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8 Ways to Fix Wi-Fi Doesn’t Connect After Sleep in Windows 10
Typically, when you restart your computer or wake it up from sleep or hibernate, the Wi-Fi connects automatically. Imagine the trouble of repeating the same steps of connecting to the internet every time the PC starts or wakes up from sleep. Sadly, some Windows 10 users struggle with getting their Windows 10 computers to connect with the Wi-Fi network.
For them, the internet doesn’t work after sleep or hibernate. They have to manually connect to Wi-Fi each time because their Windows 10 computer loses internet connection. Is that how things will stay forever? Nope. You can easily fix the problem with the solutions mentioned below.
Let’s check them out.
1. Restart PC
Restarting your PC occasionally is recommended if you frequently use the hibernate or sleep features. It helps resolve any related issues.
2. Enable Auto Connect
The Wi-Fi network will connect automatically only if auto-connect mode is enabled. To enable this mode, click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar. Locate the available Wi-Fi networks and select your currently connected Wi-Fi. Then click on Properties.
Turn on the toggle to Connect automatically when in range.
To ensure automatic connection for your Wi-Fi network, check the box next to “Connect automatically” if it’s available.
3. Use Troubleshooter
Before testing other settings, use the native troubleshooter. Right-click on the network or Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar and select Troubleshoot problems. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Check Wireless Adapter Settings
Follow these steps to inspect Wireless Adapter settings:
Step 1: Right-click the Start Menu icon and select Device Manager.
Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network adapters. Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties. The Network adapter usually carries the name of reputable companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Realtek, Atheros, etc.
Step 3: Go to Power Management tab. Uncheck ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’. Restart your computer.
5. Change Power Settings
Customize two power settings to solve the computer not connecting to Wi-Fi after sleep issue. The settings are Wireless adapter and PCI Express.
Follow these steps to change them:
– Step 1: Open Settings on your computer from the Start Menu. Alternatively, press Windows + I shortcut and click on System.
Step 2: Click on Power & sleep in the left sidebar. Scroll down and click on Additional power settings.
Step 3: Click Change Plan settings in the Power Options window.
Tip: You can open this window from the Control Panel too. To do so, launch Control Panel, then click Power options.
Step 4: Click Change advanced power settings.
Step 5: In the Power Options window, expand Wireless Adapter Settings and set Power Saving Mode to Maximum Performance for both ‘On Battery’ and ‘Plugged in’ situations.
Step 6: Scroll down in the Power Options windows and expand PCI Express, followed by Link State Power Management. Keep ‘On Battery’ and ‘Plugged in’ to Off or Maximum power savings.
6. Change Network Profile
Changing the network profile from public to private in Windows 10 can prevent Wi-Fi from turning off. Follow these steps to do it for your home Wi-Fi networks:
1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar.
2. Select Wi-Fi.
3. Click on Properties.
Choose Private under Network profile.
7. Update or Roll Back Driver
Sometimes, the issue is with the network driver. First, try updating it. If that doesn’t fix the problem, roll back to the previous version.
To do so, open Device Manager on your PC. Right-click on the Start Menu icon and choose Device Manager.
Next, expand Network adapters. Right-click on your driver and select Update driver. Follow the on-screen instructions to update it. Once updated, restart your PC.
If the issue persists, right-click on the driver and go to Properties.
Tip: Click on Scan for hardware changes to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problem.
Go to the Driver tab. Click on Roll Back Driver. Follow the on-screen instructions.
8. Reset Network Settings
If nothing works, reset your network settings. This will restore all network-related settings to their default values, fixing network problems. Before doing this, read about the effects of resetting the network on Windows 10.
Once you are satisfied with the effects, open Settings and go to Network & Internet. Scroll down until you see Network reset and click on it. Confirm on the next screen.
Time to Change the Source
We hope that putting your computer to sleep or hibernate wouldn’t disconnect the Wi-Fi after following the above solutions. But if the issue persists, check your router configuration. Try connecting to a different router and scrutinize the results. In case Wi-Fi doesn’t disconnect, your original modem or settings could be the problem. Try setting them to factory state and recheck everything.
Next: Windows 10 is loaded with hidden and powerful features. Learn about them from our tips and tricks post for Windows in the next link.
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