Troubleshooting your Laptop’s Network issues

We’ve all had experience with something going wrong with our laptops. Even if we are very careful on how we use our laptops there will always be issues that may arise. We will now discuss common laptop issues especially with network connectivity and how to troubleshoot and/or fix them.

No network connectivity /Intermittent Network connectivity

If you are running Windows OS, you can run the Windows Network Troubleshooter.

Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Under Change your network settings, select Network troubleshooter.

Make sure Wi-Fi is on. Some laptops have a dedicated key or button for the Wi-Fi radio, so even if it is turned on in Windows it might not detect a Wi-Fi network meaning that it might be turned on by the software or the OS, but the hardware is off.

Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Next, select Show available networks, and if a network you expect to see appears in the list, select it, then select Connect.

Check your Power Saver settings, you may want to set it to Maximum performance even when it’s on Power Saving mode.

You need to check your wireless adapters settings, it is also possible that it has power saver mode under Power Management.

If you are running Mac OS, you can run the Mac OS Wireless Diagnostics.

Press Command > Spacebar to bring up Spotlight then type Wireless Diagnostics. Hit Return then just follow the instructions on the Wireless Diagnostics app.

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