Wireless Network Adapter Not Working
Majority of computers are connected to some form of network. To connect a computer to a network, the system must have a network adapter. Network adapters are those components that allow a computer to connect to a network. Network adapters are usually classified according to the types of networks and the speeds they support. Wireless network cards are those cards that do not require any form of physical connection between the connected devices. Wireless network cards have a transmitter and a receiver that sends and receives data required for sustaining the connection. Wireless network cards are preinstalled into laptops and portable computers so that the users can easily connect to any available network. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of wireless network adapters. These include Windows not recognizing the wireless adapter, errors when wireless adapter is invoked for function, blue screen errors, system restart when wireless network card is invoked and so on. Problems with the use of wireless network cards on your system might be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems within the system files associated with wireless network cards, issues with wireless drivers installed on the system, etc.
- Check wireless drivers
- Verify system files
- Remove infections
Check wireless drivers
Drivers are the link between the wireless network card and the operating system installed on the computer. Without correct wireless card drivers, the operating system would not understand the codes generated by the components when they are in use. Any issues with the wireless drivers would affect the functioning of the wireless network cards. All the users of Windows facing issues with the use of wireless network cards are advised to check the wireless drivers installed on the system using device manager. And, if the drivers have some issues or they are incompatible or outdated, the drivers would have to be replaced with suitable and updated versions.
Verify system files
If some of the system files associated with the wireless drivers are damaged, then issues would come up when the wireless network card is invoked. All the users of Windows experiencing wireless network card issues are advised to check the system files on the operating system using 'sfc/ scannow' command in command prompt and if some of the system files are found damaged, the operating system would have to be repaired to solve the issues. The default OS repair tool and the installation disk can be used for this purpose.
Malware infections within the system can also cause wireless network card related issues. Malware cause such problems by infecting wireless drivers on the system and changing their working characteristics. Problems with the use of wireless network card caused by malware can be resolved by removing the infections from the system using a strong antivirus program or malware removal tool.
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