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How to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Windows 8/8.1?

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How to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Windows 8/8.1? 

So, you just upgraded your Windows. Now, you are a proud Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 User. However, there are chances that your Wi-Fi is not working as perfectly as it used to work. It is seen that Windows 8/8.1 is showing many Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Sometimes, it shows the limited connectivity message or sometimes Wi-Fi do no connect after a sleep or hibernation. Well, no need to worry as in this post we will let you know how to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Windows 8/8.1.

Problem 1: Limited Connectivity Message

One of the most common issue is limited connectivity message. Whenever you will try to connect to Wi-Fi, it will display the message as shown below. There can be many causes behind this Wi-Fi issue like problem with network adapter or wireless router. There are two methods to solve this issue.

Wi-Fi issue in Windows 8
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Method 1: By Using Troubleshooter

Most of the problems get easily solved by using troubleshooter.

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Method 2: By Resetting TCP/IP

You may get the following message while running the troubleshooter.

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This can be solved by resetting the TCP/IP.

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netsh winsock reset catalog

  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

This will solve the Wi-Fi issue. If still your Wi-Fi is not working, you can see for the other problems.

Problem 2: Wi-Fi is Greyed Out or Disabled.

It is not a common issue, but can occur in Windows 8/8.1. In this problem, you will not be able to enable the Wi-Fi as it will be greyed out as shown below.

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This can be solved by diagnosing the connection.

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Once it is done, you need to restart in Safe Mode, Network Enabled and now try to turn the Wireless option. Enable the Wi-Fi in safe mode and restart normally. Hopefully, now you would be able to connect to the Wi-Fi.

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If the problem still persists, you can try to disable and re-enable the wireless network adapter.

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By this method, you will be able to enable Wi-Fi in Windows 8/8.1

 Problem 3: Wi-Fi not connecting after sleep or Hibernation

Another basic problem with Windows 8/8.1 is that sometimes Wi-Fi do not connect again returning from sleep or hibernation. It can be fixed by power settings.

Tips to solve Wi-Fi Connectivity issues in Windows 8/8.1:

This was all about how to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Windows 8/8.1.

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