How To Fix Constantly Disconnecting Wi-Fi?

How To Easily Fix Constantly Disconnecting Wi-Fi Connection In Windows 10

Wi-Fi technology uses radio waves to provide wireless network connections. With this technology, users can be connected to the Internet in many different locations. The major advantage of the Wi-Fi is that it is compatible with most operating systems, advanced printers, smartphones, and games devices. Despite these useful features, using a Wi-Fi network connection can be problematic.

There are various potential Wi-Fi network connection problems including Windows 10 continually disconnecting, a fairly common problem that forces you to restart the router to get back online. This Wi-Fi connection problem affects Windows operating system users who have upgraded their from earlier versions of the operating system to Windows 10.

This can be very frustrating, especially when playing online games, doing work that requires a stable Internet connection, or when leaving a computer during the night to download files, necessary updates, etc. There are a number of possible reasons for the problem with corresponding solutions.

You might need to run the network troubleshooter, update network drivers, disable the Windows fast startup feature, adjust power management settings, reset the TCP/IP, etc. In this guide, we describe these methods step-by-step. Read the guide below to fix Internet and Wi-Fi connection problems.

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Run Network Troubleshooter

Windows includes a number of troubleshooters designed to quickly diagnose and automatically resolve various computer problems. Troubleshooters cannot fix all problems, but they are a good place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer or operating system, including network connection problems. To start troubleshooting, go to Settings, type "troubleshoot", and then select "Troubleshoot" from the list.

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Find "Network Adapter" under "Find and fix other problems" and select it, click "Run the troubleshooter" and follow the instructions. See if the Windows Network Troubleshooter solves the problem with the Wi-Fi connection. 

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In addition, run the "Internet Connections" troubleshooter under "Get up and running" and check if this solves the problem.

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Disable Wi-Fi Sense

This feature enables you to share Wi-Fi connections. You can share your network bandwidth with specific people. This feature can also connect you to other WiFi networks that are shared with you by your friends or other people. If you would like to disable this feature, go to Settings and click "Network & Internet", choose "Wi-Fi", and then go to "Manage Wi-Fi Settings". To stop connecting to networks shared with you by your friends or other people, turn off the "Connect to suggested open hotspots" feature. If you want to stop sharing WiFi networks you log in to, uncheck "Outlook.com contacts" and other the contacts below. We recommend that you simply disable all of the available options.

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Disable Fast Startup

Fast startup is a feature on Windows 10 (and also Windows 8) that provides a faster boot time when starting up your computer. It is a useful feature and one that most people use without knowing, however, some people disable it immediately when they receive a new computer with the Windows operating system. With the fast startup feature enabled, shutting down your computer might seem like you are completely shutting it down, but this is not entirely true, since it moves into a state between hibernation and shutdown. Leaving fast startup enabled should not harm your computer, since it is a Windows feature, but this could be the reason why your Wi-Fi connection is continually disconnecting. To fix the problem, you could disable this feature to see if it helps. To disable it, go to Search and type "control panel". Click on the "Control Panel" result to open it.

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In Control Panel, set "View by:" to "Small icons", find "Power options" and click it.

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In the Power Options window, click "Choose what the power button does".

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Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" and then uncheck the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" option if it is enabled. Click "Save changes" to save the changes made and restart your computer. Check if this fixes the problem with the Wi-Fi connection.

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Adjust Power Management Settings

To adjust the power management settings in Windows 10 use Windows Device Manager. To access Device Manager, type "device manager" in Search and click the "Device Manager" result to open it.

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In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of hardware attached to your computer. Find "Network adapters" and expand it, right-click the network adapter and select "Properties" from the contextual menu.

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In the network adapter properties window, find and click the "Power Management" tab and ensure that the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option is disabled. Check if this fixes the problem with the Wi-Fi connection.

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Update Network Adapter Driver

Since you are unable to connect to the Internet (or you are able to connect for a short period of time only), we recommend that you to use a computer that has a properly working Internet connection. If you do not have convenient access to a second computer, try to connect your computer directly to the router using a cable. Go to the network adapter manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for the network adapter, copy them to a USB flash drive. Now, insert the USB flash drive to the primary computer (that has an Internet connection problem) and follow these steps:

Open Device Manager, find "Network adapters" and expand it, right-click the network adapter, and select "Update driver" from the contextual menu.

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You will be asked if you want to search for updated driver software automatically or to browse your computer for driver software. If you select the first option, Windows will search your computer and the Internet for the latest driver software for your device. If you select the second option, you must locate and install drivers manually. Using this option requires having previously downloaded drivers on the computer or USB flash drive. Select the second option.

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Now, click "Browse" and then find the driver that is located on the USB flash drive. Install it by clicking "OK" and follow the instructions. See if this fixes the Wi-Fi Internet connection problem.

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If you are unable to update network drivers in this way, we recommend that you download and copy Snappy Driver Installer onto your USB flash drive using a computer that has a working Internet connection.

