How to resolve Windows 8 wireless network connectivity problems?

In case you have installed Windows 8 operating system and experiencing wireless network connectivity problems in Windows 8 such as Windows 8 wireless connectivity stops, Unable to connect Windows 8 wireless network, Unable to locate wireless network connectivity etc. then you need to follow step by step instruction to resolve network connectivity error. Read this article to know how to resolve wireless network connectivity problems in Windows 8 operating system.

Windows 8 wireless network connectivity

Internet access through Windows 8 operating system can be achieved either through Wireless network connectivity or through wire oriented network. At this time, I do not think laptop or tablet customers will use Wire-oriented network. Most customers are going with Wireless connectivity either through Wi-Fi or through USB Modem. If we see device users of 2011 and 2012 then we are noticing change in scope of devices such that customers are switching their desktops with laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. With the change of device scenario, hardware and software components also start changing. Now, Windows 8 operating system is most anticipated operating system. So, every customer wants to use Windows 8 operating system. Moreover, many of us are still waiting for the release date of Windows 8 consumer preview which will going to be launch at 29th February 2012. It is for sure that Windows 8 consumer preview will register more downloads in comparison to Windows 8 developer preview.

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-

How to resolve Windows 8 wireless network connectivity problems?

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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Guest Author: sachin bhati09 Jul 2012

in my window 8 release preview wifi option not able to on or it is not highlighted please help me

Guest Author: Trav31 Jan 2013

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.

Guest Author: SkeMaz26 Apr 2013

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.


Guest Author: Mike Reiter25 Feb 2015

My printer has 7 items in queue but it will not print, saying printer is offline. Please advise.

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