- If your laptop randomly disconnects from the internet, the simple solution is to check for network issues.
- Often times, Wi-Fi in Windows 10 is disconnected due to bad network or router settings.
- Another simple thing to try when the laptop constantly disconnects from the Wi-Fi network is to uninstall some apps.
- We show you that third-party programs can cause problems.
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Many users have reported problems with their Wi-Fi connectivity, especially the fact that Wi-Fi is frequently disconnected.
It seems that Ralink Wi-Fi cards have major problems in Windows 10 or earlier versions. But here are some other common cases:
- Wi-Fi gets disconnected after sleep –If you want to save energy, you can do that with the sleep mode. But many users reported that their WiFi is not working after waking their PC from sleep mode.
- Err_internet_disconnected – Pop-up: Sometimes this message follows Wi-Fi issues. This is not a serious problem and you should be able to solve it with one of our solutions.
- Wi-Fi disconnects randomly/ keeps dropping –This is a variation of this problem and many users reported frequent and random disconnections.
- Wi-Fi getting Limited access –According to users, sometimes you will receive a message with restricted access. You can connect to the wireless network, but you will not be able to access the Internet at all.
- Wi-Fi not getting connected/ detected
- Wi-Fi disconnects with VPN/ when other devices connect Sometimes Wi-Fi issues can occur if you have multiple devices on your Wi-Fi network. While a VPN is one of the best ways to protect your privacy online, it apparently causes these problems.
What can I do if Wi-Fi disconnects frequently on Windows 10?
- Use the Network Troubleshooter
- Remove the network card device
- Customize power options
- Uninstall your security software
- Turn off roaming sensitivity
- Disable 802.11n Mode
- Change the channel on your router
- Remove Intel Pro Wireless for Bluetooth Technology
- Lock your PC to connect to different networks
- Clean your DNS or use Google DNS
- Change your connection to Private
- Preventing Thinkvantage from starting Access connections
- Set your wireless frequency to 5 GHz
- Change the Wi-Fi channel width
- Disable Wi-Fi Sense function
1. Use the Network Troubleshooter
- Type Troubleshooting in the search box on the Start screen.
- Open Troubleshooting Settings.
- Click Additional troubleshooters.
- Click Internet Connections to run the special troubleshooter.
2. Uninstall the Network Card device
- Type Device Manager in the search box on the Start screen and press Enter.
- Expand Network Adapter and right-click Network Card.
- Click Uninstall and restart your computer.
3. Tweaking the Power options
- Go to Control Panel and click on Device Manager.
- Right click on your installed network adapter and choose Properties from the menu.
3. Look for the Power Management tab. Uncheck Let the computer turn off this device to save power and click OK to save the changes.
and here’s the second one:
- Press the Windows button, also known as the Windows Orb.
- Type Control Panel.
- Select Power Options in Control Panel.
4. Click Change subscription settings next to your selected subscription.
5. Click Change advanced power settings under Edit plan settings.
6. Scroll down to Wireless Adapter Settings and expand it, then expand Power Saving Mode.
7.Click the On Battery and Connected drop-down menus and select Maximum performance for both.
4. Remove your security software
If Wi-Fi drops frequently, it could be due to your security software. Many third-party antivirus programs interfere with Windows and cause various problems.
To resolve this issue, it is recommended to disable your antivirus and check if that resolves the issue. If disabling your antivirus program doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to uninstall your antivirus software.
Keep in mind that uninstalling your antivirus software may not solve this problem as many antivirus programs tend to leave certain files and registry entries after uninstalling.
To solve the problem, it is recommended to use a special removal tool to remove your antivirus and all its files.
Almost all antivirus companies offer removal tools for their products, so be sure to download a removal tool for your antivirus and use it to remove all files associated with your antivirus software.
After that, install the latest version of your antivirus software or switch to a completely different antivirus solution.
5. Disable Roaming Sensitivity
- Type control panel in the search box and choose Control Panel from the list of results.
- Find and click Network and Sharing Center here.
3. The Network and Sharing Center window opens. In the left pane, clic kChange adapter settings.
4. A list of network connections appears. Right click on your wireless connection and choose Properties from the menu.
5 .When the Properties window opens, click Configure.
6 . Go to the Advanced tab and select Roaming Sensitivity. Set it to Disabled and click OK and Apply to save the changes.
After doing that, your PC will not automatically attempt to connect to other available wireless networks and the Wi-Fi issue should be completely resolved.
Roaming sensitivity is a feature that allows your device to switch to other wireless networks that offer a better signal. It’s a handy option, but if it’s causing problems, you’d better turn it off.
