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Wireless blocked on only one Wifi spot

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    Wireless blocked on only one Wifi spot


    Hi

    so I bought my laptop two months ago (a Vaio SVE1112M1EW) and was able to connect to Wifi in my house easily. But then when I moved to other places, I wasn't able to connect to any Wifi spot!
    When I come back home I can connect again. So I think the Wifi should be working but the settings are not right.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Maud

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    You may be trying to connect elsewhere to public networks as though you are on a private network--which implies the network is secured. Public networks are not secured. Whatever, if trying to connect to a public network, then be sure you are setup as a public network in Network and Sharing center. Be sure network discovery is off and file and printer sharing is off.
    Last edited by znod; 13 Mar 2013 at 18:38.
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    In windows 7, it would automatically detect the difference of a private/public network and give you the option to choose how to connect. So I take it, it's not this way in windows 8?
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    Not necessarily. I was sort of thinking out loud about what the issue might be. I haven't taken a Win laptop to a public network in a very long time.
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    I checked that but it's already off.

    Any other possibility znod?
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    When you can't connect, are your trying public networks only? If yes, you might want to go back to one and see how your computer is trying to connect--if at all.
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    Crap...in windows 8 on my desktop I can't seem to find the option to change/configure the network...change from private to public like I can on my windows 7 laptop.

    In 7 you can click on home network and pop up comes up to allow you to change it, you have 3 choices...Home, Work and Public. There is nothing like this in 8.

    Will do some checking to find out how to do this in windows 8.
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    Well found out how...some simple googling 2 minutes later...works for both desktops and laptops.

    Change Network location from Public to Private in Windows 8. - Spiceworks
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Wireless blocked on only one Wifi spot
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