WiFi keeps disconnecting Windows 10, the problem has been seen on a rise. Some of the Windows 10 users who recently upgraded their Windows reported that they have an issue with their wifi, which is frequently disconnecting.
This error may be because you have an old/incompatible wifi driver installed on the computer, or maybe because Windows is turning the network driver off. If you are facing the issue, you should try these fixes.
Initial Workaround: If you face the issue for the first time on the computer, then go for straightforward steps and check whenever frequent wifi disconnection gets solved.
Restart wifi manually. Don’t forget to check whether the computer. Check whether the problem is solved.
When given steps did not work out for you, go for the following solution –
Fix-1 Keep wifi driver ON
Sometimes it happens that Windows is turning off this device whenever it is on sleep mode. This may be the cause of the problem you are facing. Follow these steps to keep your wifi driver ON .
- Click Windows key+S and type “Network Connections”
- Press “Network Connections” in the Search box.
- Right-click on the wifi currently used. Tap “Properties”.
- Tap on the “Configure” option in the Properties window.
- Go to the “Power Management” tab
- Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“.
- Tap “OK” to save the changes.
- Close the control panel.
- Restart computer.
Fix 2- Reset TCP/IP configuration
- Find cmd in Windows 10 Search box.
- Right-click on Command prompt icon to run as administrator.
- Copy-paste the commands given and press Enter after every command.
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Fix- 3 Set the WLAN AutoConfig service on Automatic
WLAN AutoConfig is a Windows service that tries to detect and connect to a wireless network. Sometimes service is not started automatically, which can cause this error. Follow these steps to begin the WLAN AutoConfig service automatically.
- You can open the Run window on the computer by tapping Windows key+R.
- Write “services.msc” in the Run and press Enter.
- Scroll down to search the “WLAN AutoConfig” service.
- Double tap on “WLAN AutoConfig” and “WLAN AutoConfig Properties” window will be opened.
- Tap on the drop-down menu and select the “Automatic” from the list.
- Click on “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes.
- Reboot the computer and connect with wifi.
Fix-4 Update the wifi network driver
Your wifi connection is frequently dropping because an old/incompatible version of the network driver may be installed on the computer. Updating the wifi driver may solve the problem. Follow steps to update wifi-
- Write “Windows key+X” to open the elevated panel.
- Search “Network Adapters.”
- Choose the wifi driver and connect to the internet. Right-click on it and tap on “Update driver“.
- Check on the next screen to see “How do you want to search for the drivers?“.
- Click “Search automatically for updated driver software“.
- Wait till Windows finds the compatible driver for wifi driver, downloads it and installs it.
- Reboot your computer.
Connect with the network and check if must solve the problem-
- Right-click on the Windows icon and tap on “Device Manager“.
- In Device Manager utility window, you will have many devices as a list.
- Search for the “Network Adapter” device and click on it to see the available drivers.
- Right-click on the wifi driver and tap on “Uninstall device“.
This will uninstall the driver. Tap on “Action” in the Device Manager menu bar. Tap on “Scan for hardware changes“. This will search uninstalled the driver and install the driver again.
- Tap on “View” of the Device Manager and tap on “Show remote device“.
- This will reflect hidden drivers.
- Search for wifi driver in the list of drivers.
- Right-click on wifi driver and tap “Update driver software“.
- You will be asked, “How do you want to search for the drivers?“.
- Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
- Windows will find the compatible driver for the wifi driver, try to download and install it.
- Tap to close Device Manager window.
- Restart the computer to save the changes.
Fix 6 – Change Network to Private
- Tap wifi Icon located in the Taskbar.
- Tap on Properties located below connected wifi name.
- Convert from Public Network Profile to Private.
Fix-7 Change your wifi channel.
Wifi channels overlap, or wifi signal may be weakened. This phenomenon is quite general if you live in a flat/apartment where multiple wifi routers are used. To find out whether wifi router is using a jam-packed channel follow the steps to sort out the problem-
- Download WiFiinfoview from the location of the tool. Right-click and tap “Extract to a specified folder“.
- Select a favourable location on the driver to extract the files.
- Go to the location from where it is extracted the tool. Double click on the “WiFiInfoView” to start running it.
- Get the list of wifi routers around your location. Count on the number of routers using the same channel as we know that The more number of the router which overlaps means more wifi signals. Therefore, notice the lowest crowded channel.
- Open the router settings page in the browser. Go to the “Wireless” settings tab. The tapping “Channel” option will show you the available channels for the router- 1 to 11 ( generally for 5 GHz router). Choose the least crowded medium among the available options of channels. Tap on “Apply”.
- Reboot the router to apply changes.
Now with the above Solutions the problem where, the WiFi keeps Disconnecting Windows 10, will get all sorted out.