Windows 10: No Home Wifi Listed

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  1.    31 Mar 2016 #1

    No Home Wifi Listed


    I'm facing a problem regarding my home wifi..it's not listed on my wifi section..but when someone make a wifi hotspot through mobile data, it pick it up and listed..but not my home wifi..my computer acer aspire 4715z with broadcom 802.11g driver adapter listed..I tried bunch of method yet still zero result..is there any solutions out there..
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  2. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       31 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello and welcome to the TenForums,

    This is just a suggestion but I wonder if your home Wifi has been set up so that its SSID (the name of your wifi connection) is hidden? You would need to go into the admin section of the router by connecting to it (the router manual will show you how or it might be shown on a label and will look something like http://192.168.1.254) and make sure the SSID is visible.
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  3.    31 Mar 2016 #3

    You could try turning off Wi-fi Sense
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wifi-sense-in-windows-10
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  4. Posts : 3,842
    Mac OS Sierra
       31 Mar 2016 #4

    Really need more info. I doubt that it is Wifi Sense. Do you have the SSID hidden, or is it public? Have you made any changes to the setup for what services are running, did you install any software for controlling the Wifi, or install any third party Internet security software on the laptop.
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  5.    31 Mar 2016 #5

    That's odd..my home wireless are connected just now..a minute ago it is not listed at all..after I turn off n on router..it's back..what caused this..did I have defective router or just win 10 defective driver(broadcom in particular)?
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  6. Posts : 3,842
    Mac OS Sierra
       31 Mar 2016 #6

    Yes it would be a router issue. Usually happens when you are on channel 11 or a congested channel.
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  7.    31 Mar 2016 #7

    Not know what channel I was on right now..not know how to check this channel also..should I reset my router to proper channel? So what is proper channel?
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  8.    01 Apr 2016 #8

    unisus21 said: View Post
    Not know what channel I was on right now..not know how to check this channel also..should I reset my router to proper channel? So what is proper channel?
    You need to use some form of scanner to display the channels that your neighbours are on, and their relative strengths. Then choose an unused channel, preferably 5 away from all the others, or at least from the strongest.

    I use an app called Wifi Analyser on Google Play, screenshot below.
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  9.    01 Apr 2016 #9

    Just a thought but it has happened to me twice. On my HP laptop the ethernet driver gets an update and it knocks out the wireless while updating the driver so to find my router again ( which has a hidden SSID ), I have to go into the router settings and enable the SSID so that the wireless setup can find it and I can connect. Then I have to go into the wireless connection properties and check mark the box for "Always connect even if SSID is hidden ".
    Hope this helps
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  10. Posts : 3,842
    Mac OS Sierra
       01 Apr 2016 #10

    unisus21 said: View Post
    Not know what channel I was on right now..not know how to check this channel also..should I reset my router to proper channel? So what is proper channel?
    Resetting the router is not how you fix things. You access your router through the admin login and change the channel in Wifi.
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