PC users often use wireless adapters to link to the Internet. Most laptop users use wireless adapters to connect to the Internet. What if your Windows wireless adapter starts causing you problems? Yes, several users have reported having problems accessing the Internet using a wireless adapter. When they try to connect to the wireless adapter, they receive an error message ‘problem with wireless adapter or access point.’ We will address possible solutions to this problem in this post.
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Ways To Fix Problem With Wireless Adapter Or Access Point
On Windows 10, fix a problem with wireless adapter or access point.
Connect To The Internet Through A Wired Connection
Understandably, connecting the laptop to the Internet through a wired connection destroys the vibe; it doesn’t work for everybody, but it does for some. However, if you can not link to the Internet through Wi-Fi, the safest option is to use a wired network to connect to the Internet.
It’s preferable if you use a LAN cable to connect your laptop to the router. This may be able to fix your problem, and you’ll be able to reconnect to the Internet.
Eliminate Your Present Wi-Fi Profile
Because of the corrupted wireless profile, you might be unable to access the Internet. If this is the case, a problem with wireless adapter or access point could result.
As a result, you must either delete your existing wireless or WLAN profile or forget your new Wi-Fi network.
Double-Check That You’ve Entered The Right Password
Not entering the correct password is one of the most common problems with wireless adapter or access point. You may be entering the wrong password by mistake, so double-check that you’re using the correct password to connect to Wi-Fi.
Have you double-checked the keyboard? Yes, those keys on your keyboard can not be inserted at times, preventing you from entering the correct password. Let’s try using the on-screen keyboard to type in the right password to see if we can connect to the Internet.
The Wireless Router Needs To Be Reset
After Windows updates, all related network configurations are the root causes of the problem with wireless adapter or access point. The wireless router setup is not an exception. You will try to reset the router or modem this way.
Turn off the router and wait 30 seconds or more. Attempt to switch on the modem or router after that. You can now reconnect your laptop and the wireless network to see if it works again.
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Activate The Wireless Adapter
Due to the installation of any third-party software on your device, the wireless adapter could become disabled. Therefore, you should double-check the settings to make sure it isn’t turned off:
- Go to Device Manager and open it.
- Select Device Manager by pressing Windows Key + X.
- Expand Network Adapters in Device Manager.
- To open the Properties window for your wireless adapter system, double-click on your wireless adapter device.
- Select the Driver tab and locate the Enable button. If the Activate button isn’t visible, the wireless adapter is already turned on.
Set Your Router’s WMM Choice To On
Another solution to the problem with wireless adapter or access point on Windows 10 is to use this method. While it appears to be an odd solution, several users have claimed that this approach solved their wireless adapter problem.
- Open Device Manager, press Windows key + R, then type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
- Now go to the Network Adapter section and extend it. It will show a list of all network adapters that are currently mounted on your computer. When you right-click on your wireless network adapter, choose Properties from the context menu.
- Go to the Advanced tab and look for the WMM option there.
- Select WMM from the drop-down menu, then Enabled from the Value drop-down menu.
Hopefully, you can now connect to the Internet using your Wireless adapted resolving the issue of problem with wireless adapter or access point.
Drivers For Networking Should Be Updated
- Open the system manager, press Windows key + R, and type “devmgmt. msc” in the Run dialogue box.
- Right-click on your Wi-Fi controller (for example, Broadcom or Intel) and pick Update Drivers after expanding Network Adapters.
- Select “Browse my machine for driver apps” in the Update Driver Software window.
- Click on “Let me choose from a list of system drivers on my computer.”
- Try updating drivers from the versions mentioned.
- If the preceding steps do not work, go to the manufacturer’s website to download and install the most recent drivers: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
- Restart your computer to make the changes take effect. Evading problem with wireless adapter or access point
Disable Antivirus Software For The Time Being
Antivirus programs may often trigger Network Adapter Driver issues, so to make sure this isn’t the case here, turn off your antivirus for a short period to see if the error persists.
- From the device tray, right-click on the Antivirus Program icon and select Disable.
- After that, specify the time frame for which the antivirus will be disabled.
Note: Choose the shortest period possible, such as 15 or 30 minutes.
After that, try connecting to the Wi-Fi network again to see if the error has gone away.
I hope the above measures helped you solve the problem with wireless adapter or access point.
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Tony, computing writer at Automaticable, covers laptops, tablets, Windows, iOS. Off-duty, he indulges in comics, gaming, speculative fiction, and excessive Twitter use. Non-nerdy side includes rocking out at concerts and hitting NYC bars.