WiFi connectivity problems can be frustrating. Sometimes you may experience wifi frequently disconnects or the inability to connect to wireless networks. One of the primary reasons for WiFi connectivity problems on Windows 11 is outdated or incompatible WiFi drivers. Agin incorrect network configuration or conflicts, Problems with network devices (Router or modem), poor Wifi signal or security software interference also cause wifi not working on Windows 11. If your Laptop WiFi not working after Windows 11 update here this article explores the best working solutions to fix Wi-Fi connection issues in Windows 11 Laptops.
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How to fix Wi-Fi problems on Windows 11
There are several different ways to fix Laptop WiFi connectivity problems, you can run a built-in network troubleshooter that can help diagnose and fix common network problems. Moving closer to the router can resolve the WiFi signal issue that may be causing frequent disconnects or wifi not showing in Windows 11. Resetting your network settings can often resolve WiFi problems.
Again Sometimes, a simple system restart can resolve temporary software glitches that may be affecting your WiFi connectivity. In addition, Turn off your router and then turning it back on again after a couple of minutes can help resolve some minor connectivity issues.
Check Basic Settings
Let’s first check and Ensure that your Wifi router is properly connected to the internet service provider’s network. Or try to disconnect and reconnect the network cable. Ensure that your router firmware is up-to-date. Check the WiFi signal on your Laptop if it’s weak, Moving your Laptop closer to the router can resolve the issue. Or you can switch to a wired connection using an Ethernet cable to restore the internet access.
A simple restart can resolve temporary software glitches and restore proper Wi-Fi functionality.
- Click on the Start button or press the Windows key then select the Power icon.
- And click on “Restart” from the power options menu.
- Wait for your device to restart and check if the Wi-Fi issue is resolved.
Run Network Troubleshooter
Windows 11 includes a built-in network troubleshooter that can diagnose and resolve common Wi-Fi problems. Let’s first run the troubleshooter and let Windows 11 automatically detect and fix the problem for you.
- Press the Windows key + I to launch the settings app,
- Go to System then Troubleshoot and click on Other troubleshooters.
- Scroll down and click Run next to Network, to start the diagnosis process.
- If the troubleshooter find any problems with your network adapter, it will try to fix them or you need to follow the on-screen instructions to identify and fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
Well if wifi connected but the Internet not working on your Laptop, locate and run the troubleshooter for Internet connections.
Update Wi-Fi Drivers
Outdated or incompatible Wi-Fi drivers can lead to connectivity problems. Updating your Wi-Fi drivers ensures that you have the latest software that is compatible with Windows 11. And most of time update the wifi driver fixes wifi connectivity problems on Windows 11.
WiFi issues can arise due to outdated software. Update your device’s software to the latest version to stable WiFi connection.
- Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager,
- Expand the Network adapter section, right-click on the Wireless adapter and click on Update driver.
Select the first option to allow Windows to search for the best available driver on your system or select the second option to locate and install one manually.
Also, you can Visit your device manufacturer’s website or the Wi-Fi adapter manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest Wi-Fi drivers compatible with Windows 11.
Restart WLAN AutoConfig service
The WLAN AutoConfig service is responsible for managing wireless network connections on your device. Restarting the service can help refresh its functionality and resolve any issues that may be preventing the Wi-Fi from working properly.
- Press the Windows key + R, type services.msc and click ok, This will open the Services window.
- Scroll down and locate “WLAN AutoConfig” in the list. Right-click on it and select “Restart” from the context menu.
- If the service not running, double-click on “WLAN AutoConfig” to open properties, change the startup type automatic and start the service.
- Now check if the Wi-Fi connectivity issue is resolved.
Reset TCP/IP configuration
The TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for establishing and maintaining network connections. If you are experiencing wifi frequent disconnects or No internet access on Windows 11 Resetting the TCP/IP configuration can help resolve such problems.
Press Windows key + S, type cmd and select run as administrator, Now In the command prompt window run the following commands one after one.
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Once all commands are executed reboot your PC and reconnect your Laptop to WiFi and try to browse the Internet.
Adjust Power Management Settings
Adjusting power management settings prevents your Wi-Fi adapter from entering a low-power state, ensures that the adapter remains active, and maintains a stable connection.
- Press the Windows key + X and select Device Manager, then expand “Network adapters,”
- Right-click on your Wi-Fi adapter, select “Properties,”
- Go to the “Power Management” tab, and uncheck the box that says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”
Reset Network Settings
If other troubleshooting steps haven’t resolved the issue, resetting your network settings may help. Resetting network settings can resolve configuration conflicts and restore default settings. It removes any saved Wi-Fi networks and VPN connections, so you’ll need to reconnect to them later.
- Open settings using Windows key + I then Click on Network & internet
- Click the Advanced network settings tab then Under the “More settings” section, click the Network Reset option.
- Click the Reset Now button again, and click yes to confirm the Network reset and fix the Wi-Fi problems on Windows 11.
Restart your computer and reconnect to the wireless network. Check if this help fix the wifi connectivity problem on Windows 11.
Perform a System Restore
If the Wi-Fi issue started after making system changes or installing new software, performing a system restore can revert your device back to a previous state when the Wi-Fi was working correctly. This step can undo recent changes that may have caused the problem.
- Press Windows key + R, type rstrui.exe and click ok to open the System Restore wizard
- click “Next” and Choose a restore point before the Wi-Fi issue.
- Click “Next,” review the details, and click “Finish.”
- Allow the system to restart and check if the Wi-Fi problem is resolved.
If you’ve tried all of these solutions and still have connectivity issues, it could be a problem with the ISP. Contact your service provider for assistance.
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