How to Fix Internet Keeps Dropping [Solved]

By April Cai  Network issues   0 Comment

Does your Internet keep dropping frequently? For example, each time when you want to access the Internet after not using it for a while. This issue most likely happens on wireless Internet.

It’s really frustrating if your Internet keeps dropping.  Luckily, here comes the real solutions. You can probably fix your issue through the following step-by-step guide.

Try these fixes:

  1. Power cycle your devices
  2. Update your network adapter software
  3. Check your wireless power settings

Method 1: Power cycle your devices

Power cycle can always fix lots of Internet, software and other woes. When your Internet connection isn’t stable, you also can try a power cycle on your devices.

1) First, please shut down your computer, router and modem. Then wait for a while, like 30 seconds.

2) Power them back on in such order: modem > router > your computer.

3) Check if the Internet still drops.

Note: To power off/on your modem or router, you can use its power button. It’s with the word Power or the sign  .

Method 2: Update your network adapter software

An incompatible or outdated network adapter software can also cause your Internet drop frequently. In such case, updating your network adapter software can help you solve the problem. Moreover, make your device software up-to-date can make your computer run stable and fast. Even zero harm if you update them.

You can download the latest driver from your PC’s manufacturer’s website or the one of your network adapter’s. And the replace the previous one with the latest one.

If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) With the Free version: Click the Update button next to a flagged Wi-Fi driver to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it.

With the Pro version: Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee)

Note: After updating your driver, reboot your PC to make the new driver take effect.

Method 3: Check your wireless power settings

If your network card is set to shut down to save power, that would also cause the issue. Go with the following steps to check the settings of your network card.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + key together to open a Run box.  

2) Type devmgmt.msc in the box and press Enter.

2) On the open window, find and expand Network adapters dialog. Then right-click on your network card and choose Properties.

3) On the pop-up window, tap on Power Management pane. Make sure Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power is unchecked. If it’s checked, tick the box to make it empty and click OK to save your settings.

Hopefully this article could help. Feel free to comment below with your own experiences.

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