been waiting a long time to get a new computer and connecting to the internet is kind of a big part of me utilizing it!! Please and thank you!