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ESP8266 Wont connect to Wifi Hotspot

Hey Guys,

Im having a little bit of an issue where my Node MCU V1.0 (ESP8266) will connect just fine using the stock ESP8266_Standalone sketch included in the library (with my wifi and auth token changed ofc), and I get a serial monitor output showing my ip address and everything. However, as soon as I changed the wifi ssid and password to that of my hotspot being provided by my windows 10 laptop (2.4GHz) nothing happens. No serial monitor output or anything. I can see the hotpot on other devices such as phones and other laptops, but I cant seem to figure out why the ESP doesn’t want to connect. Also I should at least be seeing an output on the Serial Monitor even though its not connected to the wifi, no?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks!