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

  1. On the keyboard of your laptop, press the Win and X keys at the same time.
  2. Select the Device Manager option. When the Device Manager window opens, search for your network adapter and right-click it.
  3. After choosing the Uninstall option, select the checkbox next to the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option and click the OK button.
  4. Once done with uninstalling the driver, restart your laptop.
  5. After the restart, the Windows 10 laptop will install the new driver automatically.

Changing the channel width for the wireless network adapter

  1. Press the Windows and S keys simultaneously. This will open the search bar on the Windows 10 laptop.
  2. After typing ‘network’ without the single quotes in the search column, select the Network and Sharing Center option from the search result.
  3. The Network and Sharing Center dialog window will appear on the screen.
  4. Click the Network Adapter Settings link on the left panel.
  5. After finding the network adapter, right-click it and select the Properties option.
  6. Once you see the Properties dialog window on the screen, go to the Advanced tab and select the 802.11 channel width option.
  7. Change the channel width value and click the OK button.

Disabling IPv6 on the laptop and your wireless router

  1. Launch the Network and Sharing Center dialog window on the screen, navigate to the Connection section, and click your existing connection link.
  2. After clicking the Properties button, remove the checkmark next to the ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option.
  3. Save the changed settings by clicking the OK button in the Properties dialog box.
  4. Finally, restart the laptop. If the problem is not resolved, carry out the following instructions.

Manually adding the connection

  1. Search for the Network and Sharing Center option using the search bar and then open its dialog window on the screen.
  2. Click the ‘set up a new connection or network’ button and select the ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ option.
  3. After selecting the Next option, provide the following information and click the Next button.
  4. Network name (SSID)
  5. Network security key (password)
  6. Security type
  7. If the Wi-Fi connection problem persists after following the instructions mentioned above, try to change the security type of your wireless network.
Laptop won’t connect to Wifi Windows 10

Changing the wireless network mode

  1. After opening the Network and Sharing Center dialog window, click the Change adapter settings link on the left panel.
  2. Right-click the network adapter and choose the Properties option. The Wi-Fi Properties dialog box will appear on the screen.
  3. Go to the Network tab and click the Configure button.
  4. 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.
  5. Now, click the OK button in the Properties dialog box.

Enabling the wireless connection

  1. Once you find the wireless connection in the Change Adapter Settings window, right-click it and select the Disable option.
  2. This will disable the wireless connection.
  3. After a few seconds, enable the wireless connection by selecting the Enable option from the menu.
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