How to reset a wireless network adapter

Written by kr knowlin
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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.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on your task bar.

  2. 2

    Open the "Control Panel" by clicking on it.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

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