Resolve Wireless Network issues in Windows® 7
How to resolve the wireless network problems that may come on PC operating on Windows 7 while working on the Internet?
A wireless network in your computer offers the ultimate in networking flexibility, and setting up one is uncomplicated than you might think. On Windows 7 Operating System, to set-up a wireless profile manually first go to the wireless bar at the right hand side of the system bar, then click on the wireless bar to get a wireless window. Now you have to click on 'Open Network and Sharing Center' to open the 'Control panel' network management utility. Click on 'Manage wireless networks' to accomplish the wireless network utility and click on Add. A wireless wizard will come about and then click on ‘Manually create a network profile’. Enter the wireless access point on the next window and then enter your settings based on that and it would set up the wireless profile.
Tips to solve issues of wireless connections in Windows 7 operated PC are mentioned below:
- Disabling IPv6
- Securing your wireless network
- Positioning the wireless router
IPv6 is an indispensable component for a number of networking functions of Windows 7, like HomeGroups, but it shall cause problems every now and then. So, re-enable the wireless card, access the Wireless Network Connection dialog box and then IPv6 must be put out of action. Then you should disconnect the Ethernet cable, reset the wireless router and the DSL modem, and after that restart Windows 7. You can see that within a couple of minutes, Windows 7 will establish a wireless connection and without any problem, and you will be able to connect to the Internet.
Securing your wireless network
If you do not protect your network, one can access the information stored on your network PCs and use your Internet connection to get onto the web. Most of the router companies provide a default user name and password on the router as well as a default network name. To keep away from that hazard, change the default user name and password for your router. In addition, to know the instructions you may also check the information that came with your device. Wireless networks also have a network security key that can assist you to defend them from illegal access.
If should place your wireless router at a place where it will receive the strongest signal with least interference, you will not encounter much problems with the wireless networking set up. If you have less physical hindrances between your computer and the router's signal, then you can use the router's full signal strength. If you switch on the microwave or get a call on a cordless phone, your wireless signal might be sporadic in the mean time. You can avoid most of these problems by keeping such electronic appliances far away from the router.
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