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How to fix WiFi problems on Windows 10 1909, November 2019 update

Experiencing WiFi issues after installing Windows 10 November 2019 update? Fret not! It’s a common issue with Windows updates and fixing it is fairly simple.

The issue you’re facing with wireless connectivity on your PC is most likely due to driver compatibility, or system changes introduced with the update. A quick Network reset on your PC, or updating the driver should resolve the problem.

Below are some of the fixes that works 99% of the time when it comes to WiFi problems on Windows 10 PCs. Whether it be slow WiFi speed, random connection drops, or WiFi not connecting at all. The tips mentioned below should fix the problem for you.

Troubleshoot the Network Adapter

Windows’ built-in troubleshooter is pretty helpful in automatically working out WiFi issues. To run “Network Adapter” troubleshooter, open the Windows 10 Start menu and click the “Settings” icon.

Open Windows 10 Settings

From the Windows 10 Settings screen, click “Update & Security” at the bottom of the list of options.

Windows 10 Update and Security Settings

On the next screen, click “Troubleshoot” on the left panel of the Updates & Security settings page.

Windows 10 Troubleshoot Options

Under the “Find and fix other problems” section on the Troubleshoot screen, click “Network Adapter” and then click “Run the troubleshooter” from expanded options.

Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter on Windows 10

The troubleshooter will ask you to select a network adapter. Make sure you select “Wi-Fi” from the list network adapters available on your PC.

Select WiFi Network Adapter to Troubleshoot

Click the “Next” button and let the Troubleshooter fix any issues it detects with the WiFi adapter on your PC.

To verify if the troubleshooter was able to fix the WiFi problem, launch a web browser on your PC and try opening a web page.


Update Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

The network adapter troubleshooter isn’t able to find and fix WiFi issue on your PC, try updating the WiFi adapter driver from Windows Device Manager.

Open Start menu and type Device Manager, then click “Device Manager” from the search results in Start menu.

Search Device Manager in Start Menu on Windows 10

On the Device Manager screen, double-click on “Network Adapters” to view all adapters available on your PC.

Find all Network Adapters adapters available on your PC using Device Manager

Right-click on the Wi-Fi adapter (look for wireless in name) and select “Update Driver” from the context menu.

Update WiFi Adapter Driver

Windows will prompt you to either automatically search for driver or manually load the driver file. Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software”.

Search automatically for updated driver software on Windows 10

Let Windows search locally and online for updated driver. If it finds any, the updated driver will automatically download and install on your system.

Windows Driver Update Confirmation

Try opening a website in a web browser on your PC now. If WiFi issue is resolved, you should be able to access the internet in your web browser.


Reset Network

Remove and then reinstall all network adapters on your PC, and set networking components to their original state by resetting the Network.

Open Windows 10 Settings menu and click “Network & Internet” from available options.

Open Network and Internet Settings on Windows 10

Scroll down on the Network status page, and click the “Network Reset” link under the “Change your network settings” section.

Select Network Reset Option

Finally, click the “Reset Now” button on the Network Reset screen. This will reset all network adapters, VPN clients, WiFi password, and other network related stuff.

Reset Network on Windows 10

Your PC will restart in order to properly reset the network adapters. Once it is done, connect to your WiFi network and see if internet is working now on your PC by opening a website in a web browser.


In addition to the tips shared above, it’s also recommended that you also reboot your Wi-Fi router. It just might surprisingly fix the issue.

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