How to fix Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10

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Having a proper network connection is very important as a lot of work depends on a stable internet connection. There may be various reasons why your connection is not working properly, and they can be easily resolved.

In this post, we will look at some of the methods of troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues on a Windows 10 device.

How to fix Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10

Wi-Fi is connected but no Internet

Sometimes you’ll get a prompt saying that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, but you don’t have internet.

To solve this issue, you can first try the native troubleshooting tool.

  • At the bottom left corner, click on the Windows button and go to Settings.
  • Now, click on ‘Update and Security’ and go to ‘Troubleshoot’.
  • Now, click on ‘Internet Connections’ and tap ‘Run the troubleshooter’.
If this does not work, open command prompt and enter the following commands.

  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig /renew
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • netsh winsock reset
Windows 10 cannot find a Wi-Fi network

If you cannot find the Wi-Fi connection on your device, first consider the following – Are you within the ranger of the router? Is the router turned on? Once you are done with these questions, you can try the following solutions.

Reboot the router

  • Turn off your Wi-Fi router and unplug it from the power source.
  • Wait for a minute and then connect it again.
  • Switch on the router and try to connect your device.
Disable and enable your NIC

  • Press Windows + R and type ‘ncpa.cpl’ and press enter.
  • Right click on the wireless adapter and then click on ‘Disable’.
  • Now, right click on the wireless adapter and then click on ‘Enable’.
  • Restart your PC and try to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
Update network adapter driver

  • Press Windows + R and type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and press enter.
  • Click on ‘Network Adapters’ and then right click on ‘Wi-Fi Controller’.
  • Now, select ‘Update drivers’.
  • Now, click on ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’.
  • Once the drivers are installed, reboot the system.
Windows 10 can’t connect to Wi-Fi

  • Press Windows + X and click on ‘Device Manager’.
  • Now, right click on network adapter and choose ‘Uninstall’.
  • Click on ‘Delete the driver software for this device’.
  • Reboot the system and Windows will automatically reinstall the drivers.
Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration

  • Connect your router using an ethernet cable.
  • Enter the router’s IP address in the browser.
  • Log into the device’s portal and change the network’s name and password.
Find Wi-Fi password in Windows 10

If you don’t remember the Wi-Fi password, you can follow these steps to quickly get it.

  • At the bottom right corner, click on the Network icon in the taskbar.
  • Now, click on ‘Network and Internet settings’.
  • Now, click on ‘Change adapter options’.
  • Right click on your Wi-Fi connection and then select ‘Status’.
  • Now, click on ‘Wireless properties’ and then go the ‘Security’ tab.
  • Mark the checkbox next to show characters to view the Wi-Fi password.
See also:

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