On Windows 10, Wi-Fi issues, such as slow wireless speeds, unable to connect to a network, missing configuration, and Wi-Fi not working, seem to be among the common problems that users encounter every time they install a new feature update, even after installing the April 2019 Update, version 1903.
These problems usually happen because of driver compatibility, configuration changes, or a bug, which could be as a result of system changes introduced in a new version. However, other times, there are other factors that can contribute to Wi-Fi problems.
For instance, the network adapter driver can get damaged during the upgrade process. You don’t have the latest driver installed, which happened to work with the previous version, but not with the new version of Windows 10. There could be some configuration problems, and a number of other things.
If you’re unable to connect to the internet, the device randomly disconnects, or speed are not adequate, there are some troubleshooting steps that you can follow to fix most Wi-Fi problems on your Windows 10 device.
- How to fix Wi-Fi using Network Adapter troubleshooter
- How to fix Wi-Fi using Network reset
- How to fix Wi-Fi using updated network driver
- How to fix Wi-Fi uninstalling Windows 10 April 2019 Update
How to fix Wi-Fi using Network Adapter troubleshooter
Windows 10 has a troubleshooting tool in the Settings app to fix most common wireless and other network adapters problems automatically.
To use the Network Adapter troubleshooter, use these steps:
Click on Update & Security.
Click on Troubleshoot.
Select the Network Adapter option.
Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
Select the network adapter you want to fix, in this case Wi-Fi.
Click Next to begin the process.
Once you complete the steps, the troubleshooter will detect and fix the Wi-Fi problem on your device. After the process completes, open your web browser and try to connect online. If everything is working again, you’re all done. If it’s still not working, try the following method.
How to fix Wi-Fi using network adapter reset
If the troubleshooter didn’t work, you can use the network reset feature that removes and reinstalls all the network adapters on your computer. This process resets all the networking components and restores the defaults settings, which can help to fix slow speeds or other problems trying to connect to the internet.
To reset your Wi-Fi adapter on Windows 10 after installing the April 2019 Update, use these steps:
Click on Network & Internet.
Click on Status.
Click the Network reset link.
Click the Reset now button.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click the Close button.
Restart your computer.
After completing the steps, you may need to reinstall other networking software, including VPN client or virtual switch software. In addition, you’ll need to manually reconnect to any wireless network, which may require to enter the passcode again.
You can also watch the video tutorial below to see in more details, the steps to fix a wireless adapter on Windows 10.
If everything is working again, you’re all done. If it’s still not working, try the following method.
How to fix Wi-Fi updating network adapter driver
If your device still experiencing slow Wi-Fi speeds or problems connecting to the internet, the issue could be an outdated network driver.
You can resolve this issue downloading and installing the latest driver from the network adapter manufacturer’s support website.
It’s recommended to use their instructions to install the latest version of the driver, but you can also download the driver, extract the files, and use these steps:
Search for Device Manager, click the top result to open the experience.
Expand the Network adapters branch.
Right-click your Wi-Fi adapter, and select the Update Driver Software option.
Click the Browse my computer for driver software option.
Click the Browse option to locate the adapter driver.
Check the Include subfolder option.
Click the Next button.
Once you complete the steps, you should be able to connect online.
If nothing seems to work, sometimes, you can also try an older version of the Wi-Fi adapter driver, such as those designed for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, which may fix the problem temporarily until there is a permanent fix.
How to fix Wi-Fi uninstalling Windows 10 April 2019 Update
In the rare case that you’re still having wireless connectivity problems, then there’s a good chance that the issue is a bug with the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, and you may need to wait until an update becomes available to fix the problem.
If you can’t wait, as a last resort, you can go back to the previous version of Windows 10 until the Wi-Fi problem is resolved, which you can do using this video walkthrough:
Wrapping things up
Alongside all these instructions, it’s a good idea to check your adapter settings on Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections, and opening the adapter’s properties. In the past, there have been reports about TCP settings getting disabled and DNS settings getting reset after an upgrade. In addition, you should always reboot your router to see if it helps to resolve the Wi-Fi slow speed or connectivity problems.
While we’re focusing this guide on Windows 10 version 1903, you can use these steps virtually on any supported version of the operating system to resolve networking problems.
Alternatively, you can also connect online using a wired connection using an Ethernet adapter. If your laptop doesn’t include a port to plug a network cable, you can get an adapter from Amazon.
Installing the new version of Windows 10 should be an easy process, but if you experience any issues, you can always submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums to get help.