Check your Wi-Fi Settings

Wi-Fi adapter manufacturers might have different advanced settings you can change based on your network environment or connection preferences.

Check the Wireless Mode setting for your network adapter and make sure it matches the capabilities of the network you’re trying to connect to. If it doesn’t match, you won’t be able to connect, and the network might not appear in the list of available networks. The Wireless Mode will often be set to Auto or something similar by default, which enables connection for every kind of network that’s supported.

To find the wireless mode setting:

  • In Device Manager, select Network adapters, and then double-click the network adapter name.

  • Select the Advanced tab and look for a Wireless Mode setting. Make sure it’s set to the mode your network is using.

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