Internet Keep Cutting Out? Here’s How to Fix It

How to Fix Internet or WiFi Not Working in Windows 11

Do keep in mind that there isn’t any universal fix as such. You would have to try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds until one of them spells out success for you.

Fix 1: Restart Router and PC

First and foremost, consider restarting your PC as well as the router. Talking about the latter, it is recommended that you unplug it from the socket, keep it in that state for a few seconds, and then plug it back in. Now turn it back on and then restart your PC. Check if you are able to establish a successful network connection or not.

Fix 2: Toggle WiFi and Airplane Mode

  1. To begin with, click on the WiFi icon present at the right-hand side of the Taskbar.
  2. Now click on the current WiFi to which you are connected. This shall turn off the WiFi. Once that happens, click on the Airplane Mode to t
  3. Once that happens, click on the Airplane Mode to turn it on. Wait for a few seconds and then disable the Airplane Mode.
  4. Now connect to your WiFi network and check if the internet not working issue on your Windows 11 PC has been fixed or not.

Fix 3: Update Network Adapter

  1. Head over to the Start menu and search Device Manager.
  2. Open it and expand its Network Adapter section.
  3. Now right-click on your network drivers (usually Realtek) and select Update Drivers. Then click on Browse my computer for drivers.
  4. Then click on Browse my computer for drivers. After that, click on Let me pick from a list of av
  5. After that, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer. Now select the Realtek drivers from the list and h
  6. Now select the Realtek drivers from the list and hit Install. Once the drivers have been updated, check whether
  7. Once the drivers have been updated, check whether the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC has been fixed or not.
  8. If the issue is still persistent, then again go to Device Manager > Network Adapter > Update Drivers.
  9. This time, select Search automatically for drivers. You will now have to share your smartphone’s internet via Hotspot or USB Tethering. Windows will now use your device’s internet
  10. Windows will now use your device’s internet and search online for the latest available drivers. If found, it will automatically download and insta
  11. If found, it will automatically download and install it onto your PC. Once that is done, restart your PC and see if the issue has been resolved or not.

Fix 4: Disable and Re-Enable Network Adapter Drivers

If you are already using the latest network drivers, then you could consider giving it a fresh start. This could be done by disabling and then re-enabling it back on. Here’s what you need to do for the same:

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon and select Device Manager.
  2. Within that, go to the Network Adapter section.
  3. Right-click on your WiFi drivers and select Disable Device. Then wait for a few seconds, right-click on it, an
  4. Then wait for a few seconds, right-click on it, and select Enable device.

Once you have re-enabled it, consider restarting your PC. Once it boots up, verify if the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC has been fixed or not.

Fix 5: Flush and Renew DNS in Windows 11

You could also flush the current Domain Name System and ask your PC to renew and use the newly generated ones. This comes in handy in case a lot of DNS cache has got accumulated over the due course of time or the DNS data gets corrupted.

  1. So head over to the Start menu, search CMD and launch Command Prompt as an admin. Now type in the below command to release the curre
  2. Now type in the below command to release the currently stored DNS:
  3. Next up, use the below command to reset the network IP Address:
  4. After this, execute the below command to flush the current DNS:
  5. Finally, renew the DNS via the following command:
  6. Now restart your PC and verify if the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC has been fixed or not.

Fix 6: Use Google DNS

You could also consider switching over to Google’s DNS Address. Here’s how:

  1. Bring up the Run dialog box via Windows+R shortcut keys.
  2. Then type in ncpa.cpl and hit Enter.
  3. Now right-click on your current network and select Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. Now select Use the following server DNS addresses
  5. Now select Use the following server DNS addresses and type in the below values:
    • Preferred DNS Address: 8.8.8.8
    • Alternate DNS Address: 8.8.4.4
  6. Finally, click OK to save the changes and then restart your PC. Check if it fixes the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC.

Fix 7: Use Network Troubleshooting

Windows comes built-in with various different troubleshooter apps, and one is specifically designed for the Network. It would not only help in finding the underlying issue but could well fix it as well. So let’s try and make full use of the same.

  1. To begin with, open the Settings menu via Windows+I shortcut keys.
  2. Within that, go to System from the left menu bar and scroll to the Troubleshooter section. Then go to the Other Troubleshooters section and c
  3. Then go to the Other Troubleshooters section and click on Run next to Network Adapter. Windows will now search for all the network-relate
  4. Windows will now search for all the network-related issues, and if found, will fix them as well.
  5. Once done, restart your PC and check if the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC has been fixed or not.

