How to Resolve Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues in Windows
Modern day computing is highly dependent on Wi-Fi connectivity. While remote devices have become more common in the market, the Wi-Fi has completely replaced the traditional way of connecting internet. Wi-Fi being a wireless way of connecting devices has proved to less reliable than the wired network. People frequently face some different connectivity issues in Windows.Here are few Wi-Fi connectivity tips that will help you to resolve connectivity issues especially in Windows operating system.
Reset TCP/IP Stack and Autotuning.Most of the times misconfigured TCP/IP might be the cause of the problem that usually appears regarding irresponsive Wi-Fi connection. However, it can be resolved by resetting or performing auto tuning windows Net Shell utility (netsh.exe). You can use this utility as followsStep-1 Type command prompt in start menu screenStep-2 Click on Command Prompt, Run as administratorStep-3 Type NETSH INT IP RESET C:\RESTLOG.TXTStep-4 Press Enter to executeWindows has the ability to auto-tune itself by changing the TCP autotuning level on its own. In order to stop Windows from doing it, you will have to perform the steps here.NETSH INT TCP SET HEURISTICS DISABLEDNETSH INT TCP SET GLOBAL AUTOTUNINGLEVEL=DISABLEDAbove two commands will perform the required task.
Wi-Fi Power OptionSometimes your Wi-Fi may face connectivity issues due to Wi-Fi adaptor turning Power off while in idle mode as a result you may face connection problems. You can troubleshoot this issue by deactivating this features and see if your problem is resolved.Step-1 Open Network and Sharing CenterStep-2 Click on your Wi-Fi Network Name to view the Wi-Fi status screenStep-3 Open the Properties near lower left corner, click on configure optionStep-4 in Power Management option, uncheck the computer turn off this device to save power.
Limited or No Internet Access ProblemThis problem is mostly faced by the laptop users, because as they try to manage energy consumption with restrictive power options, especially when your laptops operating on battery results in limited or no internet access. While Wireless connectivity components do not connect with certain time, windows turn it off automatically. You can also troubleshoot it by taking following measures.
Reinstall the AdapterSometimes you may have to remove and reinstall the Adaptor, for example, you have network card adapter driver provided by the manufacturer then rather than of Microsoft then it might work by letting you get connected through the network. In order to perform this task you will need to take following steps.Step-1 from startup menu goes to Device ManagerStep-2 from Device Manager gets into Network adapter category.Step-3 from Wireless Connection or Wireless Network Adaptor chooses to uninstall Device.Step-4 Restart your Computer/ LaptopAfter reset, the computer should automatically show install the driver. However, in case, it does not happen you should again open Device Manager.Step-5 you must Right Click on your computer name and then Scan for hardware changesStep-6 in most cases system will detect the device that needs a driver.Step-7. Follow the onscreen instructions and continue with Driver Software Installation Wizard to reinstall the driver
Roll Back Network Adaptor Drivers.
Revert Network Adapter DriversIn some cases, if your perform windows update, install the service pack, or even if you don’t do it rather then, it is performed by Windows automatically may result in turning your network adaptor off.In such case, you will have to roll back your network adaptor drivers. You can perform rollback function by following step
- Step-1 Open Device Manager
- Step-2 Find the Wireless LAN Adaptor and right click and choose to Update Driver software.
- Step-3 in the next screen, Choose the option Browser my computer for the driver.
- Step-4 Select device driver screen, you may find more than one drivers listed for the same adaptor. Click on let me pick from the list of device driver on my computer.
- Step-5 you should choose the one stating Microsoft name and then click next.