Where can I find a copy of the Wi-Fi standards?
IEEE standards are written by engineers for other engineers, so they don't
make particularly exciting reading. However, they are the defining documents
for wireless Ethernet networks, so you might want to take a look at
them. They are available online at
When I move to a different access point, the adapter loses the connection
In a Wi-Fi network with more than one base station, wireless adapters are supposed to detect all nearby access points and automatically shift their association to an access point with a clean, strong signal when you move from one place to another. However, the transfers don't always work properly. Sometimes an adapter will just drop the network connection when the signal from the nearest access point fades out. If that happens, try connecting again. If that does not work, try rebooting your computer.
In this tutorial:
- Tips and Troubleshooting (Wireless Network)
- Where I Can Find a Copy of Wi-Fi Standards?
- My Wi-Fi Network has Crashed
- I Can't Find a Public Network
- My Computer Drops Its Connection
- What Else Can I Do To Improve Performance?
- I am Having Trouble Connecting to a Broadband Network
- The Signal Strength is Weak or Signal Quality is Low
- My Computer Won't Associate with the Local Network
- How Can I Find Out Who Made My Network Adapter?
- My Computer Does Not Detect My Network Adapter
- How Can I Extend Life of My Computer's Battery?
- Can I Improve Performance with an External Antenna?