Windows 10: Problems connecting to router via Wi-Fi, tried many different fixes

Discus and support Problems connecting to router via Wi-Fi, tried many different fixes in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, I've got a brand new Dell XPS 13 9350 and I'm having big problems connecting to my houses Wi-Fi network. I live in a student apartment building... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Phantomcave, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Problems connecting to router via Wi-Fi, tried many different fixes


    Hello, I've got a brand new Dell XPS 13 9350 and I'm having big problems connecting to my houses Wi-Fi network. I live in a student apartment building and we all share Wi-Fi.
    95% of the time I simply get the "can't connect to this network" message. The few times I manage to connect it fades away in about five minutes and either comes back for another five minutes or disappears for good.

    My other devices, that aren't running Win 10(android phone, chromecast), have never had any problem whatsoever with the connection.
    I also have a desktop that runs Win 10 and connects via Wi-Fi with an ASUS PCE adapter. The desktop connected fine for about 3 months and then I got the exact same problem I have with my laptop now. No matter what I tried I couldn't get it to connect to the houses Wi-Fi connection. After days of googling and trying different fixes I installed this Broadcom BCM-43xx Wireless Lan Drivers Version 7.35.308.0 WHQL driver and the problem was instantly solved.

    Now, with my laptop I think I've tried all the most common fixes; forgetting the network and adding it manually, searching for the latest drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers from Dell's website, turning off 20/40 coexistance, turning off IPv6(not by tweaking the registry though), manually setting the DNS server IP, disabling all AV and firewall...
    I don't know what to do anymore.

    To summarize: Win 10 desktop connects fine and so does android phone and chromecast but not my new laptop(connects fine to other networks though).
    I'm guessing it's got to have something to do with Win 10 and/or some driver/setting based on the circumstances.

    Laptop specs:
    Network adapter: DW1820A 2x2 802.11ac 2,4/5 GHz
    Driver: 1.519.0.0
    Manufacturer/Driver provider: Broadcom

    Desktop specs:
    Network adapter: ASUS PCE-AC68
    Driver: 7.35.308.0
    Manufacturer/Driver provider: Broadcom

    Router: Netgear CG3700EMR-1CMNDS

    :)
     
    Phantomcave, Nov 27, 2015
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  2. Sheldrick Win User

    N8 does not connect via wifi

    Hey Anubis_rpg, Welcome to the Nokia forums!



    I was wondering how many computers you have connected to your router and what router you are using?



    It may sounds cliché but have you tried resetting your router? usually a router reset will fix this problem if you are having difficulties connecting/staying connected to the Wi-Fi.
     
    Sheldrick, Nov 27, 2015
    #2
  3. No internet access

    ST, By chance I had a broadband failure and to check this out I swapped to a spare router (Zyxel) . Once the broadband supplier fixed the problem (proved in their exchange and not my old router) I stayed with the Zyxel router which has no Wi-Fi connection/reconnection
    problems.

    So my original Wi-Fi fault must had been with my original Belkin router. I suspect it my be the distance from the laptop etc to the router, try reducing the distance between your router/laptop.

    If your using 5.2GHz Wi-Fi has a very limited range circa 10 feet then tries to 2.4GHz this maybe where the problem lies.

    But as I say a different router sorted my Wi-Fi reconnection issues.
     
    BrianLC350, Nov 27, 2015
    #3
  4. Pdanger Win User

    Problems connecting to router via Wi-Fi, tried many different fixes

    Hi, I am having the exact same issues and also took the same actions as you.
    So I don't have a fix but I do feel your pain.
    I have been searching the net and nothing I found on there works but if I do I will post it here.

    Hope you find a solution!
     
    Pdanger, Nov 27, 2015
    #4
  5. Just sharing how far I've gotten with the issue so far:
    This is from my thread on windows10forums
    :
    Tim Locke:
     
    Phantomcave, Apr 5, 2018
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