6. Disable 802.11n Mode
802.11n is the latest wireless standard that offers better range and transfer speed. However, some older routers may not support this standard.
According to users, Wi-Fi is often disconnected on your PC because 802.11n mode is enabled for your wireless adapter. If your router does not support this function, you will experience several problems.
To resolve this issue, all you need to do is disable 802.11n mode for your wireless adapter. To do this, follow these steps:
- Follow steps 1 through 5 of Solution 5 to configure your wireless adapter.
- Now navigate to the Advanced tab. Select 802.11n Mode from the list and set it to Off. Now click Apply and OK to save the changes.
After you disable 802.11n mode, your wireless adapter should use one of the older standards and the issue should be resolved.
In addition to 802.11n mode, some users recommend disabling U-APSD support and IEEE 802.1X authentication features as well.
7. Change the channel on your router
If your Wi-Fi drops frequently, you may be able to fix the problem simply by switching to a different channel.
Each router may operate on a different channel and if there are two or more routers on the same channel, you may experience interference.
As a result, your wireless adapter may try to connect to other wireless networks that are on the same channel.
To solve this problem, users recommend to change your wireless channel. To do that, you need to go to your router’s settings page and navigate to the WiFi section and change the channel number.
To see how to do this, we recommend that you refer to your router’s manual for detailed instructions.
8. Uninstall Intel Pro Wireless for Bluetooth Technology
- Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- When the Settings app opens, navigate to the Applications section.
3. Select Intel Pro Wireless for Bluetooth technology from the list and click Uninstall. Now follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the application.
As we mentioned, third-party apps can often interfere with your Wi-Fi and cause various problems. And this is just one of them. Do the same for other applications you don’t use.
9. Block your PC from connecting to different networks
- Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin). If Command Prompt is not available, you can use PowerShell (admin) instead.
2 . When the command prompt starts, enter the following and press Enter:
3 .After running this command, the specified Wi-Fi network will be blocked. Now all you have to do is repeat the previous step for all other networks you want to block.
Your PC will disconnect from your current network and then switch to another network, repeating when there is interference from other wireless networks.
But if you lock your PC to connect to other networks, the problem should be completely solved.
This is a solid solution if you don’t move your PC often, but if you use your laptop on public networks, repeat this step every time a new wireless network is detected.
10. Flush your DNS or use Google DNS
Flush your DNS
- Open Command Prompt
- Run this command and press Enter:
- Close the command prompt.
- Open the settings app.
- Go to Network & Internet.
- Click the Reset Network button.
Use Google DNS
- Follow steps 1 through 4 of Solution 5 to open your network properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) and click Properties.
3. When the Properties window opens, select Use the following DNS server addresses. Set the preferred DNS server to 220.127.116.11 and the alternate DNS server to 18.104.22.168. Click OK to save the changes.
After switching to Google DNS, the Wi-Fi problem should be completely resolved.
11. Change your connection to Private
2. Click and Change connection properties.
3. Enable Make this PC visible and save the changes.
After activating this option, your network will change from public to private and Wi-Fi issues should be resolved
12. Prevent Thinkvantage Access Connections from starting
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.
- When the Task Manager opens, locate Thinkvantage Access Connections in the process list, right-click and choose End Task.
3. Now navigate to the Startup tab and disable all processes related to Access Connections.
After this, the application will no longer automatically start with Windows and you will no longer have problems with WiFi.
Thinkvantage Access Connections is another third-party application that causes connection issues. This application is generally installed on Lenovo devices.
13. Set your wireless frequency to 5GHz
There are two types of wireless connections, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. If you are using a 5 GHz network adapter, you may experience this issue.
According to users, if your Wi-Fi is frequently disconnected, all you need to do is change your router settings and switch to a 5GHz connection.
Refer to your router’s manual for detailed instructions on how to change your router’s settings. It’s also worth noting that older routers don’t support the 5GHz frequency.
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14. Change Wi-Fi Channel Width
- Open the properties of your wireless adapter by following steps 1 to 5 of solution 5.
- Navigate to the Advanced tab and change the WiFi channel width from 2.4 to Automatic. Click OK to save the changes.
After making the necessary changes, your wireless connection should work without any issues.
15. Disable Wi-Fi Sense feature
- Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet section.
- In the left pane, choose Wi-Fi and click Manage Wi-Fi settings.
- Now turn off Connect to suggested open access points and Connect to shared networks through my contacts options.
This is only valid for systems running Windows 10 version 1709 or earlier. The latest version of the system no longer automatically connects to available access points.
After disabling these options, the problem should be resolved and your Wi-Fi connection should work without any issues.
These solutions should have solved your problem. Let us know by leaving your comment below if you’re still having issues and we’ll try to work on it together.