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Windows 10 Wi-Fi connectivity problems create a productivity blockade for businesses. There are two main reasons the connection fails and numerous ways to fix it.

People often experience Windows 10 Wi-Fi connectivity problems after upgrading from Windows 7 or 8. In these cases, the culprit is the legacy virtual private network (VPN) client. The VPN client has a specific registry key that offsets the Wi-Fi connection. But accessing and tweaking the registry is risky, because one false move can bring a computer to its knees. To solve the Wi-Fi problem and eliminate the risks of editing the registry, Microsoft introduced an automatic troubleshooting utility, called Windows Update Troubleshooter.

Device drivers are another perpetrator of Windows 10 Wi-Fi connectivity problems. If the device driver is from an earlier OS, it can misidentify the Wi-Fi adapter or be incompatible with Windows 10. The best way to handle a grumpy driver is to determine the state of the driver. If the network name does not match the hardware, it is best to uninstall and reconfigure the driver.

If problems still persist, run the network troubleshooter. Admins can use the tool to search and identify any issues on the network. If the Wi-Fi connectivity is off because of a particular program, bug or hardware, the troubleshooter tool should be able to find it.

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