Fix Windows 10 WiFi keeps disconnecting (5 working solutions) 2021

Having problem with WiFi Internet connectivity, laptop keeps disconnecting from wifi and won't reconnect? It could be a driver problem, installing latest driver version for WiFi adapter probably fix the problem

Several Windows 10 users reporting Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on Laptop. Or Windows 10 internet disconnects randomly It just disconnects and restores in a few seconds. For a few users, reports WiFI adapter automatically got disabled and can’t enable without a restart. So 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 issue on windows 10.

Why does my wifi keep disconnecting?

Normally, these types of problems occur more in old laptops, It is because of hardware failure. Again old/incompatible WiFi driver installed on your laptop, Erroneous Power Settings related to network, incorrect network configuration also cause wifi keeps dropping windows 10. Whatever the reason, If your WiFi connection keeps dropping out, then reconnecting, here a few workarounds you can try to get your WiFi connection stable again.

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

Run the automated network troubleshooter that can find and automatically fix network and internet connection related problems.

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

  •  Now search for troubleshooting and select the first result, “Troubleshoot settings.”
  • Select network adapter, then Click run the troubleshooter,
  • This will diagnose problems related to the network/WiFi adapter and check if the older driver is causing the problem.
  •  Once the diagnose process completes, restart your PC and check wifi dropping issue is solved or not.

Check for 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 disconnect from the WiFi problem.

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

Reinstall WiFi Adapter Driver

Also, try to uninstall the Network Card device from the Device Manager and reinstall the latest driver version.

  • Open device manager using devmgmt.msc,
  • 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.

On the next start windows automatically install a basic driver on your device. If not installed then open 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

Still, need help? 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.
  • Under WiFi Properties, find out and click on Configure.

  • 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.

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 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 Startup type and choose to set it as Automatic.

  • 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. 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.

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 command below one after one and press enter key each,

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

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 that 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, click again when ask for confirmation.
  • It will reset everything related to windows network settings.
  • Once done the system restart 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.

Again sometimes corrupted system files also cause a similar problem, I would like to recommend to run SFC or DISM Command. If the problem exists even after resetting windows, It may be an issue with hardware or your router. Try troubleshooting your router.

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  • AK

    Epic info…….so many solutions to try for.