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If all your work depends on your Wi-Fi connection, then having an unstable connection that goes on a blink very often can be extremely annoying. A dropping or disconnecting Wi-Fi may have several reasons, right from sluggish internet speeds, an outdated router, an outage at the internet service provider, or incorrect computer settings.
So, whatever the reason may be, here is a complete lowdown of the reasons why your Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting and what steps you can take to restore its stability.
The first thing to understand is why your Wi-Fi may be getting disconnected, which may include:
So, as you can see, there may be several reasons as to why your Wi-Fi connection may be dropping or getting disconnected. Here are some quick checks that you can follow, which can help to troubleshoot most Wi-Fi problems. And, if these don’t work, then there are more complex methods to get your Wi-Fi connection back to stable ground.
Often, a whole lot of issues, including your Wi-Fi getting disconnected, maybe because the OS of your devices is outdated. Make sure to update your system:
If you’re using a dual-band router, then under the router “Setup” go to the “Wireless Settings” and choose a channel. Use a different channel to the default channel and use this setting for both the bands i.e., 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Avoid using the “Auto” setting.
Try using a higher channel and if this still does not work, then try various channels. There may be a possibility that there are many networks in your neighborhood on the same channel, which are conflicting with one another, causing your Wi-Fi router to drop the internet.
Your antivirus software may be the cause for your Wi-Fi getting disconnected often. Typically, 3rd-party antivirus software interferes with Windows causing several problems including the disconnection of your Wi-Fi. Disable your antivirus and check if this solves the problem.
If the issue is not resolved, then you may have to remove the antivirus software. Use a removal tool that will remove your antivirus software and all the associated files. Once you do this, install the updated version of the antivirus software or use completely different antivirus software.
Your device will keep disconnecting repeatedly from your Wi-Fi in case the adapter driver of the Wi-Fi router is outdated. To fix the issue, you must reinstall or update the adapter driver.
You can update the driver by:
You can reinstall the driver by:
Then restart your device, download and install the driver’s latest version. You can also download the latest driver and install it on your device.
Adjust the maximum transmission units (MTU) of your Wi-Fi router and reduce it from 1500 to 1492 or less. The MTU is usually located on your Wi-Fi router’s basic or main setup page. Also, adjust the advanced Wi-Fi settings by lowering the following:
Doing this can help to solve your Wi-Fi connectivity issues and prevent the Wi-Fi connection from dropping.
Make sure you read our article on Best Wi-Fi Routers for Long Range, upgrading your router is most likely the easiest and best fix for in the long run.
Sometimes, the Power Management settings of your computer may be disabling your Wi-Fi adapter, causing it to disconnect frequently. You can resolve this issue by:
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) distributes IP addresses automatically across the network. This enables your devices to connect and communicate. Your Wi-Fi will not work properly if there is an issue with the DHCP. You can check the DHCP settings:
On Windows 10
This method can also help to refresh your Wi-Fi connection, especially if it keeps getting disconnected.
For Windows 7
For Windows 10
Sometimes, when the DNS servers are not working properly, it delivers a poor internet connection and low speeds, which appears as if your Wi-Fi is weak. By changing the DNS servers manually, you may be able to fix the problem. Here are the steps to change the DNS server:
For Windows 7
For Windows 10
If your Wi-Fi connection keeps dropping or shutting off from your device, this can be extremely annoying. However, as you can see from our article, there are several ways by which you can fix your wireless connection. And, after following one or a combination of methods that we have discussed above, your Wi-Fi connection should be much more stable.
However, despite this, if your Wi-Fi is still disconnecting, then you can try resetting your Wi-Fi router to the factory settings. Once you reset the router, allow it to reset itself and then check the Wi-Fi connection.
If there is no improvement, then there may be a problem with your hardware and it may be a good idea to contact your ISP provider for assistance.
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