Troubleshoot: Wifi is not working on windows 10 laptop –
One of our subscribers has sent a request to write an article on wifi not working on windows 10 laptop.here, I am going to mention his email,
Hi fixotip team,
I have windows 10 laptop pc and it was working fine until last night.
after finishing my work, I had shut down my laptop and went to sleep. When I turned on my pc in the next morning. all of sudden, my wifi not working on windows 10 operating system. while if I restart my computer with windows 7 operating system. it is working fine. It is showing no connections are available in Windows 10 operating system.
Last time, my brother printer won’t connect to wifi, I came to your website time and read the steps to troubleshoot the wifi problem, I was able to fix my printer by myself. With the same hope, I am asking you guys to write an article on how can I fix wifi is not working on windows 10 pc.
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 Lionel Gurski) 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.
if your windows are not updated, or you get windows update failure message. it may be the reason behind wifi problem on windows 10 pc.
Basic Tips for troubleshooting wifi not working on windows 10-
According to me, you should restart your computer once before applying any troubleshooting steps on your laptop.
every laptop or computer has a button to turn the wireless on or off. So you should try to turn on the wifi by pressing the button.
Advance steps for Troubleshooting Wifi not working on windows 10 pc:
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 from settings. For more information you may visit, how to turn on wifi on windows 10 pc.
Enable Wireless Adapter-
If the wifi is not working on the windows 10 laptop. it can be because of the wireless adapter. sometimes, we turn off the wifi adapter by mistake. that’s why when we check for available wifi networks. it shows no wireless network available. so you should check the wireless adapter. if you are finding wireless adapter is disabled. I will suggest you enable the wireless adapter by following the instructions given below.
- Open run box,
- Type ncpa.cpl and click on ok.
- Right-click on the wireless adapter and click on enable.
Finally, wifi adapter will be enabled, now you can try to connect to your wifi.
Wi-fi driver is outdated:
when we talk about wifi problem on windows 10 laptop. most of the time, people are facing this problem, because of the outdated driver.
- 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.
Enable wireless service-
if your windows wireless services are stopped or not responding. it will cause wifi issue for the laptop. so you should try to restart the wireless services by following the instructions given below.
- 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.
Install Latest Driver-
if you have followed all these steps, but still, wifi not working on windows 10 laptop. in that situation, 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-
Default restore windows-
“The wifi Problem on the windows 10 laptop” can be also generated because of the bad update on windows pc as well. so you should try to restore your computer to the back date. when it was working fine.
Finally, the wifi on your windows computer will start working fine.
Thank you for reading this article,