Are you having trouble browsing the web, streaming music, or receiving emails due to your Wi-Fi connection? This might indicate that your laptop isn’t connected to your network, and you’re unable to access the internet. But don’t worry; if you’re facing such Wi-Fi issues, we have several solutions for you to try.
Check Your Laptop Settings
Firstly, confirm that your Wi-Fi is turned on. To do this, select the “No internet connection” icon on the right side of the taskbar, and if it isn’t active, click it to activate it. Also, ensure that the Airplane mode is switched off.
Next, select “Manage Wi-Fi connections” on the Wi-Fi quick setting. Check if a familiar and trusted Wi-Fi network appears in the list of networks. If it does, try connecting to it. In case the network name indicates “Connected”, select “Disconnect”, wait for a moment, and then click “Connect” again.
Try Different Network Frequency Bands
Consumer Wi-Fi routers usually broadcast at two network frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. These will appear as separate networks in your list of available Wi-Fi networks. If your list includes both a 2.4 GHz network and a 5 GHz network, attempt to connect to the other network. Understanding the differences between these two network types might be helpful.
Ensure the Physical Wi-Fi is On
The physical Wi-Fi switch on your laptop should be turned on. There’s typically an indicator light that shows when it’s on.
Run the Network Troubleshooter
Windows’ inbuilt Network troubleshooter can be very handy in diagnosing and fixing common connection problems.
To run the Network troubleshooter, follow these steps:
- Select the “Start” button and type “settings.”
- Select “Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.”
- Under “Other,” select “Network Adapter > Run.”
- Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and see if it fixes the problem.
Restart Your Modem and Wireless Router
A common and often effective solution is to restart your modem and wireless router. This helps create a new connection to your internet service provider (ISP) and can often resolve the problem.
Solving Wi-fi issues on your Windows laptop might be easier than you think. Try these steps and get your internet connection back to speed. Otherwise, do reach out to us for assistance!