A computer that doesn’t connect to an internet connection is one of the most frustrating things.
This post will guide you on fixing a Windows 11 computer not connecting to a network.
Also Read: How to Get Better Ethernet Connection
Why Can’t I Connect to a Network?
Wireless networks can be complicated because of the many points of failure. It can be hard to determine where there is a problem with the network, from a Wi-Fi switch to a router issue or software conflict, to the Wi-Fi switch.
Misconfigured settings or physical distance from the network source are common reasons Windows doesn’t connect. There are other causes, however:
- Wi-Fi may turn off.
- The software has corrupted the connection.
- The network requires unique authentication.
How Do I Fix Network Connection Problems?
- Double-check whether it is a Windows 11 problem.
- Restart your PC. It is a common resolving method for electronic devices.
- Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on.
- Verify Ethernet cable is connected to your PC, and the Router or Cable should not be damaged.
- Re-add the Wi-Fi network.
- Move nearer to Wi-Fi
- Select the wireless network manually.
- Open Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Show available networks. Select your network and click on connect.
Turn off other network tools temporarily: Example
- Disconnect from the VPN server
- Disable Airplane Mode
- Turn off the firewall and pause the antivirus software
- Toggle off the ‘metered connection’ setting
- Go to Network & Internet > Properties > Metered connection
Update the network driver. For updates, follow the path:
- First, open Device Manager > Network adapters
- After that, right-click and click on update.
- Now, check for Windows updates. Get there by Settings > Update & Security.
- After that, use Network troubleshooter. Go there through Settings > Network & Internet> Network troubleshooter.
- You can also use Network reset on the same page.
There Might Be Nothing You Can Do
- Several times, the problem of a device not connecting to a Wi-Fi network is part of a larger problem that you cannot fix.
- Many issues can trace back to your ISP or the network device you use.
- It is also true if multiple devices are trying to connect. Your router may be outdated or not working properly. You can try updating, upgrading, or resetting the router if this happens.
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