Troubleshooting

How to fix Wi-Fi problems on Windows 11 22H2

Windows 11 22H2 is showing Wi-Fi issues? Use these four solutions to fix the problem to get back online as quickly as possible.

Windows 11 22H2 fix Wi-Fi problems

On Windows 11, after upgrading to version 22H2, you can encounter Wi-Fi problems. For example, slow wireless speeds, missing configuration, unable to connect to the internet, or the wireless adapter stops working completely.

Usually, these issues can happen because of unwanted setting changes, device driver compatibility, or bugs with the feature update. However, many factors can cause Wi-Fi problems. For instance, the network adapter driver might be gotten corrupted during the installation. The adapter doesn’t have the latest driver, making it incompatible with Windows 11 22H2. It could also be a configuration problem or something else.

If you cannot connect to a network and the internet, the computer randomly disconnects from the Wi-Fi access point, or speeds are not adequate, Windows 11 offers some troubleshooting tools to fix most Wi-Fi issues.

In this guide, you will learn several troubleshooting steps to fix Wi-Fi problems after installing the Windows 11 22H2.

Fix Wi-Fi using Network Adapter troubleshooter

To resolve Wi-Fi issues after installing version 22H2 automatically, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Troubleshoot tab.

  4. Click the Other troubleshooter setting.

    Open Other troubleshooters

  5. Click the Run button for the “Network Adapter” option.

    Run network adapter troubleshooter

  6. Select the network adapter — for example, Wi-Fi.

    Select Wi-Fi adapter to fix

  7. Click the Next button.

Once you complete the steps, the troubleshooter will scan and resolve the Wi-Fi problem.

If the wireless connection is working again, you’re done. If it is still not working, try the following method.

Fix Wi-Fi using network adapter reset

If the troubleshooter feature could not fix the problem, use the network reset feature to remove and reinstalls the network adapters, which in most cases will resolve the wireless problem, including slow speeds or other issues trying to connect to the internet.

To reset the Wi-Fi adapter to fix any connectivity problem on Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & internet.

  3. Click the Advanced network settings tab.

    Advanced network settings

  4. Under the “More settings” section, click the Network Reset tab at the bottom of the page.

    Windows 11 network reset

  5. Click the Reset now button to fix the WiFi problems on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 reset WiFi adapter

    Note: You cannot pick a specific Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter. This feature will automatically remove and reinstall all your network adapters. After you complete the process, you may need to reinstall or reconfigure other networking software, such as a VPN client software.
  6. Click Yes to confirm.

  7. Click the Close button.

  8. Restart your computer.

After you complete the steps, you may need to reinstall some networking software (such as a VPN client or virtual switch software) as necessary. Also, you will need to reconnect to the wireless network manually, which may require entering the password again.

If you have connectivity again, you are all done. If the problem persists, try the method below.

Fix Wi-Fi updating network adapter driver

If the device is still experiencing slow Wi-Fi connectivity or another problem, it could be an outdated driver. You can resolve this by installing the latest driver from the manufacturer’s support website.

Quick tip: If you cannot find a new update for the network adapter, check for a beta version of the driver. Sometimes, it might work with a new version of Windows 11. It’s also recommended to use the manufacturer’s instructions to install the latest version of the driver.

To update the wireless adapter driver on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Device Manager, and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Expand the Network adapters branch.

  4. Right-click the Wi-Fi adapter, and select the Update driver option.

    Device Manager update driver

  5. Click the Browse my computer for driver software option.

    Browse computer for drivers

  6. Click the Browse option to locate the adapter driver.

    Select wireless driver location

  7. Check the Include subfolders option.

  8. Click the Next button.

Once you complete the steps, the laptop should connect to the wireless network and internet.

Alternatively, you could also use an older version of the Wi-Fi adapter driver designed for an older version of Windows, which might mitigate the problem until there is a permanent fix.

Fix Wi-Fi by uninstalling Windows 11 22H2

If you have tried everything and the problem persists, then it could be a bug with version 22H2, in which case, you will need to wait until the next system or driver update.

Alternatively, you can roll back to the previous version of Windows 11 until the Wi-Fi problem is resolved.

In addition, it’s recommended to check the network settings on Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections, double-clicking the adapter, and opening the properties page. In previous rollouts, we have seen cases where the networking settings have been disabled, and DNS settings reset after the upgrade.

Also, it’s a good idea to restart the router and access point to confirm these devices are not the problem.