Wireless Network Problems in Windows® 7-based Lenovo® laptop
Know about the common wireless network problems that may occur on a Windows 7-based Lenovo laptop.
Wireless network connections are common among users nowadays. Lenovo laptops running Windows 7 Operating Systems are also equipped with the functions to access the network features including the wireless connections. Wireless networks are accessed by the user with the help of the network adapters. Lenovo laptop that is situated with in the range of the wireless connection available to the user can access the connection correctly. Else the connection causes issues with the users. The issues occurring with Lenovo laptops having Windows 7 operating systems are different depending upon the causes of the issues. The user can connect the network from a Windows 7 operating system with a single click on 'Connect to' option at the Start menu. The various connections available for the user will be listed in the window opened, user can select the appropriate one. If any of the available wireless connection is damaged, then the user cannot connect to the network. Adapter issues can also cause issues while connecting to the network. The wireless connection can also be enabled on Lenovo laptops by switching on a button. If the button is not in the 'On' condition, then also network connections issues may happen. Other issues caused can be due to the problems with any of the devices or with the firewall options or even with the service providers.
Discussed below are some possible ways to fix the problem:
- Troubleshoot the network adapter issues
- Install ThinkVantage Access Connections tool from Lenovo
- Alternate tips to solve the issues
Troubleshoot the network adapter issues
Check on the operating system Device Manager option whether the network adapter is working properly. For that, right click on the 'My Computer' icon on the desktop and select the 'Properties' option. Then choose the 'Hardware' tab and then click on the 'Device Manager' button. Now find the network adapter option in the list of devices and see whether the network card is present. Also verify whether any issues with the device by checking the hardware. If there is any error with the device, then the user can view a notification near the icon.
Install ThinkVantage Access Connections tool from Lenovo
The installation of the ThinkVantage Access Connections tool from Lenovo to work on the Lenovo laptops can help the user to manage the basic network connections on the system. The tool manages settings like accessing of the network, switch between the wired and wireless connections etc. So the issues caused with the user interactions on the wireless network connectivity can be resolved. The user only needs to download and install the software tool.
Verify whether the radio button for the wireless connectivity in the laptop is enabled and also check whether the green LED light is glowing. Now the user should check for the access points associated with the device. Check the signal strength. Check for the compatibility of the devices and the software. The hardware devices should match the Windows 7 compatibility. Contact the service provider to verify whether the issue is caused due to the failure of the connection. Position of the laptop in the wireless connectivity range should be noted along with the position of the network adaptor.
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