5 Ways to Fix Windows 10 Can’t Connect to This Network

Sep. 13, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

It's frustrating to receive the "Windows 10 can't connect to this network" error message. If you are also one of them, here are a couple of methods to solve the Windows 10 can't connect to this network problem, also applied to Windows 10 Creators Update, Fall Creators Update 1709 and Spring Creators Update 1803.

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Method 1. Uninstall Your Network Adapter to Fix Windows 10 Can't Connect to This Network

Once you find that your Windows 10 can’t connect to the network, you could try to uninstall your network adapter. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the pop-up menu

Step 2. In the Device Manager dialog box, right-click on your network adapter and click Uninstall

Step 3. Check the Delete the driver software for this device option and then click OK.

Step 4. Reboot your computer and Windows will automatically install the proper driver software.

Method 2. Update Network Adapter Driver

In most situations, the Windows 10 can’t connect to this network problem lies in the outdated network adapter driver. To solve it, you shall update your network adapter driver. If you are a computer novice, you’d better use a free professional driver download and update utility tool, such as Driver Talent, which could help you find out your problematic network adapter driver within a few seconds and then automatically download and install the most compatible version in two minutes.

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Follow the step-by-step guide to use Driver Talent to download and update your wireless network adapter driver to solve the Windows 10 can’t connect to this network problem.

1. Scan Your PC

Open up Driver Talent. Click "Scan" to start a safe scan of your computer. Once the scan is complete, your outdated, corrupted, broken or missing network adapter driver in seconds.

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2. Update Your Adapter Driver to Fix Windows 10 Can't Connect to This Network

Your erroneous network adapter driver could be fixed by one-clicking "Repair". Driver Talent will download and install the best-matched network driver for Windows 10 behind the scene. You also have the option to update all your drivers to the latest version by click "Update". But don't update what ain't broken for stability reason.

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3. Restart Your PC

Don't forget to restart your computer to make the network adapter driver update come into effect.

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See Also: How to Free Download, Update Wireless Network Driver -- Fix Wireless Network Driver Problems

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Method 3. Disable IPv6

You could also try to disable IPv6 to resolve the Windows 10 can't connect to this network problem issue. Just do the following steps:

Step1. Hold down Windows key + R altogether to open the Run command

Step 2. Type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter

Step 3. Right-click on your network adapter and click Properties

Step 4. Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) check box and then click OK

Method 4. Use Network Troubleshooting Commands

If the Windows 10 can't connect to this network issue still persists, you could run the network troubleshooting commands. To do it, take the following steps:

Step 1. Press Windows key + X simultaneously, and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list of results

Step 2. In the command prompt window, run the following commands in the listed order and then hit Enter

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

Note: There is a space between ipconfig and the slash.

Step 3. Close the Command Prompt window once the commands have been successfully executed

Step 4. Reboot your computer

Method 5. Run Windows Network Troubleshooter

You could also try to run the Network troubleshooter to diagnose the connection problems and then fix the Windows 10 can't connect to this network bug. You need to do the following:

Step 1. Go to Search, type network troubleshooter in the search box and then select Identify and repair network problems from the listed results

Step 2. Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and let the process finish and see if it can fix the Windows 10 can't connect to this network problem

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