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FIX: WiFi Stopped Working after Windows 10 update

More exactly the option for IPv6 is now checked and this is one of the reasons why the Internet connection has stopped working.

How do I fix Wi-Fi connection after Windows 10 update?

  1. Disable IPv6
  2. Allow PC to turn off Wireless adapter
  3. Update your drivers
  4. Change the power settings
  5. Run the Internet Troubleshooter

1. Disable IPv6

  1. Left-click on the WiFi icon you have present on the lower right side of the screen.
  2. Select Open Network and Sharing Center feature.
  3. Now you should have a Network and Sharing Center window in front of you.
  4. Click on the Change adapter settings link situated in the left side panel of the Network and Sharing Center window.change adapter settings
  5. Look for the connection you have to the Internet and right-click on it or just hold tap if you are using a touchscreen device.
  6. From the menu that appears, you will need to left-click on the Properties feature.
  7. On the upper side of the Properties window, select the Networking tab.
  8. Search for the IPv6 option.
  9. Remove the check-mark from the IPv6 option.
    disable IPv6
  10. Left-click or tap on the OK button to close the window.

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2. Allow PC to turn off the Wireless adapter

  1. Press the Windows Key + S and type Device manger.
  2. Press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Expand the Network Adapters icon.
  4. Look for your wireless adapter in the list, right-click on it and go to Properties.disable IPv6
  5. Select the Power Management tab situated on the upper side of this window.
  6. Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device, then press Ok.
    allow computer to turn off wifi to save power
  7. Close every window you opened so far.

3. Update your drivers

  1. Press the Windows Key + S.
  2. Type Device Manager and press Enter.
  3. Go to the device you’d like to update and right-click on it.
  4. Then, select Update driver and follow the instructions.
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  5. Repeat the step for all the devices you want to be updated.

Update drivers automatically

An easier way to update your system drivers is by installing a third-party add that will do it for your, thus you won’t waste so much time searching.

The program will automatically scan all of your computer’s hardware and software for the latest compatible driver versions and installs them for you.

DriverFix Updater
Drivers are essential for your PC and all the programs that you use daily. If you want to avoid crashes, freezes, bugs, lag or any other problems, you will need to keep them updated.
Constantly checking for driver updates is time consuming. Fortunately, you can use an automated solution that will safely check for new updates and apply them with ease, and that’s why we strongly recommend DriverFix.
Follow these easy steps to safely update your drivers:

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the application.
  3. Wait for DriverFix to detect all your faulty drivers.
  4. The software will now show you all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
  5. Wait for DriverFix to download and install the newest drivers.
  6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.


Drivers will no longer create any problems if you download and use this powerful software today.

Disclaimer: this program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

4. Change the power settings

  1. Press the Windows Key + X.
  2. Search for Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Select the Small Icons feature in Control Panel.
  4. Search for Power Options and expand it.
  5. Click on Change plan settings (for the selected Power Plan).
  6. Then, click on Change advanced power settings.
  7. Expand Wireless Adapter Settings.
  8. Go to the Power Savings Mode.
  9. In the Power Savings Mode select Maximum Performance.
  10. Click Ok to save your changes.
  11. Close the windows you opened so far.
  12. Reboot your Windows 10 operating system.
  13. After the device starts check if your Wi-Fi internet connection is working properly.

5. Run the Internet Troubleshooter

  1. Press the Windows Key and select Settings.
  2. Then, go to Update & Security.
  3. Next, go to Troubleshoot.
  4. Click on Run the troubleshooter.

Another quick way to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues after Windows 10 updates is to run the Internet Troubleshooter built into your Windows 10.

That’s about it for this article. We hope that our solutions helped you get your internet connection back on.

If you have additional questions related to this subject, you can write us in the comments section below and I will help you further as soon as possible.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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