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With my PC I located a local wireless site I had setup and tried to connect to it, with the automatic reconnect checked. There was an error (had the wrong MAC address listed on my site for the PC) so I fixed it but now the list of available wireless sites does not include my site. I have 3 other computers that use my site so I know the site works.

How do I get the Windows 7 Starter PC to see my wireless network again?

Is there some sort of cache that needs to be cleared so it is viewable again?




Hi Tim,

You may try the below steps.

Step 1

First, let’s run the network troubleshooter and see if it can detect and fix the problem.

Open the Network troubleshooter by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area, and then clicking Troubleshoot problems.

Refer the Microsoft Help and How-to article for more information:

Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7

Step 2

Do the following:

A.   ClickStart, type network and sharing center in the Start search box and hit Enter.

B.   ClickChange adapter settings.

C.   Right-click the connection and selectEnable.

Step 3

Majority of connection problems within Windows 7 have been solved by installing the latest driver for the wireless network adapter obtained from the manufacturer. Download and install the Windows 7 compatible drivers and check if the issue gets fixed.

Refer the following Microsoft article for more information on updating drivers:

Update drivers: recommended links

Hope this helps.

Bindu R - Microsoft Support
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Views: 858 Last updated: March 13, 2018 Applies to: