Why is wifi not working on windows 10 Laptop ?

Troubleshoot : Wifi is not working on windows 10 laptop –

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One of our subscriber has sent an request to write an article on wifi not working on windows 10 laptop. I am going to mention his email,

wifi not working on windows 10

Hi fixotip team,

I have windows 10 laptop pc, and it was working fine since last night, after finishing my work, I had shutdown my laptop and went sleep. When I my pc on this morning, all of sudden, my wifi not working. It is showing no connections are available.

Last time, my brother printer won’t connect to wifi, so that time I came to your website time and read the steps to troubleshoot the wifi problem, I was able to fix that problem by myself. With the same hope, I am asking you guys to write something on, how can I fix wifi is not working on windows 10 pc problem.

Thanks,

Lionel Gurski ,

Just because of this email, we have decided to write an article on wifi issue on windows 10 laptop, so we can help our readers (like : lisa jordan) to become more tech friendly.

Well, wifi not working on windows 10 pc problem can be because of few common reasons, the first and very common reason for this problem is windows update. When your laptop gets updated, on that time wifi stopped working on windows 10 pc.  so today we are going to share some information about how to troubleshoot such kind of problem.

Basic Tips for troubleshooting wifi not working on windows 10-

  1. Power Cycle Devices – As we always suggest, before you will go for any further steps, first you should try to reboot your devices, so you should try to reboot your wireless router, and computer and then try to connect with wifi, if you are not able to connect to wifi, then you may follow the steps bellow.
  2. Turn On Wifi- every laptop or computer has a button to turn the wireless on or off. So you should try to turn on the wifi button by pressing the button.

Advance steps for Troubleshooting Wifi not working on windows 10 pc:

 

  1. Enable Wireless Adapter- most of the time, we have wifi not working on windows 10 issue, just because we had disabled the wireless adapter by mistake, so you should make sure that wireless apapter is not turned off. You may follow these instructions to enable the wireless adapter.
    • Open run box,
    • Type ncpa.cpl and click on ok.
    • Right click on wireless adapter and click on enable.

    Finally wifi adapter will be enable , so you can go ahead and try to connect with wifi now.

  2. Wi-fi driver is outdated: when you have an old computer, the wifi issue could be generated on laptop, just because of drivers are outdated, so you should try to update the driver. For updating the drivers, you may go ahead and follow these instructions :
    • Open run box (press windows + R key).
    • Type devmgmt.msc in the run box and click on ok.
    • Click on network adapters,
    • Now right click on your wireless adapter, and click on update driver.

    Finally you need to follow the instructions and your driver will be updated.

  3.  Turn on wifi from settings- many times; we have encountered windows 10 won’t connect to wifi issue, just because of one silly mistake. That we make, but we do not realize, which is, we turn off the wifi from settings.
    so you should go to settings, and try to turn on the wifi settings from there. You may try these instructions to turn on the wifi. For more information you may follow, how to turn on wifi on windows 10 pc.
  4.  Enable wireless service- if your windows wireless services are stopped from services.msc then it may cause wifi issue for laptop, so you should try to restart the wireless services, to restart the wireless services, you may follow these instructions :
    • Open run box,
    • Type services.msc and click on ok
    • Scroll down and choose WLAN settings,
    • If wlan service is stopped, then you need to click on start, if it is showing start, then you need to click on restart.
  5. Install Latest Driver- if you have tried to follow these steps, but somehow still, wifi not working on windows 10 laptop, then you should try to uninstall the wireless driver from your computer and reinstall the latest driver for your computer. for more information you may visit : how to install driver in windows computer-
  6. Default restore windows- a wifi issue on windows laptop , can generate because of bad update on windows pc as well. so you should try to restore your computer to the back date. when it was working fine. read more about system restore.

Finally the wifi on your windows computer will start working fine, somehow, if wifi is still not working on your computer, you should try to install a new wireless adapter on your computer then you should check the wireless connection, hope this will start working fine.
If you are having any other problem with your device, you may leave a comment bellow, we will try to share some useful information on our next post.
Thanks,

How to reset TP Link router as default factory settings

How to reset TP Link router as default factory settings

We generally uses router in the home or offices for connecting devices and network security. Router captures long distance of wireless network in the home or offices. Here we will explain steps for reset TP Link router.

Sometimes we have to reset router due to few reasons. Some reasons below are-

  • Internet is not working on TP Link router
  • Slow internet speed from TP Link router
  • Not connecting devices with TP Link router
  • Auto restarting TP Link router
  • Not able to access settings
  • TP Link router blinking orange light
  • Forgot password and want to recover 

There are many more reason which can solve by resetting of router.

Reset TP Link router steps-

Before going to reset router first need to know about your internet connection type, its pppoe or dynamic. In pppoe type needs user name and password provided by your internet provider otherwise you will lose the internet.

Now turn on router. Look at the back of your router there is a small tiny button or hole depends upon model. Use a paper clip or pen and press a hold for 10 to 20 seconds. TPLink router reset

All the lights will blink random and together for a while. Now release the button and restart the router by removing and plugging the power chord.

Now your router is reset as factory default. Connect your device with insecure (factory default has no wireless security) network.

Open your browser and type login ip into the address bar. Usually login ip became posted on the bottom of the router. These three login ips mostly works 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1 ip addresses.

After typing ip into address bar hit eneter and it will prompt a box for user name and password. Usually TP Link devices have some specific login access. Below are few-

Password             Username


  • admin                   admin
  • password              admin
  • (leave blank)        admin

Reset TP link router

Now you can get TP Link router setting page. Here you can configure your router settings and password also with very easy graphic interface.

TP Link- TP Link

Any further concern type in comment box below, our team will  get back to you.

 

How to change TP Link wireless password

How to change TP Link wireless password

We need wifi password for connecting devices on internet and generally we forget the password. Here we will provide you easiest way to change TP Link wireless password.

Wireless password gives a secure intranet network in your home. With the help of password devices and gadgets can connect over internet.

Steps for recovering wireless password

There are two specific way to recover wireless password-

  1. By Login into router settings
  2. By resetting router settings
1-By Login into router settings :

This steps is very easy and useful for recovering or changing password. This is time saving also but there is only one restriction. Device (PC,Laptop or tablet) must connect with your TP link router, if it is not follow second steps.

Open browser on the device which is connecting to router via wire cable or wireless. Type login ip into address bar.

Login ip depends on router to router or companies. By default companies have 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1 ip addresses. These three login ips mostly works.router login ip

After typing ip into address bar hit eneter and it will prompt a box for user name and password. Usually TP Link devices have some specific login access. Below are few-

Password             Username


  • admin                   admin
  • password              admin
  • (leave blank)        admin

Router user name and password box

Now you will get TP Link router setting screen. On the left corner there is a option Wireless. Click on it and go to wireless security. Here you can see your wireless security key or password.

How to change TP Link wireless password

From here you can also change your wireless password by changing key. TP Link router have very user friendly setting tab so anyone can handle it.

2-By resetting router settings :

This procedure is useful once you are not connected to router (Note- You can connect your laptop directly with router LAN port and follow first step) . If you have no option to connect with router then need to reset router.

After resetting it will insecure or password less then you can connect. For resetting router first need to know about your internet connection type, is it pppoe or dynamic.

If connection is pppoe , it needs user name and password provided by your internet provider otherwise you will lose the internet.

Steps for reset-

Router must be power on. Look at the back of your router there is a small tiny button or hole depends upon model. Use a paper clip or pen and press a hold for 30 seconds.

TPLink router reset

All the lights will blink random and together for a while. Now release the button and restart the router by removing and plugging the power chord.

Now try to connect with insecure wireless network and follow all the instruction shown on first step.

This is very easy and simple method to handle your router and solving How to change TP Link wireless password. We try to explain in details but if any special query or concern you can also leave comments below. We will back to you promise.

