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Wifi Keeps Disconnecting After Windows 10 Upgrade

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, Since I upgraded to Windows 10, my laptop keeps disconnecting. It seems to be happening a few times every so often. For some reason it keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting. I didn’t see this issue before upgrading to Windows 10.“ - Manuel W., USA

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 been adapted by millions of people since its release in 2015. Most people have upgraded to Windows 10 with positive reviews, but some people have been facing issues as well. Luckily, most of these issues are easy to fix.

Problem

Wifi keeps disconnecting since upgrading to Windows 10.

Solution

Here are some ways to fix the Wifi disconnect/reconnect issue in Windows 10.

Upgrade Device Drivers

A big reason why many people face these issues in general is because of not upgrading device drivers. When you upgrade Windows to a newer version, some old drivers might not work the way they did before. This can cause issues like the wifi disconnection problem.

You can upgrade device drivers by visiting your computer manufacturer’s website. Go to their website and look for the latest versions of those drivers for your version of Windows. Sometimes you might not find your version of Windows, but don’t worry. Most Windows 7 drivers work with Windows 8 and Windows 10. You can also update drivers with one click using third-party software like DriverDoc.

Disable Power Saving Mode For Wireless Adapter

Windows is set to disable the Wireless adapter to save electricity. This can get activated and cause the WiFi adapter to disconnect unexpectedly. You can disable this feature by following these steps:

Open the Device Manager by using the key combination Windows Key+X and clicking Device Manager.

Windows 10 - Windows key + X - Device Manager - Windows Wally

In the Device Manager, look under Network adapters.

Windows 10 - Wifi Disconnect - Device Manager - Network Adapters - Windows Wally

Right-click the name of your WiFi adapter and click Properties

Windows 10 - Wifi Disconnect - Device Manager - Right-click - Properties - Windows Wally

Go to the Power Management tab and make sure to uncheck the box labeled Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and click OK to save changes.

Windows 10 - Wifi Disconnect - Device Manager - Properties - Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power - Windows Wally

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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