My desktop PC running windows 8.1 can no longer see my home wireless network - it does not appear in the list of networks to connect to.
Background - I have a BT Home Hub with WiFi turned off, connected to a Netgear R7500 wireless router running the latest firmware (V22.214.171.124) - it is this router that I cannot connect to.
Everything worked well, until I decided to move the hub and router to another location to improve coverage. No settings were changed, just unplugged it and moved it to another room and plugged in again. All other devices re-connected with no issues.
The next time I used the desktop it couldn't see the network, so I assumed it was because the router was now further away. I didn't have time to play around, so just unplugged the router, and moved it back to it's original location. But it still didn't work!
Multiple phones, laptops, tablets, Chromecast TV boxes all continue to work without issue - just not the desktop! I've restarted, enabled just 5G, just 2.4G, and both. It can see neighbours wifi, but not any of mine (including guest wifi network). It's like it's somehow blacklisted the router! I've changed SSID names, moved the WiFi adapter to another USB port, but now I'm totally lost for ideas.
Anyone have a suggestion?
- UPDATE: In despair, I reset the router to factory settings (so new SSID/password/etc), and the PC still refuses to see it! I'm baffled.