You are in the middle of an important task or a session on your system and suddenly you are cut off! In the rush of today’s world, this kind of delay is simply intolerable. I’m sure a lot of you wonder why does my internet keep dropping or why does my WiFi keep disconnecting so often?
Well, logically there may be a couple of reasons for this, but if it is a repetitive occurrence then it would serve you well if you simply looked and understood the reasons we’ve listed below. These are the most common culprits which cause the internet disconnection issues on Windows.
This simple guide will save you a lot of heartburn and most importantly, time to answer why the WiFi keeps disconnecting?
Your Wi-Fi Network/Connection is overloaded
Top of the list of reasons is too much of network load on your WiFi connection.
Most network devices come with a fixed bandwidth. So it is possible that despite having a good network setup, you may have trouble connecting to a network simply because there are too many devices connected to the same network.
Radio Signals from other devices
When there are other electronic devices surrounding your PC or the router, the radio signals of these devices may interfere with your Wi-Fi network and often cause WiFi disconnection issues.
Even machines like your TV, microwave oven, stereo speakers, etc. can interfere with the WiFi signal. So clean up the clutter of machines that could be surrounding your router or target device and that can help avoid the frequent disconnection issues.
Your Wi-Fi Network drivers are not updated
Another reason for your internet to keep disconnecting maybe the fact that you have not updated your Network Adapter Drivers.
There are two simple ways to update your Wi-Fi drivers.
The First Solution: Installing Wi-Fi Drivers
Press the Windows Key and X simultaneously. Then click on Device Manager as shown in the image below.
Note: To make any changes, you need to have login as an administrator.
Double click on Network adapters and Right-click on your Wi-Fi network adapter.
The various options including Update driver will show up. Choose that option.
After you decide to update your adapter, it will ask you whether you want an automatic search for updated software or you want to browse your computer for the same.
Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
Once you select “Search automatically for updated driver software,” it will check online to see if there is one available. If it isn’t, then you will have to wait for the update to happen on your system or you can use an external software to check the latest drivers.
Once your driver is successfully downloaded and updated, then it will give you the following message.
If in case, your Wi-Fi adapter is already updated, it will show you the message The Best drivers for your device are already installed.
The Second Solution: Installing Wi-Fi drivers
Another way to update your PC driver is to go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer and get the update. Given below are a few popular links of the direct official websites.
Make sure you have the name of your adapter ready so it gets easy to find the appropriate update. You will be able to locate it on the OEM’s website or use the method below.
Here are some reference links.
For Toshiba: https://support.toshiba.com/drivers
Note: If you don’t know your Wi-Fi Adapter’s name. Just go to the First way of installing the update and get the name. That is, Device manager > Network Adapter > Your Wi-Fi adapter.
Check the Settings to see if the Power Save Mode is switched ON
If your system has enabled the Power Save mode, it could cause a hindrance and cause the internet connection to disconnect often.
In all probability probably your network card may have been set to shut down to save power and that may be the cause of why your network keeps dropping.
Follow the instructions below to see the settings of your network card.
Go to the Network icon from taskbar and Right-Click on it. Select Open Network & Internet Settings.
Scroll down and click on Network and Sharing Center as shown below.
On the left top side, choose the option Change adapter settings.
Now you can see the network you are working on. Right-click on it.
Then, Select Properties.
Now, under the Networking tab click on Configure.
When you click on Configure, many tabs will be visible; under Power Management, uncheck the box saying Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Reset the Wi-Fi Configuration Service
Press Windows Key and R simultaneously. Then, type services.msc and click on OK.
Under General Tab, it has an option Status Type with the various option, Choose Automatic.
After you select the Automatic status type, Click on Apply.
Updating the Router Firmware
Yet another reason for your WiFi to keep disconnecting could be because you have not updated you Router Firmware. That’s simple enough to do as well.
No router comes with an automatic firmware update. Hence you will have to download the updated version of your router by going to their official website. You can do that by logging in to your router and getting the update manually
There could be a number of other reasons to answer the question of why does my internet keep dropping or why does my WiFi keeps disconnecting? As you read above, we have listed out the most common issues and have provided some easy solutions.
We would definitely like to know your comments on how this article helped you to resolve your Wi-Fi disconnection issues.
Further Reading: Turn Your Windows OS into Your Virtual WiFi Hotspot