While working on Windows 8, you might have come across many problems especially regarding those related to network. Here I am describing some network related problem and tips to solve these. The common problems we find are list of available network doesn’t show the wireless network, When you resume your PC from sleep or hibernation network is lost. I will discuss these problems one by one so that you can solve these in an easy way.
What to do if the wireless network does not appear in the list of available networks in Windows 8:
This problem usually arises when you are working on a Windows 8 laptop or a tablet PC connecting it to the wireless network. Various conditions arise. First is the wireless router on which you are working might not be active and is not able to show its network ID. To solve this problem first of all, switch on the network router so that it is able to send signals. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start by connecting your PC with the network. Then start any browser or by default the Internet explorer (IE) and in the address bar type the IP address of the router you want to receive the signals from.
Step 2: This will open a dialog box. Enter you login ID and the password. Now you will be able to change the router settings. A user name and a password is by default present.
Step 3: Go to the Wireless router page. Click on the Wireless Settings option. Various router manufacturers have their own way of defining this option. It might be a tab, or icon or simply an option in the task pane.
Step 4: This will open the Wireless settings page. There is an option on this page which reads Enable SSID Broadcast or Wireless SSID Broadcast. Click on this to enable it. Then save the settings.
Wireless connection is unavailable when the PC resumes from Sleep or Hibernation in Windows 8
Mostly, when you are working and you are called for some work. You know you will return back in minutes. So you set the PC to sleep or hibernate. When you came back to resume your work, you find that the network is not connected. Your problem might be.
- You have switched off the Autoconnect for the network. When connecting to the network, enable the option Connect Automatically. This will keep your network connected even on resuming.
- Or you have selected the power saving mode and that is why your PC is not connecting to the Wireless network on resuming from sleep or hibernation.
How to Change the Power setting in Windows 8:
Step 1: If you are on a touchscreen, swipe from the right end of the screen. This will show the Search box. Type control panel in it. This will open the control panel page. There is another search box on the top right hand corner. Write Power in it and click enter. And if you are using a mouse, go to the upper right corner of the screen which will show you the Search box. Now follow the above instructions.
Step 2: There is an option Change plan settings near current power plan. Click on it and then click on the option Change advanced power settings.
Step 3: A section is shown Wireless adapter settings. Double click this and then double click on the Power Saving Mode option which appears.
Step 4: Select the option Maximum Performance. This will change the settings and will keep the network connected even when the PC resumes.