Windows 10: 1803 update, wi-fi keeps disconnecting/reconnecting Solved

  1.    14 May 2018 #1

    1803 update, wi-fi keeps disconnecting/reconnecting


    Hello there,

    I'm usually able to quickly fix up all the things Windows 10 updates break whenever they are released, but this time I'm stumped.

    As the title says, promptly after the 1803 update (which was installed on the morning of May 13th in my case) every 10-15 minutes my wi-fi completely disconnects and then reconnects a moment later. I can manually reconnect before Windows gets around to it if I want, as the connection itself is in perfect order; my phone has no issues staying connected and the router stands proud with all lights green.

    I have tried pretty much every solution I have been able to find online, except for stuff that involves registry editing or a complete system restore as I don't hope that would really be necessary, but no luck still.

    I apologize if I'm not offering enough information for anyone to suggest a solution, but please ask away if you wish - I'm rather confused about this situation, and only made this account just now to ask for help.

    I suppose I would also like to ask if anyone else is experiencing this, and if it is simply up to Microsoft to release a hotfix instead of me trying to repair something that I can't rightly do anything about?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    14 May 2018 #2

    Have you tried deleting the current wifi driver and then restarting and letting windows install it for you? Have you tried downloading the latest driver and then preforming the above and then on reboot install the latest wifi driver?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 May 2018 #3

    So If you are also suffering from Wifi disconnection issue fallow bellow instructions to fix the issue. Start with Basic troubleshooting simply Restart Your Router, Modem or switch. A simple restart will fix most of the issue. After restart connects to the wifi network and check, Still have the same problem fallow next solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 May 2018 #4

    Download the test right click on it and choose run as admin post results http://www.crewetown.co.uk/wireless.exe
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  5.    15 May 2018 #5

    Thank you for your suggestions all, I didn't expect such swift replies! I had already tried restarting my router/modem as well as of course the PC itself, but without luck.

    Plankton struck gold however - I had already tried deleting wifi drivers and installing them anew, but only through Windows itself. Tried deleting it again, but this time installing a fresh driver downloaded directly from Intel afterwards, and so far this seems to have solved the issue. Don't why I didn't think of this before, thank you!

    I will keep an eye on my connection for the remainder of the day just to be certain, and if it's all good I'll stop by and mark this as solved.

    Thanks again, everyone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    15 May 2018 #6

    Thank you for your suggestions all, I didn't expect such swift replies! I had already tried restarting my router/modem as well as of course the PC itself, but without luck.

    Plankton struck gold however - I had already tried deleting wifi drivers and installing them anew, but only through Windows itself. Tried deleting it again, but this time installing a fresh driver downloaded directly from Intel afterwards, and so far this seems to have solved the issue. Don't why I didn't think of this before, thank you!

    I will keep an eye on my connection for the remainder of the day just to be certain, and if it's all good I'll stop by and mark this as solved.

    Thanks again, everyone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    16 May 2018 #7

    I tried updating the drivers for my network adapter as well, but initially without luck.

    The trick, as per Plankton's cunning suggestion, turned out to be:

    Firstly, downloading an up-to-date driver for my network adapter straight from the manufacturer's website (Intel in my case), so that it's ready to go for later.

    Secondly, completely uninstalling my network adapter driver, which apparently is the same as uninstalling/removing the network adapter itself - that's how it seems to be worded in device manager anyway (I did not physically remove it).

    Lastly, rebooting my PC, and instead of having Windows install a driver in device manager, I installed the driver that I had downloaded from Intel beforehand.

    From what I have gathered since this issue was resolved, Windows 10 updates sometimes invalidate older drivers, even if they otherwise work perfectly fine despite being older, and it seems Windows doesn't get the newest drivers through device manager (I could be wrong, though).

    I wish you luck!
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Jul 2018 at 17:01.
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  8.    16 May 2018 #8

    Try this easy fix. In the Cortana search box type 'network status' and hit enter. When the status screen comes up, scroll to the bottom and left click "Network Reset". After a moment it will want you to restart your computer. Do so and your networking will be repaired! There's no need to modify anything else on the computer. Network remnants from your previous version are causing your problem. Resetting the network will correct everything.
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