Why Won’t My Computer Connect to the WiFi? How to Fix WiFi Problems

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A good internet connection is crucial for today’s productivity standard. When it doesn’t work well as usual or even can’t connect at all, specifically the wi-fi, something has to be done so you can continue your task again.

But don’t worry, there is more than just one thing you can do to solve your computer that won’t connect to the wi-Fi. Either you can connect to the wi-fi but still can’t connect/access a website, or your computer can’t connect at all, there are some ways to fix it.

Windows 10 has some complex network configurations that may let the users confused about what causes their internet problems. Here are ways to connect to the internet again in Windows 10.

Using the Troubleshooter

Windows 10 and previous Windows versions have the troubleshooter feature that can solve your common internet issue. Right-click the wi-fi icon at the Taskbar. Click Troubleshoot problems.

why won't my computer connect to the wifi

A dialog box will appear. It will detect your internet problems and provide the solutions directly. Simply wait for a few minutes until the solutions appear and follow the next instructions.

detecting problems

Check the network profile

Checking the network profile that is used by your wi-fi can save you from bad or limited access to the internet. A specific type of network profile won’t allow you to use it for file-sharing or pinter.

Right-click the wi-fi icon at the Taskbar. Click Open Network & Internet settings.

open network & internet settings

The Settings app will then show you the network status and whether you’re connected to the internet using the wi-fi. Click Properties.

click network properties

Click the Private one to use the wi-fi as a trusted network, making it able for file sharing and printer.

network profile windows 10

Turn off metered connection

A metered connection is useful to save more internet data for a limited data plan. But this feature might slow down your internet connection, or even prevent your internet from being connected.

metered connection windows 10

Open the Settings. Click Properties on your wi-fi. Then turn the metered connection off.

Make sure you don’t use a proxy

If a wrong proxy configured, you can’t access the internet as usual. Try turning it off and don’t use a proxy at all.

Right-click the wi-fi icon at the Taskbar. Click Open Network & Internet settings. Click the Proxy tab.

windows 10 proxy

Turn off everything in there. Then try to connect to your wi-fi again.

Make sure you don’t use the wrong DNS configuration

If you use a third-party DNS, make sure you’re using the right one. Otherwise, you can’t access the internet normally, from being slowed down or not able to access it at all.

Simply open the Settings app where your wi-fi connection shows. Click the Change adapter options.

change adapter options

This will open the Control Panel. Right-click on your wi-fi, and click Properties.

wifi properties

Click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click the Properties.

internet protocol version 4 properties

Make sure you select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click OK.

obtain an ip address automatically

Do the same for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

internet protocol version 6

Try disabling your wi-fi, then enable it

This might solve your wi-fi problem that is caused by the wi-fi driver. On the Control Panel > Change Adapter Options, right-click your wi-fi then click Disable.

wi-fi disable

Wait for it to be disabled, which can take a few seconds.

wi-fi is disabled

Then, try to enable it again using the same method.

enable wi-fi

Update, disable and enable, or reinstall the driver

If none of the above solves your problem, you can try updating the driver. If it doesn’t work, try disabling the driver, then enable it again. If it still doesn’t work, try reinstalling the driver.

To do this, open the Device Manager. You can open one using the Windows+X menu.

device manager

Find the network adapters. Right-click it, then select options to update, disable then enable, or re-install the driver by uninstalling it then installing it again (after restart).

disable device

Windows 10 computer that won’t connect to the wi-fi can be frustrating. Hopefully, the above suggestions solve your internet problems.

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