Network Controller in Lenovo® ThinkPad W510
What are the issues that might come with the network controller in Lenovo ThinkPad W510?
Lenovo ThinkPad W510 has Intel Core i7 processor and is capable of multitasking. Its CPU performance is excellent and comes with a variety of features and ports. It consists of a network interface controller. The interface to a computer network is handled by the Network controller. It allows Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop to communicate over a network of computers. By means of cables or with wireless connections, network controller allows different users over a network to connect with each other. A failure of network controller prevents you from getting connected to Internet. This might cause difficulties for people using Internet. Failure might be due to driver issues of the network controller. So always you have to keep a copy of updated drivers in external disks. Sometimes network controller failure could happen due to the internal problem of Network controller. If so, you have to replace it with a new one. The possible reasons for network controller failure in Lenovo ThinkPad W510 are mentioned below:
- Driver issues
- Issues with operating system
- Formatting Hard drive
Operating system can recognize the network controller only with the help of drivers. If there is any issue regarding the driver software, network controllers cannot function properly. In order to solve this issue uninstall the driver you are using and freshly install an updated driver by downloading from the network controller manufacturer’s website. Also update the driver if you have upgraded the network controller of Lenovo ThinkPad W510.
Issues with operating system
Sometimes you might have upgraded your Operating system or changed the Operating system to a previous version. In such a case, your network controller might not work well because upgrading Operating system might have deleted all files from the hard disk. The driver for your network controller might be deleted. To solve this issue you need to download and install new device driver either from manufacturer’s website or sign up for automatic Windows updates.
Due to a serious virus attack that might affect the system dangerously, you might have formatted your hard disk. Formatting hard disk could erase all the software including device drivers. This might be a reason behind the failure of your Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop’s network controller. In this case also you need to download and install new drivers compatible with the operating system.