How to Perform Wireless Network Setup in Windows® 7
Get to know more about performing a wireless network setup in Windows 7
Wireless Internet Connection in Windows 7 supports high speed wireless Internet via base stations like cellular network. This technology might provide high speed accessibility to the Internet. With recent advances in wireless Internet technology, Wireless Internet Connection is available anywhere you want. Connections are readily available on laptops, cell phones and other mobile computing devices. Wireless Service providers use the 802.11 b technology, which is also called as Wi-Fi and it is the most popular standard for wireless network worldwide. To set up your wireless network in Windows 7, you need to have a Broadband Internet connection and modem, Wireless router, Wireless network adapters. Also you need a WLAN driver installed in your system. Once you have all the equipment, you need to set up your modem and Internet connection. After that, put your wireless router somewhere where it might receive the strongest signal with the least amount of interference. Then connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network.
The following are the problems that may arise while setting up a wireless connection in Windows 7:
- Due to corrupted WLAN driver
- Due to improper network settings
- Tips fix these issues
Due to corrupted WLAN driver
Your WLAN driver might get corrupted due to many reasons and you might face issues in your wireless internet connection as a result. Viruses and other malware programs are the main reason for this corruption of WLAN driver. These viruses have the ability to alter critical Windows files as well as installed user programs and, sometimes data and documents. And these WLAN driver files might get affected by these viruses.
Due to improper network settings
Use of improper security settings might cause serious issues with your wireless Internet connection. When you use default settings on the router, anyone could connect to your wireless network and steal your bandwidth. WPA security uses stronger encryption methods than WEP. While using WEP, it results in an unauthorized party hacking into your wireless network. Improper configuration in your security settings might also prevent network computers from accessing the Internet through your router.
You need to uninstall the corrupted WLAN drivers completely. Then reboot your computer and reinstall a compatible WLAN driver. Also install good updated Antivirus software in order to prevent virus in your system. When you set up your router, you need to change your username and password. Make note of the new username and password and put them in a secure place so that you might easily access them. Also ensure that you have configured all the settings properly.
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