Why is my Wi-Fi network not available on all my devices?

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techno.rentetan.com – WLAN is one of the great mysteries of life. With your personal configuration you probably have a lot of frustrating questions: Why are my downloads slow, even if I have a great connection? When I move around home, why does my connection fall out so fast? Why is my wifi awful despite my hardware spending a lot of money? Such things. Such things.

Lifehacker reader George wants a common reply to a question for this week’s Tech 911 question — why does his wifi bring him so much sorrow?

“Now be a problem for some time. My wireless network only appeared on Android tablets and on my wife’s cell at first. The wifi from my mother-in-law is more connected than the wifi from a block away. I’ve just started to show my devices, Android and iPhone, not only their wifi, but also many others when I stood next to my router and modem. When you try to connect, no other device will show any other Wi-Fi available than my own. What is happening? What is happening?

George, that’s an awkward one. I have no good explanation of why the signal for a wireless network a block away for your devices and only your devices. This is just not normal. This is not normal. This is not the typical signal of a router; you’re fortunate if it’s a powerful signal to your entire house.

Your equipment is strange. Everyone else is acting correctly since they don’t have a far-flung wifi signal. With regard to other wireless networks, it is plausible that you see they are supposedly more powerful than yours. It’s odd if you’re right next to your own router; this might cause some type of wireless interference.

Check your WiFi signal by using a dedicated application, ideally one which has at least wireless connectivity, so that one has purchased in the last decade or so. What do you see? What do you see? You’ll see your wireless network (and everyone else) trying to use the same channels when there’s a lot of wireless interference. If this is the case, go to the settings of your router and either select a freer channel manually (where one is automatically selected), or set this to select a freer channel automatically if you selected a freer channel before.

If it is auto, attempt to power the router down, wait about 15 seconds and reboot. Ideally, your wireless networks are not going to use supercongested channels. If you do, a manual correction can be made.

I’dn’t sweat it if the app would show you that the wifi signals of your router are really pretty powerful and your telephone(s) just show it weird. Maybe your devices have some type of bug or hardware problem. (On either, to be sure, upgrade to the latest Android or iOS version.)

Then continue and restart your router to the default settings, usually by pressing a button in its configuration or by using a paper clip on your router to fasten a tiny hardware button. Why the approach to nuclear power? Especially if you have to do everything in your SSID and password, it’s easier to start from scratch again.

Update your firmware once you do so – the router’s software works. You will have to go to your manufacturer’s support site, type in the exact model number of your router, and download the router yourself if your router does not have an integrated method for automatically doing so. Upload it, reboot it, and you’re going to be good at doing it.

Check the situation of the channel again next. Let’s rip if you need to make any changes. Otherwise, you can use a separate SSID for your 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz networking (where you both have the same SSID).

What are you looking at now? This helps to detect this problem if your device shows only your 2.4GHz network and not your 5Ghz network. There may be a hardware problem that cannot be resolved by troubleshooting. Try to tighten your antennas for the router? At least for the time being, you can access one of your wireless networks.

That doesn’t explain why your devices won’t show your wife a wireless network. I would wager there’s something strange about the devices, but I wouldn’t expect all of them to have a similar problem, and that you own it is the only unified feature.

It is reasonable to assume that your devices have an issue if you don’t have to update your devices to connect to your wifi, but anyone else can connect to your Wifi. I’m not entirely sure why they are all concerned and what the problem is. Your devices may be very old and your router does not support encryption (WPA2, for example, if your devices are only compatible with WPA). Or maybe you use an older standard that you shouldn’t (as WEP) for your Wireless Network and change it to something more contemporary (as WPA2).

However, even if it doesn’t connect, your device should still see the wireless network. Try to manually enter the information for your wireless network if your phones allow you. (I don’t think it will.) Make sure all the latest updates are running and then reset them from the plant to ensure any software variables have been eliminated. It’s either time for a new router or new devices, if you still don’t see your wireless network on your devices.