- Many users have reported that their Wi-Fi connection drops while downloading.
- If you also have this problem, check out the article below where we explore how to fix it.
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.WiFi connections are great but issues can sometimes occur with many users reporting the connection drops during download.
There are several issues with your Wi-Fi connection that you may encounter, and speaking of Wi-Fi, here are some common issues that users have reported:
- WiFi keeps disconnecting Windows 10 –Sometimes Wi-Fi can disconnect due to glitches in your system.
- WiFi keeps dropping and reconnecting – These are some common issues that can occur with Wi-Fi networks, but you should be able to fix them with our solutions.
- Wifi keeps dropping during large downloads – Sometimes this problem can occur because of your router settings. To fix the problem, simply disable certain features and the problem should be resolved.
- WiFi disconnects frequently – This problem can occur if your drivers are outdated so make sure to update them and check if that solves your problem.
In today’s article, we’ll show you how to fix these issues that can occur with Wi-Fi.
- Make sure your drivers are up to date
- Replace your wireless router and adapter
- Run the flushdns command
- Forget your WiFi network
- Change UTorrent settings
- Check your cables
- Update/downgrade your firmware
- Restart your router
- Disable DoS protection
- Change your power settings
How can I fix the WiFi connection dropping when downloading?
1. Make sure your drivers are up to date
If your Wi-Fi connection drops while downloading files, the problem may be with your drivers.
Sometimes outdated drivers can cause this and many other problems, and to solve the problem, it is recommended that you keep your drivers up to date.
To do that, you just need to find your wireless adapter model and download the latest drivers. Once you have downloaded the latest drivers, install them and check if that solves your problem.
Downloading drivers manually can be a bit tedious, especially if you don’t know how or where to look for them.
However, you can always use third-party tools like DriverFix to automatically download missing drivers with just a few clicks.
This software scans your system and compares the drivers found with those in the built-in database. He will then repair and fix what is broken or missing.
2. Replace your router and wireless adapter
If the Wi-Fi connection drops when downloading files, the problem may be with your wireless router or adapter.
Sometimes your network hardware may not be fully supported or may be faulty, and the only way to fix the problem is to replace the hardware.
Several users have reported that they solved the problem by replacing their wireless adapter or router, so you may want to give it a try. After replacing it, check if the problem persists.
In this case, we recommend that you try the GCDN 300M wireless adapter. It’s very easy to use, you don’t even need to install any drivers. The transfer is fast and the network connection is very stable.
3. Run flushdns command
- Press Windows Key + X to open the Win + X menu.
- Now choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
3. When the command prompt opens, enter
4. Forget your WiFi network
- Click the network icon on the taskbar and choose Network Settings.
- Go to Manage Wi-Fi settings and select the network you want to forget.
- Now click on the Forget button to forget the wireless network.
After doing that, all you need to do is reconnect to your wireless network and the problem should be resolved. This is a simple solution and several users have reported that it works, so feel free to try it.
5. Change your uTorrent settings
Users reported that certain settings in uTorrent, such as maximum global connections and maximum connections per torrent, can disrupt their Wi-Fi connection and cause various problems.
Set the values to 50 and 20 respectively and the problem should be solved.
Note that you can use lower values if you wish. Other torrent clients also have these options available, so even if you don’t use uTorrent, you should check your settings and make these settings.
6. Check your cables
In some rare cases this problem can be caused by a damaged cable. Sometimes your network cable going to your wireless router can get damaged and the connection can drop.
To fix this, all you need to do is replace the network cables and see if that helps. Several users reported that their wired network was damaged and this was causing the WiFi problem so make sure your cables are working properly.
7. Upgrade/downgrade your firmware
According to users, sometimes Wi-Fi issues can occur due to the firmware of your router. If your Wi-Fi connection drops during the download, the problem could be your firmware, so it is recommended that you update it.
Keep in mind that updating the firmware is an advanced procedure and if you are not careful it can permanently damage your router.
We are not responsible for possible damage that may occur, but to avoid damage, please refer to your manual for detailed instructions and follow them carefully.
Once your router’s firmware has been updated, check if the problem persists. Several users reported that they solved the problem simply by downloading their router’s firmware so you may want to give that a try as well.
8. Reset your router
If you are having WiFi issues on your PC, the problem could be your router settings. To fix the problem, users recommend to reset their router.
Doing so will restore the default settings and fix any issues that may have occurred as a result of your router settings.
To reset your router, simply open the settings page and look for the Reset option. Note that this option is only available if you log in with administrator credentials.
If you can’t find this feature, you can also reset your router by pressing the hidden Reset button on your device. Press and hold this button for about 5 seconds and your router should reset to its default settings.
9. Disable DoS Protection
Some users reported that their Wi-Fi connection drops when downloading large files.
It seems that this problem is caused by DoS security and to fix the problem you need to find and disable this feature on your router.
To disable this feature on your Netgear router, go to the Advanced tab and under WAN Settings and check Disable port scanning and DoS protection feature.
Note that this feature may be available on other routers so make sure to disable it and check if that helps.
10. Change your power settings
- Press Windows Key + X and choose Device Manager from the list.
2. Once the Device Manager is open, locate your wireless adapter and double click on it to open its properties.
3. Go to the Power Options tab and uncheck the Let the computer turn off this device to save power option.
4. Now click OK to save the changes.
This is all. We hope one of these solutions will help you fix your Wi-Fi connection issues.
If you have any additional suggestions or recommendations, let us know in the comments section below.