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.
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:
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:
If you're getting the connected status on the wireless adapter icon but your Internet is showing ‘No Internet Access’ error, then it might be possible that you have installed an old or incorrect driver. Either uninstall the existing driver and choose to install a new one with improved signal strength or you can also reinstall the existing one to bring out better results.
To reinstall the driver follow the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned below:
Before making complaints to router’s manufacturers or device makers, always ensure that your routers and PCs are well-connected to a safe and secured power source. The power plug should have optimum electric current running through its cables and the wire should be long enough that it should not get un-plugged very often. You can also check the power source of router by using an electrical tester pen or a simple voltage tester.
These are some of the tips that can help you to optimize your wireless network to the fullest on your Windows 8 devices. Another important tip is to turn off your Bluetooth adapter in Device Manager if you don’t use it regularly, as this might help the Wi-Fi adapter to work more efficiently. As many of you have already updated your OS to Windows 8.1 (a free update for Windows 8 users) you might be waiting for some more updates from Microsoft that may help your device to deal with Wi-Fi connectivity in a better way.