No matter what employment route you choose, having a reliable internet connection is crucial. Even if you have a decent service provider, you may experience problems with connectivity. There are a variety of reasons why such problems can arise, and you can try a variety of solutions to address them.
Did your laptop’s wifi connection keep dropping or did your Windows 10/11 Wi-Fi kept disconnecting following the Windows update? You are not alone; some customers have reported that the internet in Windows 10/11 disconnects at random times. It just disconnects and reconnects in a matter of seconds. Alternatively, Windows 10/11 WiFi may disconnect and not reconnect until the system is restarted.
We’ve looked into this problem to see what’s causing it in both insider and public versions of Windows 10/11.
Why Does My Laptop Keep Disconnecting From WiFi?
Here’s a list of suspects who are most likely to blame for the laptop losing the wi-fi connections.
- Common network inconsistency
- Network adapter glitch
- Inconsistent TCPIP and DHCP parameters
- DNS Inconsistency
- Corrupted / Incompatible Network adapter driver
- Wi-Fi Hotfix is not installed
- System file corruption
Fix wifi disappears issue on windows
There are a few things you should check before looking at the tips:
- Is airplane mode off?
- Is your router plugged in properly?
- Is your area facing a service outage?
- Is your router functional?
If none of these problems are present, Continue reading this post Follow our guide for How To Fix If Laptop Keep Disconnecting From Wifi?
Follow these steps if your Laptop keeps disconnecting and wifi disappears
Run the Internet Connection Troubleshooter
If a network issue is causing the random Wi-Fi disconnects, you should be able to fix it automatically by running the Internet Connection Troubleshooter and installing the recommended fix.
Note: The Internet Connection Troubleshooter includes a set of automatic repair options that succeed in the vast majority of cases where the issue is caused by a network fault. If a plausible case is recognized, this application is capable of immediately applying the remedy.
For step-by-step instructions on running the Internet Connection Troubleshooter and executing the recommended remedy, see the instructions below:
Press the Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Next
Type ‘ms-settings:troubleshoot’ inside the text box,
Press Enter to open up the Troubleshooting tab.
If you’re prompted by the User Account Control (UAC) window, click Yes to grant admin access.
Once you’re inside the Troubleshooting tab of the Settings menu,
Move over to the right-hand section of the screen and click on Other Troubleshooters to expand the menu.
From the next menu, click on the Run bottom associated with the Internet Connections troubleshooter.
Wait until the initial scan is complete to see if the utility finds a viable repair scenario for your particular issue.
If a viable fix is identified, click on Apply this fix from the next screen to auto-apply the repair scenario.
Wait until the fix is applied, then reboot your PC when you get the success message and see if the Wi-Fi issue is resolved once the next startup is complete.
Flush the DNS cache
Another possible reason for your WiFi connection to be terminated is an inconsistency facilitated by the DNS (Domain Name System) that is currently in use.
Because the communications between the active network adapter and the ISP are ended, you can notice these random disconnects if there’s a problem with how your network adapter views the in-use DNS.
In most circumstances, flushing your current DNS from an elevated CMD prompt should resolve the issue – this action will remove the currently stored DNS information.
For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, follow the instructions below:
By pressing the Windows key + R, you can bring up the Run dialogue box.
To open an elevated Command Prompt, type ‘cmd’ into the text box and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
To grant admin access, click Yes in the User Account Control box.
To flush your DNS cache, enter the following command and press Enter once you’re in the elevated CMD prompt:
Note: This command will force your router to receive and process fresh DNS information by clearing any cached information about your current DNS.
You can safely close the elevated CMD prompt and reboot your PC once you get the confirmation message.
The connection to the router should be established from scratch the next time it is started, without using any previously cached data.
To determine if you’re still getting sporadic WiFi disconnects on Windows 11/10, use your PC normally.
Reset the network adapter
If the above method (running the Internet Connections Troubleshooter) failed to resolve the problem, the next step is to reset the network adapter that is now managing the internet connection.
Several people who were having the same problem stated that using this path helped them to keep a consistent Wi-Fi connection on their Windows 11 PC without being disconnected every few minutes or so.
You can resolve the issue by going to the Network & Internet tab (in the Settings menu) and performing a system-wide network reset.
Note: This procedure will start by uninstalling all of your network adapters and then reinstalling them while restoring all other network components to their default settings. Keep in mind that if you’re using VPN client software or virtual switches, you’ll most likely need to reinstall them after the reset.
For particular information on how to execute a network adapter reset on Windows 10/11, see the guide below:
Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Next, type ‘ms-settings:network-advancedsettings’ inside the text box and press Enter to open up the Network & Internet tab of the Settings menu.
Note: If the User Account Control prompts you, select Yes to grant admin access.
Once you’re inside the Network & Internet settings tab, move over to the right-hand section and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, then click on Advanced network settings.
Inside the Advanced Network Settings tab, scroll down to More settings and click on Network reset.
At the next prompt, click on Reset now to start the process of resetting the network adapters on Windows 10/11.
Note: Your PC will restart at the end of the procedure as the temporary files associated with your active network are deleted.
Once your Windows 10/11 PC has restarted, connect to the same network that was creating the problem and see the problem has been resolved.
In case you’re still dealing with the same kind of issue, move down to the next potential fix below.
