Wi-Fi connection on Windows 10 not working? Follow the ways to fix some of the most common Wi-Fi problems on Windows 10 below from Ticswipe.
You are experiencing a Wi-Fi connection on Windows 10 not working or connection intermittent. This isn’t very pleasant for most users, especially when you need a network connection to work.
How To Fix Wifi Problems On Windows 10
Wi-Fi connected but no Internet
First, try running the Windows Network Troubleshooting tool, by going to the Settings => Update and security => Troubleshoot => Internet connections menu to do it.
If this doesn’t work, open Command Prompt and enter the following commands. Press Enter after each command:
netsh winsock reset ipconfig /release netsh int ip reset ipconfig /renew ipconfig /flushdns
If none of them work, try the next solution below.
Windows 10 not connecting to Wi-Fi
If you see a message that says Windows 10 can’t connect to this network when establishing a network connection, it could be caused by a network connection driver.
The best solution is to uninstall the network driver so that Windows automatically reinstalls it. Follow the steps below to complete the process:
Step 1: Press the Windows + X key combination and select the Device Manager option.
Step 2: Right-click the network connection driver and select Uninstall.
Step 3: In the warning dialog box displayed, click the option Delete the driver software for this device and then click the OK button.
Step 4: Then restart the computer and Windows will automatically reinstall the network driver.
Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP profile
If you receive the message Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration (Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration), you should start to fix it by entering the 4 commands as instructed above. If the problem persists and Wi-Fi is still not working on Windows 10, you can do the next two steps.
Change network name and password
Some users have reported that simply changing the network name and password fixed the problem.
The exact instructions will vary between different routers. Still, typically you need to connect to the router with an ethernet cable, enter the router’s IP address into a web browser, log in to the device’s gateway device and find the fields corresponding to the correct network name and password to change.
Reset the channel of the Wi-Fi network
Without getting too technical, routers can broadcast the network on different channels. If too many routers nearby use the same channel, the signal can become cluttered.
Log in to the router’s portal and define the channel settings. If possible, set it to Auto. If there is no Auto setting, try a few other channels and see if the problem is fixed.
How to find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10
If you have purchased a new router, it is recommended to change the default network name and password. This is not only one of the ways to fix the problem, but it is also related to the security issue.
But what if you forget the generated password? You can reset the router, but another easier solution is finding the saved Wi-Fi password from Windows 10. Here’s how:
Step 1: Right-click the network icon on the taskbar and select open Network Internet Settings.
Step 2: In the new window, click Change adapter options in the right pane. Then right-click the current Wi-Fi connection name and select Status.
Step 3: Click the Wireless Properties button, and then select the Security tab in the new dialog box.
Step 4: Click the Show Characters option to display the current Wi-Fi password on the system.
Windows 10 Wi-Fi Driver Problem
In addition to removing and reinstalling the Wi-Fi driver above, there are a few other steps you can try if you have Wi-Fi driver issues on Windows 10. That is updating Windows drivers 10 or roll back to the previous version.
To update the Wi-Fi driver, follow these steps:
Step 1: Right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager.
Step 2: In the new window that appears, click Network Adapters. Then right-click the Wi-Fi driver and select Properties.
Step 3: Select the Driver tab in the new dialog box, then click the Update Driver button to update the new driver or Roll Back Driver to revert to the old driver.
If Windows can’t automatically find an updated driver, you can look it up on the manufacturer’s website and install it manually.
Wi-Fi network not found
If your Windows computer can’t find the Wi-Fi network, perform some basic troubleshooting checks before continuing. Is the router turned on? Is the computer within range of the network?
If the answer to both is yes, the next step is to try updating or reinstalling the network driver as above. Finally, maybe try changing the region of the Wi-Fi adapter. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: Press Windows + R key combination, in the Run dialog box displayed, enter the command devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
Step 2: Expand the Network Adapters section and then right-click the network adapter’s name and select Properties.
Step 3: Select the Advanced tab in the new dialog box, click the Country and Region option in the left pane. Then select the entry according to your location.
Note: Not all network adapters have access to the Country and Region option.
Forget Wi-Fi Network on Windows 10
Sometimes, you need your computer to forget the current Wi-Fi network it’s connected to. Then reconnecting may also solve the problem.
Step 1: Access the Start menu => Settings.
Step 2: Click on the Network and internet item in the new window and then click on the Wi-Fi item in the left pane.
Step 3: Click the Manage known networks link in the right pane, then click on the network name you want to forget and then click the Forget button.
Windows 10 keeps dropping Wi-Fi connection
If you find Windows 10 keeps dropping Wi-Fi connection without warning (and make sure it’s not a problem with the router), then the problem could be caused by the network adapter’s power management settings.
You need to revoke permission to allow Windows to turn off the adapter to save power. To do this, you need to return to the Device Manager window. Then right-click the network adapter and select Properties.
In the new dialog box displayed, select the Power Management tab. Next, uncheck the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power => OK to close the dialog box and apply the changes.
Firewall prevents connecting to the network
To secure and protect your computer, in some cases the Windows firewall will also prevent network connections. In this case you can turn off the firewall and test the connection again. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: Enter Command Prompt in the Search box next to the Start menu, then right-click on the corresponding displayed result and select Run as administrator.
Step 2: In the displayed command line window, type the following command and press Enter.
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off
Step 3: Now check if the Internet access is working or not.
Reenable the firewall, go back to the Command Prompt and enter the command netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on.
Anti-virus software prevents connection to the network
Like firewalls, anti-virus programs can also cause connection problems. You can see which anti-virus applications are installed on your computer through the All Apps list from the Start menu.
Access the interface of any running application or anti-virus program and temporarily disable the service. Then check if the Internet connection is back.
In this article, Ticswipe has listed the 10 most common Wi-Fi problems on Windows 10 along with their solutions. Good luck!