I have been trying for hours to correct this problem using the previous threads and information, sadly nothing has solved it. Perhaps mine is different. In this case this is not computer specific. 3 laptops no longer can connect to the wifi of the router, however the router shows a connection at top speed and the ethernet is working fine. I have tried the troubleshooter, uninstalling the wifi device and rebooting, checked all entries, tried manually inputing the dns, gateway, etc, nothing fixed the problem. Even dropped the firewall.
It is still called an unidentified public network, not a home or private network, which it had been and under Windows 7 Home, can't seem to change that. The security WEP code is correct. When I click on connect to network, it shows the router/modem as connected but no internet access (unidentified network).
What am I missing? Suggestions would be appreciated as this happened to all 3 wireless computers, which seems to mean that either some software made a change I don't know about in the config of the wifi network. Had just updated Skype when this happened. Have since deleted it. Could it be the config in the modem/router. That seemed to be the same as previous when it worked fine, but not positive.
Advice would be welcome.