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How to Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Network Connections on your computer?

Wi-Fi connections afford us the luxury of browsing the cable free web, but this connection depends on radio waves

Wireless Router

Wireless Router

which is subjected to failure due to interference, signal range limits, hardware problems and operator error.

Keeping this issue in mind, we’ve put a quick guide to the most common Wi-Fi woes and how to fix them.

If you’re struggling with your Wi-Fi networks at home or at workplace, try solutions below for troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues.

Read our blog for getting few different ways to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi issues and restore your wireless networks.

 

Navigating through this blog, you will get 8 methods to fix your Wi-Fi issues

  1. Check if Wi-Fi is turned on
  2. Verify the wireless connection is enabled
  3. Verify that the SSID and security key are correct
  4. Make sure that your Internet connection is working
  5.  Reset Modem and Router
  6. Disable Firewall
  7. Reinstall wireless device and drivers.
  8. Check and Re-position the wireless router

 

8 Best Resolutions to fix your Wi-Fi networks

Method#1: Check if Wi-Fi is turned on

Most modern laptops have a function button or switch that can turn on and off Wi-Fi on your computer as a security feature.

Be assured that your Wi-Fi is turned on by looking at the Wi-Fi button and the light indicator which is either blue or green.

Method#2: Verify the wireless connection is enabled

Make sure that the connection is not disabled in Windows. To do this, follow the steps below:-

Step#1: Click the Start Button

Step#2: Type Network Connections in Search Text Box.

Step#3: Click on the View Network Connections options.

NOTE

In Windows 8:

Step#1: Type network connections anywhere on the start screen

Step#2: Select the view network connections option in the search results.

In Windows 10:

Step#1: Type network connections in the search text box to the start button

Step#2: Click view network connections option in the search results.

If your wireless connections is listed in network connections window, then

  • Make a right click on the connections
  • Select “Enable”.

If it is looking “Disable”, then network connections is already is enabled.

 

Method#3: Verify that the SSID and security key are correct

If the wireless network on your computer shows multiple wireless networks, be assured that you are connecting the right SSID (Router Name) and you have entered the correct security key.

In case, you are trying to connect to a neighbor’s router or entering the wrong security key, your system will unable to connect to the network.

Method#4: Make sure that your Internet connection is working

If you have connected to your Wi-Fi device but your internet is not working, the issue may be in your internet service, not your computer.

You can easily connect to another device like smartphone or tablet to verify that there is no service outage problem, the issue exists in your computer.

 

Method#5: Reset Modem and Router

It is most frequent for DSL modem, Cable modem, or network router to encounter issues that avoids one or more devices from connecting to the network.

To resolve this issue, follow below steps:-

Remove the power connections from back of the modem

Step#1: Remove the power connection from the back of the modem and router.

Step#2: Once disconnected, wait for 10-15 seconds and then reconnect the power.

Step#3: Wait few minutes for modem and router to reconnect to the internet.

Step#4: Then test the internet connection on your computer.

Step#5: If you still find problems, try rebooting your computer again.

Reset modem and router

Reset modem and router

Method#6: Disable Firewall

If you are having multiple software firewall installed in your computer, then it can create a lot of issues with your network connections.

To make you confirm that this is not an issue, we suggest temporarily disabling any firewall on your system.

For disabling windows firewall or any firewall, there comes a security programs.

Firewall

Firewall

Know how to Enable/Disable windows firewall

Microsoft Windows 8 or 10 both comes with pre-installed firewall utility. To proceed enabling follow the instructions.

Enabling Windows 8 or 10 firewall

Step#1: open the Control Panel.

Step#2: Click on system and security.

Step#3: Click on Windows Firewall.

Step#4: If windows firewall is disabled, the windows firewall state will be off. To make it turn on, click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off in the left navigation pane.

Step#5: Select turn on Windows Firewall in the customize settings window and click OK.

CAUTION: Only one software firewall should be enabled at a time. Make sure others are turned off.

 

Disabling the Windows 8 or 10 firewall

Step#1: open the Control Panel.

Step#2: Click on Windows Firewall.

Step#3: If windows firewall is enabled, the windows firewall state will be on. To turn it off, click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off in the left navigation pane.

Step#4: Select turn off Windows Firewall in the customize settings window and click OK.

 

Method#7: Reinstall wireless device and drivers

The most common cause for which you are not able to see any Wi-Fi networks or have issues in detecting your wireless cards is corrupt drivers.

Be assured that you don’t have any driver issues by following below steps.

Remove the drivers and let windows re-detect the Wi-Fi card

Step#1: Open Windows Device Manager

Step#2: Expand the Network Adaptors section in the device manager to see all network devices.

Step#3: Highlight your Wi-Fi or wireless network adaptor and press the Delete key for removing the devices.

Step#4: Close all windows once the device has been removed, Reboot the computer.

This will let windows re-detect and install the network card.

Reinstall the latest network drivers

Step#1: Open Windows Device Manager

Step#2: Expand the Network Adaptors section in the device manager to see all network devices.

Step#3: Highlight your Wi-Fi or wireless network adaptor and press the Delete key for removing the devices. If there comes a check box to uninstall the drivers, check the box.

Step#4: Close all open windows and installed drivers once the device has been removed. Run if there is any Executable file for the drivers.

Step#5: Reboot the computer and check the internet connections to see if it works.

 

Method#8: Check and Reposition the wireless router

Re-position the wireless router

Re-position the wireless router

If your computer finds hitches in maintaining a strong signal with your wireless router, it can cause a connectivity issue. To resolve this issue, attempt to re-position the router and its antennas. If you have a laptop, you can also move a laptop closer to the router to decide if it is a signal strength issue.

 

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