How to Fix Your WiFi when it is not working?


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We have become so used to WiFi being promptly accessible for tuning in to music, streaming the best content, and telecommuting that we seldom mull over being positively connected until the Wi-Fi gets disconnected suddenly.

A lost connection is problematic and can disrupt our routine; however, most of the connection issues can be fixed easily allowing you to be reconnected rather quickly. You can resolve connectivity issues all by yourself, and if you find this notion far-fetched, we will help you be confident of yourself in this article.

What is the reason behind my WiFi not working?

There are a few reasons that cause the WiFi to work inefficiently or even stop working. It very well may be an issue with your device, your connection settings, or your Internet Service Provider.

Firstly, you might want to check if the connection is lost on all the devices. This will help you understand if the issue is with your device or your connection. If the issue is with the connection, you can check your Wi-Fi, and likewise the device if the issue stems within it. If this issue persists, you should contact your internet service provider for guidance.

Here the part that you need to understand the most is that if your Wi-Fi suffers speed, connectivity, and reliability issues often, you should switch to a better and more reliable ISP. To give you a head start, Spectrum bundles offer download speed as high as 940 Mbps and is credited to be one of the most reliable service providers in the market.

The following rundown provides you with ways how to fix broadband connection problems.

How to fix Wifi connection on phone?

In the event that your WiFi is not working on several devices, the problem resides within WiFi. We have provided a guide below, on how to tackle such disruption.

Restart your router and modem

As simple as it sounds, it sure does work. Restarting your wireless equipment might help you reconnect with your wifi service. Before exercising the restart, make sure to save all your important files and data because as soon as you are disconnected from the server temporarily, you might lose whatever data is on it.

This is the easiest way to fix your wifi connection and if you are new to this solution, you can follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your modem and router from the power outlet. If your modem has a backup battery, remove it manually.
  2. Keep it that way for at least half a minute.
  3. Plug your modem and router back into the power outlet. Place the battery back in the modem.
  4. Try reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network on your device.

Fix any signal blockage

Check thoroughly for anything that is creating signal impedance. If your wifi signal is being weakened, your wifi will work in the worst possible manner. Following ways can help ensure that your wifi is free of any blockage:

  1. Centrally position your router in your home. The best place for positioning your wifi device is the center of the house so all the rooms get the same bandwidth. Ideally, a wifi device should be placed in a hallway.
  2. Ensure that there is no equipment impeding its performance. Most wireless equipments exude radio signals which can disrupt your wifi signal. If such a device like wireless speakers, microwave oven, electrical cables, etc. are in the way of your router; your signal can be affected.
  3. Placing your router in a closet might seem like a good idea, but is probably the worst. Your router needs space to breathe and so do not confine it within thick walls.

Try changing your WiFi frequency

Most wifi routers are now equipped with a dual-frequency range. When your wifi stops, you might want to change your wifi frequency and channel to resolve the issue. A dual-band router supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network frequencies. Switching to the 5 GHz frequency will improve the signal strength of your wifi.

WiFi not working on Windows

If your wifi is not working on Windows 10 but working fine on all other devices, the following solutions might help you resolve the issue.

Enable WiFi service

Check wifi settings on your Windows device to enable your wifi service. We have listed down the steps to do so, however, while following the step, make sure that you are within range of your wifi network.

  1. Click the Open Network and Sharing Center by right-clicking the Internet icon.
  2. Select Change Adapter Settings.
  3. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection or WiFi and select Enable.
  4. Restart your computer and try reconnecting to the WiFi network.

Switch on the WLAN Autoconfig service

Wireless Configuration in Windows XP or famously called WLAN Autoconfig service is known to configure connectivity settings and wireless security.  When you enable WLAN Autoconfig settings, it makes sure that all network adapters work on the same page. Furthermore, the moment Wifi becomes available; it automatically connects to the preferred network. The following steps can help you enable it:

  1. Press R + Windows key simultaneously to launch the Run dialogue box. In the Run dialog box, type services.msc. Hit Enter
  2. Scroll down to find WLAN Autoconfig and then right-click on it. Click on Properties from the visible menu.
  3. From the Startup type, choose Automatic. Click Apply and then click OK.
  4. Restart your computer and try reconnecting to the WiFi network.

Check Windows firewall

Window Firewalls are there to protect your Windows from unprecedented network attacks. Your Windows Firewall might stop your PC from connecting to the wifi. In this case, you need to shortly disable your Windows Firewall to see if it fixes the issue.

  1. Press R + Windows key simultaneously to launch the Run dialogue box. Type firewall.cpl in the Run dialogue box and press Enter
  2. Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off mentioned on the left side.
  3. Click Turn off Windows Firewall in all of the three columns and press OK.
  4. Try connecting to the Wifi network.

If the issue persists, make sure to Turn on Windows Firewall instantly. However, if the problem is resolved, follow these steps:

  1. Press R + Windows key simultaneously to launch the Run dialogue box. Type firewall.cpl in the Run dialogue box and press Enter
  2. Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off mentioned on the left side.
  3. Click Turn on Windows Firewall in all of the three columns and press OK.
  4. Go back to the main Windows Firewall Window and select Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
  5. Scroll through the list and click on the feature running your wifi. Tick all three checkboxes under Public, Private, and Domain.
  6. Press OK to apply and save the setting. Try connecting to the Wifi network.
Rashmi is the Editor of PhonesWiki. She launched PhonesWiki back in 2018, turning it into a top spot for phone news and updates by 2019. Now, it's your go-to for leaks and solutions to phone problems. Her first phone was a Nokia 6610, but now she relies on an iPhone 14 Pro as daily driver. Rashmi's a tech enthusiast through and through, always tinkering with gadgets and gizmos. When she's not writing, you'll find Rashmi hanging out with her beloved pet, enjoying some quality playtime. Have a tip or just want to say hello? Contact her at


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