February 1, 2023
Windows 10 Not Connecting to WiFi

Windows 10 Not Connecting to WiFi Automatically

In the event that Windows 10 Not Connecting to WiFi Automatically, it will ask users to enter a WiFi Network Password every time you attempt to connect to internet. Below are the steps to fix this problem within Windows 10.

Windows 10 Not Connecting to WiFi Automatically

When you connect to the WiFi network on your PC at first it is when the WiFi Network Password is forever saved on your computer.

This lets your computer make use of the password that you have stored to connect automatically to WiFi when you attempt to access the internet via your PC.

If your computer isn’t instantly connecting to WiFi It is possible that some settings or issues on your system are blocking it from saving your WiFi network password.

Thankfully, the problem is easily solved by with one of the following techniques that are applicable to your situation.

1. Run Network Troubleshooter

The first thing to do is to use your hand at the inbuilt Internet Connection Troubleshooter in Windows 10 to pinpoint and fix the issue on your system.

1. Open Settings > click on Update & Security.

2. On the next screen, select Troubleshoot >> Internet Connections.

3. Wait for your computer to detect and fix issues related to Internet connectivity on the computer.

2. Forget WiFi Network & Rejoin

Be sure to write your WiFi Network password as well as follow the steps below to erase the WiFi Network and then rejoin the Network.

1. Go to Settings > Network and Internet and select WiFi in the left pane. In the right-hand pane scroll down until you click Manage Known Networks.

2. On the next screen, choose the WiFi Network and click on Forget.

3. Now, click on the Network Icon in Taskbar > select your network, then check the Connect Automatically and select Connect.

4. Enter your WiFi Network password and click next to join the WiFi Network.

This will fix the issue on your PC and you will see it automatically connected to the WiFi Network.

3. Stop Computer From Turning OFF WiFi Adapter

Sometimes, the problem could be caused by the WiFi adapter constantly being turned off by your computer to help save battery life.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click on Device Manager.

2. On the Device Manger Screen expand Network Adapters by clicking on the entry. Then, right-click on your Network Adapter for your computer and then click Properties.

Notice: If you see too many entries, search for one that says Network as well as 802.11b or that has Wi-Fi within it.

3. On Network Properties screen, select the Power Management tab, and then uncheck allow the computer to turn off this device in order to conserve the power option.

4. Click on OK to save this Power setting to your computer.

This will stop your computer from turning off energy to the WiFi Adapter. This will stop the WiFi network password from being deleted.

4. Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

The issue of WiFi not Connecting automatically on Windows 10 might be due to the Network Adapter Driver becoming outdated or corrupted.

1. Right-click on Start button, then click Device Manager.

2. On Device Manger Screen expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on the Network Adapter on your system and select Uninstall.

Notice: In case you find excessive entries search for something that reads Network as well as 802.11b or that has WiFi included.

3. On the Warning pop-up click OK to remove the driver.

4. Now, you can either restart your computer, or click the Screen icon at the top of the menu.

This will cause your computer to look for the appropriate driver and install it to your computer.

5. Disable Microsoft WiFi Direct Virtual Adapter

The goal the purpose of Microsoft WiFi Direct Virtual Adapter on your PC is to allow sharing of the internet connection from your computer to various other gadgets (Hotspot).

This feature can be disabled to solve the issue that results from Windows 10 not connecting to WiFi automatically on older PCs which do not support the Hotspot feature.

1. Open Device Manager > Click on View > Show Hidden Devices.

2. Next, right-click on Microsoft WiFi Direct Virtual Adapter and then select disable Device option.

NOTE: After disabling Microsoft WiFi Direct Virtual Adapter, you won’t be able make use of the Mobile Hotspot feature as available in Windows 10.

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