Some users who just upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update have reported the WiFi stopped connecting soon after the update. Though the main cause of the issue is unclear, it’s most likely due to a failed WiFi service or missing drivers.
To fix this issue, we’ll check the Wireless LAN Autoconfig service to make sure both the service and its dependencies are running correctly. We will also try installing the OEM drivers in place of Windows generic drivers.
Method 1: Checking the Wireless LAN Service
- Press the Windows Key + R to open the run prompt, type services.msc and click OK. You can also click on Start, type services and press Enter.
- In the Services console, search for WLAN Autoconfig and double-click on it.
- Click on Start to make sure the service is running and then change the startup type to Automatic.
- Click on the Dependencies tab to check the depending services, which in most cases is the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and the Windows Connection Manager. Repeat the above steps to make sure the services are running and set to startup automatically.
- Restart your PC and verify if the issue has been solved.
Method 2: Installing Drivers
Sometimes, Windows Updates don’t install the right drivers for your hardware or may have some issues. You can easily fix this issue by installing the specific drivers for your device from the OEM or update from the Windows Device Manager.
- Press Windows + X and select Device Manager. You can alternatively, press CTRL + R to open the command prompt, type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
- Expand the Network adapters category and then take note of the name of the wireless card. If you want to try updating directly, right-click on the wireless card, select Update Driver, and follow the prompts.
- Google search of the name of the WiFi card + Driver and use the provided link to access the driver from the vendor. E.g If it’s an Intel-based device, type “Intel wifi driver”. Visit the website and then download the drivers from here. Alternatively, you can visit your laptop vendor’s support website and search for the specific wireless driver from there.
- Install the wireless driver on your PC and then make a reboot and verify if the issue has been solved.
If the Wifi is connecting, but is slow after Creators Update then read this guide “Slow Wifi after Creators Update“