Windows 11, the latest addition to the Windows family comes with a lot of new and unique features. While Microsoft has paid attention to the bugs fixes and common problems of Windows 10 so users don’t face them in Windows 11, you cannot make an operating system run without any issues. Recently, we’ve found out that a lot of Windows 11 users are facing problems with their WiFi connection. If you are facing Windows 11 WiFi keeps disconnecting problem, then you are not the only one. A lot of fixes to this problem are available out there and this post is all about getting rid of Windows 11 WiFi issues.
You can find some of the best working methods to fix Windows 11 WiFi keeps turning off. All basic to advanced ways of fixing Windows 11 WiFi not working are listed on this page, to solve this problem at the root level. Bugs fixes are patched in the latest Windows 11 version, so before following any method make sure you are using the latest Windows 11 version. Remember that you must restart your device after performing a method to make changes and check if the problem still persists. Also, we do not recommend taking any paid services to fix the wireless card keeps disconnecting Windows 11 problem as you can solve it yourself.
Windows WiFi Keeps Disconnecting Causes
There are various causes why Windows WiFi keeps disconnecting and the reason differs from system to system. Sometimes it can be because of incompatible hardware or by any software too. If you are running Windows 11 on default settings, there are very less chances that any Windows service is affecting your connection. Below, we have listed some most common causes of this problem, so you can identify the culprit yourself.
- Network issues from the ISP.
- Corrupted network drivers.
- Problems with the DNS connection.
- Network adapter glitch.
- Some installed software creating the issue.
- Windows files not working properly.
How To Fix Wifi disconnects frequently in Windows 11
Run Internet Connection Troubleshooter on Windows
Windows comes with a lot of tools and services that can help you in fixing all types of issues. Windows 11 has dedicated troubleshooters including one for the WiFi. You can use the tool to make Windows fix all broken things and help you in getting rid of any types of WiFi issues. Not only when WiFi disconnects automatically in Windows 11 but you can also use this troubleshooter when you are facing some other issues with your WiFi.
- Tap on the Start button and type “Troubleshoot“.
- Click on the Troubleshoot Settings option.
- A new window will appear on your screen.
- Click on the Other Trouble-shooters option.
- Find the Internet Connections option and click on the RUN button in front of it.
- Just follow the instructions provided in the pop-up window to fix issues with your WiFi.
Forget the Network and reconnect
A quick fix to most Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-related problems is to forget and connect again to the same network. You can try this method to fix WiFi disconnecting issue in Windows 11. Here’s how to do it:
- First of all, open Action Center from the right side of the screen.
- You can also use Windows Key + A shortcut to open it.
- Click on the small ARROW ICON next to the WiFi button.
- A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
- Click on Forget to remove that network from your saved list.
- Wait for about 20-30 seconds and connect again to the same WiFi.
- Your WiFi disconnection problem will be solved.
Toggle Connect Automatically Settings
There comes many times when Windows doesn’t connect to a network automatically. In this case, you can turn on connect automatically setting to connect to the WiFi automatically when it is in range. You can do that from the Action Center.
- Open Action Center by pressing Windows Key + A or from the right side of the screen.
- Click on the Arrow Icon next to the WiFi button, as we did earlier.
- Now, click on Properties and your Windows Settings app will open.
- Check the option “Connect automatically when in range“.
- Now, manually connect to the WiFi network and it will stay connected to your system.
Change your Network Profile Type
Whenever you connect a network on your system, it asks you whether to set it as Private Network or Public. Depending on the option you set, Windows apply settings to the network. These settings often play an important role in the connection. There can be issues if you have set your WiFi connection as Public and that is why it keeps getting disconnected. Here’s how you can change the Network Profile Type to fix this issue.
- Press Windows Key + A to open the Action Center.
- Now, click on the Arrow Icon next to the WiFi button.
- Click on Properties to open the Windows Settings app.
- Under Network Profile Type, select the option “Private“.
- Close the app and connect to the WiFi network again.
- Most probably, your Windows 11 WiFi keeps disconnecting problem will be solved.
Turn on WLAN AutoConfig Service
Every app or setting on WiFi is supported by its services running in the background. These services can cause issues with the app or settings if not configured properly. The same goes for WiFi as every wireless connection on Windows is controlled by a service named “WLAN AutoConfig“. If you or some other app has disabled this app mistakenly, then you need to enable it again to make your WiFi work again.
