After the latest updates in Windows 10, most users faced issues with the connectivity of their Wi-Fi. Many users had reported that their Wi-Fi wouldn’t turn on when they upgraded from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
The most common issues being reported are either the Wi-Fi connects and disconnects again and again. Or the user can reach the internet connectivity only through an ethernet connection.
If you, too, as a Windows 10 user, faced these concerns, then don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We will guide you on how to fix these issues and enjoy seamless Wi-Fi connectivity on your Windows 10.
Top 4 options to fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi “Not Turning On” issues
Here are the top four options that have helped many users to fix their Wi-Fi connectivity issue. Use any of these to enjoy the latest version of windows without any issue.
1. Modification of Wireless Adaptors Property
Nearly 90% of the users fixed their Wi-Fi connectivity in Windows 10 using this option.
- Right-click on the start menu in your Windows 10 to find the “Device Manager” option.
- Expand the “Network Adapters” option when the device manager is open.
- In the list, search for an adapter that has “Intel(R)” and “Wireless” in its name.
- Right-click on it to open the “Properties.”
- Once the page is open, click on the “Advanced” option.
- Now, search for “Channel Width for 2.4Ghz” and select it to proceed.
- On the side in the “Value” drop-down, select “20 MHz Only.”
- Select 20 MHz Only if the value is set to “Auto”; otherwise, skip this step.
- Reboot and check if the Wi-Fi connectivity issue has been resolved.
2. Get Back to Older OS to Upgrade Again
There is a chance that when you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you made some mistakes. To fix it, you need to roll back to the previous operating system, turn the Wi-Fi off, and upgrade again.
- If you have an external device, then unplug your Wi-Fi device from your PC or laptop.
- If you have a built-in Wi-Fi device, then boot the BIOS and then turn it off.
- Now get back to your previous operating system, i.e., Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Try again to upgrade your system to Windows 10.
- Once the upgrade is complete, turn the Wi-Fi system on.
- Here Windows 10 must automatically detect your device and install the required drivers.
- Check for the Wi-Fi connectivity, and hopefully, the issue is resolved.
3. Restoration of the BIOS Settings to the System Defaults
- Start from the beginning by shutting off your computer.
- In the case of a PC, unplug the power cable from the wall outlet. Remove the battery if it is a laptop.
- Now, wait for 5 to 8 minutes without hitting any button or power options.
- Plug-in the power cable to the wall outlet. Insert the battery if it’s a laptop.
- Boot your system, i.e., laptop or PC, to BIOS.
- When on the BIOS system, locate the place where you can reset the BIOS settings back to the system default.
- Save the changes and then boot back to Windows.
- In some latest systems, by hitting the F9 key, you can automatically restore the BIOS settings to the system defaults. By hitting the F10 button, it will save the changes.
- Once your computer fully boots, try logging in and check your Wi-Fi connectivity.
4. Disabling the Option “Allow the Computer to Turn Off This Device to Save Power”
The last but not the least option to fix your Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Windows 10 is disabling an option in the device manager setting.
- In your Windows 10, right-click on the start menu to find the “Device Manager” option.
- Expand the “Network Adapters” option once the device manager is open.
- In the newly opened list, search for an adapter that has “Wireless” and “Intel(R)” in its name.
- To open the “Properties,” right-click on the option.
- When the properties are open, click on the “Power Management” tab.
- Disable the option available of “Allow the Computer to Turn off this Device to Save Power.”
- Now click “Ok.”