cant connect to public wifi

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  1. nitemere

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    HELP ....im trying to connect to a public network .when i try to do so it tells me windows cant conect...any help would be great..im win7....cheers
     
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    We need a lot more info to be able to help if at all possible. Is it WiFi or cable? Is there another computer around that does connect and one that does not? Please tell every thing of your configuration and every thing you see.
     
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    I am afraid that this is too little. There are 1000 reasons for not being able to connect. Really sorry for that
     
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    I have been thinking this night, there are several things we can check, but that may not be easy
    1. Is that public network still in good condition
    2. Are the IP settings in the laptop correct (automaticly get an IP address)
    3. Are the adapter settings correct (auto channel to connect to)
    4. Are there any other autoconnectable networks in reach

    Lets try it step by step
    1. Is that public network still working correctly
    Please get some other laptop, or a smartphone or a tablet and check whether you can access that public network

    If that is ok I will be back
     
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    Cheers for replying bochane,the public net work is still strong and working well...the other lappy using the public network is in a room next to mine.the adapter settings are the only thing that seems to differ ...my adapter comes up as hidden .im at a loss how to change this as im a novice with l plates on when it comes to changing settings ect lol...there are no other public networks in range either....neil
     
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    So the adapter, there are several ways to get there. This is one of the many. Click on the Start button, than right click Computer and choose Properties, in the upper left corner you will find Device Control, open it.
    In the Device Control Panel you will find an entry Network Adapters, click on it, than you will see a WiFi adapter, right click on it and go for the Properties.
    In the Properties Panel of the WiFi adapter you click on the advanced tab, there are the parameters you want to see. B.t.w. they differ from adapter to adapter.
    Of special interest are:
    802.11n modus
    standard wireless ad-hoc modus
    wireless modus

    I can't say what the settings are in your location, make them the same as on the other laptop.

    And a last point, most laptops have some way to switch off WiFi, make sure it is switched on in your case.

    Good Luck, and greetings from The Netherlands
    Henk
     
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