It can be extremely frustrating to work on a PC which is constantly disconnected from the WiFi Network. Below are how to resolve the issue of WiFi keeps disconnecting in windows 10.
WiFi Keeps Disconnecting in Windows 10
The issue of WiFi disconnecting and reconnecting again could be caused by a variety of causes such as outdated or damaged Network Drivers, Network Adapter being turned off or other issues.
Below are the steps required to update the Network Driver, use the Network Troubleshooter, and other techniques that can assist in resolving the issue.
1. Update Network Adapter Drivers
In many instances the issue of intermittent WiFi disconnects is fixed through changing the Network Adapter Drivers.
1. Right click on Start button, then click Device Manager.
2. On Device Manger Screen Expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on the WiFi adapter and then click the update Driver Software option.
Tips: If you see several entries, search for one that contains Network, 802.11b or WiFi in it.
3. On the next screen, choose the Search automatically for the latest driver software. Follow the prompts displayed on the screen to install the updated driver software (if it is available).
2. Run Internet Troubleshooter
Before moving on to other options before attempting other methods, it’s recommended to test the built-in Troubleshooter feature in Windows 10 to find and resolve internet connectivity issues on your PC.
1. Go to Settings > Update and Security.
2. On the next screen, click Troubleshoot in the left pane. In the right-hand pane scroll down, and select Internet Connections > Run the Troubleshooter.
NOTE: If you do not see any troubleshooters you can scroll down and click on the Additional Troubleshooters link to access all Troubleshooters on your system.
3. Follow the Onscreen instructions to follow the instructions on screen as Windows attempts to fix for Network connection issues that are affecting your PC.
3. Reset TCP/IP
1. Right-click on Start button and then select the Command Prompt (Admin).
2. In Command Prompt window enter netsh winsock reset, then hit Enter. Enter key.
3. Similarly, type netsh int IP reset and hit Enter.
Then close Command Prompt window, Restart computer and verify whether the issue is resolved.
4. Make sure that computer isn’t turned off. The WiFi Adapter
The issue with WiFi disconnected with Windows 10 is also known as a result of the computer turning off its WiFi adapter to save energy.
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Device Manager.
2. On Device Manger screen Expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on WiFi Adapter and select Properties.
TIP: In case you have too many entries, search for something that reads Network (or 802.11b or has WiFi inside it.
3. On the Properties screen, choose the Power Management tab and disable The computer’s ability to shut off this device in order to save energy option.
4. Click on OK to save this setting to your computer.
Your computer will not be able turn off the WiFi Adapter. This is the solution to the problem for your PC.
5. Delete Hotspot 2.0 Networks
This WiFi Sense feature that is available in Windows 10 is known to cause WiFi connectivity issues.
1. Go to Settings > Network and Internet.
2. On the next screen, click WiFi in the left-hand pane. In the right-hand pane scroll to the bottom and deactivate Allow me to sign-up online to be connected.
Restart computer to see whether the issue with WiFi disconnecting from the Windows 10 computer is now solved.
6. Connect Automatically and make WiFi Network Private
Follow these steps to enable computer to connect automatically to Home WiFi Network and allow it to be found to home WiFi Network.
1. Go to Settings > Network and Internet and select Your WiFi Network.
2. On the next screen, you can enable Connect Automatically when you are within the range, and then select Your WiFi Network type as Private.
NOTE: If you are interested, you can refer to this article: Difference Between Public and Private Network on Windows 10
7. Create a Low Roaming Sensitivity
The setting of Low Roaming Sensitivity stops your computer from connecting to any other networks.
1. Go to Settings > Network and Internet > Edit Adapter Options.
2. On the next screen, right-click your WiFi Network and click on Properties.
3. On WiFi Properties screen, click the Configure icon.
4. On the next screen, choose the Advanced tab, and then set the Roaming Aggressiveness to the Medium-low or Lowest level.
Your computer should now have a lower tendency of disconnecting from WiFi and join other WiFi networks.