Link – TP Link

How to change TP Link wifi router password

How to change TP Link WiFi Router Password

How to change TP Link wifi router password or how to change tp link administrative password both are same. There are slight difference between router password and wireless password.

Router password are used to login into router settings, like changing network name and password. Wireless password use for connecting devices with wifi router or network.

For changing wireless password we have specific article read here How to change TP Link wireless password.

Here we are providing the steps for accessing router settings :

Open your browser and type login ip into address bar. Login ip depends on router to router or companies. By default companies have 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1. These three login ips mostly works.

wifi Router Login

Router also changes login ip by itself. It takes ip from APIPA(Automatic Private IP Addressing). In this case you have to open command prompt and type ipconfig/all. It will show all the ips.

Open Command Promot

wireless router ip check

After typing login ip you will get login screen with username and password. Usually all the network devices have some specific login access. Below are few-

Password             Username


  • admin                   admin
  • password              admin
  • (leave blank)        admin

These are some standard combination which works for mostly routers. Few companies also changes this combination according to their rules.

Some times router changes this combination itself into random username and password. This happens due to overload on device(router)/ hacking attack and prevention or network virus attacks.

How to change TP Link wifi router password final steps:

If above combination doesn’t work so you need to reset your router for getting access of settings. For resetting of router we describe in details also here How to reset TP Link router read this article and reset your router.

How to change TP Link wifi router password

Once you will reset your router your same default password will work for login into router.

Link- TP Link

Any concern or suggestion leave comments below so we can make it best for you.

 

How to fix error, “waiting for available sockets” in Google Chrome

How to fix error, “waiting for available sockets” in Google Chrome

Waiting for available sockets error on chrome basically happens due to overload images and data saved on chrome. Cookies and images saved on chrome once gets in huge it creates this error.

Whenever we do open any site it saves some cookies and images as temporary on browser. For the time being it reaches into overload and creates available socket error.It will shows in the bottom left corner of screen.

Available Socket error
Available Socket error

Step for fixing “waiting for available sockets” error

  • By Force open Scokets
  1. Open your google chrome browser.
  2. Type ‘ chrome://net-internals ‘ into address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click here to open direct link- chrome://net-internals/#sockets
  4. Available Sockets
    Available Sockets
  5. From the left top corner menu select sockets option.
      Available Sockets
  6. Available Sockets
  7. Now you will get a page where is option ‘Flush Socket Pools’ click on it. It will clean all records.
  8. This method always works.If it does not works follow below steps.

 

  • By Clearing your Cookies & Caches

Available socket error also happens due to corrupt or huge cookies save on browser. By clearing cookies it can be solved. For the step we have specific topic here How to clear cookies from browser. Read this article and help by your own easily.

  • By Clearing your Extension and tool bars

Sometimes we have installed bad or corrupted extension and tool bars by mistake. We don’t know their works even they becomes hidden. These extension transfer traffic from your ip address to world wide web and browser started freezing.

This problem can solve easily read here Remove extension and toolbars and follow simple steps for this.

Conclusion: These three steps mostly fix available socket error problem.

We have many posts related to browser issue. We offer genuine solution with real reason and cause.If you have any other question or problem kindly draft a mail to us,ready to help you.

 

What is wireless channel and how do I change my wifi channel ?

wifi channel are responsible for coverage and wireless network performance. every wireless routers have two special frequencies, 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz and different wireless channels.  By default your router is setup with channel no- 6 or 13.

When these channels have lots of competition (overlapping) in your area, then they might give you poor wireless connection, and just because of poor wifi connection, you will get slow internet speed as well.

change wireless channel

So whenever you are having slow internet or wireless connection problem, you should try to change your wireless channel, for changing the wireless channel, you may follow these instructions:

Each channel has their own spectrum, 2.4 ghz has 20 mhz wide spectrum while 5ghz got 100 mhz spectrum. So when you plan to change the wireless channel for 2.4 ghz network, then you should go with channel 6 or 9, while when you decide for 5 ghz, you should stay with channel no. 11. Because these does not overlapped anytime, and they will remain your devices connected for longer.

