I recently bought an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that came loaded with bloatware. Thus I formatted the hard drives and installed a clean version of Windows 7. Before the reinstall wireless networking worked fine.
After the install I installed the latest driver
for my Broadcom wifi-card, activated it and tried to connect to my home network. After a couple of seconds trying a window pops up saying that "Windows is unable to connect to the network", there is no question for password although the network is secured. When trying to connect to an open network the same thing happens. My router is working fine as I can connect to it with another computer. I can also connect to the router with my Acer by using a LAN-cable.
I have been searching the internet for answers for the last couple of hours but have not managed to find any. So far I have tried all of the below with no success:
- Installing all Windows updates
- Deleting and reinstalling the wireless driver
- Rebooting both computer and router
- Disabling IPv6
- Changing mode on device driver from b to auto
- Changing channel on device driver from 11 to 6
- Activate device discovery
Please, please, please could someone help me understand what is going on and help me connect to networks?
Thankful for any ideas!