Fix Windows 8 Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue
Find simple solution steps to fix Windows 8 Wi-Fi connectivity issues dealing with interrupted, slow or no Internet connection.
Fix Connection Issues on Windows 8
1. Check if the wireless switch is on your desktop or laptop. You now need to look for the universal wireless icon adjacent to the switch. It appears like a radio tower with two signal arcs on each side.
2. Next, move your PC closer to the wireless router, approximately 10-20 feet. This helps in getting stronger signal connection.
3. You also need to make sure that the latest drivers are installed for establishing the Wi-Fi connection on your Windows 8 PC.
4. Check if the correct network name (SSID) and key were used when you created a profile.
5. Now go to the Start page and click on ‘Desktop’.
6. Identify the network icon picture of the wireless network in the notification area of the taskbar and right click on it. Now click on ‘troubleshoot problems’ and just follow the instructions.
7. Run ‘Fix it’ to end the troubleshoot steps.
8. You now need to turn off and turn on your wireless router and PC to sync them (explained below).
9. You need to now configure the wireless adapter settings for getting the best performance.
10. Final step, reseat the wireless antenna and adapter.
Turn Off and Turn on Wireless Router and PC on the Windows 8 Network
1. The first thing you need to do is disconnect the power from your modem and let it be for minimum 3 minutes.
2. Shut down the Windows 8 PC that is connected to the wireless network.
3. You also need to disconnect the power from your wireless router.
4. Now check if the network cable is connected from the broadband modem or the WAN port on the wireless router.
5. Cross check that no USB cables or serial cables are connected to the Broadband Modem.
6. Now power on the broadband modem and give it minimum 2 minutes to initialize. If the Internet connection is not successfully established, then unplug the modem, wait for 5 minutes and then plug it back in.
7. Put the power on for the wireless router as well and give it minimum 2 minutes to initialize.
8. Now turn on your PC and try connecting to the Internet once more.
Configuring the Wireless Adapter Settings
For Intel Wireless adapters:
1. Get started by moving the cursor to the upper right corner of the screen. You should be able to see the Charms bar.
2. Now click on search.
3. Right click computer and then click on properties.
4. Now click on device manager that is there in the upper left corner. If you get the message to continue by the User Account Control, click ‘continue’.
5. On the Device Manager window, click on the <+> sign. You will find it next to the Network Adapters.
6. Double click the Intel PRO Wireless and then click on the Advanced tab.
7. In the property box, click roaming aggressiveness and select option 2. (medium-low) from the drop down menu.
8. In the property box, click Throughput Enhancement and click to select ‘Enable’ from the drop down.
9. In the property box, click Transmit Power and click to select 5. (Highest) from the drop down.
10. Click OK.
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