After the launch of Windows 10/8, a majority of Windows users started shifting their Operating Systems to the latest one. Users have reported that they are losing internet connection after installing Windows 10/8. It is quite interesting as Windows 10 is the successor of all the Windows and it should act as the best of all. We know that this issue will be resolved over time but it is quite a headache for those users who need to be connected all the day.
Although, sometimes, the Windows shows that the system is connected to the internet but it doesn’t work at all. Trying to fix this issue automatically doesn’t work at all and it stays as it is. So, in this guide, we will be trying to fix this issue.
Reason Behind the Problem “Losing Internet Connection after Installing Windows 10”:
One of the common causes of this problem is the missing or corruption of Windows Socket API (winsock) inside Windows registry. Sometimes, a registry key related to winsock might get corrupted due to some viruses. So, it causes the internet to shutdown. TCP/IP configuration can also be the main culprits behind this issue.
Another thing which can be involved in creating this problem might be network card drivers corrupted or not installed properly.
Solutions to Fix the Problem “Losing Internet Connection after Installing Windows 10”:
There are multiple causes behind this problem, so, there might be multiple solutions to fix it. Follow these methods to get your internet back to work on Windows 10.
Method # 1: Resetting Winsock and TCP/IP
Resetting Windows Socket API can do the trick in a majority of cases. You would also be required to reset IPv4 and IPv6 protocol to get your internet back. To do all of this hefty stuff, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) by right clicking over the start menu and selecting it from the list. You can also use Win + X keys on the keyboard and select it from the list.
2. Type the following commands inside the Command Prompt and hit Enter key after typing each one. You can also copy/paste the commands by right clicking inside the command prompt and selecting the Paste
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
Reminder: Press Enter after typing each line.
3. After the process is done, reboot your computer and check your internet connection whether it is back to work or not.
Method # 2: Updating Network Adapter Drivers
Sometimes, after the installation of Windows, compatible drivers are not installed by Windows because of lack of support for that particular adapter. So, downloading and updating your adapter drivers from manufacturer’s website manually can solve the problem.
1. Download the latest drivers from manufacturer’s website.
2. After the drivers are downloaded, navigate to your Device Manager > Network adapters and right click on the one you are using for your internet connectivity. Select Update Driver Software from the top.
3. Inside the update window, click on Browse my computer for driver software and browse the appropriate driver you downloaded from the hard drive and hit Next button at the end. After the process is done, reboot your PC and check for problem.
Fix: Windows 10 / 8 Lose Wi-Fi Connection
Have you ever noticed that your Wi-Fi gets disconnected when your PC goes to sleep or standby? After waking up your PC, you may notice that the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray appears as disconnected, and you have to click it to reconnect. So if you’re experiencing the same issue on your Window 10/8 PC, here is a simple way to fix it.
How to fix the issue of Windows 10/8 losing Wi-Fi connection after sleep?
- Press the Windows Key + R and type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box to open Device Manager.
- In Device Manager, expand Network adapters, right-click on your wireless network adapter (e.g. Dell Wireless 1506 adapter), and then select Properties.
- In the Properties window, switch to Power Management tab and uncheck the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Click OK.
- Close Device Manager and reboot your computer to apply the change. Your Windows 10 / 8 PC should not lose Internet connection after sleep or standby.