Resolved: Laptop won’t connect to Wifi Windows 10
Carry out the simple instructions provided here to fix the ‘Laptop won’t connect to Wifi Windows 10’ problem.
Uninstalling your network adapter
- On the keyboard of your laptop, press the Win and X keys at the same time.
- Select the Device Manager option. When the Device Manager window opens, search for your network adapter and right-click it.
- After choosing the Uninstall option, select the checkbox next to the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option and click the OK button.
- Once done with uninstalling the driver, restart your laptop.
- After the restart, the Windows 10 laptop will install the new driver automatically.
Changing the channel width for the wireless network adapter
- Press the Windows and S keys simultaneously. This will open the search bar on the Windows 10 laptop.
- After typing ‘network’ without the single quotes in the search column, select the Network and Sharing Center option from the search result.
- The Network and Sharing Center dialog window will appear on the screen.
- Click the Network Adapter Settings link on the left panel.
- After finding the network adapter, right-click it and select the Properties option.
- Once you see the Properties dialog window on the screen, go to the Advanced tab and select the 802.11 channel width option.
- Change the channel width value and click the OK button.
Disabling IPv6 on the laptop and your wireless router
- Launch the Network and Sharing Center dialog window on the screen, navigate to the Connection section, and click your existing connection link.
- After clicking the Properties button, remove the checkmark next to the ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option.
- Save the changed settings by clicking the OK button in the Properties dialog box.
- Finally, restart the laptop. If the problem is not resolved, carry out the following instructions.
Manually adding the connection
- Search for the Network and Sharing Center option using the search bar and then open its dialog window on the screen.
- Click the ‘set up a new connection or network’ button and select the ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ option.
- After selecting the Next option, provide the following information and click the Next button.
- Network name (SSID)
- Network security key (password)
- Security type
- If the Wi-Fi connection problem persists after following the instructions mentioned above, try to change the security type of your wireless network.
Changing the wireless network mode
- After opening the Network and Sharing Center dialog window, click the Change adapter settings link on the left panel.
- Right-click the network adapter and choose the Properties option. The Wi-Fi Properties dialog box will appear on the screen.
- Go to the Network tab and click the Configure button.
- Go to the Advanced tab, select the Wireless Mode option from the Property drop-down menu and choose the 802.11b from the Value drop-down list.
- Now, click the OK button in the Properties dialog box.
Enabling the wireless connection
- Once you find the wireless connection in the Change Adapter Settings window, right-click it and select the Disable option.
- This will disable the wireless connection.
- After a few seconds, enable the wireless connection by selecting the Enable option from the menu.
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