Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Quick Fix

Wi-Fi Not Working?

Recently, many Windows 10 users have encountered no Wi-Fi available when trying to connect their computer to the internet.  Sometimes the dreaded yellow triangle indicating no  Internet available, but seemingly a Wi-Fi connection. This often occurs following a major update, such as The Windows 10 Creators update. But I've also seen it happen following minor updates or following long periods where the computer has not been used. 

Here is a possible fix to try.

Right click the windows icon in the bottom left hand corner of your task bar and left click Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu. For certain versions of Windows you may not see Windows PowerShell in the options. In this instance you will usually see the Command Prompt (Admin) as an option which is similar and the instructions are the same. If there is no Command Prompt option you will need to choose the "Run" option and when prompted type "CMD" and press enter to bring up the command window.

At the command prompt, run the following commands without the "" in the listed order, and then check to see if that fixes your connection problem:

Type: "netsh winsock reset" and press Enter.
Type: "netsh int ip reset" and press Enter.
Type: "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.
Type: "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter.
Type: "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.

You will need to restart your computer and reconnect your Wi-Fi to your home router. At the right hand side of the task bar you will see your Wi-Fi connection if it is greyed out left click it and choose your home router from the list and choose connect. If the connect automatically box is unticked, click that also to ensure everything connects automatically next time and if prompted you may need to re-enter your Wi-Fi password.

Mark can offer the benefit of 30 years’ professional personal computing experience plus plenty of patience, good humour and a friendly, common-sense approach to problem solving.