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


Ivan Jenic
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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.</li>
  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.</li>
  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.

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