How to Change wireless channel –

After discussing about wireless channel it’s a time for how to change the wireless channel, so I am going to give you instructions bellow just follow them and you will able to change your wireless channel by yourself.

  1. Connect your computer with wireless router using Ethernet cable or wireless connection.
  2. Power on your wireless router.
  3. Open web browser, like- internet explorer , google chrome, firefox.
  4. In the top address bar, you need to type, your wireless router’s ip address and press enter.
  5. Here you will able to see login screen, so you need to type here router’s user name and password.
  6. Now you need to go to wireless settings section, here you will able to see your wireless channel, so need to select 6 or 11. Whatever you want.
  7. Finally you need to click on apply ok and you will be good to go.

How Do I Find Admin Username and password For Wireless Router

Routers are primary device for every network, it help us to connect our devices with each other and with internet as well.

Every wireless router has its own admin panel, from where we can manage all network and firewall activity. To login into that router portal, you must need username and password for your router.

Every router has default username and password, which is written on that router itself. You may take a look on your router, you will find default username and password somewhere in the back or bottom of your router.

Here I am going to share default username and password for few routers –

Linksys – admin admin

Netgear – admin password

Belkin – blank

Dlink- admin blank

Tp-link- admin password

Iball- admin password

 

How do I reset the router’s admin password ?

if default password on your router is not working , then you should try to reset the password,  for resetting the password, you need to factory restore your router.

but before I will go ahead and share some information about resetting the password, first let me tell you, if you will factory restore your wireless router, then your all saved settings on your router will be gone and your devices will be disconnected from wifi.

So you have to setup your router once again. For setting up the router, if you don’t know how to setup a wireless router, you may click on link bellow to get a setup guide.

How to setup linksys router?

How to Setup Netgear Router?

How to Setup dlink router?

How to setup at&t router?

How to setup Belkin Router?

 

If you are ready for factory restore your router, then you should go to your router and look at the back of your router, you will able to see a button called, reset or factory restore. You should press and hold that button for one minute and then release it. Finally your router will be factory restore, so you need to

 

How Do I Find Wireless Router’s Ip Address ?

As soon as technology is growing, wireless router’s are helpful for every environment, weather it is for home or business, wireless network became primary requirement for us. `

Router’s ip address is also known as default gateway ip address, because router is providing route for incoming and outgoing traffic in your network.

Wireless Router's ip address

Every router’s brand has different ip address ( ex- 192.168.0.1 or 1.1)When you are looking for instruction , how to find router’s ip address, in this situation you need to go to ahead and follow these instructions .

By Default ip address for few popular routers-

Linksys router- 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Netgear wireless router- 192.168.1.1

Dlink wireless router- 192.168.0.1

Belkin wireless router- 192.168.2.1

Xfinity Wireless router- 192.168.1.1

AT&T Uverse – 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254

Optimum Cable router- 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

Asus wireless router- 192.168.1.1

Tp-link Wireless router- 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1

How Do I find Wireless Router’s IP Address-

  1. Connect your computer directly with router using Ethernet cable or wifi connection.
  2. Open Run Box (by pressing windows + R Key).
  3. Type CMD in the box and press ok.
  4. Once you will reach to command prompt box, you need to type ipconfig and press enter key.
  5. Now you need to scroll up and look at the Ethernet properties, here you will able to see Default gateway.

So as we know now, default gateway is known as router’s ip address. So you need to copy that ip address down, and you can open router setup page, using that ip address in your web browser.

Hope these instructions has helped you to find router’s ip address. If you need any other information, you may leave a comment bellow, we will give you an answer in our next post.

Thanks,

How to remove google chrome redirect virus

What is the Google redirect virus?

First of all you should know google redirect virus is not a exactly virus. It is a type of programming or tool bar for search.