Snappy Driver Installer (SDI) is a powerful free driver updater tool for Windows that can store its entire collection of drivers offline. Having offline drivers gives Snappy Driver Installer the ability to have access to fast driver updates, even if there is no active Internet connection on your computer. Snappy Driver works with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and also works with Windows XP. Drivers are downloaded through Snappy Driver Installer in 'driverpacks', which are simply collections (packs) of drivers for various hardware such as sound devices, video cards, network adapters, etc. It can also show duplicate drivers and invalid drivers. It separates the updates that require you to restart your computer so that they are easier to distinguish. You can download Snappy Driver Installer from here. 

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Reset TCP/IP

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is a suite of communication protocols used to interconnect network devices on the Internet. TCP/IP specifies how data is exchanged over the Internet by providing end-to-end communications that identify how it should be addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination.

This method includes entering and executing the netsh command into Command Prompt. Netsh is a command-line scripting utility that allows you to, either locally or remotely, display or modify the network configuration of a computer that is currently running. Netsh also provides a scripting feature that allows you to run a group of commands in batch mode against a specified computer. This command requires Command Prompt to be (elevated) opened with administrator privileges.

To open elevated Command Prompt, type "command prompt" in Search and right-click the "Command Prompt" result. Choose "Run as administrator" to run it with administrative privileges.

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When you select "Run as administrator", a User Account Control prompt will appear requesting if you would like to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer. Click "Yes".

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Elevated Command Prompt will appear. In the Command Prompt window, type the "netsh int ip reset" command and press Enter on the keyboard to execute it.

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When the process has finished, exit Command Prompt, restart your computer and see if this fixes the Wi-Fi internet connection problem.

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Change Your Connection To Private

Some users have reported that changing their connection type from Public to Private solved the Wi-Fi connection issues. We recommend you try this as well. To change your connection type, go to Settings and click "Network & Internet" or right-click the Start button and select "Network connections".

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You will see the status of your network. In our example, it shows that we are connected to an Ethernet (our preferred connection type). If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, you should see the Wi-Fi network status. Find and click "Change connection properties".

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Now select the "Private" option and restart the computer. See if this fixes the problem with the Wi-Fi network connection.

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We hope that these solutions solve your Wi-Fi network connection problem. If you know of an alternative solution to this problem, please share it with us by leaving a comment in the section below.

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How To Easily Fix Constantly Disconnecting Wi-Fi Connection In Windows 10

Wi-Fi technology uses radio waves to provide wireless network connections to users. Using this technology, you can get connected to the Internet in many different locations. The major advantage of the Wi-Fi is that it is compatible with most operating systems, advanced printers, smartphones, and games devices. Despite these useful features, using a Wi-Fi network connection  can be problematic.


There are various network connection problems and one of them is the Wi-Fi connection problem when Windows 10 keeps disconnecting from your wireless connection. This is a quite common problem for Windows 10 users which forces you to restart your router in order to be able to get back online. Usually this Wi-Fi connection problem affects Windows operating system users who has upgraded their Windows from earlier version to Windows 10.

It can be very frustrating, especially if you are playing online games, doing some work that requires you to have a stable internet connection or if you left your computer during the night to download some files or necessary updates etc. There could be various reasons for this network connection problem as there are various different methods to solve this problem.

In order to fix this problem you may need to run the network troubleshooter, update your network drivers, disable Windows fast startup feature, adjust power management settings, reset the TCP/IP etc. In this guide we are going to show you how to apply those methods in Windows 10 step by step. Read the guide below and follow the steps and hopefully one of the solutions will fix your internet connection and your Wi-Fi will stop disconnecting.

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Run Network Troubleshooter

Windows includes a number of troubleshooters designed to quickly diagnose and automatically resolve various computer problems. Troubleshooters cannot fix all problems, but they are a good place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer or operating system, including network connection problems. To start troubleshooting, go to Settings and type "troubleshoot", select "Troubleshoot" from the list.

run network troubleshooter step 1

Find "Network Adapter" under "Find and fix other problems" and select it, click "Run the troubleshooter" and follow the instructions. See if the Windows Network Troubleshooter solved the problem with the Wi-Fi connection. 

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In addition, try to run the "Internet Connections" troubleshooter under "Get up and running" as well to see if this solves the problem.

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Disable Wi-Fi Sense

This feature enables you to share Wi-Fi connections. You can share your network's bandwidth with specific people. This feature can also connect you to other WiFi networks that are shared with you by your friends or other people. If you would like to disable this feature, go to Settings and click "Network & Internet", choose "Wi-Fi", and then go to "Manage Wi-Fi Settings". To stop connecting to networks shared with you by your friends or other people, turn off the "Connect to suggested open hotspots" feature. If you want to stop sharing WiFi networks you log in to, uncheck "Outlook.com contacts" and other contacts below. We recommend that you simply disable all of the available options.

