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How to Enable Network Adapter in Windows 8

Posted by Manish Sharma Articles | Windows 8 September 22, 2012
In this article we will see the procedure with screenshots of how to enable a network adapter in Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article we will learn to overcome connection problems by disabling and then re-enabling the network adapter. Hence according to our needs we can enable or disable a network device or wired Ethernet connection in our PC. Whenever our computer is connected to more than one network adapter and whenever any one of them is not used then this procedure is very useful. Just make sure to select the correct option to perform an appropriate action.

In this article we will see the procedure with screenshots of how to enable a network adapter in Windows 8.

How to enable a network adapter in Windows 8

Step 1

First off all we have to move on the Start window screen in Windows 8.

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Step 2

Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8.

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Step 3

Then in the search box type "control panel" and click on Apps from the right sidebar then click Control Panel in the main window.

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Step 4

Now under the "network and internet" option click and then select View network status and tasks.

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Step 5

Then to open the network connections just click on Change adapter settings.

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Step 6

To enable the connection just click on it and chose enable the network device.

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NOTE - In the network connections window we can see all the devices that are connected to our PC.

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