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There are several factors that influence how a wireless network works and how effective it will be so the results you might get from a network in area A might be different from that which you will get in area B. You should also make sure you don’t just jump to conclusions when experiencing problems with your wireless network but you should rather take the right steps to make sure you discover and curtail the problem you’re experiencing. There are several ways to diagnose a wireless network to really know what is wrong with it and this post will be giving you some tips on how to effectively diagnose a wireless network.
Try to Know How the Wireless Network Works
A lot of people have been made to believe some wireless networks are having problems when indeed they’re not. A network cannot be said to have problems because it doesn’t give you what you need and you should not just base your conclusion on what you think is the case but you should rather find out what is really the case. Wireless networks can either be configured to be publicly accessible or private so anytime you experience a problem with a wireless network you should try to know which one it is.
There are some wireless networks that no matter how hard you try to connect to them you just won’t be able to, and there are some wireless network that even if you are able to connect with them a lot of features won’t work such as accessing the internet, printing and sending objects over the network etc. In cases like this there is always a high probability of the network not being open to the public and you should ensure this is not the case before going forward with troubleshooting it.
Ensure Your Wireless Device is Perfect
Once you’re certain that a network is for public use but it is still not accessible the next thing you should do is check your wireless device to make sure it is working perfectly. In cases like this you might want to disable and enable your wireless cards, ensure you have the right drivers installed on your computer and ensure you have the latest hardware. If you think the problem is internal you might want to uninstall and reinstall your wireless card and then restart your computer. In most cases this will solve the problem you’re experiencing but if it does not you should take your computer to the nearest computer engineer.
Make Sure Your Wireless Device is in the Range of the Wireless Network
Wireless devices do have ranges and it is not every wireless device that will be able to connect on every wireless network. We have the 802.11a/b/g range and a device that only supports 802.11a might not be able to connect on a network that only supports the 802.11b. While problems like this are very rare because a lot has been done to ensure wireless routers are compatible with almost any wireless range the cause of this is often an old device so you might want to change your device to the latest one in order to overcome this problem.