Tips to optimize wireless network on Windows 8 PCs

Are you facing issues with your wireless network on Windows 8 PCs? Does your connection give ‘No Internet Access’ error very frequently or you get limited access during peak working hours? Do you think that the signal strength of your Windows 8 device reduces when you roam about with the device in your house or workplace? If yes, then you must be having certain problems with your wireless network on Windows 8 PC. Windows 8.1 had entered the store around a month ago and users are using this new OS upgrade on their devices. In order to fulfill their personal as well as professional requirements on the Internet, it is essential to keep their wireless network optimized and strong.

 

In this article, you will read about the various tips that can help you enjoy an optimized wireless network on Windows 8 PCs.

 

  1. Revert network adapter drivers

 

With an upgrade to Windows 8.1, you will get a handful of drivers that will ensure smooth and easy functioning of additional software for future download. No doubt, these drivers are advanced and may have latest technological features but sometimes old things can change the entire picture. A shift from newly downloaded drivers to an older version or manufacturer’s drivers may work like a charm and bring visible changes in network connectivity. To do the same, follow the below mentioned steps:

 

  • Go to Device Manager > Network adapters and choose ‘Wireless Network Adapter’ (WNA), which is showing limited connectivity
  • Choose ‘Update Driver Software’ by right clicking on Wireless Network Adapter
  • In the new window, choose ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ and you will find two drivers enlisted there. One will be from Microsoft and the other is from the Manufacturer
  • Select ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’
  • Now, choose the Manufacturer’s driver and then click on the ‘Next’ button
  • You are recommended to restart your device on completion of this process

 

  1. Check the speed of your wireless network

 

Checking the speed of your wireless network is an essential step while looking for a resolution to slow or limited Internet access. A strong connection status might download a file within a few minutes but a poor connection status may take a few hours to finish up downloading of the same file. All new Windows 8 devices have an in-built wireless adapter that ensures optimized Internet access when paired with a good router. The actual connection speed between your PC’s wireless adapter and the router can be easily checked by using the following steps:

 

  • Press the Windows key + D on your keyboard and go to the Desktop
  • Open ‘Network and Sharing Center’ by right-clicking the wireless adapter icon at the bottom-right corner of the Desktop screen
  • On the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ dialog box, click the ‘Wi-Fi connection’
  • On clicking the same, a ‘Wi-Fi Status’ window will appear….

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