My laptop connects to mobile hotspots, but not Wi-Fi networks. Help?
Please read this first: So my laptop is having this issue where it can connect to mobile hotspots but not Wi-Fi networks. Recently, my whole family had an issue where there Wi-Fi went out and they all connected back shortly after, but my laptop still hasn't connected back. When I try to connect, it says "Can't connect to this network". I even sat right next to my router and tried, and the same issue occurred. What is happening here, and how do I fix it? Fyi, I use Windows 10.
I have tried some solutions that didn't work. This includes troubleshooting, toggling airplane mode, and forgetting the network. There may even be more that I forgot about.
Thank you for all your help! The problem is resolved by rebooting the router.
- DavidLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
Reboot the router, by powercycling it on and off. Should work after that.
- ∅Lv 71 month ago
it'spossible that your laptop's wifi radio uses an outdated format (Wireless G or N), that the wifi routers do not support.
it could also have to do with the security used. for instance, if the routers support WPA2, but your device only supports WPA.
i should also note that some cheaper routers do not handle backwards compatibility well, although whoever set them up could have just done a crappy job...
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Mobile Hotspots ARE WIFI networks.
- Boris 24Lv 71 month ago