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How to Fix Windows 11 Internet Connection Problems

WiFi or internet connection problems occur due to a variety of reasons with the website, your device, the Wi-Fi router, or your Internet Service Provider (ISP). here is how to fix the problem and get wifi or Internet working again.

Internet not working or Wi-Fi disconnects frequently after windows 11 update? Or Laptop identify and connect to your Wi-Fi network but there is no Internet access, Unable to load websites and use web-based apps. Well, there are several underlying causes that Prevent connecting to the Wi-Fi or accessing the internet after establishing a connection. The common reason for why the Internet not working on windows 11 are misconfigured settings and physical distance from the network source. Again network driver issue, corrupted system files or third-party antivirus also cause Windows 11 Internet problems.

Windows 11 Internet not working

If you are also experiencing on your laptop that won’t connect to the internet, Here is how to fix slow WiFi speed, “Limited access,” “Unidentified Network,” or no internet access on windows 11.

  1. If you are connected to Wi-Fi network, bring your laptop closer to the router and check if the Internet connection is stable now.
  2. Verify Wi-Fi is turned on or the Ethernet cable is securely attached to the computer and modem/router.
  3. Temporarily disable or uninstall third-party Antivirus and disconnect VPN (If configured on your device) to check if Your Antivirus Prevents Connecting to the Network.

Restart the Router and Laptop

Restart your computer and router, to refresh the device and clear temporary glitches that may present there and prevent windows11 connect to network and internet access.

  • Unplug the power cable for the Wi-Fi router from the power outlet.
  • Unplug the power cable for the modem from the power outlet.
  • Wait at least 10 seconds or so.
  • Plug the modem back into the power outlet. The lights on the modem will blink. Wait for them to stop blinking.
  • Plug your router back into the power outlet. Wait a few minutes for the modem and router to fully power on. You can usually tell when they’re ready by looking at the status lights on the device.
  • On your PC, try to connect again.

Troubleshoot Internet Connection

Run the built-in Internet troubleshooting tool and let windows automatically detect and fix the internet connection problem for you.

  • Open settings app using windows key + I
  • Navigate to the system, then troubleshooter,

Troubleshoot option windows 11

  • Click on other troubleshooters then locate Internet connections and run the troubleshooter.

Internet troubleshooter

  • Let the troubleshooter detect the problems causing slow wifi speed or wifi disconnects frequently on windows 11 and fix them.
  • Once the diagnosis process completes close everything and reboot your PC.
  • Now check the Wifi and internet status if it’s stable or not.

Reinstall network adapter driver

If your PC or laptop is connected to the internet but unable to access the web, try to reinstall the network adapter.

  • Press Windows key + X and select device manager,
  • locate and expand the network adapter section,
  • Hover the cursor over the name of your network adapter, right-click on it and select uninstall,
  • Click uninstall again if prompt for confirmation and restart your device.
  • On the next start, your PC installs the default wifi driver for you.
  • Try connecting to the wifi network again and check the Internet status and Wifi is stable or not.

Note: If your device fails to install the default wifi driver, then download and install the latest version of wifi driver again from the Manufacturer’s website

Check Wi-Fi Power Management

If you notice wifi disconnect frequently or slow wifi speed on Windows 11, you should make changes to the network adapter’s power management settings.

  • Again open Device Manager and expand Network adapters.
  • Right-click on the Wi-Fi driver, select properties and move to the Power Management tab
  • Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and click ok,
  • Close everything and Try using Wi-Fi on Windows 11 and you won’t notice frequent dropouts.

Check Wi-Fi Power Management

Reset network configuration

Wi-Fi or internet is connected on your laptop but you are unable to access the internet?  It could be because problem with IP address or DNS (Domain Name System) configuration. Let’s flush the DNS cache and reset network configuration settings that help fix the windows 11 internet problem.

Open command prompt as administrator and perform the following commands.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

After executing the above commands, restart the computer and check if the Internet connection is working or not.

Reset Network Settings

  • Press Windows key + X and select settings app,
  • Switch to Network & internet tab on your left and go to Advanced network settings.
  • Under More Settings, click on Network reset.

Network reset option

Finally, click on the Reset Now button next to Network reset.

Network reset windows 11

  • Click reset now when prompt for confirmation and restart your PC.
  • This will reset the network configuration to its default, check Wi-Fi driver for errors and try to fix them as well.
  • Wait for the process to finish and reboot your PC
  • Now check if the internet connection is restored on your device.

Enable to Connect wifi Automatically When in Range

  • Open the Settings app using the Windows key + I
  • Go to Network & Internet menu.
  • Select Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi connection properties
  • Finally, enable Connect automatically when in the range option.

Disable Metered Connection

If your Wi-Fi connection is set as the metered connection you might experience slow Internet speed to reduce data usage.

  • Open Windows Settings using the Windows key + I
  • Go to Network & internet then Wi-Fi.
  • Select the Wi-Fi connection that you are trying to connect.
  • Disable the Metered connection toggle (If enabled)

Disable metered connection

Switch to Google DNS

  • Press the Windows key + R, type ncpa.cpl and click ok to open the network connection window,
  • locate your active wifi adapter, right-click on it select properties,
  • Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to open its properties,
  • Select the radio button use the following DNS server addresses and set preferred DNS server, Alternate DNS server
  • Click ok, apply and ok to make save changes and check your Internet status.

Change DNS address

Did the above solutions help fix Wi-Fi and Internet Connection Issues in Windows 11? Let us know in the comments below.

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