As we all know, we can’t use a SIM card in a laptop or computer, so we either have to use a dongle or have to connect the device with an internet source via Wi-Fi. When you need an internet connection in your computer or PC, but your Wi-Fi is not working, it is one of the most frustrating issues you have ever encountered.
We have got so many requests regarding this topic, and we have decided to enlighten you with our knowledge. Most of the windows users currently use windows 10, so we will discuss how to fix Wi-Fi issues in windows 10. Stay with us for the solution.
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Wi-Fi Issues in Windows 10 and the Ways to Fix It
Following are discussed some of the Wi-Fi-related issues in Windows 10 and how to fix them.
1. Your Wi-Fi is Not Connecting
If you want to connect with a previously connected device but it is not connecting, you can apply this simple technique. Open Network & Internet from the Settings menu and click on Manage Wi-Fi settings. Scroll down and reach to the Manage known networks section.
Now tap on your internet source network and click the Forget button. Finally, connect to your network by entering the password.
2. Wi-Fi is Connected, But You Can’t Access The Internet
Sometimes you can see that Windows is connected to the internet, and the connection is also a secure one. Still, you are unable to access the internet.
The reasons behind this issue may be a faulty TCP/IP stack, IP address, or DNS client resolver cache. Try to run Windows’s native Network Troubleshooting tool.
You can find this option in the Settings menu. In the Settings menu, follow this pathway Update and security> Troubleshoot> internet connection. If your problem does not get solved, you can go to the Command Prompt and type the following commands
- netsh winsock reset
- nets hint ip reset
Press the enter button after each command.
3. Wi-Fi Does Not Have a Valid IP Address
If your device gives you a massage like Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration, it means there must be some issues with IP address. You can enter the four networking commands which we have mentioned on the previous point. If this fails to solve your problem, then you have to options to imply.
Changing The Name and Password:
We have seen some cases where changing of name and password of the hotspot has to make the end of the problem. There may be different steps for different routers, but in general, you need to connect to the router using an Ethernet cable, log into the portal of that device by entering your router’s IP address in your browser. Be sure to use the correct type of Wi-Fi security when you are changing this info.
Set The Wi-Fi Network’s Channel Width:
Routers can broadcast their networks on different channels. If there is the presence of other networks in a close area using the same channel, the airwaves can become cluttered. What you have to do is, log into the portal of your router and change the channel. If there is an option called Auto, switch to it.
4. Issues with The Wi-Fi Driver
When there are some issues with the windows driver, you have to uninstall it followed by an update. To uninstall the network adapter, open the quick link by Windows key+X to click on the Device Manager.
Then tap on Network adapters and locate your network adapter, right-click on that and select the option Uninstall. In some cases, you can find a prompt is appearing when you click uninstall. Here you have to select the option Delete the driver software for this device and hit OK.
Now you have uninstalled your network adapter, so it’s time to install an updated version. Use the Windows key+X and click on the Device Manager. Here you have to locate your network adapter and click on Update Driver software.
Here you will get the option Search automatically for updated driver software. Click over it, and follow the instructions given by your device. After the whole process is done, restart your PC or laptop.
5. No Wi-Fi Networks Found
If your interest sharing device is on, but still your windows device can’t find the network, you should check the basic troubleshooting first. You should check for any problem in the router and whether you are within the range or not.
If you can’t find any problem with the above-mentioned, then you should try uninstalling the driver and reinstall the update method. We have already mentioned the process.
Lastly, you can change the region of your Wi-Fi adapter. You can go through the processes mentioned below:
- Press Windows key+ R
- Type devemgmt.msc and press Enter.
- Expand the Network Adapters section.
- Right-click on the name of your network adapter.
- Choose Properties.
- Click on the advanced tab.
- Highlight Country and Region.
- Choose the entry according to your location.
Follow these steps accordingly, and your problem will be solved.
6. Antivirus Security Preventing to Connect with The Network
Antivirus is an integrated part of your device; almost all PCs and laptops have single or multiple antivirus software. Now, this is a common issue that your antivirus is stopping you from being connected with the network. You have to disable the antivirus app for the time when you want to be connected with the hotspot network.
You have to go to the Windows Defender Security Centre and identify the antivirus app. Then locate that app in the list of All Apps on the Start Menu.
Now open the app and expand the panel on the left-hand side and select Virus and Threat Protection. Here you will get the option to disable it temporarily.
Here, we have explained to you the most common issues that are encountered by Windows 10 users when they try to connect with Wi-Fi. We also have explained the practical solutions to how you can fix wi-fi issues. Of course, there are some critical issues we could not cover here, as you can’t solve these if you are not an expert. We would like to suggest you take the help of an expert if your problem doesn’t get solved using these methods.