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Solved Can't connect to a known network


ProtoType

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#1
I just ran into an annoying problem. I have a built in wifi card, with which I connected to my Wifi.

A few days ago I also connected a USB wifi adapter to the same computer, and connected to the same wifi as earlier.

When I was done with it, I clicked "forget this network" and then unplugged the adapter.

After all this, I can't connect to my wifi using the built in card.


All it says is "Cant connect to this network" and a link to help me solve connection problems ​in orange
which doesn't help at all.

I can't "forget this network" and it does not let me see the properties, or even put in the password again.

I've rebooted numerous times thinking that would help, but it doesn't.

Also I can't find the network list in control panel, which windows 7 had... where you could delete all the networks you've connected to before.

EDIT 1/12/13
Solution:
After a few tinkering and resetting, the answer was just changing my MAC address. I'm guessing I blocked my self somehow from using 2 wifi adapters at the same time.
 
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    Windows 8
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    i5-3210M
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    m6 1125dx
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    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop
#2
Check your wireless adapters in the network/sharing center and make sure you are using the right Wi-Fi adapter and it's enabled.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
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    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
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    Realtek HD onboard
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    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
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    1600 X 900
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    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
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    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
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    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
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    Logitech G510
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    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

ProtoType

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#3
It is enabled. I can connect to other networks, but the particular one I need, it fails to connect.
Screenshot (10).png

That's all I'm getting...

I've uninstalled the adapter, and windows automatically reinstalled, but still can't connect to it...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop
#4
what happens when you run the "help me solve connection problems" link?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

ProtoType

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#5
Just pops up the useless help menu...

Need to be connected to wifi for it to give actual results, but I can't be connected while trying to connect.......:doh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop

ProtoType

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#6
How do I get to "Manage wireless networks" like in windows 7?

Windows 8 doesn't seem to have it...

How do I clear the network info and history?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop
#7

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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#8
Wow, I have never been this mad in my life...

I "refreshed" my pc thinking that it might fix the problem...

It deleted every program I ever installed, (at least 40 hours of download time)

and installed all the not very nice bloatware:doh::cry::mad::( from factory that took me hours to get rid of... O my flippen goodness...........

but still didn't fix the adapter problem... I've never said the "f" word, but now I feel like saying it non-stop in every tense... and maybe slamming my pc a few times. Or burn it, that definitely would feel good...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop
#9
Wow, I have never been this mad in my life...

I "refreshed" my pc thinking that it might fix the problem...

It deleted every program I ever installed, (at least 40 hours of download time)

and installed all the not very nice bloatware:doh::cry::mad::( from factory that took me hours to get rid of... O my flippen goodness...........

but still didn't fix the adapter problem... I've never said the "f" word, but now I feel like saying it non-stop in every tense... and maybe slamming my pc a few times. Or burn it, that definitely would feel good...
I would have gone with the pdf. wireless set up link first but I probably didn't post it in time. :confused:


System images come in handy for times like this.

The reset feature does even more than the refresh so using the reset feature might be another option at this point.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2302-reset-windows-8-a.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

ProtoType

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#10
I Completely reinstalled windows, since the refresh deleted everything anyways, but that didn't even help... I can connect to any Wifi out there, except the one I need...

Is it possible that I blocked myself/ the adapter somehow?

And also would changing my adpaters MAC address help in this situation?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop

ProtoType

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#11
The PDF posted doesn't help.

I get the "checking requirements" but then it just says I can't connect. It won't even give me a chance to put in the password.

Every other network allows me too put in the password...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop
#12
The PDF posted doesn't help.

I get the "checking requirements" but then it just says I can't connect. It won't even give me a chance to put in the password.

Every other network allows me too put in the password...
Have you tried to reset your router?

You will need to set the wireless back up after the reset.

You should also ensure that this router is using WPA2 Security with AES encryption, WEP won't work anymore.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

ProtoType

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#13
Works thanks!

EDIT: I reset the router.

EDIT EDIT: It worked for a while, but then same problem.
I changed the MAC address of my adapter, and it now works.
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE:
Change Your MAC address and it will work if you have a similar problem.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop

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