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Wifi is connected on home network but unable to find any network available

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#1 johnbrown


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:48 PM

I am using Toshiba Laptop which had been a problem since I bought in 2013
Right now I am having problem with the wifi, it is connected on the home network but when I am outside
it will not connect or find any available network
It will just simple connect on the same network which is the home wifi
Wifi status: Connected on home wifi at the same time no connection available
                   No network found
OS - Windows 8.1 64bit
Driver - Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Antivirus - Eset Smart Security
Trouble Shooting done
- Uninstall and reinstall driver
- Run ipconfig /registrydns
          ipconfig /flushdns
          winsock reset
          sfc /scannow
- Disable all filter from wifi properties
- Update driver but it the same version
- Restart services, network list
- Configure registry, HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \WindowsNT \ CurrentVersion \ NetworkList
- Run tweaking
- Uninstalled Antivirus
- Created new profile
- Run chkdsk c: /f /r
After all trouble shooting steps still no network found
I cannot afford to reset the laptop since I have all files saved and all programs installed
Please, if you have any suggestion let me know.
I really need assistance for this one.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 February 2016 - 05:03 PM.
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#2 Niweg


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:38 PM

 How old is your router?  Does it support wireless-N?  They do go bad after a few years.  You can replace it for about $30 US.  I have a 5 year old Toshiba laptop that works well with my TP-Link wireless-N router.  How far away are you from the router when you're outside?  WiFi signal strength decreases with the square of the distance between the router and your laptop (inverse square law).


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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