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Tmobile home not showing up in list of wi-fi on new computer

  • 16 May 2021
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I have an older computer which connects to the t-mobile home internet fine as dones my Android. But I bought a Lenovo computer and it shows every darn network in the building(many which my older computer doesn’t see) but not the Tmobile network, How do I get the computer to see my t-mobile home network. I have the grey Nokia router if that makes a difference. Any possible suggestions appreciated.

 


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I had to update my firmware on my WiFi device.

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I have an older computer which connects to the t-mobile home internet fine as dones my Android. But I bought a Lenovo computer and it shows every darn network in the building(many which my older computer doesn’t see) but not the Tmobile network, How do I get the computer to see my t-mobile home network. I have the grey Nokia router if that makes a difference. Any possible suggestions appreciated.

 

I had a similar experience, but in reverse: Every device in my house found the T-Mo gateway just fine… except my Asus laptop, which is several years old. It needed a Wi-Fi driver update, which solved the problem. Mayyyybe the same for your Lenovo?

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I also had a problem with a couple older devices not being able to connect.

A workaround I used is to 

  • go into the wifi settings
  • give the 2.4GHz settings - give that network a different SSID Name
  • change the 2.4GHz settings to  Transmission mode b/g

After doing that these troublesome devices were able to connect to the 2.4GHz wifi.

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I also had a problem with a couple older devices not being able to connect.

A workaround I used is to 

  • go into the wifi settings
  • give the 2.4GHz settings - give that network a different SSID Name
  • change the 2.4GHz settings to  Transmission mode b/g

After doing that these troublesome devices were able to connect to the 2.4GHz wifi.

 

I just changed the 2.4GHz setting to b/g, without renaming any SSID.  The reason for this is in the T-Mobile documentation:

 

Note: When the network names differ, this prevents the gateway from picking the best connection. In this case, you will need to connect to the appropriate band. This is not recommended for most users.

Note: To set up a secondary SSID alongside the primary SSID, choose an unused SSID number. For 2.4GHz these are SSID 2, 3, and 4. For 5GHz, these are SSID 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. SSIDs 1, 5, and 9 are used by the default network.

Note: Having different SSID names will result in the loss of Band Steering. This is not recommended.

 

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