Phone can see wireless, but laptop can't

Anghel_1

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I have a Lenovo b5400 laptop which can see many different WiFis around me, but not mine. On the other hand, my Sony z5 compact can see and connect without a problem to my router. What's the problem?
 

Anghel_1

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I don't think so. It has been working just fine for many months. When I woke up this morning, I wasn't able to see my WiFi name in the Wi-Fi list, that's all
 

Anghel_1

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I live in a shared house. Can somebody hide a network from being visible on my laptop if they got a hold of my laptop? Just being paranoid here
 

Slumy__57

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Check your drivers, I doubt this would be the problem since it can see other wifi access points nearby, but it is a possibility. Is the router yours? Or is it owned by someone else, because they may have blacklisted your laptop from the router, which would make it invisible to your PC. If the router is yours, check to see if your laptop's MAC address is being denied access to the router.

I don't think you can make a network invisible to a laptop FROM the laptop, you can just forget it, or disconnect from it. I could be wrong though, but I don't think so. It sounds more like something from the router's end.
 

bloodroses

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As boosted1g said, try unplugging/plugging back in the router (power cycling). I've used many routers that exhibit the same strange behavior on occasion. As I say it, they get 'dumb' for a bit and need a kick. :)
 

Anghel_1

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thank you guys. i finally got the guy in the other room to restart it and it eventually worked. not straight away, but still... haha
 
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