Fix Network Issues in Windows® Vista-based PC
What are the issues with wireless network on Windows Vista? Discuss tips to resolve them.
Windows Vista comes with high support to network connectivity. It is possible to connect the system to network, both wired and wireless. The wireless network connection allows you to stay connected always without the use of any wires or cables. It is possible to get some issues with wireless network set-up in a Windows Vista-based system. The most possible issue which can occur with wireless network is complete failure of network connectivity. You may not be able to connect to other systems via the network. You may get issues like freezes or slowdowns while you are attempting to connect to the network. Frequent drops and resetting are other issues which can come with the wireless network set-up in Windows Vista system.
Following are some tips to fix issues with Windows Vista wireless networking:
- Turn off unwanted applications
- Bad network drivers
- Check firewall
Turn off unwanted applications
It is possible that some applications might be running in the background and are uploading a lot of data. These applications may reject the system from being connected to wireless network. The possible step to fix the issue is to turn off such applications. You need to turn off filesharing applications like BitTorrent in the system. It is also good to turn off some 3D multi-player games which often cause slowdowns.
Bad network drivers
Another reason for issues with wireless networking in Windows Vista is bad network drivers residing in the system. These drivers may have been corrupted or damaged. These drivers can also get expired and lose features after a long use. You need to check if the system has been enabled with proper networking drivers or not. You need to update the network card in the system and get appropriate drivers installed for it. You should also check the driver status in Device Manager and upgrade the faulty one.
Another reason for wireless networking issues in Windows Vista system is the enabled firewall software in the system. It may create issues while you try to share network and resources with other systems. You need to check the firewall rules to see if it is blocking other systems from being connected. It is better to let the firewall connect to a specific port by giving the name of port as exception in the firewall.
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