Reasons a wireless network gets disabled on Windows® Vista
What are the reasons for a wireless connection getting disconnected on Windows Vista?
Windows Vista is an excellent Operating System introduced by Microsoft. This Operating System comes with various elegant features that can offer maximum user satisfaction. Windows Vista comprises of built-in accessibility settings and programs that allows users to perceive, hear, and make use of their system. It is also installed with the feature of BitLocker Drive Encryption. This is a pioneering security feature that can propose enhanced data protection for your system by encrypting all data that is stocked up on a Windows Operating System volume. Windows Vista comes with Performance Information and Tools Control Panel in order to deal with the functioning of the computer and enhance the performance of the computer, and also show information about the performance of the computer.
Reasons due to which the wireless network gets disabled on Windows Vista and the tips to solve this problem:
- Network card gets disabled
- Issues with network card driver
- Improve signal strength
Network card gets disabled
A disabled network adapter might be the cause for a disconnected wireless connection on Windows Vista. Sometimes the user might unintentionally disable the network adapter while performing another job on the computer. In order to solve this issue you need to verify the status of the network settings by choosing 'Start' menu and after that 'Control Panel' and 'Network and Internet Connections.' If the status displays that the network area connection is disabled, then you have to right-click your mouse and enable it.
Issues with network card driver
The presence of a corrupt driver of the network adapter might also be the cause for the loss of connection and lead to the disabling of wireless network connection on Windows Vista. Sometimes the network adapter driver gets out of date. Thus, the functioning of the network card may also get affected. So as to solve the problem you have to install your network adapter with an updated driver. For this you need to press 'Start.' Enter 'device manager' in the 'Start Search' field. Then Press 'Enter.' Expand 'Network Adapters' category by pressing the '+' to the left. Then you need to double-click on the wireless adapter. After that select the 'Driver' tab, and choose Update Driver.' If Windows fails to detect an updated driver, you need to choose 'Uninstall.' Then restart the system and Windows Vista will re-detect the adapter and reinstall the driver.
The issue of a wireless network connection getting disabled may also arise due to the problem with signal strength. Then you have to widen the signal strength by buying and including a signal booster or amplify your wireless network signal by setting up a wireless access point or repeater. Both these options will perk up the signal for the desktop system and solve the problem of wireless network connection getting disabled.
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