Windows 8 wireless network connectivity
Have you installed Windows 8 operating system in your desktop, laptop, Ultrabook or tablet? If not, then you can download free Windows 8 OS in your device. It is good opportunity to install Windows 8 developer preview in your system. If you’ve already installed Windows 8 operating system in your system and everything is working fine; you are having a pleasant experience with Windows 8 OS but if having trouble to access Windows 8 wireless network connectivity then do not worry, we got solution of your problem. But First, I want to clear that Windows 8 developer preview is on trial basis and available especially for developers. So, in case you got struck in Windows 8 developer preview then do not blame Microsoft because it is not a finalized product. All problems and issues regarding the Windows 8 pre-release version are not to be blamed to Microsoft. For example- Windows 8 developer preview is having some upgradable issues such that it is difficult to upgrade it. Moreover, once you have installed Windows 8 developer preview into your system then it becomes difficult for you to uninstall it, as it does not allows users to uninstall it from virtual environment.
Windows 8 wireless network connectivity problems
Windows 8 developer preview may undergo any change without any notice. It means you are using Windows 8 developer preview at your own risk. Now, coming back to topic, if you are having Windows 8 network connectivity problems such that you are unable to connect to server address, and wireless network connectivity stops in between then you need to follow below steps-
Some customers complained at Microsoft forum that Windows 8 wireless connectivity stop sometimes and process cannot load wireless network unless and until PC restart takes place. Some others Windows 8 customers are not able to develop initial wireless network connectivity. Sometimes, situation may occur in which high channel traffic resist wireless connectivity. I think the problem might be with wireless network drivers or with wireless network adapter. Follow the instructions given below-
How to resolve Windows 8 wireless network connectivity problems?
You need to click on "Start button" and after that type device manager in the start search and then expand the network adapters in device manager and then right click on network adapter and click on Properties. In properties window click on driver tab and after that click on Update Drivers and finally click on OK.
If you still having connectivity problem in Windows 8 then you need to reinstall Windows 8 wireless drivers and card adapters. You need to install latest drivers from manufacturer's website and then verify the driver's status.
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DID NOT HELP ME - my drivers are already up to date,. Win 7 works but Win 8 won't attach to WPA2-PSK WLAN on Cisco WLC and AP's. It is not the wireless infrastructure. Of course everything Apple just plain works,. Win 7 is a pain but works,. Win 8 doesn't on pretty much any hardware driver combo we try.
I was having constant dropouts on my Sony Vaio Duo Win8 Pro machine plus the signal strength indicator was up and down.
Then I noticed that if I viewed my connection properties and checked the box "Connect even if not broadcasting SSID". Since then zero dropouts and great signal strength!
I don't know why this worked but it did.
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