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Cannot connect to network out of nowhere.

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#1 vorpals


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:45 PM

Hi all,


Overnight my computer stopped connecting to my wireless network for seemingly no reason at all. I get an ambiguous "Cannot connect to network" message. The laptop is less than a month old and has run perfectly fine up to this point. I have uninstalled/re installed drivers, cleared TCP/IP stack, set a static ip, among other things. Oddly enough, I can connect to the internet just fine by tethering through my phone.


I have an acer aspire vn7-791g-77jj laptop running windows 8.1.

My wireless driver is the Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 ramsforever


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:33 PM

I know this sounds too simple, but try it.


Turn off your laptop. Unplug the AC plug, and if you can, take out the battery.


If you are not able to take out the battery, this might not work



Hold the power button down for 15-20 secs. (this is under the assumption that your battery is out, otherwise it will just turn on)


Plug in the AC and boot it up.


Let me know if it helped.

#3 HairCut


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Try System Restore to a time you could connect?


In the search Gem type restore

Choose Create a restore Point if that is what you are offered.

You can choose the System Restore button on the System Properties window which appears.

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