Friday Support: How to solve problems with wireless networking

There's nothing more frustrating than sitting down to work on your computer only to find your Wi-Fi network has vanished. Wasn’t it there just a few minutes ago?  What happened to the wireless printer? 

Or have you ever been the only person in a coffee shop who can’t seem to connect to the public network?  To make matters worse, you’re probably the only person who has real work to do.

Microsoft Small Business Support has some answers for your wireless networking problems in the Solve wireless networking problems interactive guide.  This simple-to-use-guide will help you solve wireless networking problems in your business.

Windows 7 and Windows 8 do a much better job of finding and connecting to local networks than some older operating systems, but Windows Vista and XP owners can use some simple steps to troubleshoot the problem.



This simple interactive guided walk-through will help you with the following tasks:

  • Connect to a wireless network
  • Troubleshoot connection problems
  • Automatically connect when the computer wakes up from sleep or hibernation
  • Find the network security key
  • Use an automated troubleshooter
  • Improve wireless network performance

The interactive guide also helps with the basics of wireless network security whether you are using a network at home, in the office or a public place.  Most people don’t worry about securing their network but unfortunately along with the fantastic convenience that wireless networking brings, there are also associated risks.   As the data is sent through radio waves, people in the same vicinity may be able to receive your signal and therefore gain access to your PC meaning there is the possibility that sensitive information could be stolen or your pc could get a virus unless the right steps are taken to prevent this.

Check this out and secure your network today!

Related links:

Microsoft support resources for Small Businesses

Solve wireless networking problems

Microsoft Guided Walk Throughs for Small Business

Posted by Steven Woodgate

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