Windows 10 is undoubtedly the most popular and advanced computer operating system from Microsoft. Unlike previous Windows systems, Windows 10 offers a variety of new features with a whole new UI. For the very same reason, people get confused and they don’t know how to fix common issues on their Windows 10 PCs. One of the most common issue on Windows 10 PCs is “Windows 10 can’t connect to this network“. If you are having problems connecting to the network on Windows 10 PC, here we have listed down some of the most possible ways with which you can easily fix this issue can connect to the network instantly.
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This particular issue can be fixed easily and there are many ways to do so. There is no any particular way to fix this issue, however, by trying out different solutions, you can get it fixed. All you need to do is follow the below given solutions one by one and see if the issue is resolved or not.
Windows 10 Can’t Connect To This Network- Available Solutions
Solution 1: Uninstall Network Adapter Driver in Windows 10
When you see “Can’t connect to this network” while connecting to the network, it’s probably because of the over-dated Network Adapter. Windows 10 is designed to choose and update all the required drivers. We recommend you to Uninstall Network Adapter Driver from the system. Following steps will give you more information about this.
Launch Quick Access Menu on your Windows 10 system. Press Windows Key and X button together. This will bring the Windows 10 quick menu on your desktop.
From the Quick Menu, you need to select the Device Manager option.
Now, click the Network Adapters option and a drop-down menu will be presented to you.
Make sure to select your Network Adapter from here. Right click on to it and select Uninstall button from there.
The system will ask you for your confirmation. You need to select the option and click the Ok button.
Now, reboot your Windows 10 system and check if the issue is resolved!
If the above solution doesn’t work for you, you may want to go for the other one. Let’s get on to the other solution.
Solution 2: Update Wireless Network Adapter Drivers on Windows 10
Launch the Quick Menu in Windows 10 system by pressing the Windows 10 and X Keys together.
From the menu, you need to select Device Manager option.
From the available options, select Network Adapters and then choose your current Network Adapter from the list.
Now, right click on to the Adapter and select Update driver software option.
The system will ask you how you would like to update the software drivers. Make sure to select “Search automatically for updated driver software” from the given options.
The system will start downloading the required network adapter and will install them automatically. Once done, select Close button.
After completing this updating process, you need to Reboot your system once. Once your system starts, check if the issue is resolved or now!
Solution 3: Reboot your Router or Modem
Many of the Windows 10 users have shared their own solutions on this particular network connection issue on the Windows 10 system. Rebooting your Router or Modem will also fix this issue.
At the back of your Router, you would see a small Reset button.
Press the Reset button for up to 10 seconds and the entire connection will reset itself.
Once done, try to connect to the network once again.
Alternatively, you can just turn off the Router for 20 to 30 minutes and check if the connection issue is resolved or not.
Solution 4: Disable and Enable Wireless Connections
You may also want to try out the new solution which is pretty easy, however, it has solved the Can’t connect to the network issue on many Windows 10 systems, as reported by the users.
Go to the Windows Menu and select Open Network and Sharing Center option.
From here, you need to click on to the Change adapter Settings option.
Now, locate your Network and right click on to it. From the menu, select Disable option.
Wait for a couple of minutes, and then right click on to the same option and select Enable option.
Solution 5: Disable IPv6 on your computer and router
Disabling IPv6 protocol on your system also sometimes help you to solve the Can’t connect to the network issue on the system. Following steps will guide you on this.
Go to the Main Menu and select Network and Sharing Center.
From this page, you need to select your current connection option.
A new Windows will open from which you need to select Properties option.
A new small Window with different options will be presented to you. From here, you need to remove the check mark from Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP /IPv6).
To save changes, click on to the Ok button.
Reboot your Windows 10 system once to apply changes made by you.
Once your PC starts, try to connect to the network. Your issues should be resolved now and you would be able to connect to the network to surf the Internet properly!