How to Enable Network Adapter in Windows 8


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.

Step 1. First, of all, we have to move on to the Start window screen in Windows 8.

Start window

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.

Click the search box

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.

Control panel

Step 4. Now under the "network and internet" option-click and then select View network status and tasks.

Network and internet

Step 5. Then to open the network connections just click on Change adapter settings.

Click on adapter settings

Step 6. To enable the connection just click on it and choose to enable the network device.

Enable this network device

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


In this article, we learned about how to Enable Network Adapter in Windows 8.

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