Fix wireless connection issues with Windows® Vista based PC
What are the typical wireless connection issues issues that may come up on a Windows Vista based PC? How can the problem be resolved?
Windows Vista has many improved features that help the users to simplify their daily tasks. It allows the users to connect their computer to both wired and wireless networks. Wireless connectivity of the Windows Vista allows the users to connect to the networks from anywhere within the network range. It eliminates the wired working environment of users. Windows Vista sometimes encounters problems with the wireless connectivity which in turn affects the behavior of connected wireless networks. The issues related with Windows Vista Wireless are several like loss of information, weak signal strength, etc. The reason behind these issues can be different and there a number of ways to fix them.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about the issues with Windows Vista wireless connection and learn how to resolve them:
- Issues related with wireless connections
- Windows Vista not detecting wireless networks
- Weak signal strength
Issues related with wireless connections
There are lots of issues related with the wireless connections in Windows Vista. If you are experiencing low signal strength, then accessing a file or a webpage from Internet takes longer time than usual. Wireless connectivity can sometimes drops completely restricting the users from connecting to networks. In this case, the users can no longer access any file or webpage.
Windows Vista not detecting wireless networks
In some cases, Windows Vista will not at all detect the wireless network around its range. This happens mostly when the connection type configured within the computer differ from that of the current network. Changing the connection type will fix this issue. To change the connection type, click on ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Run’. Type 'cmd' in the textbox provided and hit ‘Enter’. Then type 'netsh wlan add filter networktype = network type' and hit ‘Enter’ key. This will change the network type of the computer to match that of the current network. Note that the second ‘network type’ in the command is actually the type of your current network.
Windows Vista wireless connectivity will also be affected by weak signal strengths. Weak signals slow down the performance of the connectivity. The problem can be caused due to different reasons and may depend on the position of the router. Try repositioning the router to strengthen the signal. Positions away from walls will be ideal for placing the router. Also placing the router at a higher altitude will strengthen the signal. Alternatively you can configure a high-gain antenna and/or a repeater for enhancing the signal strength.
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