Tips to Resolve Wireless Network Problem in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the reasons why Windows 7 cannot connect to a wireless network?
Windows 7 is an efficient operating system to set up wireless connection very easily. You can connect the system to the wired or wireless network. If the system is connected to the wireless network, there can be issues with the router, where it can sometimes fail to work , due to the distance between the router and the computer. The next issue that might occur in the wireless network is the duplication of IP address. If the system is affected with any kind of malware, then these malware can access the IP address of the system and the address will be assigned to any other system in the network. If the network driver gets corrupted, then also some types of network issues occur, which are shown by error messages.
Tips to resolve wireless network problem in Windows® 7 are given below:
- Network adaptors
- Network driver
- Location of wireless router
Network adaptors or network cards are the key hardware part to set up a network connection either at home or office. You need to check whether the network adapter is working smoothly. In order to enable this task you need to select Control Panel and then select Device Manger from System and maintenance option. Click on network adaptor section by expanding it and you can check the device status by right clicking and viewing the properties.
Network driver is the software part of network card which makes your network card function. If you are using any out dated driver for Windows 7 operating system, it create connection problems. To resolve problems with outdated driver, upgrade the driver to latest version by downloading and installing the driver from authorized websites. Incompatibility is another issue which could happen by installation of driver which is not designed for Windows 7 operating system. To resolve the issue uninstall the driver completely and install the newer and compatible one.
Wireless router should be placed at proper location where there is maximum availability of wireless signals. A router is an important device to set up wireless network connection in Windows 7 operating system. You can connect the system to a proper network only of the router is adjusted correctly. In order to do this, you need to place the router as close to the center of your home as possible to increase the strength of the wireless signal throughout your home. You need to check the frequency of the router and if this frequency is the correct one, then you can connect the system to the network.
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