Google always provides search result and make revenue from it. If someone gives user search to google , google gives small part of revenue to that traffic generator. Here comes search engines and tool bars like as Babylon, Delta, Snap.do, iLivid, Ask toolbar, Yahoo, Bing and many more. These tool bars earn money by providing result according to user by paid advertisements.

redirect virus
Delta Search bar

Google have maximum traffic of internet due to accurate search result. These tool bars changes default search to their own search very smartly. Once you will search, it provides you a specific decided result and always redirect to ads result. This is called google redirect.

When it installed on your computer gives lots of small ads ,tabs or pop up ads on your browser. Its very irritating and freezes your browser too slow.

How it comes Google redirects-

Google redirects mostly installed with different software. Nowadays many software setups are available on internet which contains more than many setup in hidden.

Every software has EULA (End User Licence Agreement) appeared to be legitimate and useful software. Once you accept that it allows to install a bundle of software and tool bars under single setup. This way you gives permission to install unwittingly and unrelated software. Most of the antivirus pretend as virus and block them.

How to remove Google redirect virus-
  • Scan whole system and remove malware : Install a good updated antivirus or anti-malware in your system. Scanning whole system maybe disinfect from virus.
  • Remove browser add-ons, extension and tool bars : Removing add-ons , extension and tool bars gives a remarkable results. We have a specific and easy topic here How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars for removing it. Read this more for details.
  • Change Home Page :

For Internet explorer-Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools, Internet Options. Type http://www.google.com/ in the field for your home page and click Ok.

redirect virus
Making Google default search in internet explorer

For Google Chrome – Google Chrome, click the three verticals dots icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Go to Settings, and then scroll down to ‘Search engine’ and Open manage search engine. Here select default search engine http://www.google.com/ .

For Mozilla Firefox-In Firefox, click the three horizontal lines icon in the top right hand corner of the window. Choose Options. Then select General, and the option selected is ‘Show my Home Page’. Then in the ‘Home Page:’ field below insert http://www.google.com/ and that will be your home page.

  • Remove unwanted search engine-Go to control panel then program and features. From you can uninstall unwanted application or search engine software. Few Application of search engine doesn’t appear here but still in browser because it operate from self auto run feature. These type of search engine removes from C:/program and files/ folder directly. Some files maybe also in different different location and you have to search them manually.
  • Above steps fixes mostly 99.9% problems related with redirects while having issue. The last and final step maybe solve this problem. You have to reset or restore your system into back date once it was working fine.

Source Link : https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/8091?hl=en

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars

Browser extensions and add-ons toolbars are very useful since it is not slow down browser speed. Some extensions are very good also block ads. This article help you to remove browser extensions also understand them.

When we install software without reading terms and conditions properly it install also some bad extensions. It gives a lot of ads also slow down browser speed. Some extensions and tool bars changes search results into paid result also with ads.

Removing steps according to Browser-

Note-Some toolbars and extensions can be remove and uninstall only from program and features because it install with software.

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars from internet explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click the cog wheel at the top right also select ‘Manage add-ons’.
  3. Toolbars and Extensions tab is open by default so locate you want to delete and click on the trash icon.
remove browser extensions
Removing internet explorer extensions

Source Code : https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/17447/windows-internet-explorer-11-manage-add-ons

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click three horizontal lines at the right top corner of browser and select Add-ons tools also from here.
  3. Find out the extensions and search the plugin list for any bad toolbars also remove it from here.
  4. Remove bad toolbars also disable it from here.
remove browser extensions
Removing Mozilla Firefox extensions

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars from Google Chrome

  1. Open google chrome browser.
  2. Click three vertical dots at the right top corner of browser and select ‘more tools’ also extensions from here.
  3. Click three vertical dots at the right top corner of browser and select settings also search engine option from here.
remove browser extensions
Removing Google chrome extensions

How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars from Opera Browser

  1. Open Opera browser.
  2. Click the Opera at the top left corner of browser and select extensions also manage extension from here.
  3. Delete bad toolbars and remove extensions also from here.
remove browser extensions
Removing Opera extensions