Oct. 18, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions
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.
You may encounter such issues when trying to get into wireless network:
You can’t connect to the Internet or nay other computer on the network.
The Windows computer freezes when you try to access the Internet via wireless adapter.
The computer is stuck in the Blue screen of death (BSOD) or Black screen of death error when you attempt to connect to the Internet or other PC on your network.
You got a message showing wireless network adapter is not detected or on install in the system.”
You may also see the error message similar to “This device is not configured correctly”.
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.
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or Wi-Fi issues, you need to download the best-matched wireless network driver, or update to the latest one if it is out-of-date.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 It can identify whether the wireless network driver is missing, outdated, broken or incorrect, and then help to download or update the best driver.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 quickest driver download software.
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.
Editor's Note: DriveTheLife has been updated to the new version called Driver Talent with a fresh new look.
Update: No Internect connection? Try Driver Talent for Network Card to install the network driver without Internet connection.
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.
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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2Wire Wireless Adapter
TP-Link TL-wn821n or TL-wn723n mini USB wireless network adapter driver
Linksys/Asus USB wireless network adapter driver
Atheros wireless network adapter driver
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 to Download, Update Network Adapter Driver.
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