[FIXED] Wifi automatically turns off in Windows – 5 Easy Steps

There is nothing more frustrating than when your WiFi automatically turns off in laptop or PC when you need it the most.

Some Windows users have encountered this problem on their Windows computers. Whenever they enable WiFi, it will automatically turn off and reconnect. In this guide, we will see how to solve this issue.

Let’s just hope we don’t get to see such issues in Windows 11

How to fix the WiFi automatically turns off problem in Windows 10

Many Windows users have encountered this problem. Their WiFi automatically turns off, and their Internet disconnects on Windows computers every few minutes. There may be many reasons for windows 10 wifi keeps turning off, from bad drivers to some wrong settings, but the good thing is that you can fix this WiFi error yourself if you follow the guide carefully. 

Note: If you encounter this problem on all devices, it may be that your router is causing this problem. 

Manually update your WiFi adapter driver.

Many Windows users say that this is the most helpful solution they have found so far when their WiFi automatically turns off. So try it. 

Please carefully follow the steps below to update your WiFi drivers manually: 

Device manager Update Wifi automatically turns off Windows 10
  1. Click Windows + R and type devmgmt.msc in the pop-up.
  2. Device manager will open, find the network adapter section from here and expand it, and then search for your WiFi network Adapter. 

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What is the driver for my WiFi network adapter?

To find your WiFi network adapter: 

wifi network adapter Windows
  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Change Adapter Settings
  4. Right-click your WiFi and click Properties
  5. It will display the driver name of your network adapter. 
  6. Now, now that you know the name of the driver right-click on your driver and click Update.
  7. From there, click Browse my computer to find the driver.
  8. Now select Let me choose from the list.
  9. Try to find the driver model from here which is similar to your controller. Still, the connection type is different, or there is an original version and a Microsoft version. Please select the original version. 
  10. Here, you can check if the WiFi keeps turning off Windows 10 problem is solved or not. If you have more controllers, please try a different controller.

If this does not solve your problem, please refer to the next solution.

Changing the power management settings in Windows

Wifi turn off power management Windows

One of the most common reasons your laptop keeps losing its WiFi connection in Windows is that you have changed the power management settings. For WiFi rotation issues, please follow the steps carefully: 

  1. Open the control panel (search for “Control Panel” after pressing the Windows key) 
  2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center
  3. Then go to change the adapter settings from there
  4. Right-click on your WiFi and click properties will now open the WiFi properties window
  5. From here, click configure.
  6. Now go to the power management tab and uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” check box.
  7. Click OK and restart.
wifi automatically turns off power management windows

This will most likely solve your problem; if not, please check the next solution.

Run the network adapter WiFi automatically turns off the troubleshooter.

wifi turn off troubleshooter

To solve these problems, Windows has proven itself to be the troubleshooter. So let’s see how to solve this WiFi problem by running the network adapter troubleshooter.

  1. Go to the control panel (you can find it by searching after pressing the Windows icon).
  2. In the upper right corner, select the view with a small icon or a large icon.
  3. After clicking on Troubleshooting, click View All on the left pane.
  4. This window will display all the problems you have encountered here.
  5. From there, search for “Network Adapter” and right-click to run.
  6. Then follow the instructions, and it will start solving the problem.

Now restart the computer after this and see if it works. If the WiFi still disconnects frequently, please check the next solution.

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Update the network adapter driver (automatically) to stop Wifi automatically turns off issue

If you suspect that any component on your Windows computer is not working correctly, you have likely installed the wrong driver. That can be a big reason why your WiFi automatically turns off.

To automatically install the correct network adapter driver, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click Windows + R
  2. And type devmgmt.msc in the pop-up run box. Device manager will open.
  3. Search for the network adapter from here and expand the section.
  4. And then find your Network WiFi adapter.
  5. Once you find your network adapter, right-click on it and click uninstall (don’t worry, it will reinstall when you reboot).
  6. Now restart your computer.

Your computer will install the latest version of the automatically available network adapter.

Reset the WiFi automatic configuration service.

reset wifi automatically turning off service

If none of the above solutions works for you, please follow the steps below to restore your WiFi service:

  1. Click the Windows logo key + R
  2. And type services.msc in the pop-up window.
  3. Now find the WLAN AutoConfig service and double-click it.
  4. Select the automatic startup type and click Apply and OK to save your settings.
  5. Now restart your computer and see if you can directly connect to WiFi as usual.

If none of these fixes helps you solve your problem in which WiFi automatically turns off, you may need to buy a new router. On the other hand, if it enables you to solve the problem, please leave a comment.

In this article, you got to know many different ways to solve the problem in which your WiFi automatically turns off. Windows 10 is a great operating system, but it still does have a lot of issues like Windows audio device graph isolation memory usage, etc. But the best part is, there is a solution to all such problems, which makes Windows 10 so great!