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


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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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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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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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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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    Intel i5

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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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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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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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This might be the issue.....
I have installed every updates for windows 8 but haven't updated my windows 8 to 8.1 because its not genuine
I would install a Genuine O/S and I'm sure that your issue will be resolved.
 

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I don't think that only being genuine would allow me to connect because some weeks ago I was able to connect without any issue in non-genuine windows 8.
There must be something that is causing the problem, but sad thing is windows doesn't tell what is it preventing my wireless adapter to connect to the network.
 

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Under forum rules we really can't provide any further assistance if you do not have a legitimate copy of Windows.
 

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    Acer V3 771G-6443
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    i5-3230m
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    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
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    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
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    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
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