Solved Network Router will connect to everything but my laptop.

November 21, 2019 at 22:46:44
Specs: Windows 10
Yesterday, the power went out due to a lightening strike in the area. It was out for less then an hour, but when it turned back on, the two WIFI connections our wireless router is powering wouldn't connect to any phones or laptops. It would however connect to the computer, which is directly linked to the router without by wire rather then wireless, and all the green lights on the router are on, indicating that the WIFI should be connecting. It just says it's not in range. I have tried a network reset twice, but nothings working. I know close to nothing about computers, so this may be something simple. Can anyone help?

It's a wireless NBN router.

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November 22, 2019 at 01:16:14
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Sadly it’s the wifi aspect of many a router (the all in one units have the modem and router in one housing) which fails rather than the ethernet side. You got hit via a lightning strike and highly likely the wifi aspect of your router was toasted...

You can login to the router setup pages and double check that the wifi option is enabled, and also note the SSID and Access key (frequently incorrectly called its password); and that the SSID is not hidden, nor MAC filtering enabled. Then see if you can spot the SSID in list of access points on your mobiles?

After a full reset - there will be a small button, or a wee small hole through you press the reset with a paper clip - recheck the setup as above.

However I’m inclined to feel the router wifi aspect hath been toasted...

Incidentally your post ought header ought to read something more like “will not connect to anything but my laptop?

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