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How To Fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi Issues ?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I’m having this problem in Windows 10, maybe others have seen something similar with Windows 10. My wifi keeps getting detected. It is available but it keeps disconnecting by itself. I’ve never had this problem before using windows 10. Any thoughts?” – Cody R., United Kingdom

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Windows 10 has seen an astounding activation rate since its release. According to Microsoft’s statistics, 75 Million activations of Windows 10 were recorded a month after its release.

Most connectivity problems that people face with Windows are hardware or driver related, but this issue has been observed by a few PC users running Windows 10.

Problem

Wifi connection constantly disconnects and won’t reconnect automatically.

Cause

A few wifi adapters are having issues with Windows 10. A driver update from them should fix the issue.

Solution

Here are some ways to fix the Windows 10 wifi disconnect problem.

Update Device Drivers

The best thing you can do to fix this problem is to upgrade the driver software. Wireless modules in some laptops can start having problems with newer versions of Windows. A new version of the driver is usually released when this is the case.

You can update the driver by going to your computer manufacturer’s website and looking for your computer there. Once you find your computer, look for the latest device driver for your wifi adapter. You can also try using DriverDoc to make the whole process a lot easier. It will look for the correct driver and help you install the driver as well. Whatever works for you is fine.

Wait For The Official Driver To Arrive And Use Alternatives Until Then

Here are some things that you can do until the Windows 10 driver update is released. The first alternative that you have is the Ethernet port. You can physically connect your laptop to the router using an Ethernet cable and start using the internet. If you can’t do that for some reason, then you can also try buying a Wifi USB stick. It should allow you to start using the internet wirelessly again. These devices are usually pretty cheap.

Clean Reinstall Windows 10

Reinstalling Windows 10 can fix the problem in some cases.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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Windows Wally is a helpful guy. It’s just in his nature. It’s why he started a blog in the first place. He heard over and over how hard it was to find simple, plain-English solutions to Windows troubleshooting problems on the Internet. Enter: Windows Wally. Ask away, and he will answer.