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How To Drive Your Laptop Computer’s WLAN (Network)

At Sendom Computers Tutorial, we’ll be rolling out our first major tutorial of the year which will be covering how you can drive your laptop or desktop computer’s WLAN for you to be able to access the Internet or connect your computer to any wireless network of your choice.
We will make this tutorial as easy and straight-to-the-point as Possible so that even a newbie or novice can resolve this issue with our guide. We’ll also provide the tools and Software’s required to bring this tutorial into effect. That’s why we have Drivers and Software’s’ Download Section. In case you find difficulty in this tutorial, do contact us to help you better; For free of course.
Questions answered in this Tutorial:
  • How can I drive my Computer’s Network?
  • How can I drive my Laptop Computer’s WLAN Network?
  • Why Can’t I Connect my Computer to any Network?
  • I can’t find any Network with My Computer, Help!

 

Tools Needed To Resolve this Issue:
  • SDI (Snappy Driver Installer)
Click Here To Download SDI (Snappy Driver Installer)
  • Broadcom WLAN Network Driver
Click Here To Download Broadcom WLAN NETWORK DRIVER
What Causes Computer’s Network Connectivity Issue?
When you purchase a new computer that a WLAN network driver hasn’t been pre-installed on, it will be impossible for you to connect to any wireless network with the computer because the driver that’s supposed to aid the process isn’t present, or maybe your computer was restored to an earlier state when the Network driver wasn’t present.
If any of the aforementioned scenarios apply to you, or maybe you’re sure your Laptop computer’s WLAN (Network) driver has not been installed, then scroll down to read how to resolve the issue. But, if your computer has a WLAN (Network) Driver present but you’re having issues connecting to any Wireless Network or you can’t find any available network, then read this guide; “How To Resolve Computer’s WLAN (Network) Connectivity Issues”. If you aren’t sure your computer’s WLAN network adapter is installed, then read this tutorial to find out if it’s present, or Not; “How to Know if your Computer’s WLAN Network/Internet Adapter is Installed”.
What Does WLAN Stand For?
WLAN is an abbreviation for Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is used to connect a Laptop or Desktop Computer to a Wireless Network. To know more about WLAN, read this article; “Difference Between WLAN and LAN, and Their Functions”
How To Drive Your Laptop Computer’s WLAN (Network)
Step 1: Download SDI (Snappy Driver Installer) Application. Click HERE To Download The Software.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 1

Snappy Driver Installer Is a Computer Application that’s used to Run Driver Files and Drive any System Components. To know more about SDI, Read This Article; “What is SDI Application, and What is It Used For?”

 

Note: After Downloading SDI file, it can be found in your system with the term; “SDI_R140”

 

Step 2: Download ‘Broadcom WLAN Network Driver’. Click Here To Download Broadband Network Driver File.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 2

Note: After Downloading Broadcom WLAN Network Driver file, it can be found in your system with the term; “DP_WLAN_14103”
N:B- ‘Broadcom WLAN Network Driver’ is an updated and general WLAN (Network) Driver for almost all brands of computer, but If the Driver doesn’t work on your system; check-out this article to download some other drivers that might be suitable for your computer and follow the same procedure explained in this tutorial: “Full List of WLAN (Network) Drivers/Adapters Available For Laptop and Desktop Computers”

 

Step 3: After Downloading Broadcom WLAN Network Driver, Run the Downloaded SDI Application

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 3

Step 4: In the SDI Application’s Interface, Find and ‘Tick’ “Expert Mode”. After ticking Expert mode, you’ll notice that more options have been displayed.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 4

Step 5: Click “Select Driver Directory”, which is the fourth option below ‘Expert Mode’ box.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 5

Step 6: Find and Select the Folder in which you downloaded “Broadcom WLAN Network Driver” into. In this tutorial, we downloaded the WLAN (Network) Driver file into a Flash Drive which is termed “Removable Disk (E:)” and that you can see in the screenshot posted below.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 6

In your case, if you downloaded the WLAN (Network) Driver File Into the “Downloads” folder in your Computer’s Local Disk, you can either select the Local disk for the SDI application to automatically find the driver and display or, you can select that same “Downloads” Folder in which it was downloaded into; for the driver to be loaded. Either way, your WLAN (Network) Driver File will still be found by the SDI Application. After selecting the destination folder, Click OK!
Step 7: Once the Broadcom WLAN (Network) Driver has been found and displayed on the SDI’s Interface, Select the Broadcom WLAN Network Driver, and then hover your mouse to the left options and Click On Install. Thereafter, your WLAN (Network) Driver will begin installing.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 7

Step 8: Once the WLAN (Network) Driver Installation has reached 100% and confirmed, you will notice that The Computer Icon by the right side of your Laptop’s Task-Bar has been changed to a Network Signal with 5 Bars; and a yellow Star which indicates that “Connections are Available”. When you click on the 5-bar Network Signal, you should be able to see and connect to available Networks from there.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 8

Step 9: If your Laptop’s Network signal doesn’t come up after installing the WLAN (Network) Driver, Restart your Computer and it will surely come up, and when you click on the 5-bar Network signal on the taskbar, you’ll see list of available networks like in the screenshot below.

How To Drive Your Laptop Computer's WLAN Network- Step 9

In case your Laptop Computer’s WLAN Connection doesn’t come up after it’s the WLAN Network driver has been installed, read this articles: 1- “How To Check If WLAN (Network) Driver Is Installed On Your Computer”, 2- “How To Resolve Computer’s WLAN (Network) Connectivity Issues”
Did this Tutorial help you fix your issue?
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