So basically, I am having an issue connecting my computer to a wireless router (obviously).
As of a week ago, this computer was connecting easily and no problems. I was trying different free VPN solutions (Hotspot, OpenVPN, UltraVPN). After giving up, uninstalling everything and restarting my computer, I found that I cannot connect to my router.
I am able to see and attempt to connect to any network in range. With my home network, I am able to enter the password to get access to the router, and it recognizes the password. After this point (even with unsecured networks) the best that I get is limited connectivity to the network. I have no internet access, and can't even get to the router settings page.
In addition to my (troubled) computer, I have 2 other computers, laptops and smartphones connected to the same router, with exactly the same network configurations. None of these other devices are having problems.
I ran ipconfig in the windows terminal, and saw that my wireless card is connected. I also saw a number of tunnel adapters that were not connected. Could these be leftovers from my VPN attempts, and be interfering with my internet connection?
I have updated my wireless card drivers on my computer, deleted configurations for my wireless network and reconnected, tried to connect to other (open) networks... all to no avail. I'd really rather not have to reinstall Windows, but I'm running out of ideas.
Ultimately, I need 2 pieces of information:
1) Can I narrow down where the issue is somewhere?
2) What else should I try?
Sorry for the long post. If you need any more information, let me know. Thanks for your help in advance!