Resolve Wifi or Internet Keeps Disconnecting on Windows 10

The Windows 10 comes with features such as Wifi adaptor power-saving features, these features are designed to use your WiFi adaptor more efficiently to save power and to reduce the bandwidth usage of your WiFi. These features work great.

However, in some cases, these features can cause incompatiability issues which can result in losing internet or random disconnects from your Wifi.  This problem can be really severe as your Wifi can also be disconnected sometimes when you are in the middle of a game or doing work from home. Well, thankfully, this issue is entirely fixable, and all an affected user needs to do in order to resolve this problem is disable a couple of these power-saving features to fix this problem.

We will start from the easiest to advance methods to make sure your problem gets resolved in any case.

1. Resetting your Network Configuration

First of all, we are going to use Commands to completely reset our Network Settings to resolve any bad tweaks/settings from our network and to clear any corrupted DNS Cache. These commands will reset your Network Settings and get a new IP address assigned from the router. To reset your Network Settings properly, Follow these steps below:

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Type the following commands one by one to reset your Network Settings.
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh int ip reset
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /flushdns

Restart your computer and check to see if the issue persists. If it does persists follow the methods below.

2. Setting your Network Profile as private

Setting an incorrect network profile can lead to this issue as well. Because your router and windows will think that you are connected using a Public profile it can change your IP address and sometimes when your Windows doesn’t receive a new IP address it can cause your Internet to disconnect until you restart your Router/Windows. To set your profile as private, follow the steps below:-

  1. On the right corner of the taskbar, click on the Wi-Fi network icon.
  2. Now press “Properties”.

    Setting Private Profile
  3. Now simply select “Private” under the Network Profiles section.
    Selecting Private Profile

Restart your computer and check to see if the issue still persists and if your Wifi keeps disconnecting or not.

3. Disabling Power-saving feature of Adaptor

Windows have power-saving features set on your peripherals and network adaptors as well. It’s used to minimize the power draw and save your battery if you are on a Laptop. Though these features are good to have they can sometimes disconnect you from the Internet and cause wifi disconnecting issues. You can simply disable these power-saving features to increase your Adaptor’s speed and stability. Follow these steps:-

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu button and press “Device Manager”.

    Opening Device Manager
  2. Now expand the “Network Adaptors” section and right-click on the adaptor you are using.
  3. Click on “Properties” and then head over to the “Power Management” tab.
  4. Make sure to uncheck the option “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
    Disabling Power Saving on Adaptor
  5. Restart your computer.

Check to see if the issue still persists. This should fix the Wifi disconnecting issue for you if it doesn’t you can follow more methods below:

4. Customizing Power Plan

Windows Power Plans can be an issue as well, some of them are adaptive and some of them are controlled by Windows. Windows default power plans have power-saving features included inside them which can cause the same issue of wifi disconnecting. You can modify your Power Plan to stop it from disabling your Network Adaptor. Follow these steps:-

  1. Right-click on Start Menu and press “Power Options”.
    Opening Power Options
  2. Click “Additional Power Settings”.
  3. Click on the button “Change Plan Settings” in front of the selected Power Plan.
  4. Now click “Change advanced power settings”.
  5. Expand “Wireless adaptor settings > Power Saving mode” and then select “Maximum Performance”.

    Customizing Power Plan

Restart your computer and check to see if the issue persists.

5.Setting WLAN Services to “Automatic”

There is a service in your Windows responsible for connecting and setting up your Wifi adaptor according to the router. This is an automatic process if the service is functional basically when the router’s DHCP updates the information your Windows fails to receive and process it if this service is disabled. However, some bad tweaking programs can really mess things by disabling this service as most of those programs assumes you have ethernet. We have created an easy way to fix this issue using commands. Follow these steps:-

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Type the following commands one by one to enable these services again.
    sc config Wlansvc start= demand
    sc config Dhcp start= auto
    sc config netprofm start= demand
  3. After successfully executing these commands. Simply restart your computer

Check to see if the issue persists.

6. Resetting your Network adaptor and driver

There is a feature in Windows 10 that lets you reset the whole Windows Network driver and remove all the incorrect Configuration. This is more invasive than using Commands, as this is going to reinstall the drivers and make sure you have optimal settings on your Network Adaptor. Follow the steps below:-

  1. On the right corner of the taskbar, click on the Wi-Fi network icon.
  2. Click “Network & Internet Settings”. Head over to the “Status” tab.
    Opening Network & Internet Settings
  3. Click “Network reset” and then press “Restart now”.
    Resetting Network
  4. After restarting check to see if the issue is resolved.

Conclusion

If you are still having problems with your WiFi it’s highly recommended, to try using an ethernet cable to connect to the internet as it can be an issue with the WiFi adaptor itself.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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