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Topic # 87976 12-Aug-2011 00:19
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Have two laptops and both can't see my own wireless network but it can see 4 other wireless network which belongs to other people.

I have a Motorola phone, Nokia phone, iPad & PS3 and all four of these devices can see my own wireless network and connect to it successfully.

I did do a windows update but I thought if that was the problem then why can it see other wireless networks and not my own?

My wireless router setting is set to B/G/N mode 
Have even tried moving the laptop next to the router even though I have always had it on my desk at the same location.

Anyone experienced this with their computers? 


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  Reply # 505284 12-Aug-2011 00:24
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What make/model is router and same for the laptops?

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  Reply # 505406 12-Aug-2011 11:40
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It's a TP-Link TD-W8960N router and the Laptops are IBM Thinkpad T60 & HP Probook 4530s



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  Reply # 505408 12-Aug-2011 11:41
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Is the network broadcasting N wireless and the laptops are only capable of G?

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  Reply # 505418 12-Aug-2011 11:52
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The network is broacasting B/G/N - The Nokia phone is only capable of receiving a G wireless signals and that can connect successfully.  The HP Probook is only a month old so that laptop should have a N wireless card.


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  Reply # 505615 12-Aug-2011 15:48
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Try connecting to it as a hidden network?

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  Reply # 505621 12-Aug-2011 15:56
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I would be it being a combination of n and WPA2, first try reducing to b/g only, if it comes right then bring n on but 20MHz only, also try shifting back to WPA or even security off then try WEP then WPA then WPA2 and see turn it


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  Reply # 505624 12-Aug-2011 16:00
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I had the same issue when first bought new laptop, when it could see some neighbours networks fine. I disabled then enabled the network adaptors in device manager and that seemed to fix it. 

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