Guide to Fix Window 10 Not Connecting to WiFi Automatically

Windows 10 users across the world have some or the other time has faced a problem of Windows 10 computer not connecting to the saved WiFi networks automatically. Some of them have also said that their PC only connects to WiFi networks they already remember. It may be because of a sudden malfunction or due to a system upgradation that causes the computer to start switching the WiFi adapter off, and then it requires bringing it in proper functioning following every shutdown or restart, to save power. The issue generates a lot of frustration, and the feature does not work as it should work. The problem may also be due to LAN switched in, so if it is there just switched in, then remove it and restart to test and it may work for your system.  The same issue can occur with drivers. In case it does not work then, below we have some steps to fix a Windows 10 computer that fails to connect to Wifi automatically:

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Fix Corrupt System Files

First, download and run Reimage Plus to scan and fix corrupt or missing files from here, if files are corrupt and missing fix them and check if the system connect to the WiFi automatically.

Forget the Wifi network and then reconnect it

If a sudden malfunction or bug is not allowing your system to save WiFi network automatically, then follow the below:

Press on the WiFi icon in the taskbar

Press on Network Settings

Select Manage Wi-Fi Setting below the Wireless Network Connection section. Then, press the name of your wireless network and select Forget from below the Manage Known Networks.

Reboot your system. Press on the Wifi icon in the taskbar and press on your WiFi network from the menu of the access network.

Always make sure to check the Connect automatically. Press on Connect.

Type the security code for the network. When the computer is connected to the network, its memory should be refreshed and it will connect to the network automatically, whenever the system shutdowns and restarts.

Stop WiFi Adapter From Turning Off to Save Power

If your system is not connecting automatically to WiFi networks it remembers afterupgradation of Window 10 try the below guide:

On the Start tab right press, and press on the Device manager in the visible list.

Twice press on the Network adapters section to enlarge it.

See which of the adapters in the menu your system’s WiFi adapter is, then right click on its name. From the right press list, press on Properties.

When the dialog is visible to you, press on the Power management button to visit it. Uncheck allow the computer to switch off this device to save power. Press on OK.

When the change is done and saved, your system should start connecting automatically to WiFi networks, and it should able to remember the password as soon as it is restart /shutdown or after a sleep mode.


Mathew Anderson  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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