Solutions to Fix Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Solutions to Fix Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Here’s another Wi-Fi-related issue. This one’s quite notorious on Windows 8 and Windows 10. You see the WLAN network and can connect to it, only to be told that you have limited access. With the dreaded yellow exclamation mark. It’s time to Fix Wi-Fi problems.

This usually means that you can’t use the Internet but are in most cases connected locally to your network at home or in the office. But what good is Wi-Fi without Internet, right? There are several possible solutions out there but here are the ones that usually do the trick!

 

Solution 1: Reset Your Connection

 

  1. Tap the Windows Key + R on your keyboard
  2. Type in ncpa.cpl and hit OK
  3. This will bring up a network connections box, right click on your network adapter, commonly named Wireless Network Connection and select Disable
  4. Wait a moment, you’ll notice the connection become grey, when that’s happened right click again and select Enable

Restarting your network adapter fixes a majority of the problems! If not, move onto the next solution

 

Solution 2: Run the Internet connections troubleshooter.

 

This entails the following steps:

  1. Tap the Windows Key + S on your keyboard
  2. Enter Troubleshooting into the search box and then hit the Return key
  3. Select Network and Internet
  4. Select Internet connections and then follow the instructions provided.
  5. Next, select Network adapter and then, likewise, follow the instructions provided.

 

Solution 3: Reinstall the Driver

 

Reinstall your Wireless LAN (WLAN) driver – Many users found this solution worked for them after upgrading to Windows 10!

 

  1. Tap the Windows Key + S on your keyboard
  2. Type in “Device Manager” or if that does not show up enter “devmgmt.msc”, press return once a result shows

 

Device Manager - Properties

 

3. As shown, look for network adapters and click the arrow to open up the list of hardware.

4. Once you’ve seen one that mentions WLAN or Wireless LAN, right click on it and press properties.

5. Now you have the property box open for the wireless driver, press the the tab named “Drivers” shown in number 1 below, then press “Update Driver”. Another box will appear, giving you two options. Press “Browse my computer for driver software”.

 

Device Manager - Driver Options

 

6.  You will now need to press on “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”

7. On this section, ensure the “Show compatible hardware” checkbox is ticked, this will now bring up compatible drivers! If there is an option which shows a an earlier date, select that but if not choose another one from the already highlighted and press next.

8. This will start installing the selected driver, you may notice the Wi-Fi symbol on the bottom right of your screen show a red cross then it’ll come back on once windows has finished the installation. Close all boxes and we hope that you can now use your internet!

 

Solution 4: Reset TCP/IP

Follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Windows Key + R on your keyboard (This is different from the combination you entered in Solution 2)
  2. Enter cmd and then hit the Return key
  3. Enter the following command and then hit the Return:

keynetsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

4. Reboot your computer

 

If none of the solutions above worked for you or you have found another workaround, please comment to see if we can help or you help others! Thank you.

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