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Disable Fast Startup

Fast startup is a feature on Windows 10 (and also Windows 8) that provides a faster boot time when starting up your computer. It is a useful feature and one that most people use without knowing, however, some people disable it immediately when they receive a new computer with the Windows operating system. With the fast startup feature enabled, shutting down your computer might seem like you are completely shutting it down, but this is not entirely true, since it moves into a state between hibernation and shutdown. Leaving fast startup enabled should not harm your computer, since it is a Windows feature, but this could be the reason why your Wi-Fi connection is constantly disconnecting. To fix the problem, you could disable this feature to see if it helps. To disable this feature, go to Search and type "control panel". Click on the "Control Panel" result to open it.

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In Control Panel, set "View by:" to "Small icons", find "Power options" and click it.

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In the Power Options window, click "Choose what the power button does".

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Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" and then uncheck the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" option if it is enabled. Click "Save changes" to save the changes made and restart your computer, see if this fixes the problem with your Wi-Fi connection.

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Adjust Power Management Settings

In order to adjust the power management settings in Windows 10 you will need to use Windows Device Manager. To access Device Manager, type "device manager" in Search and click the "Device Manager" result to open it.

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In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of hardware attached to your computer. Find "Network adapters" and expand it, right-click your network adapter and select "Properties" from the contextual menu.

adjust power management settings step 2

In your network adapter properties window find and click the "Power Management" tab and make sure that the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option is disabled. See if this fixes the problem with your Wi-Fi connection.

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Update Network Adapter Driver

Since you are unable to connect to the internet (or you are able to do it just for a short period of time) then we recommend you to use a computer that has a properly working internet connection. If you do not have a second computer or it is complicated to use one, then try to connect your computer directly to your router using a cable. 
Go to your network adapter manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for your network adapter, copy them to your USB flash drive. Now insert the USB flash drive to your primary computer that has internet connection problems and follow the steps:

Open Device Manager once again, find "Network adapters" and expand it, right-click your network adapter and select "Update driver" from the contextual menu.

update network adapter driver step 1

You will be asked if you want to search for updated driver software automatically or to browse your computer for driver software. If you select the first option, then Windows will search your computer and the Internet for the latest driver software for your device. If you select the second option, then you will have to locate and install the drivers manually. Using this option requires having downloaded driver on your computer or USB flash drive. Select the second option.

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Now click "Browse" and then find the driver that is located in your USB flash drive and install it by clicking "OK" and following the instructions. See if this fixes the problem with your internet connection using Wi-Fi.

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If you were unable to update your network drivers this way, then we recommend you to download and copy Snappy Driver Installer into your USB flash drive using a computer that has a properly working internet connection.

Snappy Driver Installer (SDI) is a powerful free driver updater tool for Windows that can store its entire collection of drivers offline. Having offline drivers gives Snappy Driver Installer the ability to have access to fast driver updates, even if there is no active internet connection on your computer. Snappy Driver works with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, it works with Windows XP as well. Drivers are downloaded through Snappy Driver Installer in what are called driverpacks, which are simply just collections (packs) of drivers for various hardware like sound devices, video cards, network adapters etc. It can also show duplicate drivers and invalid drivers. It separates the updates that require you to restart your computer so it would be easier for you to distinguish them from the rest. You can download Snappy Driver Installer from here. 

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Reset TCP/IP

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is a suite of communication protocols used to interconnect network devices on the Internet. TCP/IP specifies how data is exchanged over the Internet by providing end-to-end communications that identify how it should be addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination.

This method includes entering and executing the netsh command into Command Prompt. Netsh is a command-line scripting utility that allows you to, either locally or remotely, display or modify the network configuration of a computer that is currently running. Netsh also provides a scripting feature that allows you to run a group of commands in batch mode against a specified computer. Our command requires Command Prompt to be (elevated) opened with administrator privileges.

To open elevated Command Prompt, type "command prompt" in Search and right-click the "Command Prompt" result. Choose "Run as administrator" to run it with administrative privileges.

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When you select "Run as administrator", a User Account Control prompt will appear requesting if you would like to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer. Click "Yes".

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Elevated Command Prompt will appear. In the Command Prompt window, type the "netsh int ip reset" command and press Enter on your keyboard to execute it.

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When the process has finished, exit Command Prompt, restart your computer and see if this fixed your Wi-Fi internet connection.

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Change Your Connection To Private

Some users reported that changing their connection type from Public to Private solved the Wi-Fi connection issues. We recommend you to try out this one as well and to see if this works for you as well. To change your connection type go to Settings and click "Network & Internet" or right-click the Start button and select "Network connections".

set your connection to private step 1

You will see the status of your network. In our example it shows that we are connected to Ethernet. That is because we use this connection type. If you are using the Wi-Fi connection, then you should see your Wi-Fi network status. Find and click "Change connection properties".

set your connection to private step 2

Now select the "Private" option and restart your computer. See if this fixed the problem with your Wi-Fi network connection.

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That's it, we hope that at least one of the solution solved the Wi-Fi network connection problem and you are now able to use this connection type without any problems. If you know another solution for this problem - do not hesitate to leave a comment in our comment section and share it with us and with the others.

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