Wi-Fi is disconnected in Windows 10

Updated: March 05, 2023
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Wi-Fi is disconnected in Windows 10
by Anna Chernetska
Tech Expert & Writer
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If Wi-Fi does not work after installing, reinstalling, or upgrading to Windows 10, it's not stable. And there are often times when the Wi-Fi connection in Windows 10 simply disconnects. For example, when the Wi-Fi connection lasts for a few minutes and just drops out. Or you lose the connection at the moment of loading an online game, torrenting, watching videos, etc.

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This article will focus on the problem of unstable Wi-Fi networking in Windows 10 when the connection keeps breaking, and you have to reconnect your laptop to the wireless Wi-Fi network. Take into account that if you observe an unstable Wi-Fi connection on all devices, the problem is most likely in the router.

As for Windows 10, there are plenty of problems with Wi-Fi. And as a rule, all of them are caused by a lack of drivers. More precisely, stable and working drivers. If the problem lies in lacking access to the Internet, when the error "Connection is limited” pops up, then in this case, then it is obvious how to solve it.

But when the Internet after connection works for a few minutes and periodically breaks the connection via Wi-Fi, or laptops are disconnected from the Wi-Fi network, or the status of "No access to the Internet" is shown,  then it is much harder. In this case, it is not clear what is causing it, not to mention the solutions.

Changing network properties and adapter settings

In the properties of your network, you need to put a checkmark next to "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)". It was this setting that helped solve the problem of dropped Internet connections. In order to do this follow these steps:

Changing network properties and adapter settings
  1. Go to the "Network and Sharing Center".
  2. Next, click on your Wi-Fi network.
  3. In the new window, click on "Wireless Network Properties". Check the box next to "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)", and click "Ok".
  4. After these steps, restart your laptop. The wireless network will probably be stable and the Wi-Fi connection will not be disconnected.

If the problem persists, you can try updating, reinstalling, rolling back, or uninstalling the Wi-Fi adapter driver.

  1. You need to disable the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter (Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct) and/or Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter (if available) in Device Manager. These adapters are needed to distribute Wi-Fi from your computer. If you do not use this feature, you can disable them.
  2. After disconnecting, you need to restart the computer.

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