- First of all, press Windows Key + R to open the RUN box.
- Type services.msc in the box and click on OK.
- A new services window will appear on your screen.
- Scroll down and find the WLAN AutoConfig service.
- Once found, double-click on that service to open its settings.
- Under Startup Type select Automatic.
If the service status is Stopped, then click on the Start button to start the service right away. Finally, click on OK and your changes will be saved. You must restart your computer after changing this setting to make changes.
Reset TCP/IP and DHCP Parameters
Both TCPIP and DHCP parameters can cause issues with the WiFi connection. You can run a simple one-line command in the Command Prompt window to reset the TCPIP and DHCP registry entries. Here’s how you can do it.
- First of all, open Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
- If you get any pop-ups, click on Yes to launch CMD.
- In the CMD window, type the command and press Enter: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, restart your system and check if the WiFi disconnection problem is resolved.
Flush DNS Cache Using CMD Windows
There are many commands available out there to fix issues related to Windows, including WiFi connection. You can flush the DNS cache of your system using CMD to make it work as a new connection. There are a few commands you will have to execute, so follow the steps mentioned below and run these commands in the same order.
- First of all, open the CMD window with administrative privileges.
- Now, type this command and click Enter – ipconfig /release.
- This command will reset the IP settings.
- Next, execute this command – ipconfig /flushdns.
- This will clear the DNS cache stored on your system.
- Lastly, execute this command – netsh winsock reset.
- It will reset the Windows Sockets API cache.
- Now, type this command – netsh int ip reset.
- It will reset the TCP/IP stack cache from your system. You don’t have to restart your system now.
- Execute this command – ipconfig /renew.
It will renew IP settings and now you can restart your system to use it with the new IP settings. Most probably your problems with the WiFi will be solved with these commands.
Reset Network Adapter
If none of the methods mentioned above are working for you, then you can reset the WiFi network adapter to force restart its services. This will change all of its settings to default and you will be able to use it as a new connection. Windows 11 has this option in the Settings app and here’s how you can do it.
- Open the Windows Settings app and click on Network & Internet.
- Scroll down and click on the Advanced Network Settings.
- Now, click on the Network Reset button.
- On the new page, click on Reset Now.
If you get any pop-ups, simply click on Yes and wait for a few seconds for the process to finish. Once you have done this, restart your device to make changes to it. After starting, make sure to install the latest network adapter drivers.
Reinstall or Update Network Adapter Driver
Updating or reinstalling the network drivers can also fix this issue. Every Windows service runs on a driver which includes the necessary configuration files for the service. If you have not updated your drivers in a while, then it’s high time you update them manually. This can be done via Device Manager and here are the steps to do it correctly.
- Press Windows Key + X shortcut or Right-Click on the Start button.
- From the Quick Links menu click on the Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager window, expand the Network Adapters.
- Right-click on the network adapter you are using for wireless connections.
- Click on Update Drivers and a new window will appear on your screen.
- Click Search Automatically For Drivers to let Windows search and install respected drivers automatically.
If you have the latest version of wireless drivers for your device in your system, then you can click on Browse My Computer for Drivers and locate the driver files to install it manually. Once the process is completed, restart your device to make changes to it.
Change your WiFi Power Management Settings
If your Windows 11 WiFi keeps dropping then there are chances that the power resources are turning down the connection. Windows automatically stops giving power to certain services like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. to save battery life. This happens mostly on laptop devices and you can actually turn off this setting to check if it is creating problems with the Wifi.
- Press Windows Key + X or Right-Click on the Start button.
- In the Quick Links menu, click on the Device Manager.
- Now, expand Network Adapters and right-click on your WiFi Adapter.
- Click on Properties to open its settings.
- Navigate to the Power Management tab and UNCHECK the option “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“.
- Click on OK to save changes and restart your system.
These were some of the best methods to fix Windows 11 WiFi disconnects frequently problem and we hope now your WiFi in Windows 11 is working fine without any issues. There are many more ways available to get rid of this problem, but the methods we have mentioned in this post work best among them and on all versions of Windows 11.
We will keep adding more ways to fix the PC keeps disconnecting from WiFi problems in Windows 11, so keep visiting this page to know about them. If you have faced this problem earlier and fixed it with some other method, then do let us know about it too. We will try to include that method in this post, so others can follow it.