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Why can't I pick up Wi-Fi?


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#1 Thomas Kemper

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

My building recently got Wi-Fi, and whereas before I could find my neighbors Wi-Fi on my list, now for some reason, I can't pick up the Wi-Fi in the building. Or my neighbor. When I go to "connect to a network " the Wi-Fi network does not come up.

Is there something in the settings I need to change? I did turn my security level down to medium. But the odd thing is that I could get my neighbors signal before, but not now. Other people in the building are picking up the Wi-Fi just fine. What gives?


Edited by hamluis, 25 March 2014 - 03:32 PM.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

you can't connect to a signal that is not there...



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

or alternatively flush your DNS

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. On the Start menu, type Run.... or press the win key and r together
    • If you do not see the Run command in Vista, enter run in the Search bar.
  3. type CMD and hit enter.
  4. Type the following command in the command prompt: ipconfig /flushdns

ok now?


Edited by TsVk!, 23 March 2014 - 09:34 AM.


#4 Thomas Kemper

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

The signal is there. Everyone in the building is getting it. I'll try your other suggestion.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

If you do not see any connections in the network connections area, then you are not seeing the signal, try moving to an area someone else has signal. Your wifi card could have failed, or maybe they moved the wifi router out of your range.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

Hi Thomas,

I am a bit confused. Who does own the wifi router? If it's someone else, are thay happy for everyone else to use it?

 

Maybe they changed the settings so that network name (SSID) is not broadcasted any more? Or maybe they changed the password / set the limit of max consecutive users at a time?


Edited by easyrider2, 25 March 2014 - 04:50 PM.





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