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  1. ddmeltzer8's Avatar
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    cant connect to a wifi network,help!


    hey.
    im trying to connect my laptop to my wifi network but after i write the network key it says "unable to connect to this network".
    im able to connect to the same wifi with another laptop,a desk top and 2 phones.i also tried to download and install all network drivers.there was not an issue until now recently,it worked perfectly since i bought it until now.
    windows 10 20h2,bld 19042.1348.
    let me know and il add whatever is needed.

    thanks in advance,
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Can you connect to other networks is you networks card b,g,n AC and what is your router set to b,g n AC
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  3. ddmeltzer8's Avatar
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    Samuria said:
    Can you connect to other networks is you networks card b,g,n AC and what is your router set to b,g n AC
    no,i dont have another network available to me.
    theyre both ac.
    thanks,
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    ddmeltzer8 said:
    im trying to connect my laptop to my wifi network but after i write the network key it says "unable to connect to this network".
    im able to connect to the same wifi with another laptop...

    Check to see if you have an existing Wi-Fi profile for that connection. If so, delete it and try to connect again.

    Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10
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    Bree said:
    Check to see if you have an existing Wi-Fi profile for that connection. If so, delete it and try to connect again.

    Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10
    already tried it.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    ddmeltzer8 said:
    already tried it.

    Try exporting the WiFi profile from a PC that can connect, then importing it into the one that can't. I routinely do that for my WiFi profile when configuring a new PC after a clean install. Saves time, I don't have to set up a new connection from scratch.

    How to Backup and Restore Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10
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  7. ddmeltzer8's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    Try exporting the WiFi profile from a PC that can connect, then importing it into the one that can't. I routinely do that for my WiFi profile when configuring a new PC after a clean install. Saves time, I don't have to set up a new connection from scratch.

    How to Backup and Restore Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10
    im a bit dyslectic,so id really apreciate if theres another,less complicated process?
    thanks,
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    ddmeltzer8 said:
    im a bit dyslectic,so id really apreciate if theres another,less complicated process?
    thanks,

    I'm afraid not. But it's not that difficult to do.

    It's simplest to export all the WiFi profiles of the working PC, saving you the bother of finding out which one you need. Open a Command Prompt and type the command from Option One, Step 4: netsh wlan export profile key=clear folder="%UserProfile%\Desktop" You could, if you'd like to save to a USB stick use folder="D:\" (or whatever drive letter your USB is on).

    Then if you look where you saved the profiles you'll see one .xml file for each profile with a fileneme that matches the PC's WiFi profile name.


    On the PC you want to add the WiFi profile to, insert the USB and use the command from Option Two Step 3, netsh wlan add profile filename="full path of .xml file" user=all where you should replace full path of .xml file with the path and filename of the profile you want to import from the USB, eg: filename="D:\WiFi my_profile.xml"

    When you are done delete all the .xml files you created. These contain your WiFi password in plain text, you don't want to leave those lying around for others to find.
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  9. ddmeltzer8's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    I'm afraid not. But it's not that difficult to do.

    It's simplest to export all the WiFi profiles of the working PC, saving you the bother of finding out which one you need. Open a Command Prompt and type the command from Option One, Step 4: netsh wlan export profile key=clear folder="%UserProfile%\Desktop" You could, if you'd like to save to a USB stick use folder="D:\" (or whatever drive letter your USB is on).

    Then if you look where you saved the profiles you'll see one .xml file for each profile with a fileneme that matches the PC's WiFi profile name.


    On the PC you want to add the WiFi profile to, insert the USB and use the command from Option Two Step 3, netsh wlan add profile filename="full path of .xml file" user=all where you should replace full path of .xml file with the path and filename of the profile you want to import from the USB, eg: filename="D:\WiFi my_profile.xml"

    When you are done delete all the .xml files you created. These contain your WiFi password in plain text, you don't want to leave those lying around for others to find.
    sorry,dont think im able to make sense of those letters.
    im able to connect to other networks on that same laptop,so maybe its not that?
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    ddmeltzer8 said:
    sorry,dont think im able to make sense of those letters.
    im able to connect to other networks on that same laptop,so maybe its not that?


    I'm sorry I couldn't explain it in simpler terms. There is another tutorial that will reset your network adapter and remove all your WiFi profiles.

    Option One in this tutorial requires just four clicks of the mouse and has pictures of each step.

    Reset Network Adapters in Windows 10

    When done it will put your PC back to the state it was in before it had ever connected to any networks. You should then be able to set up your connection.
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