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Laptop suddenly stopped connecting to wireless network


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#1 galmoughraby

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:40 PM

Hi, there. My laptop stopped connecting to my home wifi a few days ago. We have AT&T U-verse, and we noticed that none of our connected devices were working. After I rebooted the router, everything connected again, except for my laptop. Here are things I've observed since:
  • I can see the network name, but it won't connect.
  • Other devices can connect with no problems.
  • I have rebooted the router a couple of times.
  • I've rebooted my computer many times.
  • Checked for Malware using Malware Bytes, found nothing.
  • Deleted the wifi profile for my home network and added it again
  • Updated wireles drivers, and it didn't help.
  • Unfortunately, I didn't save any restore points from before my wifi stopped working, so I can't do a system restore.
  • There were no major windows updates from around the time wireless stopped working (besides MS Security Essentials definitions)
  • I am able to connect via ethernet cable, connected directly to the router.

Can anyone recommend anything else that I can try? Thanks so much!



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:00 PM

G'day galmoughraby, and Welcome to BC.

 

Try these.

 

credit quietman7 ...All possibilities for lost internet connection

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563709/cannot-connect-to-internet-browsers-after-using-awdcleaner/#entry3600427


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:53 PM

Aha! Step 4 worked for me. THANK YOU so much!



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:11 AM

My pleasure.

 

Have you had any signs of malware/adware/ unusual behavior recently ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:18 AM

No, I haven't. I ran Malware Bytes just to make sure, but it didn't find anything.



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:27 AM

ok....all good.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 





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