Fix 8: Change Network Adapter’s Power Management Settings

  1. Use the Windows+X shortcut and select Device Manager from the menu that appears.
  2. Now expand the Network Adapters section, right-click on your network adapter, and select Properties.
  3. Then go to the Power Management tab. Uncheck the box next to Allow the computer to turn
  4. Uncheck the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  5. Once done, restart your PC and see if it fixes the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC.

Fix 9: Disable Windows 11 Firewall

In some instances, the Windows Defender Firewall might act a little bit overprotective and might block trustworthy sites. So if you have full trust in the sites that you are about to browse, then you may consider disabling the Firewall during the course of your browsing. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. Head over to the Start menu and search Windows Defender Firewall.
  2. Then click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off from the left menu bar. Finally, select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall
  3. Finally, select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall under both the Public and Private network sections. Check if you are now able to browse the web effici
  4. Check if you are now able to browse the web efficiently or not.

Fix 10: Disable Proxy Server

If you are using a Proxy server to bypass restrictions or access geo-restricted contents, then it could result in a few conflicts. Therefore, you may consider disabling the proxy server, which could be done as follows:

  1. Use the Windows+R shortcut keys to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Then type in inetcpl.cpl and hit Enter.
  3. Go to the Connections tab and click on the Lan Settings button. Finally, uncheck the Use a proxy server for your L
  4. Finally, uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN option.
  5. Save it and restart your PC. Then check if it fixes the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC.

Fix 11: Reset Network

If none of the above tweaks spelled out success for you, then you might have to take the nuclear route. This involves resetting the network on your PC and could be carried out as follows:

  1. Bring up the Settings menu via the Windows+I shortcut.
  2. Then go to the Network & Internet > Advanced network settings. Then go to the Network Reset section.
  3. Then go to the Network Reset section. Finally, click on the Reset Now button. Once the n
  4. Finally, click on the Reset Now button. Once the network has been reset, retry establishing the connection and you shouldn’t face any issues this time around.

So with this, we conclude the guide on how you could fix the internet/WiFi not working issue on your Windows 11 PC. We have shared eleven different fixes for the same. Do let us know in the comments which one worked out for you. Likewise, all queries are welcomed in the comments as well.

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If you lose track of your Wi-Fi network on any dev

If you lose track of your Wi-Fi network on any device, it’s possible that your router reset itself. Do you see an unprotected network named after your brand of router? That might be yours. Connect a laptop or desktop to it via Ethernet cable, then use our guide to setting up a wireless router to get everything properly configured again.

If you don’t see such a network, plug your laptop into the router with an Ethernet, and see if you get a connection. Use our guide to finding your router’s IP address and login information for more help. Also, if you don’t have a cable, check out our guide on how to choose the right Ethernet cable.

2.  Quit your background apps

When you have apps running at the back like your Spotify or Skype whilst you are researching on how pigs can fly (don’t ask me why I thought of that), your internet will slow down.

So quit from all your background apps, and I can assure you, your internet will be much faster. ? Some of the apps that take up a lot of your internet whilst it runs in the background include

  • Steam
  • Torrent Applications
  • Antivirus (Virus Database Update)
  • EA Origin
  • Cloud Sharing Applications

Find out which of your apps take up most of your Internet

Here’s how you can see which of your apps take up most of the internet and how to turn it off.

Step 1:  Start off by right-clicking the Windows Taskbar. Open Task Manager. (You can also search on your computer or ask cortana on Windows 10)

Step 2: Once you’re in your Task Manager’s menu, click on the Performance tab.

Step 3:  Now click on Open Resource Monitor from t

Step 3:  Now click on Open Resource Monitor from the bottom part of the window.

Step 4:  Lastly, click on the Network tab and chec

Step 4:  Lastly, click on the Network tab and check for all your apps or services that have a high number of send and receive requests.

The way it works is, the higher the number, then it shows that these apps or services are taking a chunk  of your internet bandwidth.

Quitting your Apps

Quitting your Apps

Since now you have an idea or sort of which of the apps or services that takes up most of your internet, you can now get onto disabling them.

Here’s how you can do that in just two little steps. ?

Step 1:  Click on Start and then select your Settings

Step 2:  Next click on Privacy, and then Background apps. Here’s where you can turn Off for the apps and services that feed off your internet.

Limit Home Network Activity

If you have followed all of the steps so far and you still haven’t found a solution, the next suggestion would be to monitor your network activity when you notice dropouts.

