Solutions to Problems Arising While Setting Password for Wireless Network in Windows® 7
What are the common problems that arise while setting password for wireless network in Windows 7? What are the solutions to such problems?
Windows 7 is the newer version of Microsoft operating systems released recently and it is mainly designed for personal computers, including desktops, laptops, and tablet PCs. It is released three years after its predecessor Windows Vista and it has a lot of additional features that Windows Vista does not have. Windows 7 is termed to be an incremental upgradation to all the older Windows versions and its compatibility with applications and hardware support is much higher than the previous versions of Windows. Setting a password is necessary while we are using a network. Password provides better security to the users against hackers and other intruders.
Discussed below are the common issues that arise while setting password for the wireless network in Windows 7 and the different ways to resolve them:
- Connection failure
- Server configuration failure
- Different ways to resolve the password issues
One of the issues that arises while setting a password in a wireless network is the failure of wireless connection. The connection may be lost or the power supply could cease when the user is setting the password for the first time or when he is trying to modify the existing password. Here, the password will not be saved or modified and it will not be configured correctly. This can cause errors in the connection to the wireless network.
Server configuration failure
Another issue related while setting password is failure in configuring the server. Wireless networking devices are fairly reliable and a majority of the problems is related to the network’s configuration rather than a hardware malfunction. You should check whether the server is configured well, otherwise it will lead to the disruption of the wireless service. You should check whether there is any problem with the access point. You can ping a wireless access point from a wired client but not from a wireless client; here, the access point may be experiencing a temporary problem. If the access point continues to have problems, check the signal strength to know whether it is due to signal problems.
To resolve issues related to password setting, you should test the communication link and check whether the access point is responding. This can be done by opening the 'Command Prompt' window on a PC on your wired network and pinging your wireless access point's IP address. The wireless access point should be responding to the ping. If it is not responding, either the communication link is broken or the access point is malfunctioning. So, you can eliminate the problem related to access point. You need to check the wireless connection and make sure that it is free from all kinds of errors.
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