We have compiled some Windows 10 Wi-Fi issues and their fix for you. In this article, we explore some major windows 10 Wi-Fi issues and how to work around a fix.
One frustrating thing that every Windows 10 user can relate to is having your Wi-Fi not working ‘for no just reason’, well that’s because you do not know. In this post, we have identified a few Windows 10 Wi-Fi problems and a solution for you.
One or more of this problem will appear familiar to you, so sit back and read through to find your fix.
Wi-Fi Connected But No Internet Access
Many Windows 10 users have many times reported getting an error that tells them that they are connected to a Wi-Fi connection but with no internet access. Windows will tell you that you’re connected to the internet with a secure connection, but you will not be able to access the internet.
This issue is caused by either a faulty TCP/IP stack, IP address, or DNS client resolver cache.
To fix ‘Wi-Fi connected but no Internet access, first-run Windows’s native Network Troubleshooting tool. You’ll find it in Settings > Update and security > Troubleshoot > internet connections.
If that doesn’t work, open Command Prompt and type the following commands. Press Enter after each command:
- netsh winsock reset
- ipconfig /release
- netsh int ip reset
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /flushdns
This should fix Wi-FI connected but no internet access.
Windows Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi
Many Windows 10 users have also reported cases where the WiFi fails to connect to any available network. Users typically get a ‘Windows 10 can’t connect to this network’ error code.
The easiest solution is to uninstall the network adapter’s driver and allow your PC to reinstall it automatically.
- Hit the Windows key + X and select Device Manager.
- Right-click on the network adapter and choose Uninstall.
- If prompted, click on Delete the driver software for this device.
- Restart your machine, and Windows will automatically reinstall the driver.
Wi-Fi Don’t Have A Valid IP Configuration
Another issue that has been reported by Windows 10 users is the error that says the network you are about to connect to doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.
Just like the first issue, you will need to click on the command prompt and enter the following command to fix the issue.
Some users shared that by changing the network name, the issue became fixed, if you entered the command from issue one and it didn’t work, then you can try renaming your network name.
Unable To See Wi-Fi Connection Password
If you are looking to get the password your system is connected to for some reason; then this fix will help you get it done, especially if you do not remember the password.
You can either choose to reset your router, but if you rather just find out the password, then follow these steps below.
- Right-click on the Network icon on the Taskbar.
- Choose Open Network Internet Settings.
- In the new window, click on Change adapter options.
- Right-click on your Wi-Fi connection and select Status.
- Click on Wireless Properties.
- Click on the Security tab.
- Mark the checkbox next to Show Characters.
No Wi-Fi Network Found
If your device can’t find any Wi-Fi network in your area, some basic network troubleshooting could fix this. However, it can get really frustrating if you keep getting this error message.
Another quick fix could be uninstalling network drivers and restarting your device.
You can also follow these steps to change your Wi-Fi region and range.
- Press Windows key + R
- Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
- Expand the Network Adapters section.
- Right-click on the name of your network adapter.
- Choose Properties.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Highlight Country and Region.
- Choose the entry according to your location.
Windows Keep Dropping Wi-Fi Connection
If Windows power management keeps dropping your connection repeatedly without warning (and you’re sure there are no issues with the router), the problem could be caused by your network adapter’s power management settings.
You need to revoke the permission, which allows Windows to turn off the adapter to save power. To do so, you’ll once again need to return to the Device Manager:
- Right-click on the Start Menu and choose Device Manager.
- Expand the list below Network Adapters.
- Right-click on your network adapter.
- Select Properties.
- Click on the Power Management tab.
- Unmark the checkbox next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Did you find a fix for your Windows 10 Wi-Fi issues with this article?