Why Does My Laptop Keep Disconnecting from WiFi - 8 Fixes That May Help

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It can be thoroughly annoying and slightly irritating to experience the disconnection of WiFi from your laptop constantly; in fact, this can often result in loss of work or a particular sort of misadventure that may cause large-scale disaster for many. 

Whether it is Windows 10, 8, or 7, this issue has been persistently troubling people. In many cases, the issues of WiFi disconnection could be related to the router itself or the Ethernet connection; it could also include outdated drivers on the windows system itself or a particular fault with the IP Addresses.

Why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi? Keep reading below; we will share with you the 8 possible ways you may try to resolve the pesky disconnection issues.

Perform Network Troubleshooting

You're your operating systems, such as network connection or disconnection problems. Windows 10 has built-in troubleshooters for fixing issues that you may face. Systems, While it might not be the best solution, in the long run, you may still try it out first of all before moving on to more complex solutions:

In your Windows 10 operating system, press Windows key + I to go to the settings menu.

              1. Click the Network & Internet button.

              2. Click on Network Troubleshooter.

              3. Locate Network Connections and click Run the troubleshooter.

              4. Finish the process by following the on-screen instructions.

You may have to follow instructions more closely as they tell you to unplug your router's connection and plug it in again. This might fix your query: "Why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi?"

Restart Your Laptop Along With Other Network Devices

If your Laptop keeps disconnecting from WiFi, you may try to restart your Laptop while also resetting your Router to try and fix the disconnection issue:

  1. Shut down your Laptop and make sure that any power sources are unplugged.
  2.  Switch off the Router, and leave both Laptopptop Routeruter off for at least a minute or two.
  3. Reconnect any power cables to Laptopptop or Routeruter if you have unplugged them.
  4. Turn on yLaptopptop with yRouteruter, and check to see if the disconnection issue has been fixed or not.

This might be the solution to your query of “why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi” if not, you may try other solutions listed below for a more proper resolution to your trouble.

Change Power Management Settings

Your WiFi might also simply be disconnecting due to specific power settings on your laptop that disconnect your WiFi connection at specific periods to save power. To solve this problem, try the following:

  1. Tap the Windows Key + R, and type ncpa. cpl in the Run menu and press Enter or click OK.
  2. Right-click your appropriate WiFii adapter, and click on the Properties tab.
  3. Click on Configure and press the Power Management tab.
  4. Ensure the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option is unticked.
  5. Click OK to save changes you made to your settings.

You may try this option to see whether your problem (Why does my laptop keep disconnecting WiFi WiFi?) is resolved or not. If not, you may go further below.

Reset TCP/IP Configuration

Resetting TCP or IP settings into the default settings is helpful if your laptop keeps disconnecting from WiFi or the laptop randomly disconnects from WiFi.

  1. Find the Command Prompt and run it as Administrator
  2. Input the following commands while making sure to press Enter after each one:
  •  netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

3. Once you are done with this process, restart your laptop.

Check to see if the issue has been fixed; if not, you may try to below to try and fix the issue of “why does my laptop keep disconnection from WiFi.”

Switch Network from Public to Private

Sometimes, your WiFi might have disconnection problems because it is set to Public. To rectify this issue, you may try changing your internet connection to private instead of Public. This may be enough to fix the problem of “why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi?”

  1. Click the networks icon just below the right of the taskbar.
  2. Click on Properties just below your internet connection’s name.
  3. On the Network profile section, click on Private to change your network from Public to Private.

While this might not be as effective as other options, you may still try it, as this may be the stroke of luck you are looking for in terms of fixing the disconnection issues you are facing on your laptop.

Update or Reinstall Your Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

A corrupted or old driver may cause issues in your laptop that may just be related to the Wi-Fi disconnecting. To rectify this problem, you may do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and click on Device Manager
  2. In the Device Manager menu, find your Wi-Fi adapter’s name under the Network adapters section.
  3. Right-click it, press the Uninstall button and follow the instructions afterward.
  4. Go to the Action submenu on the Device Manager, and click on Scan for hardware changes.

“Why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi”? Try this method to see whether your problem is resolved or not. This will essentially update or reinstall your Wi-Fi adapter to its original state, which may or may not just be the old one.

Use Google DNS

WiFi connection problems may also arise due to an incorrect DNS address, in which case you may try switching to the Google DNS address itself to try and rectify this issue:

  1. Press Windows Key + R, input ncpa.cpl in the Run window, and click OK Type ncpa.cpl to the Run window and press Enter.
  2. Right-click on your network adapter’s name and press Properties.
  3. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click on Properties.
  4. Click on Use the following DNS server addresses: Type on the Preferred DNS server address and to the Alternate DNS server. Click OK to save your changes.

This can be one of the best ways to solve the “Why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi” problem.

Change the Scan Valid Interval

If nothing else works, you may try this method to try and resolve the “why does my laptop keep disconnecting from WiFi” issue:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and go to Device Manager.
  2. Find your wireless adapter and right-click it, and go to Properties.
  3. Under the Advanced tab, find the Scan Valid Interval section and change the value to somewhere around 120 or slightly higher.

This might be one more solution that you may try to fix the WiFi disconnection issues. Note that this option might not be present in some laptops due to driver issues; you may try updating your WiFi drivers first or other options before this.


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