Wifi not working with laptop but fine with other devices Fix
Here is detailed list of various solutions and workarounds that should help you address this problem.
1. Restart your router/device and laptop
if you use more than a few devices for accessing the internet via a single router. Two of them get the same IP assigned and then the issues start called IP conflict. so restarting laptop is highly recommended
Restarting your equipment will clear up the possible stall. Firstly, try using the LAN, wired connection. If the problem concerns only Wi-Fi connection, restart your modem and router. Power them off and wait for some time before turning them on again.
2. Laptop is blocked by Router
Check if your laptop is blocked by router. Log in to your router admin and go into parental controls and see if the laptop is being blocked by its MAC address.
3. Run Windows troubleshooter
- Right-click on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom and click Troubleshoot problems.
- Follow the On screen instructions until the troubleshooter resolves the problem or at least diagnose it.Close the troubleshooter.
- In case you’re still unable to connect, move down through the list.
4. Download & install the latest WiFi driver
- Firstly go to device manager.
- Select the network adapters
- Choose wifi driver option and right click on the option.
- After that uninstall the WiFi driver rather than updating driver software.
use your mobile connection to download the latest WiFi driver or you can also use your friend’s PC to download the latest WiFi driver.
- Find out your specific PC model.
- Search for its WiFi driver on its website.
- Then choose the WiFi driver and download it from there.
- Use a flash drive to transfer the downloaded driver file and transfer it
- After installation Restart/reboot your pc then.
5.Turn Off Firewall/Anti-Virus Programs
This is another really common cause for Internet connection problems.Sometimes the software goes overboard and it ends up messing up your connection to the Internet.You can usually try turning off just the firewall instead of the entire software suite. However, I would suggest disabling everything at least once to make sure it’s not the security software causing the Internet problem.
6. Change adapter Power Settings
There are multiple power-related options that will affect how Wi-Fi works. Some of them will stall it in order to reduce the power consumption, others will completely block Wi-Fi.
Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to ensure that Power settings won’t affect your Wireless adapter and thus inflict connection issues and so forth:
- Right-click on the Battery icon in the notification area, and open Power Options.
- By the preferred power plan (Balanced, in my case), click on Change plan settings.
- Click on ”Change advanced power settings.”
- Expand ”Wireless Adapter Settings” and then ”Power Saving Mode”
- Set ”Power Saving Mode” both on battery and while plugged into a wall socket to ”Maximum Performance”.
- Confirm changes and close the window.
7. Disable Enhance Protected Mode
Enhance Protected Mode is a feature in IE 10 and IE 11 that makes your browsing more secure by enabling additional security features. It is usually not enabled by default unless in a corporate environment. It can prevent certain add-ons from working if they are not compatible.
If you are having trouble connecting to the Internet using IE 10 or 11, go to Internet Options, click on the Advanced tab and make sure Enable Enhanced Protected Mode is unchecked.
8. Renew IP and flush DNS
In the Windows Search bar, type cmd, right-click Command prompt and run it as an administrator.
- n the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
- Wait for some time and then type in this command and press Enter:
- ipconfig /flushdns
- Close Command Prompt and try connecting to Wi-Fi again.
9. Enable/Disable/Uninstall Network Card
You can do this by clicking on start and typing ncpa.cpl in search bar. Right-click on the network card and choose Disable. Once disabled, just right-click again and choose Enable.
If this doesn’t work, you can try uninstalling your network card completely. When you do this, you have to restart your computer and Windows will reinstall the network card automatically.