Laptop can’t connect to Wi-Fi

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Sorry for the broad question but this is turning into a huge issue for me. My laptop can't connect to my Wi-Fi. But my wife's laptop is connected. This is all I'm getting: Can't connect to this network. Why is this happening? Thank you.

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Ok. 1. Ask your wife if someone configured the router to only allow the connections she set. It may be that the mac address of your laptop is not registered on the router because she does not want other people to steal her internet signal

2.
If not, next to the desktop clock, click on the network symbol to see them all,
right click on the name of your network and click on “forget this
network”.
Then try again.

3. Try to right-click on the network icon next to the desktop clock and click “troubleshoot”. This will tell you what is happening here

4. If still not working, pres (Win + R) keys then type: ncpa.cpl then press ENTER
Right click where it says network wifi then click on properties, go down and double click on TCP / IPv4. Everything must be blank and automatic.

5. If still not, again pres (Win + R) keys then type: ncpa.cpl then press ENTER
and
Erases all networks you can see one by one. To do this select a network and then press the DELETE key. The same with the others

good luck!

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  • ToddN2000
    Has your Wi-Fi password been changed recently? Some times you will need to go into you Wi-Fi settings on your laptop and enter the new password if it's set to auto connect.
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  • ToddN2000
    What model laptop do you have? I have run across a few that would randomly lose the wireless adapter and you would not be able to connect. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Password is not an issue. If you changed password, you must aware about this. Try this one, use windows troubleshoot problems, which can you find by right click on the network icon on the task bar. Open device manager and find your Wi-Fi card. Press right click on it and uninstall the driver. Now restart the laptop & windows will reinstall the driver again. This will reset Wi-Fi driver and it can resolve the problem.
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