How To Fix WiFi Keeps Disconnecting On Windows 10

Sometimes when you connect with a WiFi network on your Windows 10 PC, the WiFi keeps disconnecting at irregular intervals. It doesn’t matter if you connect it again & again or even restart the PC or router, it keeps getting disconnects. This could be very annoying especially when you are working online, streaming something, or even gaming. 

If you are facing WiFi connectivity issues on your PC then in this article, you will find some ways to fix the frequent WiFi disconnection problem with your Windows 10. 

Possible Reasons

There could be numerous reasons behind the problem, these are some common factors-

  • Faulty network adapter drivers. 
  • Windows 10 power management can also cause the WiFi trouble.
  • Invalid DNS settings.
  • Windows Network Services aren’t running.
  • Third-party antivirus or Firewall
  • WiFi Sense

Ways to Fix When WiFi Keeps Getting Disconneted

Depending on the problem with your PC there could be a number of solutions, you need to start with basic troubleshooting and look into different areas of the PC.

Let’s start with basic-

1. Change The Network Profile 

Windows 10 might automatically disconnect you from WiFi if it is Public and isn’t safe. In that case, changing your network profile is definitely a way to go. Here is how you can do it:

1: From the Windows 10 taskbar, click on the WiFi icon on the right side. 

2: Click on the ‘Properties’ of your connected WiFi. 

WiFi Networks Properties

3: Under the ‘Network profile’ select the ‘Private’ option. 

Fix if WiFi keeps Disconnecting

That’s it. This should fix the problem for you. If not, move on to the next fix.

2. Try Disabling Power Saving for WiFi

The Power Saving tool is known to cause some problems with the proper functioning of the WiFi. So it is just better to disable it for good. Here is how you can do it: 

1: Go to the Windows 10 Search bar, type “Device Manager” and hit enter. 

2: Double click on the Network adapters to expand them. 

Network Adapters

3: Right-click on your network adapter and click on ‘Properties’. The network adapter could be Realtek, Atheros, Intel, Broadcom, etc.

wireless network properties

4: Now click on the ‘Power Management’ tab. 

5: Here uncheck the box reading “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”. 

Fix if WiFi Keeps Disconnecting by disabling turn off this device

Step 6: Click on OK to save the changes. 

Now restart your computer and check if the issue is fixed or not. If not, move to the next solution. 

3. Change Power Plan Settings For WiFi

This is another approach to allow the WiFi adapter to use power when it is working. Sometimes, power saver plans may disconnect the WiFi to save the battery power, you can enable the Max-Performance for WiFi to get rid of frequent disconnection.

Here is how to do it:

1: Go to Windows 10 Search Bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Now click on ‘System’ settings. 

system setting windows 10

3: From the menu on the left, click on ‘Power & sleep’. 

4: Now click on Additional power settings on the right side. 

additional power settings

5: Whatever power plan is selected, click on ‘Change plan settings

power options in windows 10

6: Now click on ‘Change advanced power settings’. 

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7: Click on Wireless Adapter Settings and then Power Saving Mode to expand it.

8: Select ‘Maximum Performance’ from the drop-down menu for both ‘On battery’ and ‘Plugged in’ options.

Fix if WiFi Keeps Disconnecting on Windows 10

Click on Apply and OK

That’s it and now restart your computer and check if the WiFi is working properly or not. 

4. Run The Network Troubleshooter 

Windows inbuilt troubleshooter can help you to find and fix the problems, you can take advantage of network troubleshooter.

1: Go to the Windows search bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Open ‘Network & internet’. 

3: Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ button. 

network troubleshooter to fix wifi disconnecting issue

If it is not present there, navigate down and you will find the option to troubleshoot network-related issues. 

4: Run the troubleshooter. 

Now the troubleshooter will look for any potential problems. If it finds anything, you will get the option to fix it. You can apply the fix and the issue will be solved for you.

5. Fixing Network Sockets and Ports

Network adapter and socket API-related corruption may lead to this issue, you can fully reset the network adapter sockets to get rid of this problem. Follow the steps below-

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “cmd”, right-click to Run as administrator. This will open the command prompt.

