Few things are more irritating than a Windows 11 computer and connectivity issues. Unfortunately, this is a common issue, and there are many variables that influence this behavior. If you can’t figure out what’s causing the problem, read these tips that will most likely help.
Windows 11: How to solve connectivity issues
check the cable
If you are connecting via an Ethernet cable, the first thing you need to do is check that the cable is OK. It’s just that eventually they break down with some ease. Another thing to check is that the cable is properly seated in the port. This is unfortunately also a very common mistake.
restart the router
Before trying any of the other tips we’ve mentioned above, it’s important to rule out any issues with your router. So turning the router off and on is a simple step to solve many problems, including this one. So it’s the first thing we should try.
Turn airplane mode on and off
The other simple solution to these network related problems is to turn Airplane mode on and off. When active, Microsoft Windows turns off all radio services, including Wi-Fi. Turning Airplane mode on and off is a good way to refresh all the network connections on your PC.
However, using the icons that are right next to the date and time in the lower right corner, you can access the Quick Settings panel in Windows. Click the Airplane mode button to activate it. Wait a few seconds and then click again to disable it.
Disable and enable the Wi-Fi adapter
The Wi-Fi adapter is an essential component that allows your computer to connect to a network. Sometimes, temporary crashes with it can prevent Windows from detecting a nearby network.
In most cases, disabling and re-enabling the Wi-Fi adapter will resolve any temporary issues.
So use the key combination Win + R. Then type Control and press Enter.
Now in the new window go to Network and Internet and then to Network and Sharing Center.
Then click on the link and choose disable.
Then just click Activate again.
Windows 11 comes equipped with a number of applications that can help resolve common system-level issues. You can use them to fix connectivity issues.
Once you are in the settings, start typing resolution and choose the option to solve other problems.
In the new window and in front of Internet connections, choose Run and check if the problem is resolved.
Delete the Wireless profile
If Windows 11 doesn’t show one of your guarded networks even when it’s in range, it’s likely that the wireless profile for that network is corrupted. To solve the problem let’s delete the profile.
Open Windows search and type command line. On the right side choose Run as administrator.
Now run the following command to remove the wireless profile.
netsh wlan delete profile name =NetworkName
Attention: replace NetworkName with your network name.
Check if the problem is resolved.
Update or reinstall Network drivers
This can also be one of the causes for network problems.
So open the device manager.
Then open the network cards and then right-click on the driver you want to update and choose Update Driver.
However with these tips it is very likely that the problem will be solved.