Wi-Fi problems at home can slow down everyone in the house and be really frustrating. If you’re a hands-on person who's usually called on to fix problems with your Wi-Fi network at home, this article can help you troubleshoot them in Windows 10.
With a few tools and some time, you can often find the problem or narrow things to fix your Wi-Fi. Before you get started with these advanced steps, make sure you’ve checked the basic things first if you’re having Wi-Fi problems.
This article is intended for people who are more advanced Windows PC users and are comfortable doing things like working in a command prompt window, running network reports, and making changes to their wireless router settings.
|Section||What it covers|
|Identify the problem you're having with Wi-Fi||Basic questions to answer about your Wi-Fi problems. This will help you figure out what to do next.|
|Wi-Fi connection icons and what they mean||The Wi-Fi icon and connection states it shows.|
|Check Wi-Fi drivers and settings in Windows 10||Solving network adapter driver problems.|
|Wi-Fi problems and your home layout||Things in your home that can cause Wi-Fi problems and steps to take to try to fix things.|
|Analyze the wireless network report||How to create the wireless network report, analyze it, and use it to identify and fix Wi-Fi problems.|
|Tools and apps||Windows 10 tools and apps you’ll need.|
To help us make Wi-Fi better, please let us know about the problems you’re having. To give feedback, open the Feedback Hub on your Windows 10 PC, and then leave your feedback in the Connecting to a Wi-Fi network subcategory, which is in the Networks category.
Article ID: 4000432 - Last Review: Oct 11, 2016 - Revision: 15