2: Type the following command and hit enter:

netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset

If there are any socket API errors, this command will resolve them. Just restart your PC and use it for some time, check if the issue is resolved or not.

If not, follow the next steps:

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “cmd”, right-click to Run as administrator

2: Type the following command and hit enter:

netcfg -d 

You should see a message reading “Successfully removed all MUX objects”. 

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Now restart your computer. This will remove and reinstall all the network drivers and you are good to go.

6. Using Google’s Public DNS

There may be a situation where WiFi is connected but the Internet is still disconnecting then it may be due to a problem with your ISP’s DNS, in this case, you can try to use Google’s public DNS for better connectivity.

1: Go to the Windows search bar, type “Control Panel” and hit enter. 

2: Click on ‘Network and Sharing Center

3: Here, click on your connection name. 

4: Then, click on ‘Properties’. 

5: Select ‘Internet Version Protocol 4(TCP/IPv4)’ and then click on Properties

6: Click on ‘Use the following DNS server addresses.

7: Enter the following DNS addresses in ‘Preferred DNS server’ and ‘Alternative DNS server’ respectively:
Using Google's Custom DNS

You can also use Cloudflare’s Lightning Fast DNS with the following addresses:

Step 8: Click on OK. 

Finally, restart your computer and check.

7. Check WLAN Network Service

Any fault in the startup type of WLAN Network service will cause this error on your computer. Make sure that the service startup type is automatic and it’s running while you are using WiFi. Here is how:

1: Go to the Windows search bar, type “Services” and hit enter. 

2: Navigate down, locate and select the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service. 

3: Right-click on it and click on ‘Properties’. 

wlan autoconfig service

4: Make sure that the ‘Startup type’ is “Automatic”. 

WLAN Services

Step 5: If the service isn’t running, click on ‘Start’ to run the service. 

Step 6: Apply the changes and click on OK.

8. Updating the Network Driver

Updating the Network Driver to a newer version can fix the problem. Here is how you can update the network driver:

1: Open the Windows Search bar, type “Device Manager” and hit enter. 

2: Double-click on ‘Network adapters’ to expand.

3: Select your network adapter, it could be Realtek, Broadcom, etc. 

4: Right-click on it and select ‘Update driver’. 

Updating Network Adapter

Step 5: Select ‘Search automatically for drivers’. 

search automatically for drivers

Step 6: Now the computer will search and update the drivers for you.

Complete the process and restart your computer. 

9. Reinstalling the Network Driver

If the above method didn’t work for you or shows “The best driver is already installed” then you can try reinstalling the network driver.

Here is how:

1: Open the Windows Search bar, type “Device Manager” and hit enter. 

2: Double-click on ‘Network adapters’ to expand.

3: Select your network adapter, it could be Realtek, Broadcom, etc. 

4: Right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall device’.

5: Finally, check the box reading “Delete the driver software for this device” and click on Uninstall

Let the process complete and after that restart your computer and check if the problem is solved or not. 

Fresh Install the Network Drivers

If none of the above methods work out for you then you have to install the network driver manually. For this, you will have to download the network drivers and then install them. Here is how:

1: Fire up a browser. 

2: Now simply search for your computer’s drivers. 

Just enter the name of your computer manufacturer followed by “drivers” and hit enter. 

3: This works differently for different manufacturers, some ask the serial numbers, some ask for model and series. 

The main goal here is to download the latest wireless drivers for your computer. 

HP Network Drivers

Here are the websites from where you can download the drivers for major computer manufacturers:

AsusDownload Drivers
HPDownload Drivers
DellDownload Drivers
AcerDownload Drivers
LenovoDownload Drivers
MSIDownload Drivers

Step 4: Once you have downloaded the latest wireless drivers for your computer, simply install them and restart your computer.

That’s It!

Another thing you should check is the connection strength, if the router is too far from the PC then signals may drop, try moving the router near to your PC.

Final Words

WiFi mya frequently disconnects without a particular reason, you have to find and fix the root cause. If you are unsure, then follow the above methods.

These were some of the methods to fix the WiFi keeps disconnecting issue on your Windows 10 PC. I hope this guide helps you in fixing the problem. In case you feel anything difficult, feel free to reach out to us. 

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