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    Default Network Diagnostic Settings


    Im using a wifii connection.

    That works fine before, but now it has got some problems. the error says:

    problem with the wireless adapter or access point - Not Fixed

    A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken - DETECTED

    Can anyone help me out here please? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Network Diagnostic Settings

    If you're connected by wireless, use an ethernet cable instead. Wireless drops out frequently because it's crap.

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    Senior Member Medico's Avatar
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    Default Re: Network Diagnostic Settings

    WiFi is somewhat limited in range and penetration through objects. It works fine inside a house through normal construction, but the further you are from the router, the weaker the signal.

    The newer routers use both the 2.4 Ghz band and the 5.0 Ghz band. The older routers were just on the 2.4 Ghz band. This band was getting very crowded and was also being interfered with by other devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.

    The newer routers are also set up on the newer N bands rather than the older G bands

    I suspect your problems are more related to your router placement and condition than on Win 8 CP. Try moving the router to a different location in your house or move your PC closer to the router. Is this a laptop PC or a desktop? If a desktop, perhaps your adapter needs to be replaced.

    I have no problems at all with my WiFi at home. My router is on one end of my home on the second floor, we generally use our laptops on the other end of our home on the first floor and have great connections, but then we have a modern dual band router that utilizes both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands on the N channel band.

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    Default Re: Network Diagnostic Settings

    Depending on the wi-fi card, there may or may not be drivers released by MS for it yet. The only way to confirm is to plug it into an ethernet connection, which in honesty I prefer while conducting business, & check for updates.

    My router isn't dual band like Ted's is, but it's a recent model, of the "N" type, & gets the job done. I can connect while in my neighbor's home, plus anywhere on the property where I live, also my $30 per year phone service (NetTalkDuo) is connected to it & works flawlessly, so it must be good. For $24, I can't complain. I bought another just like it, because it's one of the limited routers my phone service works with, with no issues.

    Also, note that some wi-fi cards will (or may) never be supported by Windows 8, especially if it wasn't supported by Windows 7, or were dependent upon Vista drivers to run. I have a gut feeling that some users will, in the end, have to buy a Windows 8 compatible USB wireless adapter, which should be plentiful once Windows 8 goes retail.


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