1.    04 Dec 2015 #1

    Can't connect to this network


    Today, while having lunch at my favorite restaurant, I tried to connect to their WiFi network as I usually do.

    I got the following message:
    Checking network resources

    And then, after a few seconds:
    Can't connect to this network

    My obvious question is, why not? To begin with, was it something wrong with my computer, or something wrong with their network? A more helpful message would have been appreciated, but this is, after all, Windows 10, which in the name of "user-friendliness," withholds important information from its users.

    For example, any of these messages would have helped:
    • DHCP server did not respond
    • DHCP server did not issue an IP address
    • Stored password incorrect; enter new password: _________
    • WiFi adapter card not responding
    • Insufficient virtual memory


    But no, none of that useful information was offered. How am I supposed to fix the problem? Or do I just go away disappointed?

    - Rich
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,142
    W10Prox64
       04 Dec 2015 #2

    HI.
    I am not on my laptop ATM, so I can't check, but I think there is a setting in Network & Internet, which turns on/off allowing to connect to wifi hotspots (unsecured networks). You might check to see if that is preventing the connection.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    05 Dec 2015 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    HI.
    I am not on my laptop ATM, so I can't check, but I think there is a setting in Network & Internet, which turns on/off allowing to connect to wifi hotspots (unsecured networks). You might check to see if that is preventing the connection.
    I don't think so, for two reasons:
    1. The network to which I was trying to connect was a password-pretected secured network.
    2. After I posted the above, I successfully connected to a different, unsecured network.


    - Rich
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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