Am I connected to my network?

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Over this past weekend, I had to reset my router multiple times but still couldn't get into my network. I see several networks around me but not mine. Is there a way to make sure that I'm connected to me (and not to another person's network)? Thank you very much

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It may be you need to reset your modem as well if it’s a separate piece of hardware. I used to have that problem all the time with my old ISP…Either that our your wi-fi interface has been disabled some how, that can happen as well, not sure why.  Follow these steps below.

Enable and Disable Network Connections in Windows

Follow these steps to disable or re-enable network connections via Windows Control Panel. These instructions apply to Windows 7 and newer versions of the operating system (O/S) including Windows 10:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel, which can be found on the Windows Start Menu, inside “This PC”, or other Windows systems menus depending on O/S version.
  2. Open the Network and Sharing Center – Control Panel will refresh to show new options. The Network and Sharing Center can be reached in several different ways depending on O/S version. Look under the “Network and Internet” left-hand menu option.
  3. Click the “Change adapter settings” option on the new left-hand menu that appears. This causes a new pop-up window to appear displaying the list of all connections configured on the computer with the status of each. The list often includes three or more entries for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and VPN connection types.
  1. Choose the network you wish to disable or enable from the list and right click to bring up its specific menu options. Disabled connections will have an “Enable” option and enabled connections will have a “Disable” option at the top of the menu that can be clicked to perform the appropriate action.
  2. Close the Control Panel window when finished.


If you see other networks and don’t see yours, and you’ve done basic local troubleshooting, don’t forget to call your ISP and ask them to test their network back to your router/modem. Often unless you call them, they don’t know any problem exists in their circuits; or they could simply be down completely from their own problems.

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  • jinteik
    Could it be that your router is going to have its EOL?
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