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Brand new Lenovo Y50-70 can't connect to Netgear WGT624 v3

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Brand new Lenovo Y50-70 can't connect to Netgear WGT624 v3


    I've got a new laptop that can't connect to my wireless AP. I have it connected directly via Ethernet and that I can't connect to using wifi. I've successfully connected with this laptop to other wireless AP's (McDonald's wifi and Public Library Wifi) and I've also been able to connect to my Netgear's wifi using someone else's iphone.

    I've tried power cycling the router, setting my laptop's WLAN to greater compatibility mode as well as to prefer b/g mode (my router is 802.11b/g my laptop is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) I've done a factory reset on the router. I've even tried installing new drivers. All with no luck.

    Could you help me or point me in the right direction?

    P.S.: I've even tried using wireshark to capture packets as it's trying to connect to my wifi to see what's going on but Wireshark keeps on dropping out saying it wasn't able to pick anything up because the wifi adapter got disconnected or something like that.

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    It helps to know what type of security you are using on the A/P (wep, wpa, wpa2). How long the Pass phrase is. It really does not matter on the laptop regarding a/b/g/n. The Wireless Chipset & driver will adjust depending on the Wireless signal type.

    That Router is at its End of Life. I would replace it with something like the Netgear Nighthawk series or Asus RT-AC68U. You can check out router info at smallnetbuilder.com.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It helps to know what type of security you are using on the A/P (wep, wpa, wpa2). How long the Pass phrase is. It really does not matter on the laptop regarding a/b/g/n. The Wireless Chipset & driver will adjust depending on the Wireless signal type.

    That Router is at its End of Life. I would replace it with something like the Netgear Nighthawk series or Asus RT-AC68U. You can check out router info at smallnetbuilder.com.
    Yeah that's what I thought. I'm thinking of saving up (this laptop costs me a lot, and I still have to pay for the warranty) for a new router since this one has always given me trouble. So recommendations on reliable and durable routers are appreciated. How can you tell it's at the end of it's life though?

    BTW, router is set to WPA2 Personal with a pass phrase 10 characters long.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can still get decent routers with wifi for around $30. Check the specials on newegg.com
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    got new router, everything working like a freaking charm now, thx.
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