Fix: Windows 10 Won’t stay Connected to Wireless ‘N’ but Wireless ‘G’ Works

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Is your Windows 10 operating system unable to connect to the wireless network? To be more specific it connects to the wireless g networks but it will keep disconnecting after a few seconds if you connect to the wireless n network in Windows 10. Well, I can tell you that you are in luck if you carefully follow the steps posted below you will be able to fix your Windows 10 operating system and connect normally to your wireless n network.
Fix won't stay connected to wireless n but will in wireless g (Windows 10)
Usually, when Windows 10 disconnects you from the wireless network it will also give you a pop-up message where you need to write the network information. This can get very annoying very fast therefore we will first try to do some connections troubleshooting and if this fails we will also try to install the network card driver manually selecting a previous operating system that you know the driver worked fine.

How to fix wireless g network connection in Windows 10?

In order to fix this issue on your Windows 10 device, you will have to try the following steps:

  1. Troubleshoot Internet Connections
  2. Troubleshoot your network adapter
  3. Reinstall adapter driver
  4. Temporarily disable your antivirus
  5. Uninstall the driver from Device Manager and reinstall it
  6. Use commander
  7. Fix general Wireless Adapter issues

1. Troubleshoot Internet Connections

  1. Left click or tap on the Start button situated in the lower left side of the window.
  2. Left click or tap on the Search feature presented there.
  3. In the search dialog box write the following: “Troubleshooting” without the quotes.
  4. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  5. After the search has finished left-click or tap on the “Troubleshooting” icon.
  6. In this window, you will need to left click or tap on the “View all” feature present in the upper left side of the screen.
  7. Left click or tap on the “Internet Connections” feature present in this menu.
  8. Now left click or tap on the “Advanced” button.
  9. Now select the “Run as Administrator” feature.
    Note: If you are prompt by a user account control window you will need to left click or tap on the “Yes” button to proceed.
  10. From here you only need to left click or tap on the “Next” button and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the troubleshooting steps.
  11. After you finished the troubleshooting steps reboot your Windows 10 device.
  12. When the device starts try connecting to your wireless n network and check if you still have the same disconnecting issue.

2. Troubleshoot your network adapter

  1. Left click or tap on the “Start” button in Windows 10.
  2. Left click or tap on the Search feature in the Start menu.
  3. In the search dialog box write the following: “Troubleshooting” without the quotes.
  4. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  5. Now left click or tap on the Troubleshoot icon.
  6. In the upper left side of the window left-click or tap on the “View all” feature.
  7. Left click or tap on the “Network Adapter” feature.
  8. From the Network Adapter window left-click or tap on the “Advanced” feature.
  9. Now left click or tap on the “Run as Administrator” feature.
    Note: If you are prompt by a user account control window, left-click or tap on the Yes button to proceed.
  10. Again as in the method above left-click or tap on the “Next” button and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the process.
  11. Reboot the Windows 10 operating system and after the device starts, check again the wireless n network connection.

3. Reinstall adapter driver

  1. Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest wireless card driver compatible with Windows 10 from there.
  2. After you successfully downloaded the file go to the directory where it was saved.
  3. Right-click or hold tap on the executable file of the driver.
  4. Left click or tap on the “Properties” feature present in the submenu that appears.
  5. Now in the Properties window left-click or tap on the “Compatibility” tab situated in the upper side of the window.
  6. Check the box next to the “Run this program in Compatibility mode” feature.
  7. Now left click or tap on the drop-down menu next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode”.
  8. From the drop-down menu select the Windows 7 operating system.
  9. You will now need to left click or tap on the “OK” button to save the changes.
  10. Right-click or hold tap again on the driver executable.
  11. From the drop-down menu left-click or tap on the “Run as Administrator” feature.
    Note: If you are prompt by a user account control window you will need to left click or tap on the Yes button to proceed.
  12. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation of the driver.
  13. After you successfully installed the driver reboot your Windows 10 operating system.
  14. When the device starts, check again to see if you can connect to the wireless n network properly.

4. Temporarily disable your antivirus

  1. If you have an antivirus installed you will need to disable it for the duration of this step.
  2. If you have an antivirus icon in the lower right side of the screen next to the clock right click or hold tap on it.
  3. Left click or tap on the “Disable” feature from the submenu.
  4. Try connecting again to the wireless n network of your Windows 10 to see if it works.

5. Uninstall the driver from Device Manager and reinstall it

  1. Press and hold the “Windows logo” button and the “R” button.
  2. In the run dialog box write the following: “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes.
  3. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
    Note: if you are prompt by a user account control window, left-click or tap on the “Yes” button to proceed.
  4. Now the “Device Manager” window should be in front of you.
  5. On the left side panel search for the “Network Adapter” you are using.
  6. Now right click or hold tap on the driver and select the “Uninstall” feature.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the uninstall process.
  8. Now install again the driver as you did in the third method above.

6. Use Commander

  1. Left click or tap again on the Start button.
  2. In the search dialog box write the following: “cmd” without the quotes.
  3. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  4. After the search has finished right click or hold tap on the “cmd” icon.
  5. From the submenu that appears left click or tap on the “Run as Administrator” feature.
  6. Write in the command prompt window the following: “netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled” without the quotes.
  7. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  8. Now write: “netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled” without the quotes.
  9. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  10. Next, you will need to write the following: “netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled” without the quotes.
  11. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  12. Close the Command prompt window and try connecting again to the wireless network.

7. Fix general Wireless Adapter issues

Your computer may simply have problems because of the access point or wireless adapter. In this case, you will have to do more checks, like seeing if all the cables are plugged correctly, update wireless drivers, reset the router and changing your password. You can also try to fix the problems you have with Belkin Wireless adapter by using our guide.

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And there you go, you have above a few methods that will solve your wireless connection in Windows 10 but if you do run into any more issues or you have other questions related to this article please don’t hesitate to write us in the comments section of the page situated below and I will help you further as soon as possible.

READ ALSO: Download Mediatek (Ralink) Wireless Lan Adapter driver for Windows 10

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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