Your Asus laptop can’t connect to your WiFi network? Don’t worry. Although this is incredibly annoying, you’re definitely not the only person to experience it. More importantly, you can solve the problem with the following fixes…
Try these fixes
Before getting started, please check if other devices can connect to the same WiFi network. If other devices can connect to WiFi, there might be something wrong with your laptop. You should be able to solve it with the fixes below.
- Check if WiFi is enabled
- Change your DNS server address
- Make sure WLAN AutoConfig Service is running
- Reset your network settings
- Update your WiFi adapter driver
Fix 1: Check if WiFi is enabled
Asus lets you save power by turning off the WiFi adapter when it is not needed, or you may have disabled it accidentally. To check if this is your problem, you can press the hotkey Fn + F2 at the same time to enable WiFi.
If the hotkey doesn’t work for you, you can re-check the WiFi in Network and Sharing Center:
1) Type network connections in the Search box, and select View Internet Connections.
2) Right click on your WiFi connection (with a name of Wi-Fi or Wireless Network Connection) and select Enable.
If the connection is already enabled, you can disable and re-enable WiFi network.
See if your WiFi works after it. If not, you can try the next fix, below.
Fix 2: Change your DNS server address
No internet issues may occur if the DNS server address is set in a wrong way. So you should make sure you have the right DNS server settings to see if it fixes the issue.
1) If the the Network Connections window remains to be open, you can simply right click your Wi-Fi and select Properties.
4) Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties.
5) Under the General tab, click Use the following DNS server addreses.
- for Preferred DNS server, enter 22.214.171.124
- for Alternate DNS server, enter 126.96.36.199.
Then click OK to apply.
See if this helps you solve your WiFi problem. If so, then congrats. If not, you can move on to the next fix.
Fix 3: Make sure WLAN AutoConfig Service is running
Your laptop may fail to connect to WiFi if your WLAN AutoConfig Servive is not running. So you need to make sure this service is working properly. Here is how to do it.
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box. Then type services.msc and press Enter.
2) Scroll down to the bottom and double click WLAN AutoConfig.
3) Set the Startup type to Automatic and click Start. Then click Apply > OK.
See if the WiFi not working problem is resolved. If the issue still persists, you can try the next fix.
Fix 4: Reset your network settings
According to users, you can fix WiFi connection problems by resetting your network settings with Command Prompt. Here is how:
1) Type cmd in the search box. Right click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
2) Enter the following lines of command, and press Enter.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew ipconfig /flushdns
3) After running all the commands, you need to restart your laptop for the changes to take effect.
Check if your WiFi connection is working properly again. If not, go on and try the next fix below.
Fix 5: Update your WiFi adapter driver
The WiFi connection issues may occur if you’re using a wrong wireless network adapter driver or it’s out of date. You should try updating the driver and see if this works for you.
There are two ways to update your network adapter driver: manually and automatically.
Manually update the driver:
You can go to the website of your network adapter, search the latest version of your adapter, then download and install it into your laptop.
Automatically update the driver:
If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your wireless adapter driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
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. Driver Easy handles it all.
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. (Or you can try Offline Scan in the Tools.)
3) Click the Update button next to your wireless adapter to download the correct version of its driver, then you can manually install it.
Click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all the drivers. (This requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.)
4) Restart your laptop to take effect. See if this solves your WiFi not working issue.
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