How to Fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem

(Last Updated On: June 6, 2018)

Well, you have updated your operating system to Windows 10 and encountered Internet connection failure. New version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 is full of errors. One of the problem that many users are suffering is that inability to connect to Internet through Wi-Fi after updating to Windows 10.

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Many users reported when they are trying to connect to Internet via Wi-Fi, “Limited Connection” status is showing. The problem does not solve by doing connect and disconnect the Wi-Fi repeatedly.

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In this tutorial, I want to show you a series of tips and tricks to solve the Internet connection problems after upgrading to Windows 10.

Create Restore Point

The first thing I recommend to do before anything else is to make a system restore point. So that if something goes wrong, we can always revert to the last settings of computer. To create a system restore point, you will have to type Create a restore point in the Cortana search box. And then click on Create a restore point. This will open the system restore tool. If you don’t know how to create a system restore point see this video below.

Update Wifi Driver

Once the restore point has been created, you have go to the Device Manager. To open Device Manager, again type click on Cortana search box and type device manager and open device manager by clicking on it. Once the Device Manager window is open, click on Network adapters tab to see the available network adapters. Among the different adapters shown, you have to click on your wireless network card. Usually, you will find the word “Wireless” in its name. Double-click on it and it will open a new window.

Update Network Adapter Driver

In this new window, click on the Driver tab and then click on the Update Driver button. Update driver window will open. From that window click on “Search automatically for updated driver software“. The tool will search for updated version of your network adapter driver. Once updated, you should check if the internet connection problem have gone.

Disable Network Adapter

If your problem has not been solved, you must go back to the device manager. Now, right click on your wireless network card. From the drop-down menu, click on the Disable optionConfirm the changes. Now, check your connectivity to the Wi-Fi network again.

Disable network adapter driver

If this still does not work, you must re-enable the wireless network card disabled in the previous step. To do that right click again on the network card and click Enable device. Now you need to open the Command Prompt with Administrator rights. To open command prompt type cmd on Cortana search box located on taskbar and right click on the Command Prompt from the search result and click on Run as administrator.

Fix Windows 10 Internet Problems

In the System Symbol window you must enter the following commands, do not forget to press the Enter key after each of the commands:

In the Command Prompt terminal you have to enter the following commands one by one. Do not forget to press the Enter key after each of the commands.


netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled

next command:

netsh int tcp global set autotuninglevel = disabled


netsh int tcp set global rss = enabled


netsh int tcp show global

To finish, you must restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Once rebooted you should check the internet connection again.

Turn Off Power Saving for Wifi Device

Open windows run tool by pressing shortcut Windows + R. Write ncpa.cpl and press Enter. Click on your network adapter and select Properties from the menu. From the network adapter properties window click on Configure button. This will open a new window. Now click on Power Management tab. This is where you will find the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

Uncheck the box for that option. Click on the Ok button. Next thing to do is to restart your computer to check if you can connect to the Internet.

Enable SSID

Maybe problem is with the router that you connect to. In this case, you should check if the router is transmitting the SSID. To know if your router is performing the SSID transmission you should check it as follows.

Write in the address bar of your browser. The address will connect with your router. Here you may need to log in with your administration credentials. Once inside, you should look for the Wireless settings / configuration section. Now locate “Enable Broadcast SSID” option and check it. You should bear in mind that this may vary a bit depending on the manufacturer of the router.

Note : Sometimes, turning the router off and on could solve the problem. To do this you will only have to press power off button of router. Now, disconnect the power cable from the router. Leave it for a few seconds, then reconnect the power cable. Press the Power button again. After this, check if the WiFi connection is visible and ready to connect to the Internet.

Delete Registry Key

The problem with the internet connection may be due to previous or current use of VPN service. In this case you will have to eliminate the virtual VPN through the Registry Editor in Windows 10. To do this, perform the following steps.

Press keyboard shortcut Windows key + R to open the Run tool and enter the CMD command and press Enter key to execute the command prompt. In this window enter the following command:

reg delete HKCR \ CLSID \ {988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} / va / f

Once you have entered the command, next enter this new command:

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

After pressing the Enter key to execute it, you will have to restart your computer. Your computer should now be able to connect to the Internet.

Set Roaming Sensitivity

The first thing you need to do is to connect to the Wi-Fi and then access the device manager. To open device manager, type device manager on search box located in taskbar. Click on Device Manager to open it. Click on Network Adapters drop down.

This will show list of network adapters installed on your computer, ie the Ethernet and Wireless cards. Double click on the adapter which includes the word wireless (in this case, mine is 802.11n Wireless LAN Card). From the wireless network adapter properties click on Advanced tab.

Roaming Sensitivity

In this tab you will find the option: Roaming Sensitivity. This will reveal a configurable drop down box field at the right side. Select the 1. Highest value from the drop down list.

Finally just click on OK to save the changes. Now your computer will be disconnected from your Wi-Fi network and reconnect to Wi-Fi shortly.

Run Built-In Troubleshooter

Finally, perhaps the final solution is to run windows network troubleshooter. To access the Windows network troubleshooter, right click on network icon located in taskbar and select Troubleshoot problems.

Immediately, the troubleshooter will perform the checking. It will diagnose your network connectivity and will try to fix any issues. Wait few seconds to let the troubleshooter complete the diagnosing.

Hopefully after this update of the article, you can finally solve this Wi-Fi connectivity problems in the Windows 10 operating system.

Hopefully, your Internet connection problem has resolved with these methods. If still you are having problem, comment below your problem.

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