Windows 10: Wireless connection problem: "cannot connect to this network" message

  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 pro 64 (Version 1703 Built 15063.447)
       27 Dec 2016 #1

    Wireless connection problem: "cannot connect to this network" message

    My desktop PC cannot connect wirelessly to my router. I get the message "Cannot connect to this network". The adapter driver is up-to-date and is shown as working properly. Other devices connect wirelessly with no problems (including the laptop I am using right now with same OS = win 10 Pro 64).
    The motherboard wireless adapter is a new type (Broadcom 802.11ac) but my router is the older type (B/G/N - Mixed Mode) - are these two should be compatible (even if not working optimally) or should I get a router 802.11ac?

    Thanks for your help,

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  2.    27 Dec 2016 #2

    Is the router set to n type in theory it should be able to connect but there is a massive difference in speed as AC is up to 3gigs so there could be a problem syncing with the router. Routers are like PC's an old one has low CPU specs compared to new ones it's like an old 486
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 pro 64 (Version 1703 Built 15063.447)
    Thread Starter
       27 Dec 2016 #3

    Yes, but is it not supposed to have some kind of backward compatibility? I thought ac modems would be able to connect with bgn routers ...
    Up to now I was connecting with a wired adapter but I realise that I never tested the wireless adapter on this motherboard and I would like to verify whether it is a hardware default or configuration problems.
    Last edited by collpicto; 28 Dec 2016 at 02:36.
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