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How To Fix Laptop Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi

Whenever there is a glitch in Wi-Fi connection, we think about why our laptop won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is one of the most basic needs for running the internet and connecting with different websites. Things can get quite difficult when our laptop does not connect to Wi-Fi since so much of our work depends on it, and many deadlines can be left unmet.

6 ways to solve laptop won’t connect to Wi-Fi problem

Here are some easy and effective fixes to the problem of my laptop won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Try these and see how your laptop gets easily connected to the Wi-Fi network.

1. Make sure the Wi-Fi is Turned on your laptop

The problem can sometimes be simply that the Wi-Fi is not turned on your laptop. So, begin by checking if you have turned on your Wi-Fi and do not have your device on airplane mode.

See at the bottom right of your screen and click on the internet tab to see if the Wi-Fi is turned on or not. You can also cross check with your smartphone if the problem is with your laptop or with Wi-Fi network in general.

2. Restart Your Modem and Router

It is possible that your laptop is alright and your Wi-Fi network is faulty and you need to restart it. You can do this by following these simple steps:
1). Disengage the wires cable of your router and the modem.
2). Wait for about 30 seconds.
3). Reconnect the cable of your modem and turn on its power. But do not connect your router yet.
4). Wait for about 1 minute and then plug in your router and turn on its power.
5). Wait for about 2 to 3 minutes and see if your Wi-Fi starts working on your laptop.

If this works, then the problem was with your Wi-Fi device, not your laptop.

3. Restart Your Laptop

If restarting your modem and router does not work then you might need to restart your laptop. By simply restarting your laptop you can get your laptop connected to Wi-Fi.

4. Run Windows Troubleshooter

If none of the ways mentioned above work then you might need to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi connection. This is how you can do this:
1). Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.
2). There will be many options on the left side of your screen, select Troubleshoot from there.

3). Click “internet connections”

A windows wizard will open. Follow the instructions on it to troubleshoot your internet connection.
This will solve your problem most probably since the troubleshoot fights off any issues.

5. Uninstall and Install Your Wi-Fi Drivers

The problem can be with Wi-Fi drivers too which get outdated and need to be reinstalled. Here is how you can do it in the easiest way:
1). Please click the start button on your laptop, and you should see the Control Panel in the list. If you can not find the Control Panel in the list, please use Cortana: click Cortana, and say (input) Device Manager, then you can open Device Manager directly.
2). Now double click on Network Adapters and a list will open up, right-click on the Wi-Fi driver and click uninstall.
3). Then restart your laptop and see if your laptop connects with Wi-Fi.

Sometimes you do not need to install a Wi-Fi driver manually, so check if your laptop connects after you have uninstalled and restarted it.

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6. Renew Your IP Address

If the problem persists even when you have tried all the above fixes, then your IP address might not be supporting a Wi-Fi connection. In order to solve this issue by changing an IP address, you need to do the following:
1). Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard then press the R key. This will open the Run Box on your screen.
2). When it opens, type cmd on your keyboard and press Enter.
3). A black window will appear.
black windows

4). Type ipconfig/release on it and then press Enter. Now you must wait a while for the command to finish working.
5). When this command works, then type ipconfig/renew and press Enter. Now, wait for a while, and then connect your laptop to your Wi-Fi connection.

This will surely fix any problem with your laptop won’t connect to Wi-Fi, so you can continue working.

David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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