WiFi Keeps Disconnecting or Dropping on Windows 10 [Solved]

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.

No worries, it’s possible to fix. Here is the 2-step solution for you to try. Just work your way down and follow the easy-to-do instructions. 

Step 1: Change Power Management 
Step 2: Update Network Adapter Drivers

Step 1: Change 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: Update Network Adapter Drivers

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time, then click Device Manager

2) Expand Network adapters. Right-click your wireless network adapter driver and click Update driver.  

3) Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

4) If you see the notification saying that Windows has determined that the best driver for this device is already installed

you need to update the driver by yourself. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your network card 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. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

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 – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

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  • Sergeant_Im

    Just an update regarding my case. This may or may not work for you, mostly depending on which wifi adapter you are using. I have a D-Link DWA-140 usb wifi adapter.

    What I did was completely uninstalling the wifi adapter via device manager:
    In Device Manager, click on ‘Network adapters’ to expand, then right click on your wifi adapter. Go to ‘Properties -> Driver’ and click on ‘Uninstall device’. If it asks whether you want to completely remove the installed driver, choose yes.

    Then reboot the machine. In windows, just let the system use its own driver for the wifi adapter.

    I am currently running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Creators Update (1703). If you are still using older version 1511 or 1607, just update your windows to at least the 1703, or better the 1709.

  • Sergeant_Im

    Did not help for me.
    Wifi was stable before, but some update in the last month or so must have broke things.
    Win10 1703. I’ll just wait for the next major update 1709.

  • Fakorede Kolade Greg

    what link

  • Chris Miller

    How am I supposed to download driver easy when my computer won’t even connect to the wifi or any wifi network whatsoever? I’m on my phone reading through this because my computer won’t even connect to any wifi network.

    • Karen Adams

      if you are close to it, plug your computer in to the router using an Ethernet cable. then you should be able to connect to the internet so you can download any updated drivers that are needed.

  • John Waite

    HP envy Windows 10 worked well until updates were downloaded 2 weeks ago. WiFi drops frequently or just does not connect. I’ve tried everything listed above apart from downloading driver easy. It’s a bit difficult when I can’t get on internet. I’m at my wits end as I can’t use my laptop for everyday use. Please help!

  • Anandya Dwipraja

    I better take my laptop to the store than to pay a program that i won’t need

  • Michał Dobrzański

    Did not help.

  • Tristan Geitz

    Im still having troubles with mine :/