Reinstall the network adapter
If you’ve come this far without a viable fix, you should think about uninstalling your current network adapter driver. This fix will be effective in those situations where you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 11/10 and the Upgrade Assistant migrated the old network adapter driver (instead of installing a fully compatible driver for Windows 11/10)
In this case, you’ll need to use Device Manager to completely uninstall the active network adapter driver and restart your PC. By doing this, you will force Windows 10/11 to detect that it’s missing a key driver and install a generic equivalent (one that’s fully compatible) the next time you boot up your computer.
Follow the steps below for step-by-step instructions on how to achieve this:
Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box.
Next, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ inside the text box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open up Device Manager.
When the User Account Control prompts you, select Yes to grant admin access.
When you’re in Device Manager, extend the Network Adapters drop-down option by scrolling down through the list of devices.
Right-click the Wireless adapter in the Network Adapters drop-down menu and select Properties from the context menu.
When you’re on the Properties screen for your Network adapter, select the Driver tab from the top menu.
Then, at the bottom of the screen, select Uninstall Device, then Uninstall again to begin the process of deleting the active network adapter driver.
Note: Before clicking Uninstall to confirm the operation, make sure the box labelled Attempt to remove the driver for this device is checked.
You’ll notice that you lose network connectivity when the process is completed – don’t worry, this is entirely normal. Simply restart your computer if this occurs.
Your OS will detect that the network adapter driver is missing during the next system restart and will install a compatible replacement to restore Wi-Fi access.
If the problem persists after you’ve reinstalled the network adapter and you’re still having sporadic disconnects while connected to a Wi-Fi network, continue to the next possible solution below.
Reset the TCPIP and DHCP parameters
As it turns out, the problem is caused by a TCPIP or DHCP option that causes the Wi-Fi device to abruptly end the connection. Fortunately, this problem may be quickly rectified by running the ‘netsh int IP reset’ command from an elevated Command Prompt.
Note: The contents of the following registry keys will be automatically reset by this CMD command:
The Wi-Fi connection ultimately became steady once the CMD command was performed and the connection was reset, according to other users who have successfully utilized this procedure.
To reset the TCPIP and DHCP parameters on Windows 10/11 using an elevated Command Prompt, follow the steps below:
To launch the Run dialogue box, press the Windows key + R. To open an elevated Command Prompt, type ‘cmd’ into the text box and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
To grant admin access, click Yes on the User Account Control (UAC) window.
To effectively reset the TCPIP and DHCP parameters associated with your current network connection, enter the following command and press Enter once you’re at the elevated Command Prompt:
Note that the command thinks your Windows partition is located on the C: drive. If your arrangement is different, you’ll need to modify the partition letter.
After the command has been properly executed, restart your computer and check to see if your Wi-Fi connection is now reliable.
Install an insider build (if applicable)
As it turns out, several of our readers who were also experiencing this issue were able to resolve the issue by joining the Windows Insider program and installing a release preview copy of Windows 10/11.
This may expose your OS to flaws and quirks that aren’t present in the public version, but it should improve Wi-Fi connectivity – Microsoft has already issued a few hotfixes to address the issue.
Important: Before you follow this path, make sure you have all of the pending Windows 10/11 updates installed. Microsoft may have already sent an upgrade to the Public release build that resolves this issue.
To launch the Windows 10/11 Settings menu, press Windows + I.
Once you’re in the Settings menu, select Windows Update from the left-hand menu.
If the left-hand menu is hidden by default, click the action button to reveal it (top-right corner).
Scroll down to the right-hand part of the screen and click on Windows Insider Program (under More Options) after you’re within the Windows Update menu.
Click Get started from the Windows Insider Program and wait for the initial setup to complete.
You’ll be prompted to choose a Microsoft account to link to your Insider account shortly after that. Select the same account as the one that is presently active on your Windows 10/11 installation.
Continue once you’ve successfully linked your Microsoft account to the Insiders program.
After there, you’ll be asked to choose between two Insider channels: Dev Channel and Beta Channel.
Note: We advocate using the Beta Channel because you’ll obtain more stable builds with Microsoft-verified upgrades.
Finally, click Restart Now to confirm the action once more.
You’ll get an update notification to install the preview build after the next boot is complete.
Install it according to the instructions, then check to see if the Wi-Fi connectivity issues have been repaired.
If the Wi-Fi problem persists, proceed to the final possible solution below.
Perform a repair install
If you’ve gotten this far without finding a solution, the only reason is that your system is suffering from underlying system file corruption, which is affecting its capacity to connect to and maintain Wi-Fi networks.
If you’ve ruled out a signal problem (the router is too far away), the only conceivable solution at this stage is to replace every system file with a healthy counterpart.
You can do this in two different ways:
By clean installing Windows 11/10
Expect the process to be as simple as possible if you choose this route. Without the requirement to connect in or insert a compatible installation disc, you may start a clean install from the Windows 10/11 settings menu. The disadvantage is that you will lose all data on the Windows drive unless you back it up first.
By repair-installing (in-place upgrading) Windows 11/10
Deploying a repair install would be a more elegant solution (in-place upgrade). Because this operation just replaces Windows files, you will be able to maintain all of your files, applications, games, and user settings. However, you’ll need to utilize Windows 10/11 installation media that’s compatible.