Fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting (5 working solutions) 2024

If Laptop Wi-Fi disconnections Randomly update Wi-Fi drivers with latest version and try resetting the network adapter.

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Did your Laptop keep losing wifi connection or Wi-Fi keep disconnecting after the Windows 10 update? You are not alone, Several users report Windows 10 internet disconnects randomly It just disconnects and restores in a few seconds. Or sometimes Windows 10 wifi disconnects and won’t reconnect until restart the Laptop. You have a question in mind, Why does my wifi keep disconnecting? The reason may be different, here in this post we will try to find out the solutions to fix the laptop keeps losing wifi connection issues on Windows 10.

Why does my laptop keep disconnecting from wifi?

Normally, these types of problems “Wifi keeps disconnecting after updating Windows 10” occur more in old laptops, It is because of hardware failure. Sometimes Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on Windows 10 laptops as a result of bad network or router settings. Erroneous Power Settings related to the network, and incorrect network configuration also cause the laptop keeps losing wifi connection on Windows 10.

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  • Signal interference from electronic devices, walls, and neighboring networks.
  • Outdated or incompatible network drivers.
  • Power-saving settings turning off Wi-Fi adapter during inactivity.
  • Router firmware glitches and overheating.
  • Incorrect network configurations, including IP and DNS settings.
  • Conflicts with third-party software like antivirus or VPNs.

Whatever the reason, If your laptop keeps losing wifi connection or Windows 10 internet disconnects randomly, here are a few workarounds you can try to get your WiFi connection stable again.

Windows 10 Laptop keeps disconnecting from wifi

Before applying any solutions, Restart Router, modem and laptop, to automatically clear any temporary glitch that may be causing Wi-Fi to disconnect.

Temporarily disable any third-party security software (antivirus) if installed to check and ensure security software is not blocking the connection.

  • Click the Wi-Fi icon (button) from the bottom-right corner of the taskbar.
  • This opens the list of WiFi networks available in your area.
  • Right-click on the wireless network that you are connected to and click the forget option,
  • Restart your PC, including network devices (router, modem) and reconnect to your Wi-Fi network again using the security key.

Run Network Troubleshooter

Let’s first Run the automated network troubleshooter that can find and automatically fix network and internet connection problems on Windows 10.

  • Press Windows key + I to open settings,
  • Click Network & Internet then Network Troubleshooter,
  • A new window opens that diagnoses and fixes network problems.

Network troubleshooter Windows 10

The troubleshooter checks your network adapter settings to ensure that they are properly configured and working correctly. In addition, check for driver related problems, Reset your network adapter and check related problems then attempt to repair it automatically.

  •  Once the diagnosis process completes, restart your PC and check wifi dropping issue is solved or not.

Check for the Latest Driver Update

The most common reason behind the problem is the Wifi Adapter driver incompatibility. And Updating your Wi-Fi driver with the latest version probably resolves the issues, causing the laptop to keep disconnecting from the WiFi.

Outdated or incompatible network drivers can lead to communication issues between your laptop and the Wi-Fi network

  • Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • This will open the device manager, and display all installed device driver list, locate and Expand Network Adapters.
  • Now, Right-click on the WiFi driver and select Update Driver Software.
  • Then, Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions, you also should do it for other network adapters and restart your PC.

update network adapter driver

Reinstall the WiFi Adapter Driver

Also, try to uninstall the Network Card device from the Device Manager and reinstall the latest driver version. That helps fix outdated Wifi drivers causing Windows 10 internet to disconnect randomly.

  • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager
  • Expand network adapters, Right-click on the installed WiFi Adapter driver and select uninstall.
  • Click uninstall again, when it prompts for confirmation,
  • Restart Windows to completely uninstall the driver.

uninstall Network Adapter Driver

On the next start windows automatically install a basic driver on your device. If not installed then open the device manager, click action then search for hardware change.

You can also update your network adapter driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for it and searching for the most recent correct driver for it.

Tweaking the Power options

Power-saving settings can cause your Wi-Fi adapter to disconnect when idle. Disabling these settings ensures a consistent connection by preventing unnecessary power-saving actions.

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

configure wifi properties

  • 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 

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

Change WIFI AutoConfig Service Startup Type

  • Press the Windows key + R type services.msc and hit OK.
  • This will open the Windows services console.
  • Please scroll down to  WLAN AutoConfig and right-click it to open its Properties.
  • In WLAN AutoConfig Properties, locate the Startup type and choose to set it as Automatic.

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 issues 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 the active WiFi Adapter and select properties.
  3. On WiFi, properties select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
  4. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. Set the Preferred DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and the Alternate DNS server to 8.8.4.4. Click on OK to save changes.

Google DNS

Reset TCP/IP configuration

If all the above solutions didn’t fix the problem, let’s Reset TCP or IP settings for WIFI into the default settings, which may also help fix the wireless network drops out randomly.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • Type commands below one after one and press enter key each,

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

winsock reset command

Once done, close the command prompt and Restart your computer. Now check if this resolves the problem.

Try Network Reset

Still, experience the same problem, the laptop keeps disconnecting from wifi and won’t reconnect Reset Your Entire Network which brings back all the network configuration settings to their original state.

  • Open Settings using Windows key + I,
  • Click Network & Internet > Network Reset.
  • Then, Click on Reset Now, and click again when ask for confirmation.
  • It will reset everything related to Windows network settings.
  • Once done the system restarts automatically, on the next start, you need to connect to the WiFi network using the WiFi password manually.
  • In many cases, It fixes common internet connectivity issues. So, It also may fix the wifi disconnecting issue.

network Reset confirm

Change network profile

A few Windows 10 users mention changing the network profile to Private instead of Public help them fix the laptop keeps losing wifi connection problem on Windows 10

  • Click on the WiFi icon located lower right system tray,
  • Again Click on the Connected Wi-Fi network to bring out the submenu then click Properties,
  • Here make sure to Connect automatically when in range option is toggled on,
  • Now change the Network profile to private instead of public (If it’s already set to public then try to change it to private)
  • Now check now if your laptop has a stable wifi connection.

Third-party software like antivirus or VPNs can interfere with network settings. Temporarily disabling them helps identify if they’re causing the disconnections.

In addition updating router firmware resolves known bugs and issues, while proper placement and ventilation prevent overheating and ensure a steady connection.

FAQ:

Why does my Windows 10 Wi-Fi keep disconnecting?

  • There are several reasons, including interference from other wireless devices, outdated or corrupted network drivers, incorrect network settings, or hardware issues cause laptop wifi to disconnect randomly.

How do I fix my Wi-Fi from disconnecting on Windows 10?

  • Running the Network adapter troubleshooter, Resetting your Wi-Fi adapter, updating your network drivers or changing your power settings very effectively fix such problems on Windows 10.

Can a router cause a Wi-Fi disconnection on Windows 10?

  • Yes, sometimes Router could be the reason why wifi disconnects frequently, if it is not functioning properly or if it is experiencing signal interference.
  • Restarting your router or moving your Laptop closer to the router helps fix the issue.

How do I know if my Windows 10 Wi-Fi driver is up to date?

  • You can check the same on Device Manager or You can visit the device manufacturer’s website for the latest driver updates.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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