As soon as we turn on the computer on a day-to-day basis, in these times one of the first things we do is open the browser to connect to the Internet. From here we carry out all kinds of tasks, both work and leisure, most of them in the cloud or remotely. But for all this to work correctly, several factors come into play here, including the Ethernet or WiFi connection that we use.
Of course, as soon as that key element is in perfect condition, others such as the browser or the platforms and websites that we visit come into play. To all this we add the hardware that we use for this type of task and that make our online experience the best possible. But of course, in the event that one of these elements does not work as it should, the rest can be a disaster.
In fact, here we want to focus on something of the importance of the WiFi connection, one of the most common ways of accessing the Internet. Its popularity and widespread use is largely due to the good connections that we have, together with the comfort of use that it provides us. Whether at home or anywhere else that has one of these connections, we can be online at all times. The problem comes when this begins to fail or directly does not work.
For example, it may be the case that the connection as such is not available and we cannot access the Internet in this way. In fact, this is a serious problem in certain circumstances, both at work and in free time. Thus, if we find a problem of these characteristics, we are going to give you some solutions.
Restart the router
Keep in mind that much of today’s computing depends on the Internet connection, without it we can become isolated or make productivity stop. Therefore, the first measure to take is to restart the router, as is usual. In fact, we recommend that you turn it off, wait a few seconds, and turn it on again later.
In many cases this simple is enough so that we can already connect to our WiFi network and work with it.
We don’t have the WiFi password in Windows 10
In the event that we cannot connect because we have forgotten the password or the system does not recognize it, we can locate it. This is found among the keys saved by Windows 10. To do this, we right-click on the network icon on the taskbar and choose to open network Internet settings. In the new window we click on Change adapter options and right click on the WiFi connection, where we select Status.
We click on Properties of the wireless connection and go to the Security tab. Here we can see the password after checking the checkbox next to Show characters.
Update network drivers in Windows
Another of the almost mandatory steps in this same sense to solve possible problems with the WiFi, is to restart the corresponding drivers. This is something that we can easily achieve from the same Redmond operating system. In fact, this is something that we carry out for most of the PC components from the so-called Device Manager. In order to access this element that we are commenting on, the first thing we do is click with the right mouse button on the Start menu button.
At that moment we will see that a list of options appears on the screen in which we select the Device Manager. In the new window that we are going to find, we will see the components that are part of the team. Therefore, here we only have to find the one called Network adapters and right-click on it to select Update driver.
Change network name and password
If this does not work, we can also try to change the name and password of the network to which we are connected. And is that some users have reported that with this simple change the problem with the network is solved. For this, it is enough that we connect to the router router through an Ethernet cable and type the corresponding access credentials. From there, each model is different, so we will have to locate the fields corresponding to these modifications.
WiFi failure that does not have a valid IP configuration
In the event that we find a message that says that the WiFi does not have a valid IP configuration, let’s see how we can solve all this. First of all, we recommend opening a command line window from CMD. Once we have this on the screen, we must write the following commands:
- netsh winsock reset
- ipconfig / release
- netsh int ip reset
- ipconfig / renew
- ipconfig / flushdns
Configure the channel width of the WiFi network
It is also important to know that the router that we normally use, usually broadcast their networks through different channels that it has preconfigured. Therefore, in the event that there are several nearby routers that use the same channel, the waves can become saturated. Therefore we will have to access the router again as we mentioned before and locate the channel configuration. What we recommend here, if possible, is to configure it in automatic mode.
Make Windows forget the current WiFi
Another possible solution is to get Windows 10 to restart, so to speak, access to Wi-Fi. To do this, click with the mouse on its icon on the system taskbar. Here we will see a list of all nearby wireless connections, including ours. Therefore we place ourselves in this, where we click with the secondary button to be able to select the option to Stop remembering.
Then, when it is detected again, we will have to re-enter the corresponding network access password.
WiFi cuts out every so often
In the event that we detect that Windows 10 cuts the WiFi connection periodically, and without prior notice, the problem could be in the power management settings. In order to verify this we right-click on the Start menu and choose Device Manager.
We open the Network Adapters options and right-click on the corresponding network adapter, where we select Properties. Here we opted for the Power Management tab where we unchecked the check box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save energy.