How to Fix Windows 10 WiFi Problem

Jun. 21, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

There are various Windows 10 WiFi problems and how to fix it? Nothing is more frustrating than no WiFi available. Stop tearing your hair out! This article gathers various WiFi problems. You could go directly to the part that deals with your WiFi issue and skip other parts.

1. Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration

If you receive the Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration error message, you could first use the Command Prompt to fix it.

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and click Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 2. Type the following commands one after each other and hit Enter:

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig /release

netsh int ip reset

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

For other detailed troubleshooting methods, you could refer to this article: Fix "WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration" on Windows 10.

2. Wi-Fi Connected but No Internet Access

A lot of uses reported that the laptop is connected to Wi-Fi but no Internet access. You could try the following troubleshooting step to fix it:

Step 1. Run the Windows 10 network troubleshooter.

Note: In the Taskbar, type Network troubleshooter in the search box, and then click Identify and repair network problems from the list of results. Follow the steps in the troubleshooter to fix any detected network problems.

Step 2. Restart your modem and router.

Step 3. Scan for viruses.

Step 4. Uninstall your antivirus programs.

Step 5. Reset TCP/IP Protocol.

Note: Open command prompt, type “netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt” and hit Enter.

Step 6. Update your network driver.

For additional effective fixes, please refer: How to Fix No Internet Access Error in Windows 10.

3. Windows 10 Can’t Connect to This Network

Receive the message that says “Windows can’t connect to this network” in Windows 10? Normally, the wireless adapter is the culprit. You could try to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter. Take these steps:

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and click Device Manager.

Step 2. Right-click on the network adapter and choose Uninstall.

Step 3. If prompted, click on Delete the driver software for this device.

Step 4. Restart your machine and Windows will automatically reinstall the driver.

For other workable troubleshooting methods, please also read this article: 5 Ways to Fix Windows 10 Can’t Connect to This Network.

4. Wireless Adapter Not Showing Up in Device Manager in Windows 10

The wireless adapter is missing in Device Manager, only the Ethernet connection is there. To fix this issue, please refer: Top 5 Ways to Fix Wireless Adapter Not Showing Up on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista.

5. A Red X on Wi-Fi Icon in Windows 10

If there is a red X on the wireless connection icon in the corner of your computer screen, you could adjust the Wi-Fi connection settings, enable Wi-Fi related services or update the wireless adapter driver to fix it. You could refer to this article: How to Fix Red X/Red Cross on WiFi Icon in Windows 10.

If you encounter other Windows 10 Wi-Fi problems, don’t hesitate to leave comments below for assistance. Any other PC issues, like no WiFi, PC slow, no sound, USB not working, Bluetooth not available, mouse and keyboard not working, please check for solutions in the Windows 10 Fix section.


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