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[wifi] Can't connect to this network [Win 8]

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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    [wifi] Can't connect to this network [Win 8]


    I am not being able to connect to any of the wifi networks. When I try to connect it keeps saying "Can't connect to this network". I've tried searching solution for this in eightforum and Google but none worked. Things I did:
    Forget network & tried reconnecting
    Reset router
    Uninstall/Reinstall/Update Network adapter drivers
    Clean install windows 8

    The last time I was able to connect to the network was a week ago.

    I found that when I turn on hotspot in my android smartphone, my laptop gets connected to it. But I can't connect to any other wireless networks.

    So guys can you help me resolve it?

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    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    Welcome to Eight Forums,

    Just a little experiment to do.... if your laptop has a bluetooth try disabling it, that goes as well to the ethernet adapter.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Edit:
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
    Welcome to Eight Forums,

    Just a little experiment to do.... if your laptop has a bluetooth try disabling it, that goes as well to the ethernet adapter.
    Thanks alot for the response. I disabled both Ethernet & Bluetooth via change adapter settings and tried connecting to my wireless network but I got the same error "can't connect to this network"
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    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    Do you have access to your router's setting? You might try changing and play with the security - e.g. WPA, WPA2, etc... then try connecting again.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Okay let me try it & I'll report back here.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
    Do you have access to your router's setting? You might try changing and play with the security - e.g. WPA, WPA2, etc... then try connecting again.
    No luck. That didn't work.
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    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    Connecting to an open public Hotspot is also a "No Go"?

    You've mentioned that you've also did a clean install of the Operating System, have you tried updating 8 to 8.1? Also having the latest Windows Updates is critical.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I can connect to a hotspot created by another laptop/pc or any smartphones. I just can't connect to the wireless networks (routers).
    I have installed every updates for windows 8 but haven't updated my windows 8 to 8.1 because its not genuine
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I can connect to a hotspot created by another laptop/pc or any smartphones. I just can't connect to the wireless networks (routers).
    I have installed every updates for windows 8 but haven't updated my windows 8 to 8.1 because its not genuine
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