How To Fix a Laptop That Won’t Connect to WiFi

The lack of WiFi connection on your laptop restricts the methods of accessing the Internet. Even though it is a very convenient way to connect to the Internet, WiFi can have several problems.

When you turn on your laptop, it does not connect to the Wifi? It would be very bothersome if that happened. However, there’s no need to panic. Not only you, but many others are in the same boat. A lot of Windows users are reporting problems connecting to their laptops over Wi-Fi. The good news is that it’s usually simple to fix

Slow connection, disrupted periodically, or computer just doesn’t connect at all due to these issues. Here is what you can do if any or all of these issues are bothering you.

How To Fix a Laptop That Won’t Connect to WiFi

How To Fix a Laptop That Won’t Connect to WiFi

Here are some ways you can fix a laptop that doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi:

Fix 1: Troubleshoot

The automatic troubleshooting feature on Windows computers can diagnose any problem you are experiencing for you. Using this tool is as follows:

1. Ensure your laptop has WiFi enabled.

Make sure you turn on or change the wireless light from red to white by pressing the wireless key or wireless button on your keyboard.

Wireless keys are usually found on the F key or on icons labeled with an airplane or WiFi icon on your keyboard.

There may be a wireless button near your laptop’s slots and ports even if you can’t see any wireless keys.

Connect to your wireless network again once you have turned on WiFi. It will solve your problem if it works. The issue may persist even after you turn on the WiFi if you cannot find the wireless key if the wireless activity light won’t illuminate, etc.

2. Select Start, then search for “troubleshooting”.

3. From the results, double-click Troubleshooting.

4. Click Network and Internet, and then click Internet Connections.

5. Select Advanced.

6. If you see the Run as Administrator option, click it.

7. Select Apply Repairs Automatically, then click Next. You must click Yes to continue if a window appears asking you for access to your account.

8. Then, click Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet. Follow the instructions onscreen.

9. After troubleshooting has been completed, wait a while. Take a look at the results.

10. A detailed description of the problems, and what needs to be done, will be displayed if the automatic troubleshooter finds any. You should follow any suggested actions and then try connecting to the internet again.

Even after being automatically fixed, or after performing the suggested actions, the problem may persist. Close the window and move on to the next step.

Even if there are no problems detected, and the internet cannot be accessed, close the window and move on.

Fix 2: Check and Reset Your Hardware

Resetting your laptop or associated hardware can sometimes be the best solution.

The steps are as follows:

1. Click the Start button, then click Shut Down. Your laptop will shut down as a result.

2. Disconnect your laptop, wireless router, or internet modem from the wall.

3. Re-plug everything after waiting for a few seconds.

4. If the problem persists, and none of the devices can connect to the WiFi network, you might need to contact your Internet Service Provider.

Fix 3: Reinstall The Wireless Network Adapter Driver

In the process of reinstalling a network driver, the registry will be cleared, and all wireless configurations will be reset, so your laptop will be able to access the internet over WiFi again. You can reinstall the network adapter driver by following these instructions.

Before you install the driver, you need to uninstall the wireless adapter via Windows Device Manager.

1. Go to Start and search for Device Manager.

2. Select Device Manager by double-clicking.

3. Double-click on the Network Adapters icon

4. The list of all your adapters will appear in a drop-down box. Remove the WiFi adapter by right-clicking it and selecting uninstall.

5. You will see a screen to confirm uninstalling the device. Once the uninstallation is complete, click OK. Ensure that the name of the wireless adapter does not appear in the list of Network Adapters.

6. Click the Action button in Device Manager. There is an Action tab at the top of the list, between the File and View tabs. From the drop-down menu, select Scan For Hardware Changes.

7. After reinstalling the WiFi adapter in your computer, its name will once more appear.

8. Restart the computer after closing all windows.

9. You can try reconnecting your WiFi. Continue reading if the problem persists.

Fix 4: Update Your Wireless Network Drivers

You might need to install the latest wireless adapter driver sometimes in order to make it work.

When there is a slow connection or when the connection is frequently interrupted, this often helps. Here’s how to update your drivers.

If you intend to download any drivers, it is imperative that you know the model and make of your laptop. To get the most legitimate and current driver versions, use the company’s official website. If you obtain your drivers from third parties, you may be at risk of downloading malicious programs.

Trust only websites from which you download software.

It is possible that your laptop maker will not provide updates for the specific hardware you are using. To get it from somewhere else online, follow these steps:

1. In the search field, type in Device Manager and click Start.

2. Select Device Manager by clicking twice on it.

3. Locate the name of the Wireless Adapter by clicking Network Adapters, and then double-click it.

4. Select the Properties option from the right-click menu of your Wireless Adapter.

5. Click on the Driver tab in the new window.

6. Driver Provider and Driver Date are the details you want to pay attention to here. Write them down or copy them somewhere.

7. If you cannot find the driver provider’s website, switch to a different method of connecting to the Internet or using a different device.

8. Visit the manufacturer’s website to download the latest version of your driver. Your driver date should be later than the release date.

8. If the driver provider does not have a website, or if there is no website for your driver provider, return to your Adapter Properties window.

10. Then click on Details.

11. You can select hardware IDs from a list of properties.

12. Right-click on the first ID and choose copy.

13. You can use this ID to search for websites that have the driver online.

14. The installation instructions will walk you through the process. Be sure to only download software from reputable websites.

15. Try connecting your laptop to your WiFi network again after updating the driver. Assuming
Read on if the problem persists.

In the event that the problem persists after trying all these steps, it may be time to seek professional help.