So, you own a laptop that disconnects frequently from the Wireless network? Or, after updating your system to Windows 10 (or Windows 8, 8.1), your WiFi Internet connection keep disconnecting? The Wi-Fi disconnecting issues, in most cases are caused after a Windows Update (e.g. from Windows 8 to Windows 10) or due to incorrect Wi-Fi card settings.
If you face WiFi connection/disconnection or limited connectivity issues, before proceeding to visit a computer service to fix your problem, you can try the advices that given below in this article to fix Wi-Fi your problem.
In this tutorial you ‘ll find detailed instructions on how to fix the Wi-Fi disconnecting issues on your Windows 10, 8 or 7 based computer.
How to fix Wireless Adapter Disconnecting issues on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista.
Step 1. Modify Power Management Settings.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. At the left side, right click at “Computer” icon (This PC) and select Manage.
3. Select Device Manager on the left side and then expand Network Adapters at the right.
4. Double click at the Wi-Fi adapter, to launch it’s Properties.
5. Select the Power Management tab.
6. Uncheck the “Allow Windows to turn off this device to automatically save power” check box.
7. Close all open windows and then check if the WiFi keeps disconnecting.
8. If the WiFi keep disconnecting frequently then proceed to Step-2.
Step-2. Disable the 802.11n Mode (If you Wi-Fi card supports it).
The 802.11n WiFi standard (also known as “Wireless N”) was designed to improve the 802.11g Wifi Standard, by utilizing multiple wireless signals and antennas instead of one. But the usage of multiple signals may interfere with nearby 802.11b/g based networks and in some cases causes WiFi disconnections.
To disable the 802.11N Mode (Standard):
1. Open Device Manager and then expand Network Adapters at the right.
2. Double click at the Wireless adapter, to launch it’s Properties.
3. At Advanced tab, select the 802.11n Mode and set it to Disabled.
4. Click OK to save changes and close all windows. *
* Additionally: Disable the uAPSD (Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery) feature if your Wireless adapter supports it.
- Related Article: Access Point Interoperability Issue with uAPSD
5. If your Wireless keep disconnecting, then proceed to Step-3.
Step 3. Disable Power Saving feature.
1. Open Power Options from Control Panel.
2. Click at Change plan settings.
3. Then select Change Advanced Power Settings.
4. Set the Power plan to High Performance.
5. Scroll down at Wireless Adapter Settings and set the Power Saving Mode to Maximum Performance.
6. Click OK to apply changes.
Additional Methods to fix Wireless Connectivity problems.
In some cases, the WiFi adapter may stop working properly after a driver update or a Windows update. In that case:
1. In Device manager, select the Bluetooth adapter and Disable it,
2. Restore Windows to a previous working state and then check the stability of your Wireless connection.
3. Uninstall Wireless Adapter’s driver and then reboot your computer. After restart, reinstall the latest drivers for your Wi-Fi card from manufacturer’s website.
4. Disable Windows Firewall. Also if you have installed a third party Antivirus or Firewall program try to temporarily disable it or completely uninstall it from your system.
5. Try with a different Wireless card.
That’s all folks! Did it work for you?
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