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Wireless Troubleshooting (Windows)

Introduction

Sometimes users still encounter issues with connecting to the network even after completing the onboard process. Should you still be experiencing network difficulties following your arrival to the College of Wooster network, try some of these easy troubleshooting steps to find the right fix for you!

Method 1: Change your Wifi Power Adapter’s Setting

1.Access your Networks Pane.

2. Click on the link at the bottom to navigate to your Network and Sharing Center.  

Click on the Network icon located in the lower right-hand corner to open the network menu and then select "Open Network and Sharing Center"
Click on the Network icon located in the lower right-hand corner to open the network menu and then select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

3. Navigate to Change Adapter Settings.  

The Control Panel window will now open to display the Network and Sharing Center.
The Control Panel window will now open to display the Network and Sharing Center.

4. Right-click on your Wifi adapter.   

Once you have entered the "Change adapter settings" right click on Wi-Fi to open a menu.
Once you have entered the “Change adapter settings” right click on Wi-Fi to open a menu.

5. Select Properties from the drop-down context menu.

6. In Wifi Properties, click on the “Configure” button. 

Once the menu opens select "Properties" to open a new window of Networking and Sharing
Once the menu opens select “Properties” to open a new window of Networking and Sharing

7. In the new window, navigate to the Power Management tab and check if the setting “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” is checked.

Once you select "Configure" you will then select "Power Management" from the top ribbon.
Once you select “Configure” you will then select “Power Management” from the top ribbon.

8. If it is, uncheck this option and press OK

In the Power Management section uncheck the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
In the Power Management section uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”

9. Close out of network settings, and restart your machine. you should be able to connect to the Wifi with less interruptions now.

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