This can be a process of trial and error, but the best way to do it may be to disconnect all internet connected devices and then connect each device again one by one, running network tests in between. Keep doing this until you find the device that may be causing the issue.

You can then investigate that device to see if it is uploading or downloading content in the background. Some examples could include smart tech like Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, which may have backups enabled. It could also be a smartphone or other internet connected device that is uploading files to a cloud backup service.

Restart your modem and router

This helps create a new connection to your Internet service provider (ISP). When you do this, everyone that is connected to your Wi-Fi network will be temporarily disconnected. The steps you take to restart your modem and router can vary, but here are the general steps: Unplug the power cable for the router from the power source. Unplug the power cable for the modem from the power source. Some modems have a backup battery. So if you unplug the modem and lights stay on, remove the battery from the modem. Wait at least 30 seconds or so. If you had to remove the battery from the modem, put it back in. Plug the modem back into the power source. The lights on the modem will blink. Wait for them to stop blinking. Plug your router back into the power source. Wait a few minutes for the modem and router to fully power on. You can usually tell when they’re ready by looking at the status lights on the two devices. On your PC, try to connect again.

7.  Disable Firewall

Now I have been hearing that AVG Firewall actually blocks your internet, I don’t know if that’s true, but you can always check by disabling your firewall, and seeing whether your internet gets any faster or not.

Step 1:  Just go ahead onto your Start and type firewall in your search to see if you have any other firewall programs on your computer turned on.

Try disabling and reenabling it to see whether your internet speed gets any better as this might be what’s causing a slow internet on Windows 10.

Nothing can connect to Wi-Fi

If you can’t connect to your Wi-Fi at all, plug your laptop into the router directly using an Ethernet cable, and see if you can connect that way. If that works, your Wi-Fi is the problem — but if it doesn’t, then your internet may be down altogether. Check your ISP’s webpage and social accounts, or give them a call to see if they are reporting problems. Sometimes providers can be a little slow to note issues, so you can also check with a monitoring site like Downdetector, and see if other users in your region are reporting problems.

Resetting your router can fix myriad issues, and an inability to connect is one of them. Press the reset button on the back of the router with a paperclip for 30 seconds, and the router should default to factory settings. Use our guide to setting up a wireless router to get everything properly configured.

If that’s no use, you may need to consider buying a new router.

What lowers internet speed?

Internet speed may be affected by slow host servers or by servers with a slow Internet connection. The Internet routers through which data passes on the way to the business may also affect Internet speed if they are misconfigured or overloaded by high demand.

Scan PC for Malware

Computer devices infected with viruses and malware can eat your bandwidth by running unwanted apps in the background without the user being aware of it.

So It is recommended to scan and protect the PC with antivirus software.

Check the basics on your PC

Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, select Settings, then select the Network icon. Turn on Wi-Fi. Make sure the physical Wi‑Fi switch on your laptop is turned on. (An indicator light usually shows when it’s on.) Make sure your PC isn’t in airplane mode. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, select Settings, then select the Network icon. Turn off Airplane mode. Move closer to the router or access point if you can. If you don’t see the network name at all, the router or access point might not be set to broadcast the network name. In this case, you’ll need to connect to it manually. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Settings. Select the Network icon, and then select Hidden network. Type the network name and select Next. Type the password and select Next. Follow any additional instructions to get connected. The network will be added to your list of networks and will be available to connect to when your computer is in range of the network. To connect to the network, follow these steps: Open Connect to a Network by selecting the network icon in the notification area. Select Unnamed Network, select Connect, and then type the network information. The network will be added to your list of networks and will be available to connect to in the future when your computer is in range of the network..

Why does my Wi-Fi keep disconnecting and reconnecting?

Disable Interfering Apps

If you have an antivirus app installed and active on your device, you should disable it or turn it off and see if it fixes the Wi-Fi disconnection and reconnection issues. This worked for some Android users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does ATT slow down Internet speed?

ATT can restrict bandwidth usage due to bottlenecks in the network or if the data usage has crossed the monthly limit subscribed to in the internet plan.

What is the best AT&T internet speed?

AT&T Internet 1000 is the flagship data plan offered by AT&T to its residential users. It can reach download speed up to 940Mbps along with a connection speed of 1Gpbs.

Is AT&T data really unlimited?

AT&T Unlimited data usually refers to high-speed internet, which can offer plans with larger data limits such as 15GB data plan, 40GB data plan, etc.

What happens when I run out of data at AT&T?

AT&T will charge me extra dollars for every 50GB used, depending upon the type of internet connection chosen by me.

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