laptop works fine wired but not wirelessly
gerg1
Newbie

laptop works fine wired but not wirelessly, all other devices can log into my home network wirelessly but my laptop can not. it will work if i have it wired in. do i need a new driver for my laptop to connect to the actiontec modem/router?

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Re: laptop works fine wired but not wirelessly
JOSEm441
Specialist - Level 2

Welcome to the Forum, It would help to know what operating system you have as well as the make and model of your laptop. Are you able to connect to other networks (such as a starbucks or library) at this point?

Also have you entered any custom settings into the router such as hidden SSID?

Re: laptop works fine wired but not wirelessly
Strengemann
Newbie

I have the same issue.   My laptop will stop connecting at random to the home Verizon router.   It will connect to my work router, any other wireless network such as Starbucks.   My other devices such as IPADs work off the the home wireless router.   I can also use a a network cable and it works.  

This happens about every two months.  Any thoughts?    I am usinging a Dell Latitude and Windows 7.  

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Re: laptop works fine wired but not wirelessly
smith6612
Super User
Super User

Every two months sounds like some sort of update breaking it. It's strange that it randomly decides to stop working though. I presume you've tried the obvious driver updates and such to see if that helps, correct?

As the other devices you have are able to connect, it doesn't seem like it's a problem initially with the router.

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