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How to fix any WiFi problems easily on Windows 11

Are you experiencing slow WiFi connection, no internet access, or other problems on Windows 11? Use the network reset feature to fix the problem quickly.

Windows 11 fix WiFi problems

On Windows 11, WiFi connectivity is among the most common problems among users since you always come across reports complaining about slow WiFi speeds, error messages like “Limited access,” “Unidentified Network,” or no internet access.

If you are having networking issues, Windows 11 has a feature to reset WiFi and Ethernet network adapters to fix the most common connectivity problems, even slow Wi-Fi speeds on Surface and other computers.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to reset the network adapters on Windows 11.

Warning: These steps will reset your wireless credentials, as such you must know your Wi-Fi password before proceeding, so you can reconnect later.

Reset WiFi network adapter to fix problems on Windows 11

To reset the WiFi and any other network adapter settings to fix connection problems, close all your running applications, and use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Network & internet.

  3. Click the Advanced network settings tab on the right side.

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

    Windows 11 network reset
    Windows 11 network reset
  5. Click the Reset now button.

    Windows 11 reset WiFi adapter
    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 Close on the dialog box letting you know that your computer will shut down.

  8. Restart your computer.

After you complete the steps, if you use a WiFi adapter, make sure to reconnect to your wireless network, and then you should once again be able to access the internet.

In addition to resetting the network adapters, consider that networking problems can be caused by many factors. For instance, it could a driver issue, misconfiguration, problem with router or access point, and many others.