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How to Fix Network Software Issues in Windows 10

Checking network software

When the network is down, you have to determine which network is that. Is it the local network or the big network, the internet? Both of these networks operate together even if you have only one PC connected to a modem or router you still have a local network as well as the internet. When you have a connectivity problem, initially, find out what the problem is, whether the issues is from local network or big network, the internet, but in this article I am going to elaborate how to fix Network Software issues.

How to Fix Network Software Issues

To sleuth the problem, you start in Windows. To check the local network, summon the network window. Press the windows and e key combination and from the address bar choose network.

Network
Network

The window should populate with various network devices including other PCs on the network, network printers, media devices, and so on. If this window is blank, then the issue lies with the local network.

The second and more specific place to look is the network guy on the task bar.

Network Guy
Network Guy

If this icon shows a yellow warning sticker, then something is up with the network. Click the icon once to see a quick overview of the network’s status.

Network Status
Network Status

Here the network is connected, it says connected. For more details, right click the icon and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing Center
Network and Sharing Center

The network and sharing center is a part of control panel, you can see in the picture that the network access is available.

How to troubleshoot network connectivity?

If anything is wrong with the network, your first option is to run the network troubleshooter, simply click troubleshoot problems.

Network and Internet
Network and Internet

Choose the item you want to troubleshoot, for local network trouble choose the network adapter.

Network Adapter
Network Adapter

The troubleshooter may reset the network adapter which would solve the local network issue.

The internet connections troubleshooter would solve the problem that you are having accessing the internet.

Internet Connections
Internet Connections

Likewise, the incoming connections troubleshooter can help with unreachable websites, emails or other issues. These are all software solutions.

Incoming Connections
Incoming Connections

A hardware solution such as restarting the network, might also address the issue, which will be discusses later in other article.

How to update the network adapter driver

A final item to test on software site is to consider a network adapter driver update. To update a network adapter driver get into the network and sharing center window, choose change adapter settings.

Change adapter settings
Change adapter settings

Select the computer network adapter from the list, generally speaking the item should be called the local area connections (Ethernet).

Ethernet
Ethernet

Double click that item to open connection status bar, choose properties, in the properties dialogue box.

Network Properties
Network Properties

Click configure.

Configure
Configure

Finally from the network adapter properties dialogue box choose driver, and click the update driver button to update the driver.

Update Driver
Update Driver

Choose search automatically for the best driver, if a new driver updates were found, windows installs it, otherwise you would see that the best drivers are already installed.

Update Driver Software
Update Driver Software

Conclusion:

Any problems beyond windows software are either hardware issues with the network or problems on the internet, in the other article we will discuss troubleshooting techniques for those issues.

 

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