How to Fix Laptop’s wifi keeps on disconnecting

How to Fix Laptop’s wifi keeps on disconnecting

/ Shayne Sherman

Many users report that their wireless connection keeps on disconnecting. Based on Microsoft forum this issue is caused by corrupted network drivers, improper configuration of power management and sometimes faulty network adapters.

To help you fix this problem, we listed effective methods for you to try on your laptop to see if it will resolve the issue.

Method 1: Reset your router

Most routers are turned on for days or even weeks, sometime a simple reboot of your router can fix this issue.

To do these follow the steps below.

Step 1:  Turn off your Internet Router

Step 2: Unplug your router

Step 3: Wait for 5 minutes before turning on your router

Step 4: Turn on your router

Step 5: Try to connect to your network now

Method 2: Forget your Wireless Connection

Step 1: Press Windows key + I

Step 2: Select Network & Internet

Network and Internet

Step 3: Click on WIFI on the side menu

Step 4: Click on Manage Know Networks

Manage known networks

Step 5: Find the network you are trying to connect and click forget

Forget button

Step 6: Try connecting again to the network and see if the issue is fixed

Method 3: Use Network Troubleshooter

Step 1: Press on Windows Key and Click on Settings


Step 2: On Settings, search for “Troubleshoot network”

Troubleshoot Network

Step 3: Open Network Troubleshooter

Step 4: On the side menu click on Status

Step 5: Find Network Troubleshooter and run it

Network troubleshooter

Step 6: Wait for the troubleshooter to finish scanning your laptop

Windows Network Diagnostics

Step 7: Try connecting to your Wifi again and see if the issue is fixed

If you are still encountering problems after running the troubleshooter proceed to the next method below.

Method 4: Reinstall Network Adapter

If your wireless network adapter driver is not installed properly this could cause your wireless network adapter to misbehave.

To reinstall your wireless network adapter drivers properly follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press on Windows key + S and search for “Device Manager

Device Manager

Step 2: Open Device Manager

Step 3: Find Network Adapters and Select your adapter

Step 4: Right click on your Wireless Network Adapter and select Uninstall

Uninstall Wireless Network Adapters

Step 5: Reboot your computer and Windows will automatically install the latest driver for your Network Adapter

Method 5: Use Google’s DNS

Step 1: Press Windows key + S and search for “Network & Sharing Center

Network & Sharing Center

Step 2: Open Network & Sharing Center

Step 3: Click on the connection you are using

Wifi Connection

Step 4: Click on Properties

Wifi Properties

Step 5: Find Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties

Step 6: Click on Use the following DNS Server Address and enter the following values:

Preferred DNS Server:

Alternate DNS Server:

DNS Server Address

Step 7: Click OK to apply the settings and try browsing the internet and see if the issue is fixed

Method 6: Reset TCP/IP Configuration

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)

Device Manager

Step 2: In Command Prompt, Type this lines and press Enter



Step 3: After performing ipconfig/release, enter the following:



Step 4: Close Command Prompt

Step 5: Reboot Windows 10 and try connecting to your network

Method 7: Change Wireless Adapter Power Settings

Now the last thing to check is your power management settings. Your laptop might be turning off your wireless adapter to save power when you are using your laptop on battery.

To disable this settings follow the steps below

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + R

Step 2: Type ncpa.cpl and press ok


Step 3: On Network Connections, find your wireless network adapter and right click on it and select properties

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Step 4: Under properties click on configure


Step 5: On the popup window click on the Power Management tab

Step 6: Make sure to uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”

uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Step 7: Click ok and try connecting to your WIFI network

Another thing to check is your wireless router. The router might be broken or faulty and causes the unstable connection to your laptop.

Try connecting another laptop or device on your router and see if the problem would occur. If other devices connect without a problem on your router this means that your wireless network adapter is broken.

Visit the nearest service center and have them check your laptop’s wireless network adapter.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.