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Author Topic: Router dropping connection. Or losing it?  (Read 881 times)

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    • Experience: Familiar
    • OS: Windows 10
    Router dropping connection. Or losing it?
    « on: January 28, 2018, 12:37:04 AM »
    My router was working fine and I had no problems with my internet connection this morning, Then, I come home from work- turn my pc on- and now my wifi doesn't work at all. If I use a wired connection the router works just fine, but if I use a wireless connection it always seems to fail at connecting. Whenever I try to connect to the open network my wifi window completely disappears and then it comes back with a message stating "Can't connect to this network"

    I have also tried looking through the router settings and it says the wireless is working just fine, and indeed I can connect to it easily with my phone with no problem. So I thought that my PC might be the problem. So I used my phone and created a hotspot-to which my PC connected to with ease and no issue. So I know that my PC's wireless adapter works just fine and that the router's wireless works just fine, but they just don't work together?

    Some other stuff I have tried
    1. Manually setting up the network
    2. Updating wireless driver (No updates)
    3. Uninstalling wireless driver and reinstalling
    4. Using Windows 10's "Network Reset"
    5. Running these window's 10 commands
    - netsh winsock reset
    - netsh int ip reset
    - ipconfig /release
    - ipconfig /renew
    - ipconfig /flushdns

    So far, I still have the same problem. Any help would be appreciated

    Also worth mentioning that my router is a Netgear R6120

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