[Fixed] WiFi Keeps Disconnecting or Dropping

By Sophie Luo in Network issues Tags: Windows 10wireless
If your WiFi connection is on and off frequently, and the Internet just keeps dropping and then connecting back on again, you’re not alone. Many Windows 10 users are reporting this problem. But don’t worry, it’s possible to fix. Here is a 3-step solution for you to try. Just work from the top down to get your problem fixed. 
  1. Change the power management setting 
  2. Reset the Wi-Fi AutoConfig service
  3. Update network adapter driver
If your Windows 10 computer is not the only device that is having this problem, say, the same thing happens to your cell phone and your Mac, it’s very likely that your router is at fault, not your network connection.

Step 1: Change the power management 

1) Right-click your WiFi icon at the bottom right corner of your PC desktop and click Open Network and Sharing Center

2) Click Change adapter settings

3) Right-click your WiFi adapter and click Properties

4) Click Configure

5) Go to the Power Management tab. Un-tick the box for Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Click OK

Step 2: Reset the Wi-Fi AutoConfig service

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Type services.msc and press Enter

2) Highlight WLAN AutoConfig. Double-click it. 

3) Change the Startup type to Automatic

4) Click Apply and OK to save and exit. 

5) Check to see if your Wi-Fi connection is back to normal. If not, you need to move on to the next step. 

Step 3: Update network adapter driver

If the above steps don’t work to solve your problem, it’s likely that you’re using the wrong network driver. There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your video card and monitor: manually or automatically. 

Manual driver update – You can update your network adapter driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for it, and searching for the most recent correct driver for it. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact video card and monitor, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install them correctly

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. 

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged wireless card device to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or 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 (this requires the Pro version – which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).