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Solved: WiFi Keeps Disconnecting After Windows 10 2004 update

Does WiFi keep disconnecting after Windows 10 2004 updatee? A number of users report Wi-Fi connection is horrible after update the window PC with the latest patch. It keeps dropping the internet connection every 10 minutes or so and the access to the Internet is cut off for 10 – 20 secs and then comes back. For some other WiFi disconnects, then the network name disappears from the list and only appears again after a laptop/adapter reboot.

This problem mostly occurs because of driver incompatibility between the network adapter and Windows device. And update, reinstall the latest driver software for the network most probably fix the problem for you.

WiFi Keeps Disconnecting  Windows 10

Before go ahead,

  • Restart network devices include PC, router, switch that fix the problem if temporary glitch causing the issue.
  • Temporarily turn off any antivirus or malware prevention software
  • Also disable Firewall and VPN if configured.
  • Check and make sure the latest windows updates installed on your device. Or head over to Settings, Update & security and click the check for updates button.
  • Perform Windows clean boot, that helps to determine if any startup service conflict causing the problem.
  • Open windows services, using services.msc and restart the WLAN AutoConfig service.

Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter

This troubleshooter is an automated Windows 10 inbuilt tool which finds and fixes the common issues with the Internet Connections on the computer. Perform these steps to run this tool and check if that helps.

  • Press Windows + X select settings,
  • Click on Update & security, then troubleshoot,
  • Now on right-hand side look for and select “Internet Connections”.
  • Click run the troubleshooter and follow on-screen instruction,
  • This will check and fix problems, prevent internet connection working properly.

Troubleshoot Internet connection

Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

This is another automated Windows10 inbuilt tool, detects and fixes the common issues with the Network Adapter Settings on the computer. It also checks if the network adapter drivers are up to date or not. It may also provide you some clue about the hardware failures happening to the Network Adapter.

  • Press Windows + X select settings,
  • Click on Update & security, then troubleshoot,
  • Now on right-hand side look for and select the Network adapter
  • Click run the troubleshooter and follow on-screen instruction,
  • Restart windows after complete the troubleshooting process,
  • Now check if you have a stable network and internet connection.

Reset your network adapter

If the troubleshooter didn’t fix the problem, you can reset all your network adapters using steps below.

  • Press Windows + X select Settings,
  • Click on Network & Internet, then Status,
  • Click the Network reset button,

Network reset link

  • Click the Reset now button,

network Reset confirm

Using this process, Windows 10 will automatically reinstall every network adapter that has been configured on your device, and it’ll reset your network settings to their default options.  Restart windows and check There is no more problem with WiFi connection.

Reinstall WiFi driver

If the above solutions didn’t fix the problem for you, Still WiFi disconnecting frequently. Then reinstall the Driver software for WiFi Adapter, most probably solve the problem.

To Uninstall and Reinstall the Network Card Drivers.

  • Press Windows + X select Device manager,
  • This will display all installed drivers list,
  • Expand network adapter,
  • Right click on installed WiFi adapter, select uninstall device,
  • Click yes, if ask for confirmation,
  • Restart windows to completely remove the driver software,
  • On next start windows automatically install the network adapter.

Also, you can Go to the Computer or Network Card manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the Network Card model and then install it by following the instructions given in the website.

Check Power Management Issues

It is quite possible that your computer is automatically turning OFF its WiFi Adapter in order to conserve power. Since this power-saving feature appears to be interfering with your WiFi Network, you are quite justified in Turning Off this feature.

  • Again open Device manager using Windows + X,
  • Expand network adapters,
  • Right click installed Network adapter, select properties,
  • Navigate to Power Management Tab 
  • Here uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  • Click Ok and close the Device Manager.

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Reset TCP/IP to Default

And the ultimate solution, Resetting TCP/IP configuration to Default settings.

Open the command prompt as administrator, then perform command below one by one.

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ipv4 reset
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew
  • ipconfig /flushdns 

winsock reset command

Restart windows after perform all these commands and check this must fix the problem for you.

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