Nowadays the use of wireless networks has gained a lot of weight compared to cable. It is a reality that we connect from many mobile devices and therefore it is necessary to have Wi-Fi networks in good condition. However, keep in mind that it does not always work correctly. We can suffer multiple problems that compromise the speed, quality or stability of the signal. In this article we will talk about them. We will explain what are the most common problems with Wi-Fi and what we can do to avoid them.
Wi-Fi, increasingly present
If we look back, just a few years ago it was normal to connect to the Internet from a computer via cable. Little by little, mobile devices with Wi-Fi connection appeared. This made modern routers also improve signal quality. Currently, most of our connections are wireless.
It is true that over time the signal quality, coverage and speed have improved. Our routers are better and the devices we connect have a greater capacity. However, this does not mean that the problems do not exist and that on certain occasions we may be victims of certain problems that slow down the connection.
The most used operating system for desktop computers today is Windows 10 . Therefore we wanted to focus this article on this Microsoft operating system. We are going to talk about the most frequent reasons that there are failures with the wireless connection and what we can do to try to solve it.
Common Wi-Fi errors in Windows and how to fix them
As we have mentioned, Windows 10 is nowadays the most used desktop operating system. It is therefore widely used to connect wirelessly from laptops or desktops. Sometimes failures may arise that cause these connections to not work properly. The failure may result in a loss of speed or quality, but it may happen that we cannot even connect.
Wi-Fi does not connect automatically
This is one of the most common problems, but it is also one that is easily solved. We may be accustomed to connecting to a Wi-Fi network , but we always have to connect manually. We can arrange it to connect only as long as it is available.
To do this you simply have to enter the available networks, select the one that interests us and check the box automatically connect. As we see it is a simple process and whenever that network is within the range it will connect automatically.
It connects and disconnects constantly
This problem may be caused by several reasons. The most normal thing is that it is simply that the coverage is bad. It is interesting that we place the router in a suitable position, that it is away from other devices and that it is located in a central area of the home.
But in addition to a router problem, it is possible that the fault resides in our Windows system . The most common here is that we have problems with some type of malware that is causing connection errors. We must have security tools that protect us and can analyze the system.
Another common problem is that the network card does not work properly. This causes us to connect but immediately disconnects. So constantly. It may be due to a physical problem, but it may also occur due to outdated drivers.
Cannot find available networks
In this case we have two options: that you don’t find a specific network or that you don’t find any or almost none. In the first case it could be simply how that network is configured. They may have hidden Wi-Fi SSID or may even be out of range.
If the problem is that you cannot find any network, it may be a problem with the drivers of the network card. Especially this happens after an operating system update.
The Wi-Fi option does not appear in the Activity Center
In this case we may not have that network card enabled. For this we go to Network and Internet Configuration, we access to change adapter options. Here we have to locate the adapter that interests us and double click to enable it.
Troubleshoot problems from the command line
We may find ourselves in the situation that our Internet is running slow or we cannot even connect. Some bugs can be resolved through the methods we have mentioned. However, we may also need to do something else and pull the command line.
There are three commands that we can test when we have problems of this type: netsh winsock reset, netsh int ip reset and the ipconfig / flushdns command. In this way, what we do is reset our network and solve certain problems.