How to Definitely Fix WiFi not working on laptop?

How To Fix WiFi not working on Windows?

In this article, I will show you various ways to solve the problem of WiFi not working in Windows 10. Now some of the causes of this problem are minor and some major but perhaps only one, the red “X” in your Windows network icon can be found on the laptop. I will give you 6 Solutions to enable WiFi.

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01. Check dedicated switch for wireless connections

This switch is usually very small and is not positioned in the most obvious places. With the laptop, you have to do some searching to find your location and make sure it’s easily activated. You may unwittingly spend hours trying to flip this switch and try to see if you have a red “X”.

If your network icon and your Wi-Fi connection are not working, so you should definitely start with this solution. However, as all laptops do not have this switch, it is okay. If you don’t find anything on your laptop, Keep up with the other suggestions.

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02. Enable WiFi adapter.

Especially if you are running Windows 10, the Wi-Fi adapter driver automatically installed with Windows 10. If you are upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 so if you have this problem in Windows 10.

  • Click on the Start menu and click on the Gear icon to open your Windows settings.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • To Change Your Network Settings Click on the Adapters option and you will see a list of all network adapters currently available on your computer.
  • There you can find your WiFi adapter in gray color on this page, it will indicate your adapter is disabled by a user or by some applications.
  • If for some reason this does not work for you, then right-click it and select enable to enable it again.


If you cannot find your WiFi adapter in this window, you can skip this solution and proceed with your other suggestions.

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03. Check Adapter settings in BIOS

This solution is similar to the previous one. You can use the BIOS settings or the function key to verify that your computer key needs to be restarted so that we reach your BIOS according to your computer architecture.

Then go to the advanced tab from the BIOS and find the device on which the keyboard configuration is built. You will find several options here, including your WLAN adapter, with options or different accessories depending on your laptop to make the model.

You must ensure that the status is enabled. Otherwise, you need to use the arrow keys to get to it. Explore the available options, choose to activate the adapter from the release, then use the required key, exit with your “F10 key“, restart, and check if red “X’’ has disappeared.

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04. Check Drivers Update

The next solution is to connect our computer to the Internet using an Ethernet cable if there is no Ethernet cable or LAN connection, you can also use a USB WiFi adapter. For connect your computer to internet, follow these steps.

  • Open your search, type Device Manager, click on Device Manager from the search results.
  • Go to Network Adapters and click Drop Down to reveal your network adapters.
  • From there you can find your WiFi adapter and Right-click on it, selects Update Driver, and then clicks Automatic Search for Update Driver Software.
  • Wait for the process to complete. It’s a later version of what you have it automatically downloads and replaces an outdated one. This means that the best drivers are already installed.

In addition, you should connect to the Internet to check if your WiFi module is up to date, so connect your laptop to the Internet and open your search. If not, the next solution can be found.

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05. Full Windows Update

If you couldn’t fix the problem with above solutions, you should try to full update the Windows. Windows Update may fix the problem. To check the Windows update,

  • Go to the search and type “Windows Update”.
  • Click on the “check updates” on the search result.
  • Wait for updates which means download and installed during this process. Your Wi-Fi drivers are updated equally if the system update.

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06. Install Drivers Manually

If the problem not fixed yet, you need to manually download and install the WiFi adapter driver. To do that you will need a full model number on your laptop. The operating system I’m running at the moment is Windows 10 whether it’s 32-bit or 64-bit.

Go to your manufacturer’s page and download the corresponding drivers that match your system specifications, or you can search for your complete computer model on Google. After you find your WiFi driver, install and check your network is working.

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I hope you will fix the wifi not working problem with one of these solutions. If you have any question please do post a comment.

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Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.