My laptop that runs Windows 8 suddenly stopped being able to connect to a wifi network that I've used for months (my home network). The message I initially received was "the settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network." Now it simply just says "cannot connect to this network." I can connect to other networks just fine.
I've been reading forums for several hours trying to solve this problem, and the consensus seems to be that you must delete the network and then re-add it to fix the problem. Unfortunately I am not even able to delete the network. I've tried to delete it by:
1) Right-clicking on the network and selecting "forget this network,"but nothing appears when I right-click.
2) Delete it via command prompt following the instructions here. Unfortunately the relevant network does not appear in the list for some reason.
I've also tried restarting my computer several times; restoring my computer to a restore point before I had this problem; and disabling and re-enabling my network adapter. No luck.
If anyone is able to assist with this I would greatly appreciate it.
As an aside, I hate Windows 8 with a passion.