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.
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
3) Continue to click on Control Panel
4) Once the Control Panel is opened, click on Hardware and Sound
5) After that continue to click on 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.
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
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.
9) If you click the Driver
tab, you could then check the driver details, update, disable or even uninstall the driver.
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.
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