Problem with Wireless Adapter or Access Point | 6 Methods to Fix Problem

Tried to face network issues and everytime you face some of these connection problem with wireless adapter or access point, and then you might have tried to troubleshoot with the Windows Network Diagnostic tool which would come up with the error stating that there is error connection with the adapter.

As you can see under the troubleshooting section of the network adapter and wireless connection, you find that there persists an error with the name problem with wireless adapter or access point, so from this error, there are two takeaways out of which the first one is that the problem is with the wireless data or the access point.

The second one is that the device or the computer which is connected to the router along with the access point is correctly configured so that means you do not have to troubleshoot your device now, and please note that this error can persist on all versions of Windows OS and the methods which we have discussed below can be utilized on all the versions.

How to Fix Problem with Wireless Adapter or Access Point

I can understand that during your worktime or binge time this might be a pain for the WiFi to be gone and that is why we have listed out some of the best steps that you can follow one by one in order to resolve this issue with your wireless adapter or the access point of the WiFi connection.

Method 1 – Turn On/Off Router & Device

Yes, this method might sound a little underrated but it is one of the essential methods that has worked for people who’ve faced this issue. Here the first thing to do is turn off our router, and the second thing is to do is turn off your computer and turn it back on along with the router, that means restarting your router.

Once the router is on, check your Internet connection which should be up and running while the error is gone.

Method 2 – Use CMD for IPConfig Settings

Use the command instructions tool in order to configure the IP Settings is the second best way and in order to do that follow the instructions below.

  • Open CMD and then open the Command Prompt > select to run as administrator for full access
  • Enter the below-mentioned lines of codes one by one
    • netsh winsock reset
    • netsh int ip reset
    • ipconfig /release
    • ipconfig /renew
    • ipconfig /flushdns

Method 3 – Disable IP Helper

IP Helper is a setting enabled through the Windows OS that upon being disabled can resolve your issue that you are facing right now.

  • Go to Search and search for Services > Then click on the Services App which will now open the manager window under which you can find all the available services
  • Under the available services, search for IP Helper and then double click on it to open the settings
  • Click on the Stop button first which will stop the service and then select the startup type as Disabled
  • Then click on Apply and then Ok button

Method 4 – Enable Wireless adapter through Device Manager

Most of the times this might happen that the device manager settings might have been changed due to which the wireless adapter is now disabled. So, follow the instructions below to enable it.

  • Search for the Device Manager and then click on it
  • From the device manager, expand the Network adapter under which you can find the wireless adapter driver
  • Then right click on the driver and then click on “Enable Device”

Method 5 – Update the Wireless Drivers

If the above method still does not work, then from the same Network Adapter settings you need to check if the drivers are upto date or not which can solve this issue as well.

  • Click on the wireless adapter driver and then click on the “Update Driver”
  • Device manager will now check for available latest updates for the device and update with new ones if available.

Method 6 – Remove your Wireless Connection Network

So sometimes there can be issues with your wireless connection and the router adapter itself but even after following the above steps if the error still persists then you can simply forget the network and then try to reconnect it through the steps mentioned below.

  • First go to device taskbar and under which you can click on the WiFi icon
  • In the list of WiFi connection network that you are connection to, find your network and then right click on it and then click on Forget network
  • Once the connection is removed from your list of WiFi networks then you can restart your router and then your device once
  • Once both of them are restarted now try to connect to the same network and the problem should be resolved now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my router access point keep hanging?

This might be an issue with your router adapter settings, I would suggest you remove all the connections and then restart both your router adapter and the device, then switch them on and connect them as they were before, Also, ensure to check if your Internet is a problem which can also be one of the key reasons for the router access point to keep hanging over time and time.

Does using VPN cause router access point hanging issues?

Yes, if you are using a VPN connection with your router then there can be problems with the access point keep hanging over time and time, and if you are using VPN then this error can be caused due to the IP’s being switched time and time.

Problem with wireless adapter or access point occurs due to no WiFi or Bad WiFi as well?

Yes, if there is an issue with the Internet connection from the Internet Service Provider as well then this error can occur but at the same time, it will show that there is no internet connection during such a case which can help you identify the problem whether it is due to bad Internet Connection or due to Wireless Adapter issue.