WiFi connection problems and solutions

Wi-Fi technology

Wi-Fi (also spelled Wifi or WiFi) is a popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly over a computer network, including high-speed Internet connections.

The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any wireless local area network (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 802.11 standards.

Most common Wi-Fi problems and simple solutions

Slow Wi-Fi connection

  1. Place your laptop/tablet near the router.
  2. Shut down programs or devices that consume a large bandwidth.
  3. Restart your device and router.
  4. Update driver software.
  5. Reset your router configuration to factory default.

You can find above the first things to do for your Wi-Fi connection speed.

If you are not comfortable with the technical skills required to perform these tasks, jump to this detailed guide that will explain it all in easy-to-follow steps.

Wi-Fi not working

First of all, you need to find out why Wi-Fi is not working. A simple and good way to do that is running Windows Troubleshooter.

Furthermore, the troubleshooting steps will be specific to the related issues diagnosed.

Going through what users have reported, we have covered Wi-Fi and connectivity issues and specific situations like:

Wi-Fi disconnects frequently or shows limited access

  1. Disable Bluetooth and Network Adapters
  2. Update your Wi-Fi drivers
  3. Change Power Settings
  4. Reset WiFi AutoConfig

Even with a stable ISP connection, you can still have problems with Wi-Fi disconnecting from time to time.

Most noteworthy, in 80% of the cases, this issue was cause upgrading from an older version of Windows OS. Use the above steps in order to fix your Wi-Fi with ease.

Users also describe encountering:

  • Limited Internet connectionThese messages can cause problems on your Wi-Fi. Many users have reported these issues and if that’s your case, check out the solutions described in our articles.
  • Limited access Wi-Fi Windows 10 – This message can occur if you’re using a wireless connection. If that happens, make sure that your drivers are up to date.
  • Limited Internet connection on a laptop, Wi-Fi, unidentified network, getting disconnected frequently, keeps dropping – There are various problems that can occur due to this message. If you’re having any of them, make sure to take a closer look at the tips below.

Here are the full guides to check on this topic now:

How to fix the Wi-Fi connection

Start with the elementary troubleshooting steps: restart your router, modem, and the device you are using to connect on WiFi.

Windows Troubleshooter is overlooked most of the time. You can certainly get a diagnose of the network issue, if not even get it fixed straight away.

Fixing the Wi-Fi connection depends on the specific details of the problem. Find out the main issues related to Wi-Fi on Windows PCs and how to fix them in the articles below: