802.11 is a set of IEEE standards that control wireless networking transmission methods. They are used today in the following version to offer wireless connectivity in different environments (home/business).
The latest version i.e. 802.11n, is a wireless networking standard that uses multiple antennas to increase data rates. The performance of this version is influenced by network setup, interference from other nearby networks, frequency (2.4GHz or 5GHz) and more. If you find it disabled for some reason, here are the steps you can follow to review the recommended settings for 802.11n connectivity and enable it in Windows 10/8, if needed.
How to install 802.11n driver in Windows 10
To enable 802.11n Mode Wireless Connection for Windows 10, do the following:
- Right-click the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar
- Choose Open Network and Sharing Center’
- Click Change Adapter Settings
- Right-click the Wi-Fi adapter and select Properties
- From Properties page, select Configure
- Switch to Advanced Tab and search for the 802.11n Mode under the Property
- Change its Value to Enabled.
Read on to get a detailed perspective.
Right-click the Wi-Fi icon present on your Windows taskbar and choose ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’ option as shown in the screenshot below.
Next, click ‘Change Adapter Settings’ link.
Then, right-click the Wi-Fi adapter and select the ‘Properties’ button.
This will open the Properties box. From the ‘Properties’ page that shows up on your screen, select ‘Configure’ option.
Switch to ‘Advanced Tab’ and search for the 802.11n Mode under the Property, select it and change its Value to “Enabled“.
When it’s done, hit the ‘OK’ button to apply the final changes.
As the last step, establish a re-connection with the WiFi router.