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How to Free Download, Update Wireless Network Driver -- Fix Wireless Network Driver Problems

Jul. 10, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Tips
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Wireless connection network adapter disabled? The wireless network adapter driver is not working? Windows 8.1 64 bit can't connect to Wi-Fi? Need Windows 10 wlan driver download? You may get more wireless network adapter driver problems on your desktop, laptop or notebook. Luckily, easy and quick solutions are available – you just need to download or update the wireless network driver on the Windows computer (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista). Here are the detailed troubleshoot information about wireless network adapter that you need to know.

Part 1. Wireless Network Driver Problems

Part 2. Why You Need Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Part 3. How to Fix Wireless Network Driver Problems – Download, Update Driver

Part 4. The Most Common Wireless Network Drivers

Part 5. Bonus Tips: How to Install Wireless Network Adapter

Part 1. Wireless Network Driver Problems

You may encounter such issues when trying to get into wireless network:

You may also see the error message similar to “This device is not configured correctly”.

See Also: How to Change to Multiple WiFi Adapters on Windows 10

Part 2. Why You Need USB/CardBus/CF/Internal Wireless Network Adapter Driver Download or Update

All the errors you see in Part 1 are related to the wireless network adapter driver. When you install a wireless USB network adapter, a wireless CardBus or CF network adapter, or a wireless internal network adapter on your desktop or laptop, the computer cannot communicate with these hardware devices on its own. A wireless network driver is needed to make the computer well communicate with the wireless network adapters and work properly. If the wireless network adapter driver is missing, outdate, corrupted, broken, or incorrect, you will get problems in Part 1. Therefore, you need download and install wireless network drivers.

Part 3. How to Fix Wireless Network Driver Problems – Free Download or Update Wireless Network Driver for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

To fix those wireless LAN or Wi-Fi issues, you need to download the best-matched wireless network driver, or update to the latest one if it is out-of-date. You can either manually do it or use a driver management tool. The latter is less time and energy consuming – only takes several minutes, and much more effective.

Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife) is such a kind of tool. It can identify whether the wireless network driver is missing, outdated, broken or incorrect, and then help to download or update the best driver. It’s one of the most pop driver download software and, it’s totally free.

Free Download and install Driver Talent on your computer -- Dell, Aspire, Samsung, Acer, Asus, HP, Sony, Lenovo, Toshiba or other brands. It is well compatible with 64-bit or 32-bit Windows desktop, laptop or notebook, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

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Editor's Note: DriveTheLife has been updated to the new version called Driver Talent with a fresh new look. Now you can get a wireless network driver update utility license key for free on Driver Talent (till January 2016). Click “Free Activate” on this software to get a free activation code.

Update: No Internect connection? Try Driver Talent for Network Card to install the network driver without Internet connection.

To download/update wireless network adapter driver:

1. Run Driver Talent and it can scan your computer to identify whether the drivers (including network drivers) are missing, corrupt, or broken.

2. After scan, download or update the drivers for the wireless network card or for other hardware devices.

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To install USB wireless LAN card driver:

1. Click on "Peripheral Drivers" of Driver Talent to detect the USB wireless LAN card and driver.

2. Click on “Install” to install the latest driver for the wireless card.

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Part 4. The Most Common Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network Drivers

Part 5. Bonus Tips: How to Install Wireless Network Adapter

Most computers have wireless networking built-in. If your computer doesn’t have a wireless network adapter, you can install it. Here are the most common ways to install a wireless network adapter, including the wireless USB network adapter, CardBus or CF network adapter, or a wireless internal network adapter. Click to have a see. More information about network driver: Quick and Free to Download, Update Network Adapter Driver.

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