How to Fix WIFI Not Working/Disconnecting on Windows 10

Mar. 22, 2023 / Updated by Renata to Windows 10

Today, Wi-Fi has expanded from special industries such as inventory control, traditional medical care and management services to a wider range of industries, and has even begun to enter educational institutions and households.

What are the advantages of WI-FI:

1. Its radio wave coverage is wide: the radius of WiFi reaches 100 meters, which is suitable for the use of unit floors and offices.

2. The speed is not only fast, but also has high reliability, which effectively guarantees the reliability and stability of the network.

3. No need for network cables: The main advantage of WiFi is that no wiring is required, and it is not limited by wiring conditions. Therefore, it is very suitable for the needs of mobile office users.

How convenient Wi-Fi is, if the computer is not connected to wifi, it will be too troublesome.

Page Contents:

What is Wi-Fi

Solution1. Update Driver

Solution2. Windows Troubleshoot

Solution3. Reset Network Adapter

Solution4. Reinstall Network Adapter

Solution5. Change the Adapter settings

Solution1. Update Driver

The network card driver needs to be updated, but most GHOST systems currently have network card, sound card, and graphics card drivers, and notebooks also have touch drivers. Generally, the network card driver does not need to be downloaded and installed manually.

But if the WIFI cannot connect to the Internet after updating the system, then the network card driver needs to be updated, and the same is true for the sound card and graphics card drivers.

Try to choose the driver that suits the computer, otherwise there may be compatibility issues. Like Driver Talent, it provides several driver versions for users to download.

If you don't want to check the driver every now and then, you can download a helper software.

It is highly recommended to download a free driver updater, Driver Talent. Driver Talent can scan the computer by only one click that display all the drivers that can be updated on the list. In addition to updating to the latest version, users can also choose other versions to download.

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On Windows 10, Windows 11 system, you can update network adapter driver as the following steps manually:

1. Press WIN+X at the same time

2. Enter into Device Manager

3. Choose network adapter

4. Select drivers which need to be updated

5. Select Search automatically for drivers

Note: If the network card driver cannot be saved automatically, you can manually click it, find the advanced settings on the left side of the wireless network list, and then click on the configuration of the wireless network to save it with WINDOWS configuration.

Solution2. Windows Troubleshoot

If updating the network adapter driver can not fix the WIFI not working or disconnecting issue, users can Use the Network Troubleshooter as the following steps(for both Windows 10 and Windows 11):

1. Press WIN+S together and search for Troubleshoot

2. On Windows 10 system, inside the Settings App, navigate to Updates & Security, and then from the left-pane menu, click on Troubleshoot.

3. On the right-pane menu, click on Additional troubleshooters

4. Select Internet Connections and then select the Run the Troubleshooter button for the same.

5. Complete the process by following the on-screen instructions.

6. Once done, restart the computer

Solution3. Reset Network Adapter

To reset the network adapter, users can follow the below steps(Windows 10):

1. On the desktop screen, right-click over the Windows icon and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) options from the sub-menu.

2. On PowerShell, enter the following commands(you can copy and paste them on it)

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

3. Make sure press Enter after each of them

4. Restart the computer and check for progress

Solution4. Reinstall Network Adapter

If solution3 reset network adapter failed to fix the wifi not working problems, users can try to reinstall the network adapter. It is said that users can try to reinstall the Network Adapter drivers.

Users can reinstall drivers as the following steps:

1. Type WIN+X together and open Device Manager

2. Under the Device Manager, select Network Adapter

3. uninstall the Network Adapter device

4. Click the Action tab - scan for hardware changes

5. Then restart then computer, and the problem would properly be solved.


If reinstalling drivers cannot fix the WIFI disconnecting problems, try the next method.

By the way, users can also use Driver Talent to reinstall Drivers(not limited to Network driver but all drivers)

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Solution5. Change the Adapter settings

To change the Adapter settings can follow the steps given below:

1. Open Control Panel

In Windows 10, go to the Start button and type Control Panel

In Windows 11, type WIN+S and search Control Panel

2. On the Control Panel window, navigate to Network and Sharing Cente

3. On left-pane menu, click on Change adapter settings

4. Right-click the wireless adapter, select Properties

5. Cancel the checkbox for the option Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click on OK

6. Restart the computer

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