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Unidentified Network issue with Wireless Connection in Windows® 7
Discuss unidentified network issue for Wireless connection on Windows 7 and the reasons for the issues along with the ways to fix the issue.
Windows 7 which belongs to Windows series is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 comes with lot of advanced features to make the user interface more simple. Wireless technologies integrated in Windows 7 make all types of user to easily interact with the system. However, in some cases Wireless network of Windows 7 will display some kind of issues. Wireless connection of Windows 7 sometimes display â€˜unidentified networkâ€™ and thereby we cannot connect to Internet. Windows 7 may display an â€˜unidentified networkâ€™ icon at the connection folder. â€˜Unidentified networkâ€™ also known as limited connectivity or no connectivity arises from lots of issues with wireless network connection. Incorrect network password, problem with the network driver, adapter issues are some of the reasons for unidentified network. By following the appropriate troubleshooting method, we can resolve these issues easily from Windows 7.
Different ways to fix the unidentified network errors in Windows 7 are explained below:
- Update the Network Driver
- Using Network Troubleshooter
- Configure Network Connection
Update the Network Driver
We can resolve the unidentified network problem in Windows 7 by updating the network drive. In order to update the drive, first click on the â€˜Startâ€™ menu and select the search box. Then type â€˜devmgmt.mscâ€™ and click â€˜Okâ€™. Now â€˜Device Managerâ€™ window will get opened and select the network card drive from the list. Select its properties by right clicking on it. On the ‘Property’ window, select â€˜Update Driverâ€™ button under the â€˜Driverâ€™ tab. Restart the computer after updating the driver.
Using Network Troubleshooter
Another option to resolve unidentified network in Windows 7 is using Windows 7 Network Troubleshooter. To open Network Troubleshooter, right click on the network icon and select â€˜Troubleshooting problemsâ€™. Another way is by opening â€˜Network and sharing centreâ€™ from the â€˜Startâ€™ menu and selecting â€˜Troubleshooting problemsâ€™. Now Network troubleshooter runs and follows the onscreen instruction to resolve the unidentified network error.
Windows 7 wireless unidentified network issue can be resolved by changing the status of network adapter. To do that, first go to the â€˜Startâ€™ button and select the Search box. Then type â€˜NCPA.CPLâ€™ on the field to display the network connection settings. Select the adapter you are having problem and choose â€˜Disableâ€™ option by right clicking on it. After that again right click on it and select â€˜Enableâ€™ option. This will resolve the issue with your wireless network.
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