IT/PC issue



  • On Saturday my wifi went down....restarted and every device bar my laptop was able to reconnect.
    The laptop could no longer even see the wifi connection, but can see the neighbours one.
    I did a restore, and all good...now 4 days later the laptop again cannot see the connection, but other devices still fine.
    Currently running a full virus scan, but won't be complete for hours, any other thoughts or suggestions?



  • Get an Apple Laptop...... I haven't had an IT problem since all our stuff went to Apple.



  • not really the help I was after, but appreciate the advice 😉
     
    Plus, laptop is only a year old and been great up until now...



  • Had something similar on one of our laptops at home and think it had an IP conflict so although it couldnt connect to our network it then struggled to go any further. Also connected fine to the neighbours network and could access the internet through it without issue



  • I did think of setting up a new connection, but if it is gonna lose sight of it (literally) again in a couple of days.



  • had a friend e-mail me this, so will give it a crack, although I can still see other connections, just not my one!
     
    http://www.redmondpie.com/fix-no-wi-fi-available-after-windows-10-upgrade-issue-heres-how/



  • Get an Apple Laptop...... I haven't had an IT problem since all our stuff went to Apple.

    Hate to say it but Hooroo is correct. Windows machines get a fucking raft of issues depending on software/hardware combination, and the errors thrown up are generic as fuck so there's normally about 300 different things you can "try" to fix it. It's a massive waste of time.
     
    Problem is Microsoft can't test for all of the different hardware out there. Apple only has very limited and very standardised hardware in the market that they need to test their OS on, so don't get anywhere near the issues that Microsoft do.
     
    I would 100% recommend Apple computers for home use. That's if you can afford them!



  • NQ, that used to be the case, but Macs have gone to shit with programs no longer running because of upgrades. My built-in camera on my MacBook Air being a great example - upgraded and it no longer worked - some bullshit about it no longer being recognized.
    I've been a hug Mac fan (5 Macs, 2 iPads) for a long time, but I'm looking elsewhere for my next computer. I'll end up buying a Mac, but they are no longer the 'trust us, your shit will just work' mob that they once were.



  • I just find it more reliable than others.
     
    I've never had a problem with any of our Apple products apart from broken screens but you get that when you leave three of their products on the roof of the car.
     
    We have been with Apple for around 5 years now and are yet to have an issue. I can't remember ever having 5 years on the trot with no issues from other ones I have owned.



  • I had issues on one of our iPads where the password for purchasing suddenly stopped being required, and Miss TR buying $60 worth of apps....that said, I don't get into the whole Apple v everyone else issue, I like the iPads, have an ASUS laptop, have a Samsung phone, Sony Smart TV, and haven't had any compatibility issues with stuff.



  • I think Hooroo makes a good point - but for "double the price" I'd expect zero fucking issues or I'd want my money back.



  • NQ, that used to be the case, but Macs have gone to shit with programs no longer running because of upgrades. My built-in camera on my MacBook Air being a great example - upgraded and it no longer worked - some bullshit about it no longer being recognized.
    I've been a hug Mac fan (5 Macs, 2 iPads) for a long time, but I'm looking elsewhere for my next computer. I'll end up buying a Mac, but they are no longer the 'trust us, your shit will just work' mob that they once were.

    Fair enough - they still beat the hell out of Windows machines for home use though.



  • Fair enough - they still beat the hell out of Windows machines for home use though.

    I disagree, my Surface kicks the ass of the iPad piece of shit my wife tried to use.
     
    I have had zero issues with my Windows 10 desktop, in fact it has been nothing short of outstanding.
     
    Apple is on the decline.



  • I disagree, my Surface kicks the ass of the iPad piece of shit my wife tried to use.
     
    I have had zero issues with my Windows 10 desktop, in fact it has been nothing short of outstanding.
     
    Apple is on the decline.

    My point was too general. The Surface computers are awesome, but as the computer itself is a Microsoft product then it will be well tested. It's when you purchase other products - HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus, Acer - that you can run into issues.
     
    There's a lot more that can go wrong.



  • I disagree, my Surface kicks the ass of the iPad piece of shit my wife tried to use.
     
    I have had zero issues with my Windows 10 desktop, in fact it has been nothing short of outstanding.
     
    Apple is on the decline.

    Have you had your Windows 10 desktop for 5 years?
     
    I remember 5 years ago Apple were on the decline too. The decline feels pretty good so far



  • Have you had your Windows 10 desktop for 5 years?
     
    I remember 5 years ago Apple were on the decline too. The decline feels pretty good so far

    I dont think Apple is more stable (less prone to issues) than Windows, and all the evidence bears that out as well as real life instances where stability really matters. But stability  is a relative thing, the reality is that shit can happen to Windows or Apple, and wether it does or not is usually down to bad luck, human error, or user ignorance. My wifes iPad was a prime example. It was a piece of shit, but that does not extrapolate out to mean I think they are shit for everyone. Just a personal experience with a particular device in a particular environment.
     
    Getting back to Apple Corp and its decline. Sorry I should have been clearer. Apple are not in a decline to inferior technology, or profits.
    But they have just hit a new phase of bloated corporate BS. They are not on the bleeding edge of anything, their tech is hitting a life cycle stage  that is entirely expected. It is really hard to  be the front runner. They are just not innovating as much as others any more. They are living off rehashed versions of the same old products, add a certain level of saturation.... and sales get affected. They desperately need something new, maybe they have it coming up. But I doubt it.
    Microsoft is absolutely kicking their ass on the innovation front at the moment. But that will take awhile to hit mainstream, and in the meanwhile Apple will carry on being.. huge. But huge tech firms always go through cycles and associated declines  that seem impossible before they happen.
     
    Interestingly, if .. another firm comes out with a 'wow' product like Hololens.. then Apple might lose its hold on education sectors.. and that would be the beginning of the end of their time at the top... for now..



  • TR. any chance any upgrades or resets run?
    Sounds like it may be worth looking at whether the laptop is looking for the same band/protocol as the wifi is sending eg g, n,ac.
    They seem to have problems seeing each other rather than connecting from what you have described



  • Anyway hate to bring this back on topic and avoid a good ol Mac v PC debate..but TR was operating system is your laptop using?
     
    Maybe try getting your laptop to forget the current connection. On Windows 7: Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network and Sharing Center - Manage wireless networks
    Select your home connection and click Remove.
    Restart your Laptop as well as your Router.
    Now see if you can see the home connection.
     
    (Also apple products suck balls and anyone who tells you different have been hypnotized by there incredible shinyness and over-the-top hype marketing :fishing: )



  • I'm on Win10 and have been pretty much since the update was available...as I said, I can see networks, just not my one (unfortunately they are secure ones 😉 )
     
    I do know I did some updates around the time of the issue first appearing, and then after restoring it back a couple of days, more updates again maybe on Tuesday?
     
    I expect that is likely the issue.
     
    But will have a play when I get home tonight.



  • Oh when you restart your router give it a good couple of minutes before repowering. Some will do a hot restart if you don't and it won't clear any possible problem.