Laptop Keeps Disconnecting From WiFi On Windows 10: Comprehensive Guide To Fix This Issue

Windows Operating System comes with several broadcast networking improvements like faster 801.11ac WiFi connection. But still, there is a common glitch with the laptops where the wireless connection fails to run with the expected dependency and reliability. 

Several users complain that the laptop keeps disconnecting from WiFi. When this issue occurs, a yellow exclamation mark is visible on the WiFi icon that indicates the connection failure. 

After a few seconds, the connection is lost. When the user attempts to reconnect to the WiFi network, they become unable to find WiFi connection. 

It leaves several users baffled and forcing them to restart the system or to perform a hard reset of the WiFi card to find the broadcast connection. Sometimes it solves the problem, but most of the time it is seen that the problem arises again after a few times. 

If you also stuck with the same issue, there is nothing to be worried about. Here in this guide, we are about to discuss some amazing hacks which can help you to fix this issue.  

Hence, you are recommended to go through the post discussed below. So, let’s start. 

Laptop Keeps Disconnecting from WiFi on Windows 10: Easy and Effective Hacks to Solve

There are a lot of ways to fix this problem. Here in this section, we are going to present some of them. You need to try all the hacks described below to check which one is suitable for you. 

Way 1: Using Network Troubleshooter

Network troubleshooter is an in-built troubleshooting tool of Windows Operating System. It helps the users to find and fix the problems automatically.  

How to Run Network Troubleshooter? 

  1. In the beginning, hit the C and Windows key both at the same time from the keyboard to navigate to the Charms bar.
  2. Then, type “troubleshooting” in the search field and tap on the ‘Troubleshooting’ option under the Settings section.
  3. Now, you should type “Network Troubleshooter” by going to the search field. 
  4. Start to run the troubleshooter by clicking on the ‘Network troubleshooter’.  

After using the Network Troubleshooter, if you see that your laptop still keeps disconnecting from the broadcast signal, then you should try to uninstall the Network card driver. 

Way 2: Uninstall the Network Card Driver

The WiFi problem in Windows 10 can also happen because of the damaged Network Card Drivers. Hence, you should try to uninstall this to fix the laptop keeps disconnecting from WiFi issue on Windows 10.  

How to Uninstall the Network Card Driver? 

  1. First, hit the W and Windows key both at the same time from the keyboard.
  2. Type “device manager” in the search field. Then, press the Enter key to proceed further. 
  3. Now, click on the drop-down button to expand the options of Network Adaptor. 
  4. Right-click on the ‘Network Card’ option. 
  5. Tap on the ‘Uninstall’ button. 
  6. After completing the uninstallation process, you should restart the system to apply the changes.  

Alternative Method:

You can also uninstall the Network Card driver by performing the steps as follows: 

  1. Press the W and Windows key simultaneously from the keyboard.
  2. Type “programs” in the search bar. As a result, it will show a complete list of installed programs of the computer.
  3. Now, you should uninstall the Network Card drivers from the program list.

After uninstalling the Network Card Drivers of the device, if you see that issue is still unresolved, then you should perform the next one. 

Way 3: Tweaking the Power options

Install the latest device drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Still not working? Well, then let’s try tweaking the Power options, maybe they too have something to do with this.

  1. Bring up the Start menu. 
  2. Type “control panel” on the search field and hit the Enter key from the keyboard to navigate to the Control Panel. 
  3. Choose the ‘Power Options’ from the Control Panel window.
  4. Tap on the ‘Change Plan Settings’ option near to the selected plan.
  5. Tap on the ‘Change Advanced Power Settings’ option by going to the Edit Plan Settings.
  6. Scroll down the list and find the ‘Wireless Adapter Settings’ option. Then, tap on the drop-down menu and choose the ‘Power Saving Mode’ from the list.
  7. Tap on the ‘On Battery’ option from the list. 
  8. Then, click on the ‘Plugged in’ option and choose the ‘Maximum Performance’ from the next page.  

After performing the above steps, if you are still not able to connect the WiFi connection, then you should disable the roaming sensitivity. 

Way 4: Disable the Roaming Sensitivity

According to some tech specialists, if the WiFi is getting disconnected frequently, then it can happen because of the Roaming Sensitivity feature. Hence, by turning this feature off, you can solve this issue.  

How to Turn off the Roaming Sensitivity? 

  1. First, hit the S and Windows key both at the same time from the keyboard. 
  2. Then, type “control panel” on the search bar and hit the Enter to proceed further.  
  3. It will navigate you to the Control Panel window. Find the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ option and tap on it.
  4. Under the Network and Sharing Center window, tap on the ‘Change adapter settings’ option.
  5. Now, you will see a complete list of available network connections. Right-click on the broadcast connection and select the ‘Properties’ from the menu.
  6. It will navigate you to the Properties window. Tap on the Configure button.
  7. Go to the Advanced tab. Then, choose the ‘Roaming Sensitivity’ option from the list. 
  8. Turn it to Disable and tap on the OK button. 
  9. Click on the OK button to apply the changes.  

Now, you should restart the system. After restarting you will see that the system automatically try to connect the available broadcast networks. If it is not, then you perform further procedures. 

Way 5: Block the System to Connect with Different Networks

According to some users, you can also face this problem if there is available any other broadcast wireless networks. 

The system will disconnect from the current WiFi network and switch to another one. It will repeat the same until there is interference from another broadcast network.

To solve this issue, you should block the system to connect with other networks. To do this, you can perform the steps mentioned below:  

  1. In the beginning, navigate to the Start menu. 
  2. Then, type “command prompt” in the search field. 
  3. Right-click on the search result and tap on the ‘Run as Administrator’ from the list to invoke the Command Prompt with admin privilege. 
  4. Now, on the Command Prompt window, type the command “netsh wlan add filter permission=block ssid=”Name of the WiFi network” networktype=infrastructure” on the command line. 
  5. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard to execute the command.  
  6. After executing the command, it will block the specified wireless network. 

Now, you should repeat the same step for all the other networks available that you wish to block. Once you block the available wireless networks, the issue should be fixed. 

After trying this solution, if the issue still occurs, then you should change the connection to private. 

Way 6: Change the Connection to Private

The laptop also keeps disconnecting from WiFi if the network is not set to private. Because public networks use various security settings. Hence, you should change the connection to private to check if it can fix the issue.  

How to Change the Connection to Private?

  1. First, hit the X and Windows key both at the same time from the keyboard. 
  2. Then, select the ‘Network Connections’ option from the list. 
  3. Tap on the ‘Change connection Properties’ option.
  4. Now, tap on the ‘Make this PC discoverable’ to turn the connection to private. 
  5. Now, tap on the Apply button to save the changes.  

After changing the connection to private, you should check whether the issue has been resolved.   

Summing Up

In this discussion, we have described some of foolproof ways to fix the ‘Laptop Keeps Disconnecting From WiFi Windows 10’ issue. We hope that if you successfully execute the above ways in their corresponding order, then it will surely assist you to solve this issue. 

You can easily perform the above ways without any technical knowledge. But still, if you face any type of trouble while implementing the above procedure, then you can connect with a tech expert for further support. 

If you still have any doubts, then you can share that through the comment section given at the end of this article. 

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa