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Can't Connect to My Apparent Hidden Network (Wi-Fi)

  1. #1


    GeoMBtheOnly1 Junior Member

    Can't Connect to My Apparent Hidden Network (Wi-Fi)


    So when I try to connect to my wireless internet Windows tells me "Can't Connect to this Network".
    I have also tried to troubleshoot and this tells me that the network is hidden, when other PC/Laptops in the house can connect as well as phone and multiple other devices being able to connect.
    So I need to know how to reset this driver, or any other way to fix this, although I can connect, as I am now, via Ethernet.


    Other Info!
    My wireless adapter is the intel centrino wireless-n 2200
    Laptop Lenovo Y580
    Sky router
    If there is any other details you need let me know, sorry if I don't reply instantly, this laptop is my main internet access.
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Unplug the router and plug it back in. You can open a Command Window and enter: netsh wlan show all

    That command will show all available Access Points that your wifi card can pick up and what channel they are on, along with signal strength.
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  3. #3


    GeoMBtheOnly1 Junior Member


    This did tell me what you said it would tell me, although I still can't connect to my WiFi.
    Thanks any help would be great.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You need to first run the command I posted and then post the results of it on here. If you have hidden the SSID, unhide it in the Wifi settings for the router/gateway.
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