WiFi Keeps Disconnecting on Windows 10? Here’s the Fix

If you’re experiencing frequent WiFi disconnections on your Windows 10 PC, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the issue. Here are some potential fixes to address the problem:

1. Restart your router and modem:

A simple restart can often resolve temporary glitches or issues that may be causing WiFi disconnections. Unplug your router and modem from the power source, wait for about 30 seconds, and then plug them back in. Once they’re powered on, wait for them to fully boot up and check if your WiFi connection stabilizes.

2. Update your WiFi adapter drivers:

Outdated or corrupted WiFi drivers can lead to connectivity problems. To update your WiFi drivers, follow these steps:

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Expand the “Network adapters” section.
  • Right-click on your WiFi adapter and select “Update driver”.
  • Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”.

Windows will search for and install the latest drivers for your WiFi adapter. If Windows cannot find updated drivers, you can manually download them from the manufacturer’s website.

3. Change your WiFi channel:

Your WiFi connection might be interfering with other devices or networks operating on the same channel. Changing the WiFi channel can sometimes improve stability and reduce interference. To change the WiFi channel, you’ll need to access your router’s admin interface. The steps for doing this vary depending on your router model, so consult your router’s manual or manufacturer’s website for specific instructions.

4. Disable Windows Fast Startup:

Windows Fast Startup can sometimes interfere with WiFi connectivity. To disable Fast Startup, follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Go to “System and Security” > “Power Options”.
  • Click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.
  • Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
  • Uncheck the box next to “Turn on fast startup (recommended)”.
  • Click on “Save changes”.

5. Disable USB Selective Suspend:

USB Selective Suspend can sometimes cause conflicts with WiFi devices. To disable USB Selective Suspend, follow these steps:

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Expand the “Universal Serial Bus controllers” section.
  • Right-click on the USB root hub and select “Properties”.
  • Click on the “Power Management” tab.
  • Uncheck the box next to “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
  • Click “OK”.

6. Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter that can help identify and fix problems with hardware devices, including WiFi adapters. To run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on “Update & Security”.
  • Click on “Troubleshoot”.
  • Click on “Hardware and Devices”.
  • Click on “Run the troubleshooter”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.

7. Reset your network settings:

If none of the above steps resolve the issue, you can try resetting your network settings. This will restore your network settings to their defaults, which may fix any underlying issues. To reset your network settings, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on “Network & Internet” > “Status”.
  • Under Network reset, click on “Reset now”.
  • Click “Yes” to confirm the reset.

8. Contact your ISP:

If you’ve tried all of these steps and you’re still having problems with your WiFi connection, you may need to contact your internet service provider (ISP). They may be able to help you identify and resolve any issues with your internet service or equipment.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to identify and fix the cause of your WiFi disconnections and restore a stable internet connection on your Windows 10 PC.

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