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Fix Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting ( 5 working solutions )

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Windows 10 laptop keeps disconnecting from WIFI? Due to this system unable to connect to the Internet & local Area connection And frequently getting disconnected? A number of users report after recent windows 10 upgrade They lost the Internet connection and the reason “WiFi keeps disconnecting or Dropping connection. ”




Windows 10 wifi adapter connection keeps dropping out frequently

As users report on microsoft forum: Windows 10 wifi adapter connection keeps dropping out frequently, requires a reset to get back online and is very unstable, i have changed the power saving setting on the network adapter and this has not helped. Dropouts have become more frequent since install windows 10 version 1803. I use the same wifi connections for various devices using different operating systems, the issue seems to be isolated to the windows10 environment.

Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting Dropping connection
Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting Dropping connection

Fix Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting

The WIFI connection drops but then connects again can be caused by various reasons but Corrupted or outdated WIFI drivers, Erroneous Power Settings related to network, incorrect network configuration are the most common. Whatever the reason here some solutions you may apply to fix “WiFi keeps disconnecting Dropping connection” on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

First of all Restart Router, modem and PC, to clear any temporary glitch which may be causing WiFi disconnecting.

Temporarily disable Any security software ( antivirus ) if installed to check and make sure security software not blocking the connection.




Also Some users recommend Disable/ Enable The WiFi network adapter help them to resolve the issue. Simply press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok. Here on network connections Right-click on Active WiFi adapter and select disable. Restart windows and reenable the Wifi adapter on next login. check WiFi connection dropping problem resolved.

Run Network Troubleshooter

This is the first thing ( Run Network Troubleshooter ) you must try, whenever you face Any network and internet connection related problems. Open Settings ( Windows + I ) type troubleshoot on settings search bar and select as shown image below.

Open troubleshoot
Open troubleshoot

Now scroll down and look for Network Adapter, click on it and Run the Troubleshooter.

Run Network adapter Troubleshooter
Run Network adapter Troubleshooter

This tool is specially designed to find and automatically fix if any problem preventing Network adapter/ WiFi adapter connection. Run the troubleshooter and let windows to check and fix the problem itself for you. After that restart windows and check WiFi Disconnect problem fixed.

Reinstall WiFi Adapter Driver

As discussed before Corrupted/ Outdated WiFi adapter driver is the most common reason behind this “WiFi keeps disconnecting”. Especially if the problem started after recent windows 10 upgrade there is change WiFi Driver is not compatible with current Windows 10 version 1803. If running the Network Adapter troubleshooter didn’t fix the problem we recommend to Update/Reinstall WiFi driver following steps below.

Note: First Visit Device manufacturer website ( on a different computer ) Of the laptop or PC which causing WiFi disconnect problem. And Download the latest available WiFi Driver. 

Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and ok to open Device manager.

Expand network adapters, Right click on installed WiFi Adapter driver select uninstall.

Press ok To confirm the driver uninstallation. Restart windows to completely uninstall the driver.

uninstall Network Adapter Driver
uninstall Network Adapter Driver

Now on next login Install the latest WiFi driver, Which previously downloaded from device manufacturer website. Again restart windows and check WiFi Disconnecting problem resolved.

Disallow the Computer to Turn Off this Device to Save Power

If reinstall the WiFi Driver didn’t fix the problem, Let’s tweak power options “Disallow the Computer to Turn Off this Device to Save Power”

Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok to open Network connection window. Right, click on Active WiFi Adapter and Select properties. Here under WiFi Properties, find out and click on Configure.

configure wifi properties
configure wifi properties



Now Under Power Managementuncheck the box of choice — Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and then click OK to save changes.

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

This is the effective way to fix “WiFi keeps disconnecting”, Where a number of users marked as working solution And hope this one also resolve your problem.

Change WIFI AutoConfig Service Startup Type

1. Press Windows + R to activate the Run box.

2. Then in the box, type in services.msc and hit OK to navigate to Services window.

3. In Services window, find out WLAN AutoConfig and right click it to open its Properties.

4. In WLAN AutoConfig Properties, locate Startup type and choose to set it as Automatic.

Wi-Fi AutoConfig service
Wi-Fi AutoConfig service

Close the Services window and reboot your computer to take effect. Now you can detect your PC will not run into WIF losing connection issue on Windows 10.

Use Google DNS

Also Several users reported that WiFi is getting disconnected frequently, but after switching to Google’s DNS, the issue was resolved instantly. To switch to Google’s DNS, you need to do the following:

  1. Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok to open network connections.
  2. Right click on active WiFi Adapter and select properties.
  3. On WiFi properties select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
  4. When the Properties window opens, select Use the following DNS server addresses. Set Preferred DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DNS server to 8.8.4.4. Click on OK to save changes.
Use OpenDNS or Google’s DNS
Use OpenDNS or Google’s DNS

Reset TCP/IP configuration to Fix WIFI Disconnects

If all above solutions didn’t fix the problem, Then lets Reset TCP or IP settings for WIFI into the default settings which may also very helpful to fix wireless network drops out randomly.

1. Search Command Prompt in the search box and right click the result to Run as administrator.

2. In Command Prompt, type in the command below and then hit Enter to run it to reset TCP or IP.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Winsock reset IP reset
Winsock reset IP reset

4. Restart your computer.

Did these solutions help to fix “Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting Dropping connection” let us know on comments below? Also, Read Solved: This app is preventing shutdown Windows 10.

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