Fix com­mon Wi-Fi prob­lems

“Networking not work­ing? Try our tips for re-es­tab­lish­ing con­tact and get­ting back on­line”

Windows Help & Advice - - WINDOWS HELP & ADVICE - Your guide Ian Even­den says…

Wi-Fi is ba­si­cally magic, the way it com­mu­ni­cates wire­lessly and han­dles much of the setup for you. Any­one who’s tried to set up a net­work in the days of DOS or Win­dows 95 will ap­pre­ci­ate the abil­ity to sim­ply en­ter a pass­word and con­nect. It’s even eas­ier to use than Blue­tooth, which although much im­proved in re­cent ver­sions, can be finicky about set­tings.

This means, how­ever, that when it does go wrong, you can be ex­posed to a mess of set­tings and pro­to­cols that you’ve never seen be­fore, as you played no part in their setup. Part of the prob­lem can be iden­ti­fy­ing what’s gone wrong, and at which end of the wire­less link the fault is.

So if your in­ter­net con­nec­tion is miss­ing in ac­tion or your router has turned in­vis­i­ble, we have some sug­ges­tions for how you can re­store the wire­less link and re­sume your on­line ac­tiv­i­ties.

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