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Learn about the reasons due to which wireless router may not be working

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What can be the reasons due to which wireless router may not work? How can it be fixed?

A wireless router is basically a routing device that manages the forwarding and accepting of data packets. There is a radio transmitter and receiver in wireless router which sends and receives modulated radio signals. There is a circuit in it that helps to convert electronic signals in to corresponding radio signals and a complementary circuit might convert radio to electronic signal. There are many issues that come in a wireless router. Sometimes the Adapter or Network might not be listed. This issue is encountered when you are just setting up a connection. There are many reasons due to which the wireless router may not work properly. Some of them are settings, incompatibility of drivers associated with the wireless device, and bad positioning of router.

The following are the methods to fix the problems in order to allow the wireless router to work properly:
  • Configure the router
  • Check compatibility
  • Position the router

Configure the router

There might arise various issues due to improper configuration of router. For configuring you need to connect the router to the network. After that power down the cable or DSL modem. Then power up the modem and the associated router, ensure that you do it in that order. Enter ‘admin’ in user name field and ‘admin’ in the password field to enter in to configuration page. Here, you might customize your network as well as your router settings.

Check compatibility

You need to access the admin utility of the router. You might view Wireless LAN settings and you need to match them with the wireless connection settings of the client. Router and client need to be 802.11 standard compatible otherwise it would create problems with the router. Also, try to turn off the devices that might create interference to the router. Also, avoid obstructing objects like wall, floor etc from the router.

Position the router

You may encounter a slow connectivity issue or frequent disconnection errors as you try to access if your router is not in range. For the wireless Internet connectivity in your Windows 7 based computer, you must keep the router in range that is perfectly suited for your router to cover. If you are outside this range, you will have issues in the wireless connectivity.

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