The hits just keep on coming tonight in my house.
TL;DR: WiFi is visible and can be saved as a network but will not connect to any devices at all. I have tried the usual suspect fixes and none of them work, see below for the details.
Long Form: We have a home router provided by out ISP (Vodafone Ireland) and it had been happily sitting for years not disturbed and doing its duties. About 2 months ago the WiFi started ocasionaly dropping for a moment and recovering, this had no impact on wired connections and our underlying internet connection is fine. The problems advanced to dropping for a few seconds to minutes and eventually full days where upon I would come home and be asked to “fix the internet”, the usually IT Crowd fix (Hello IT, Have you tried turning it off and on again? hangs up phone) worked most of the time and sometime a few tries would be needed but it worked.
About 2 weeks ago it reached unworkable points and the ISP was called. They sent out a new router after some back and forward and explaining what the problem was and that it was an untraceable intermittent fault with no clear reason why. The new router arrived and all was well for a while with not a problem.
TODAY! Come home and my brother casully says, the WiFi has been down the while day, he knows all the usual tricks and had tried them to no avail. I poke around I the configuration pages and try changing:
- the channels,
- the name,
- the number of devices that can connect,
- the security,
- all the reasonable options.
I am at a loss. I don’t even know what I would tell the ISP now as this is twice with different hardware.
Every device can see the connection, they input the password and then the WiFi will just say saved, secured on android devices, same for everything else with their own error messages.
The WiFi is there, but won’t let anything connect.
Please help, please.
Edit: just fixed the title… One word was out of place.