Windows® 7 Wireless Drivers
Tips for Solving Networking Problems with Windows 7 Wireless Drivers
Many PC users commonly have issues with wireless networking when upgrading from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7. Don’t expect your network to work a flawlessly as it did on Windows XP or Windows Vista when making the switch. Perhaps the most common issue that most users will encounter is not having the correct Windows 7 wireless drivers. While networking with Windows 7 can be extremely satisfying in comparison to the experience on Windows Vista, there are a couple key issues that many users have been running into lately. In order to get the most out of your wireless network, we are here to teach you a few essential tips for troubleshooting issues with your wireless network and Windows 7 wireless drivers.
If you encounter issues with wireless networking on Windows 7, you should address the following steps of configuring and updating drivers and software:
- Updating Drivers for Wireless Network Adapters
- Updating Router Firmware
- Configuring Wireless Adapter Settings
Updating Drivers for Wireless Network Adapters
The most common cause of problems that the majority of Windows 7 users experience when it comes to wireless networking is failing to update your drivers to Windows 7 Wireless Drivers. In order for your network to function properly and smoothly, its essential that you update your wireless network adapters. These are commonly available via Windows Update but can also be found on the website of the manufacturer of your PC. However, if you are still experiencing problems after getting the latest drivers, you can keep reading or get help from iYogi.
Updating Router Firmware
The manufacturer of your router will almost certainly release updates to address compatibility issues with new operating systems and software. This is why if you are just making the switch of an older version of Windows to Windows 7, the networking issues you are experiencing may simply be caused by outdated router firmware. You can easily solve these issues by updating to the latest version of the firmware provided by your router manufacturer, which you should be doing anyways to take advantage of performance improvements.
Configuring Wireless Adapter Settings
If you experiencing intermittent connectivity issues, a great way to reduce the problem is by configuring your wireless adapter settings via your Power Management profile in Windows 7. Within your Power Profile you will be able to select “Change Plan Setings” and then “Wireless Adapter Settings”. Try setting it to “Maximum Performance” to see if that corrects the issue of frequent disconnects from the network.
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