How to Check Network or Wireless Adapter Driver Status in Windows 8

As you know network or wireless adapter driver needs to be installed correctly in Windows 8 or other OS in order for you to connect the computer or laptop to the network, and so I would like to show you how to check its driver status in this article.
Let’s use this way to check wireless or network adapter driver status:

1) Click Desktop tile on Start screen in order to go to Windows desktop environment that you are familiar with.
Windows 8 Desktop
2) Once you have moved to typical Desktop environment, move your finger or cursor to the upper or lower right in order to open the Charms bar, after that click on Settings charm.
win8 settings charm
3) Continue to click on Control Panel.
Windows 8 control panel
4) Once the Control Panel is opened, click on Hardware and Sound.
Windows 8 hardware and sound
5) After that continue to click on Device Manager to check driver status.
Windows 8 device manager to check driver status
6) Once the Device Manager window is opened, scroll down to locate Network adapters and expand it, you will be shown the wireless or wired network driver installed on your laptop. This is what you need to do now, just right click the network adapter you would like to check and click on Properties. In this example, I try to check the driver status of my wireless adapter.
win8 network adapter properties
7) Immediately the Properties of the wireless adapter will be shown, and it shows that The device is working properly in General tab. It means the wireless adapter driver is installed correctly. If it doesn’t work well, you will be shown that This device is not working properly message.
Windows 8 this wireless adapter is working properly
8) If you click the Advanced tab, you can further manipulate the wireless adapter settings, such as beacon interval, preamble mode, roaming sensitivity level, TX power level, wireless mode, etc.
wireless adapter advanced tab
9) If you click the Driver tab, you could then check the driver details, update, disable or even uninstall the driver.
Win8 network adapter driver status
10) You can also check the box to Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power when you move to Power Management tab. Please note that you might want to disable this feature if your network adapter doesn’t work well after it’s enabled.
network adapter power management
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