Connection problem home wifi only

Windows 8.1 notebook connects to home wifi (Comcast) just fine. Machine upgraded to 10 and would no longer properly connect...it does connect but shows LIMITED.

All other devices in the house can connect to wifi without issue.

A reinstall of Windows 10 happens - the keep programs and settings type reinstall.

Issue persists.

Modem has been master cleared. Issue persists.

Machine connects to other wifi networks without issue.

What other things can I look at or do to zero in on the problem?
K_DeutschAsked:
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
The wireless adapter...is it using a Microsoft driver or the OEM driver from the manufacturer?  Go to the manufacturers site and install the latest driver for that wireless card.
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Even though it shows as "limited" does it still work? Like can you connect to the internet, see other devices on the network, etc?

If you can determine the make/model of your notebook, go to the manufacturer's website and see if you can manually download and install a network driver update for your WiFi connection. They don't always pull the latest drivers via Windows Update.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would try a new driver for the network card for sure and if a driver does not work or is not available for Windows 10, you may need to get a new network card. I know from one machine I have here that card replacement was the solution.

Also, since you say the laptop connects to other networks with no problem, the other thing you can to is check / upgrade the firmware on your router. The Windows 10 setup for the network card may not be compatible with the router.
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rindiCommented:
Do a clean install of Windows 10 rather than the one where you keep anything. After that install the chipset drivers of the PC, reboot, then install all the other drivers. Now check whether your WLAN works.

A clean installation is ALWAYS the best option, as you don't carry over problems that were introduced with old software and settings.
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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

Have you checked if WLAN has a static IP?

One may follow these steps, to setup Network Card to DHCP, instead of Static :

1. Right Click on WIFI icon besides taskbar.
2. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
3. Choose Change Adapter settings
4. Right click on WI-FI adapter
5. Pick on Properties.
6.Pick Internet Protocol Version 4 TCP/IP V4 then Click on Properties.
7.Choose Obtain IP address automatically, pick Obtain DNS Server address automatically and click OK.
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K_DeutschAuthor Commented:
Clean install of Windows 10 was the only thing that worked. Scorched earth policy type solution, but it ended up taking less time than trial and error.
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