Networking is a crucial part of every computer, and not being able to access internet can be a big problem. Some Windows 10 users have reported problems with Netgear wireless adapter and today we’ll try to fix those problems.
Users report that Netgear wireless adapter works fine when they start their computer, but after a while the internet gets cut off and the only way to enable it is to unplug and reconnect your adapter. As you can see, this can be quite tedious, and worst of all, you’re left with unreliable network connection. This can seriously disrupt your work, but luckily there are few things that you can try.
How to Solve the Problem with Netgear Adapter in Windows 10
Solution 1 – Download the latest Netgear drivers
These types of issues are commonly related to driver issues, so if you’re having this problem, you might want to try updating your Netgear wireless adapter drivers.
Sometimes the drivers can’t be installed automatically, so you need to do the following:
- Download the latest drivers and install them.
- Open Device Manager. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + X and choosing Device Manager from the menu.
- When Device Manager opens locate your Netgear adapter, right click it and choose Update Driver.
- Choose “Browse my computer for driver software” and “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”. Next click “I have disk”.
- Now locate the driver, by default it should be in [SYSTEM_DRIVE]program files(x86)netgeardriver or a similar location. Chose the .inf file and click OK.
In addition, some users suggest choosing the driver from the list of device drivers from your computer. To do so, do the following:
- Open Device Manager and find your network adapter. Right click it and choose Update Driver.
- Click Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of of device drivers on my computer.
- Uncheck Show Compatible Hardware.
- From the left sub menu choose Manufacturer: NETGEAR,Inc.
- From the right sub menu select Model: NETGEAR A6200 Adapter (we used NETGEAR A6200 Adapter in our example, for your device you might need to select a different model).
- Click Next and if you get Update Driver Warning click Yes.
- Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
However, we recommend you to download this driver updater tool (100% safe and tested by us) to do it automatically. Thus, you will prevent file loss and even permanent damage to your computer.
Solution 2 – Delete the network adapter drivers and scan for new hardware
Sometimes the best solution is to use the default drivers. To do this, you first need to uninstall the currently installed drivers.
- Open Device Manager.
- Find the problematic adapter, right click it, and choose Uninstall Driver.
- After you’ve uninstalled the driver click the “Scan for new hardware” icon.
- After the scan is completed the default drivers should be installed.
Solution 3 – Check your Firewall and turn off Block Internet Connection Sharing
Software such as BitDefender comes with its own Firewall, and sometimes it can cause problems, so you might want to turn it off. BitDefender has Block Internet Connection Sharing option in its advanced settings, so in order to resolve this issue it’s highly recommended that you turn it off.