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My computer won't see my router, but everyone else does.

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I have lost my internet and when I go to connect wirelessly, my router doesn't show up, but my neighbors' routers show up.

I decided to put in my spare USB wireless adapter and same issue. It doesn't show my router.

All three of my other computers find it just find and both of my internet weather stations find it.

I went looking through network settings and couldn't seem to find anything blocking my router. I found the saved internet connections page and cleared all of the entries out.

Not sure where to find such an option.

Any clues, comments, ideas?
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Is your router set up to broadcast its SSID? Mine was not when I first tried connecting my Windows 7 laptops. Even when given the SSID manually, along with the encryption type and password to use, they would not find my network. That is, not until I set the router to broadcast its SSID... then the laptops connected. After this I was able to run the router invisibly, without broadcasting its SSID.

Edited by 5eraph, 01 February 2012 - 03:48 PM.


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I took the adapter and plugged it into my wired PC and it still wasn't working.

I reset the router with the reset button this time and all is well.

Must have had a glitch in the router blocking the one PC.

Thanks for the help
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Nothing fixes network problems quite as thoroughly as power-cycling. :)

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Nothing fixes network problems quite as thoroughly as power-cycling. :)


Do not underestimate the effects of intimidating hardware too ;) (though routers - generally speaking - are a bit tough) :
http://www.msfn.org/...ect/page__st__8


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My guess is that resetting made it broadcast in mixed mode by default, and that it previously was using a standard the adapter could not recognize.




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