Fix Windows Was Unable to Connect to Selected Network

Fix Windows Was Unable to Connect to Selected Network: it can be very annoying when you can’t connect to your WiFi, when you try connecting to WiFi network you get error “Windows was unable to connect to selected network


(this will display your network name). Its a very common computer problem and I am sure many other people have had this problem, so I have made a quick help guide for you to follow.

We will try different methods to try and help you fix / repair Windows was unable to connect to the selected network error.

Step 1

Disable/Enable the Wireless Card our first fix is a basic disable and enable, this will disable the Wifi card drivers and then enable them again.
Right click on “Computer Icon” and select “Properties



Now look at top left side of the screen, you should see “Device Manager“. Click on device manager to open it, now navigate to “Network Drivers” and Right clickWireless Network Adapter” and click “Disable“. wait 30 seconds and the “Enable” it again. Now try and connect to you’re “Wifi Network“.



Step 2

Ping Test  – Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

  • Hold the “Windows keynetwork-drivers   and “press R” on your keyboard.
  • In the Run box that appears, type CMD and click on OK.
  • Type the following command: PING
  • Was the result successful? or did it fail?

IP Release and Renew  – Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

  • Hold the “Windows keynetwork-drivers   and “press R” on your keyboard.
  • Type CMD into the Run box and press Enter.
  • In the command prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
  • Once that completes, type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.
  • Now, type exit and press Enter to close the window.

Repair TCP/IP Stack  – Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

  • Hold the “Windows keynetwork-drivers   and “press R” on your keyboard.
  • In the Run box, type cmd and hit Enter.
  • In the Command Prompt, type each of the following commands followed by Enter:
    • netsh winsock reset catalog
    • netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
    • netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  • Reboot the machine.

If above is to much for you..why not create a simple .bat file

Copy and paste the text in the code box below into Notepad.

@Echo off
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.right click flush.bat and select “Run as Administrator“.

Step 3
Windows Network Diagnostics to Repair Network Issues
Right click “Computer Icon” bottom right of the screen, then click “Troubleshooting Problems
(Windows 7 other OS will be different, just right click what you have.)
 troubleshooting wireless-network
Sometimes this fix’s the issue.
Here is another Microsoft source that may help How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility
These are some basic steps you can take to fixing your wireless connection


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