How to Fix Limited Wi-Fi Issue on Windows 10 [Solved]

How to Fix Limited Wi-Fi Issue on Windows 10

  • October 19, 2017

We all face network problems in our life. It’s quite a common problem in Windows 10. And I’m going to show you just how you can solve this annoying problem.

Limited Wi-Fi doesn’t let you use the internet even though you have are connected. So, if you’re facing this issue, I hope these solutions will help you.

The Problems Users Face

  • No Wi-Fi available on the computer after updating Windows 10
  • No access to internet after installing
  • There is no Network Connection
  • No Wi-Fi adapter not shown in ‘Device Manager,' and
  • The Wi-Fi button does not work.

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How to Fix Problems with Limited Connection in Windows 10?

Method #1 - Restarting Modem or Wi-Fi Adapter

There could be some cases where your networking device might be at fault. You just have to reset the modem or adapter you are using. Just do the following:

Step-1: Firstly, go to the Search option and type device manager. Once you’ve found it, click it.

Step-2: Now you need to find your networking device, right click on it and click Disable.

Step-3: After that, you need to restart your PC. After that just go to Device Manager again, and enable the networking device the same way you disabled it.

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This process will restart the networking device. And it should solve your Limited Wi-Fi problem. But, if this one didn’t help at all, just go through the other methods.

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Method #2 - Reset the TCP Connection

Sometimes resetting the TCP connection can solve this limited problem. So, you need to reset the TCP connection to bring back your internet.

To reset the TCP connection, you’ll have to write some lines into the Command Prompt, and your link should work again.

Just do as following, and you would be okay:

Step-1: Firstly, go to the Start menu and search for cmd. Once you have found it, right-click it and click Run as administrator.

Step-2: Once you’re in the Command Prompt just type the following lines and press Enter after each one.

netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled​

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

Now enter this command to verify that previous functions were disabled:

netsh int tcp show global

Step-3: After that close the window.

This command will reset the TCP connection, and you should have a workable internet on your PC now.

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Method #3 - Run Windows Network Troubleshooter

Microsoft gave an awesome tool in Windows, and Windows 10 has it too. It’s the troubleshooter that can solve various system problems.

It also solves this limited Wi-Fi problem in just a few minutes. To run the troubleshooter, just follow the steps below:

Step-1: Go to Search and type troubleshooting. Once you have found it, open it.

Step-2: After that, click on Connect to Internet, under Network and internet.

Step-3: Then just follow the on-screen instructions, and you should be okay.

The troubleshooter should take necessary steps to solve the problem.

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Method #4 - Change Power Options

If your wired network is working fine, but the problem is only with wireless, then you have to modify the power options and wake up the Wi-Fi Adapter.

Step-1: You have to first go to adapter settings in the Network and Sharing Center.

Step-2: After that, right click on the Wi-Fi adapter and select Properties. Click on Configure.
You’ll see a Power Management tab, uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

This process will prevent Windows 10 to disable the Wi-Fi adapter when it goes to sleep or hibernation mode. Because sometimes the adapter doesn’t wake up when the laptop resumes from sleep. So, avoiding this could solve the problem.

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And these are all the methods you can use to work around this problem. If none of the solutions worked, then I think you should get your adapter checked up, as faulty adapter can also cause this issue.

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