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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Check Network or Wireless Adapter Driver Status in Windows 7

Its is advised to check network or wireless adapter driver status in Windows 7 after installing the driver in order to make sure it works well before trying to connect to wired or wireless network. This avoids facing network connectivity problem due to incorrect or problematic driver.

To check Network or Wireless Adapter Driver Status
1)    Go to Start and click on Control Panel.





2)    Click on Hardware and Sound.



Note: If you view Control Panel by Large Icons or Small Icons, you can just double click the Device Manager.

3)    Click on Device Manager in Hardware and Sound window.



4)    The Device Manager will appear, then locate and expand Network adapters and right click the network or wireless adapter and then click on Properties.




5) The network or wireless adapter properties window will appear, your driver works well if it shows “This device is working properly” under General tab. You can also manually configure network adapter’s driver parameters under “Advanced” tab.





Note: If your device does not work well, click on Driver tab to check driver details, update driver, rollback driver, disable driver or uninstall driver.

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