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How to reset a wireless network adapter

Updated April 17, 2017

Your wireless signal strength and reliability is only as good as your wireless network adaptor. If you can't connect to your wireless Internet service, or if you encounter a slow connection speed, reset the device. You can reset your wireless network adaptor through your Windows Control Panel to fix any connection issues are you experiencing.

Click the "Start" button on your task bar.

Open the "Control Panel" by clicking on it.

Type "adapter" in the search box at the top of the Control Panel window.

Click "View Network Connections" under the Network and Sharing Center section heading. A new window will appear.

Right-click your wireless adaptor icon, then select "Disable" from the list that appears.

Right-click the adaptor icon. Select "Enable."

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KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.