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Issue: 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.
- 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.
- 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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