Fix For Windows 10 Can’t Connect to a Network

Do you know Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and computers are easily able to connect with the Wi-Fi connection. In spite of this, some Windows 10 users are reported bugs and issues while using the Windows 10 device, and these errors will prevent them from connecting the Windows 10 to the internet or network appropriately. Generally, Windows 10 can’t connect to a network occurs when particular device drivers clash with the current version of the Windows operating system or hardware related issues. Probably, the device driver might be outdated or corrupted, or Wi-Fi network connectivity issue includes wrong settings for the Windows 10 apps or might be overwhelmed internet access points. Here we provide some simple fixes which help you in troubleshooting the Windows 10 can’t connect to a network. Although there are various ways of resolving the issue, we described the most effective and reliable solutions. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Can’t Connect to a Network or Internet


Before starting the process, we suggest you follow the steps in the way it mentioned in the article. Doing this in the same sequence will save lots of time and effort. Also, preventing unnecessary trouble and glitches. Here how to do it:

  1. First, confirm that it is the Windows 10 operating system related to glitch. In case, if you are unable to connect the Windows 10 device to a wireless connection, verify that by connecting any other device to the same network. Whenever the internet isn’t working on all of your devices, then the network connection issues are associated with the Internet service provider and not with your Windows 10 device.

  2. After that, try to restart your router and modem. However, doing a restart helps you in fixing the network connectivity issue. Disconnect the router and modem from the power switch and wait for a few minutes and again connect it to the modem and router.

  3. Ensure that Wi-Fi is enabled. If Wi-Fi is turned off, your Windows 10 device won’t connect to any of the device or network. One can able to verify it if Wi-Fi is enabled by launching the Windows 10 Action Center on their screen and pressing the ‘Wi-Fi’ tile.

  4. Alternatively, disabled the ‘Airplane Mode’ option. As the Airplane Mode automatically turns off the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when it is enabled. In case, you want to turn off it, click on the ‘Tile’ located in the ‘Action Center.’

  5. Navigate to the same place as your modem or router. Sometimes, walls can block Wi-Fi signals and make it tricky for many Windows 10 users to connect to a network.

  6. Then, click on the ‘Manual’ option to join the network. If the Windows 10 device doesn’t automatically connect to a network. To make your process easy, connect manually to Windows 10 devices. For this, follow the steps mentioned below:

  7. Launch the ‘Start Menu’ on the screen.

  8. Tap on the ‘Settings’ option and choose ‘Network & Internet’ option.

  9. Choose the ‘Wi-Fi’ option.

  10. Then, select ‘Show available networks’ option.

  11. After that, choose your network from the list of connections appears on your screen.

  12. Press the ‘Connect’ tab to connect with the Windows 10 device.

  13. Subsequently, reboot your Windows 10 device. Many times, rebooting the device will help users in fixing the issue.

  14. Once restarted, check for all the latest Windows updates appearing on the screen.

  15. Now, run the ‘Network Troubleshooter’ tool. As all Windows 10 devices have integrated troubleshooter tool installed in their device that helps you in scanning device and detect the issue. To initiate the process, follow the following steps:

  16. Choose the ‘Settings’ icon to open it.

  17. Under’ Settings’ page, choose ‘Update & Security’ option.

  18. Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.

  19. Press the ‘Internet Connection’ option.

  20. Now, click on the ‘Troubleshooter Tool’ to run it.

  21. Click on the ‘Microsoft Edge’  to open it on the screen.

  22. Then, go to the less populated location. Try to relocate to a quieter area with less people and try again.

  23. Click to ‘Update your network adapter driver’ option.

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