How to fix checking network requirements Wi-Fi errors

Vladimir Popescu
by Vladimir Popescu
Windows & Software Expert
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A large number of users have had their computer get stuck showing the message Checking network requirements when trying to connect to their Wi-Fi network.

This is a problem that is caused by some faulty or not updated network drivers installed on your PC. This corruption can also happen after a Windows update was applied.

This can cause a lot of issues, especially if you’re trying to connect to a network for the Internet. Not having access to your online data can create multiple issues, and that can be extremely frustrating.

For these reasons, in this guide we will explore some of the best methods to apply to this situation. Please follow the steps presented in this list carefully to avoid any other issues.

How can I fix Checking network requirements error message?

1. Run the Network adapter troubleshooter

  1. Press Win+X keys on your keyboard -> select Settings from the menu.
  2. Choose the Network and Internet option -> select the Status tab.
  3. Under the section Change your network settings -> click on Network troubleshooter - Checking network requirements
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and check to see if this method fixes your problem.

2. Update your network adapter driver

  1. Press Win Key+X keys on your keyboard -> select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Network adapters entry -> locate the network adapter inside Device Manager - Checking network requirements
  3. Right-click it -> select Update driver -> click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of your new driver.

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3. Temporarily deactivate your antivirus and firewall protection

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  1. Depending on your personal security setup, the steps you need to take for this method will vary.
  2. You need to de-activate the firewall and antivirus protection in order to avoid any conflicts.
  3. After you’ve done this, try to see if you can connect to your network normally. If you still can’t do it, please follow the next method.

4. Run networking commands inside PowerShell (Admin)

  1. Press Win+X keys on your keyboard -> select PowerShell (Admin).Windows PowerShell Admin - Checking network requirements
  2. Inside the PowerShell window – run these commands and press Enter after each of them:
    • netsh winsock reset
    • netsh int ip reset
    • ipconfig /release
    • ipconfig /renew
    • ipconfig /flushdns
  3. After you’ve run all of these commands -> close PowerShell and try to connect to the network again.

In today’s fix article we explored the best methods to deal with the Checking for requirements issue when trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Please feel free to let us know if this guide helped you by using the comment section below.


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