Reset Network Adapter in Windows® System
Do you want to know the tips to overcome the problems that occur while resetting network adapter in Windows system?
The network adapter helps to interface a computer to a network. Both wired and wireless network adapters are supported by Windows and other operating system through device drivers. Sometimes, you may need to reset the network adapter in Windows system. So, in order to reset you need to click 'Start' button and open the 'Control Panel'. There, you need to find 'Network and Internet Connections'. There, open 'Network and Sharing Center' and then click 'Manage network connections'. In the network connection, you need to right-click the network adapter icon and then click 'Disable'. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, then you need to type the password or provide confirmation. Right-click the adapter icon again and then click 'Enable'. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. In this way, you can reset the network adapter in Windows system.
The following are the tips to overcome the problems while resetting network adapter in Windows system:
- Issues while resetting the adapter
- Enable the adaptor
- Update the network adapter driver
Issues while resetting the adapter
Often, while resetting the network adapter, the adapter gets disabled and you may not be able to continue the process. Sometimes, your network adapter driver may be missing or it may not work and you may face issues while resetting. Also, if your network adapter driver gets outdated, then you may encounter problems while resetting the network adapter in Windows system.
Enable the adaptor
When the network adapter gets disabled, you need to enable it. For this, click on the 'Start' button and then you need to open the 'Network Connections' from the 'Control Panel'. You need to type adapter in the search box and click 'View network connections' in 'Network and Sharing Center'. You need to right-click the network adapter icon and then click 'Enable'.
By updating the network adapter driver, you may solve many related issues. Also, the issues of outdated drivers can be resolved by updating them timely. For that, you need to take the help of Device Manager. You may need administrator permission, if prompted for an administrator password or confirmation. Then, you need to type the password or provide confirmation. In the Device Manager, you need to right click on network adapter and select 'Properties'. There, you need to click on the 'Driver' tab and then click 'Update Driver'.
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