5 Simple steps to troubleshoot network connection problem on windows 10

After Recent windows 10 upgrade or due to any reason If you’re having problems getting connected to a network and can’t get onto the Internet, here are 5 Simple steps to troubleshoot network connection problem on windows 10.

Note: Below solutions are also applicable to troubleshoot network connectivity issues (Both Wireless and ethernet connection ) on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computers.

Troubleshoot network connection issues on windows 10

Network and internet connection problems mostly occur due to incorrect network configuration, Outdated, incompatible network adapter driver. corrupted system files, buggy updates or Security software etc. Whatever the reason, here apply solutions below to troubleshoot network connection problems on windows 10.

Start with basic Restart your modem and wireless router. This helps create a new connection to your Internet service provider (ISP).

If you use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router, check to make sure that it’s connected properly. If your laptop has a physical wireless switch, make sure that it didn’t get bumped to the off position.

Once you’ve verified a proper connection, check your equipment. Are the lights on your router and/or modem flashing green as normal? If no lights come on after the reboot, the device could be dead. If you get red lights, or a power light but no connection light, your ISP is likely down.

Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit enter, here on network connections right click on active network adapter select disable. Then restart windows and again open network connections ( using ncpa.cpl command ) And Enable the network adapter which you previously disabled.

Open command prompt as administrator, type netsh wlan show wlanreport Press Enter key to Generate a wireless network report. This report can help you diagnose the problem, or at least provide you with more information to give to others who might be able to help. see how to Analyze the wireless network report

Run The Network Troubleshooter

Windows includes a built-in network adapter troubleshooters that can automatically find and fix common internet & network connectivity issues. To run the troubleshooter for network problems, right-click the network icon in your System Tray and choose Troubleshoot Problems. Once the troubleshooter runs, it could check and diagnose common network & internet problems. After That Restart windows and check, there is no more problems.




Configure DHCP for a valid IP Address 

Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit enter key to open network connections window. Here right click on your active network adapter (ethernet/wireless) and select properties. Then double click on internet protocol version 4, And make sure its selected to obtain an IP address and DNS server address automatically. If not select the Radio button to obtain IP and DNS automatically from DHCP server. click Apply and ok to make save changes. Now check you are connected to network & internet connection.

Obtain an IP address and DNS automatically
Obtain an IP address and DNS automatically

Reset the TCP/IP stack

Try to reset the TCP/IP stack and clearing any DNS information on your computer. Which would be very helpful to fix most of internet & network connectivity issues. To this open command prompt as administrator And perform command below one by one. And press the enter key after each to execute the command.

netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew 
ipconfig /flushdns
Command to Reset TCP IP Protocol
Command to Reset TCP IP Protocol

After complete these commands type exit to close command prompt window. And restart your PC to get a fresh start, Now check you are get connected to your network and connected to the internet.

Update/Reinstall network adapter

As discussed before An outdated or incompatible network adapter driver can cause internet & network connectivity issues. If you recently upgraded to Windows 10, it’s possible that the current driver was designed for a previous version of Windows. Check to see if an updated driver is available.

Update driver

Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key to open device manager. This will list all installed driver list on your computer. Simply expend network adapter, Right click on installed network adapter driver and then select Update driver > Search automatically for updated driver software. and let windows to check for the latest available driver if found any this will download and install automatically for you.

Update Re-install Network Adapter
Update Re-install Network Adapter

Reinstall Driver

Visit Device manufacturer website, download the latest available network adapter driver and save it to your local drive. Now again open device manager ( devmgmt.msc ), Expand network adapter Right click on installed network adapter driver and then select uninstall. Again click ok when ask for confirmation and restart windows. Now on next start install the driver you have downloaded from manufacturer website check Network & internet connected.




Change power management setting

Problematic power management settings could be the cause of this problem. You can modify the setting to fix it. Here is how:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time. Click Device Manager. Expand Network adapter. Right-click your network connection device and click Properties.Go to Power Management tab, and un-tick the box for Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Click OK to save. Check to see if your Internet connection is back to normal again.

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Reset network adapters to default settingsWindows 10 only )

With Windows 10 Microsoft added network reset option which corrects and reset the network configuration to its default setup. Performing network reset should be another best solution to fix the Windows 10 network connection issues.

Open Settings, click on Network & Internet -> status -> Network Reset. Select Reset now and then Yes

Network reset on windows 10
Network reset on windows 10
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If you discover other workable solutions to fix the Windows 10 network connection issues, please reach the comments section below.

These are some most effective solutions to troubleshoot network connection or diagnosing network connectivity issues on windows 10. I hope after applying these solutions you will be get connected to your network and internet. If you discover other workable solutions to fix the Windows 10 network connection issues, please reach the comments section below. Also Read 3 Ways to Resolve IP address Conflict on windows 10.

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