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Suddenly can't connect to router

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    Windows 8

    Suddenly can't connect to router


    I just got a new Windows 8 laptop, a Lenovo Y510p, and I've been having several wireless issues with it. Pretty early on my computer froze up so I had to force it to shut down. After resolving the issue, I was unable to load any websites, however a flush of the dns cache fixed the problem right up. Fast forward a few hours, and suddenly I can't connect to the router in my dorm room-I just suddenly lost my connection and now I can't reconnect.

    My roommate has a router set up for our room connected to an internet jack in the wall. It is configured as WPA2-PSK. I usually connect to this when in the room, but now I can't-windows just says "can't connect to this network". There is wifi throughout the dorm already, which I can connect to just fine, however the signal isn't as strong. Is anyone able to help me out with this? Thanks.

    This is a link to my ipconfig. I have removed some information that pertains to the school I attend. If that information is needed, please let me know.

    ipconfig - Pastebin.com

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  2. #2


    Right click on the wireless icon in the Windows toolbar and run the troubleshooter to see if Windows detects a problem.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Didn't detect anything.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I've since determined that the issue is with the router, not my computer. Sorry about that.
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