Issue: Windows Can’t Connect To This Network

Windows can’t connect to this network

Uninstalling your network adapter

  • Access Quick Menu by pressing the Win and X keys together on the keyboard and choose the Device Manager option then fix the issue Windows can’t connect to this network.
  • Right-click your network adapter and click the Uninstall option.
  • If a prompt message appears, select the checkbox beside the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option and click the OK button.
  • Restart your Windows 10 computer.
  • Once the computer is restarted, the network adapter will be installed automatically.
  • In most of the cases, reinstalling the network driver resolves the problem.
  • If so, update the network adapter driver to the latest version.
  • If the problem persists, continue with the troubleshooting steps mentioned below.

Changing the channel width of your network adapter

  • Hold the Win and S keys at the same time on the keyboard, type network, and select Network and Sharing Center from the displayed search results.
  • Click the Change adapter settings link on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Right-click your wireless adapter and select the Properties option from the context menu.
  • Go to the Advanced tab, select the 802.11 channel width option, and change its value to 20 MHz.
  • Save the altered channel width settings by clicking the OK button.

Disabling IPv6

  • Go to the Network and Sharing Center window, go to the Connections field, and click the existing connection link.
  • Click the Properties button when the Connection Status dialog window opens.
  • Deselect the ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)’ option and click OK.
  • After restarting the computer, check if the problem has been resolved.

Security type

  • The security type you are using must be the same on both the computer and the router.
  • If required, change the wireless network mode. And check the issue Windows can’t connect to this network.

Adding the connection manually

  • Open the Network and Sharing Center window, click the ‘Set up a new connection or network’ option and select the ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ option.
  • Click the Next option and proceed to fill the Network Name, Security Key, and Security Type fields.
  • Make sure to save the settings.
  • If the problem continues, refer to the following points.
  • Disable and then enable your wireless connection.
  • Install the driver manually.
  • Enter the ipconfig /release command followed by the ipconfig /renew command in the Command Prompt window.
  • Change Power Options.
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