How to Fix WiFi Driver on Windows 8? What I Did to Fix the Problem
Are you facing problem with your WiFi Driver?. Will you want to know how to fix WiFi driver?? or WiFi not available problem in your Windows 8 Laptop. If you are facing any of the problem with your WiFi or your Wireless Internet Connection on your Windows 8 Computer. Then, here in this tutorial we will be providing you a perfect guide to solve all the problems related connecting to your WiFi Driver.
Now personally, I have faced this problem of WiFi Driver in my Windows 8 Laptop. And trust me it created a lot of headache as personally it affected a lot in the productivity of my work. And it was quite time consuming to pin point the main problem of my WiFi driver and fix my WiFi driver.
And now if you are also facing this problem where you could not connect to your WiFi network or enable Wireless Internet Connection on your Laptop or you are just facing any issues with your WiFi driver. Then here in this tutorial we will be solving all those issues and fix WiFi driver on your Windows 8 Laptop.
As I have already stated that I have personally faced this problem on my Windows 8 Dell Laptop. And it was quite time consuming to fix WiFi driver. So first we will take a look at what was the actually problem that I faced with my Windows 8 Laptop and see if it is related to any of your problem with your WiFi Driver.
Problem with my WiFi Driver? How To Fix WiFi Driver….
This problem of WiFi driver first came up when I decided to upgrade my Dell laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8 as my laptop was still running on Windows 7. As I got this operating system when I bought my Dell Laptop long back.
Now once I booted my Dell Laptop with Windows 8 Operating System all was running smooth until I decided to go for the WiFi connection. As I went for the WiFi settings in the “PC Settings” option in the Windows 8 Wireless settings. But it came as a shock to me as nothing was available under the “Wireless devices”. Now as normally the option of WiFi was available where we could slide “Off or On”.
We all know that this problem could be easily fixed by installing a WiFi driver on your Windows 8 Laptop. So you can just download the your WiFi diver online. But in my personal case the problem was still not fix. So for me I had to go more deeper into this problem of WiFi driver.
And now if your problem of WiFi driver is still not fix even after downloading and installing the WiFi driver of the specific version of your Laptop’s Windows operating system. Then the following guide is what you can further follow to fix this problem of WiFi driver on your Windows 8.
What I did to Fix Problem of WiFi Driver on my Windows 8 Laptop?
First of all I downloaded the WiFi Driver on my Windows 8 Laptop. Now first of all you will need to confirm if your WiFi driver is available in your Dell Windows 8 Laptop and to do that you will just need to follow the simple steps given below:
- First of all you will need to open the Control Panel on your Windows 8 Laptop.
- Now you will need to click on System and Security Option.
- Now you will need to click on the System option on the current Window.
- Now you will need to click on the Device Manager option located at the left hand menu of the screen.
- Now you will see number of different programs on your Windows 8 Laptop and to check if you have WiFi driver installed. You will just need to click on the Network adapters option.
Now if you see an if you see the Dell Wireless driver uninstalled on your Windows 8 Laptop. You can just go online and search for the WiFi driver of your particular compatible with your version of Windows operating system.
In case of my personal problem of WiFi driver. I searched for Dell Wireless 1705 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) as this particular version of WiFi driver was supported in my Dell Windows 8 Laptop. And you can check the compatibility of the WiFi driver before downloading for your Windows 8 Laptop.
Now if you don’t have any WiFi driver installed on your Windows 8 Laptop you can just download it. And once you have downloaded the file you can just follow the on screen instruction to install the WiFi driver on your Windows 8 Laptop. And I am sure you will be able to do it very easily.
What To do When Your WiFi Driver Issue is still not fixed?
Now even after I downloaded and installed the WiFi driver the Issue was still not fixed. The main problem that I faced was that even after I installed the WiFi Driver option was still not able to enable or disable. So I started searching the main problem of the Wireless Connection on my Windows 8 Laptop. And now if you are also facing the same problem as even after installing the WiFi driver on your Laptop you are not available to “Off or On” the WiFi on your Laptop.
The main problem that I found out with my WiFi driver is that the Radio Wireless Settings on my Windows 8 Laptop was Disabled. And I found out this problem of disabled Wireless after giving much effort into it. Now once I fixed this problem my WiFi and Wireless LAN Connection was running hot as new.
Now if you want to enable the Wireless Radio Hardware “On” you can just press “Fn+F2” after that the Radio Hardware will be enabled on your Laptop. Once you have completed it you will just have to click on the Network option below in the task bar of your Laptop and select the WiFi Network to which you want to connect. Now you will just need to enter the Security password.
Well, now WiFi Driver on your Windows 8 is fixed and you will be able to connect to Internet and access to all the information online that required without any problem.
So that is how I Fix WiFi Driver on my Windows 8 Laptop. Now If you have faced the same problem with your Windows 8 Laptop’s WiFi driver then please share with our readers on how you have fixed it on your Windows 8 Laptop.