[Fixed] WiFi Keeps Disconnecting or Dropping

By Sophie Luo  Network issues  Windows 10wireless   51 Comments
If your WiFi connection keeps dropping put,then reconnecting, you’re not alone. Many Windows 10 users are reporting this problem. It’s frustrating, but don’t worry – it’s usually possible to fix the issue. Here’re three steps you can try to get your WiFi connection stable again. Just work your way through the list until your problem is resolved.
  1. Change the power management setting 
  2. Reset the Wi-Fi AutoConfig service
  3. Update network adapter driver
If your Windows 10 computer isn’t the only device with 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 computer or 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. Untick 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 try the next step. 

Step 3: Update network adapter driver

If the above steps don’t fix 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. Simply follow these steps:

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 the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it (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). 

After following these steps, your WiFi connection should be more stable. If you don’t experience an improvement, you might have a hardware issue. In this case, it’s a good idea to contact your computer manufacturer for help.

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