If you’re having trouble with your USB WiFi disconnecting, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most common causes of this issue and how to troubleshoot USB WiFi Diconnecting.
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Check your USB port
One of the most common reasons for a USB WiFi adapter to stop working is because the USB port it’s plugged into is damaged. If you’ve ruled out all other potential problems, then it’s likely that the USB port is the issue. The best way to test this is to try plugging the adapter into another USB port on your computer. If it works in the other port, then you know that the first port is damaged and you should avoid using it.
Check your USB cable
If you’re using a USB cable to connect to a wireless network, make sure it’s securely plugged into the USB port on your computer. If it’s not plugged in all the way, or if it’s loose, it could be the reason why your USB WiFi is disconnecting.
Check your WiFi router
If you’re using a WiFi router, the first thing to do is check that it’s turned on and plugged into an outlet. If it’s plugged in, try pressing the power button to see if it turns on.
Once you’ve verified that your router is on and plugged in, the next step is to check the WiFi connection itself. To do this, look for a WiFi icon in the upper right corner of your screen. If you see the WiFi icon, try clicking it to see if there are any available networks.
If you don’t see the WiFi icon, or if clicking it doesn’t show any available networks, the next step is to open the Network preferences pane. To do this, click the Apple menu and then select System Preferences.
In System Preferences, click on the Network icon. This will open the Network preferences pane.
In the Network preferences pane, make sure that Wi-Fi is selected from the left sidebar. You should also see your WiFi router listed in the main area of the window. If you don’t see your router listed, or if it has a red dot next to it, that means there’s a problem with your connection.
At this point, you can try clicking on your router’s name and then clicking Connect. If that doesn’t work, you can try clicking on the Renew DHCP Lease button. This will renew your IP address and hopefully fix any connection issues.
If Renewing your DHCP lease doesn’t work, the next step is to restart your computer and then try connecting again. Sometimes restarting can fix minor connection issues.
If all else fails, you can try resetting your WiFi router back to its factory defaults. This will erase all of your router’s custom settings, so you’ll need to set it up again from scratch afterwards. But if nothing else has worked, resetting your router might be worth a try
Check for wireless interference
The 2.4GHz band is crowded because a lot of common household devices use it. Cordless phones, microwaves, and even some baby monitors can all cause interference for your wireless signal. If you suspect that interference might be the problem, try turning off any devices that might be causing it and see if that helps improve your connection. You can also try changing the channel that your router is using.
Check your WiFi drivers
If you’re using a USB WiFi adapter, the first thing you should check is that you have the latest drivers installed. To do this, open Device Manager (right-click on the WindowsStart button and choose Device Manager) and expand the list of Network adapters. Right-click on your WiFi adapter and choose Properties. Go to the Driver tab and click Update Driver. If there are any updates available, install them and try reconnecting to your network.
Check your power settings
If you’re using a laptop, make sure that the wireless switch or button is turned on. It’s often on the front or side edge of the laptop.
Next, check your power settings to make sure that your USB wireless adapter isn’t being turned off to save power. To do this:
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.
- Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
- Click the Configure button and go to the Power Management tab.
- Clear the check box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
- Click OK and try connecting to your wireless network again.
Check for malware
One of the first things to do if you’re experiencing USB WiFi disconnects is to check for malware. Start by running a virus scan with your antivirus software. If you don’t have any installed, there are several free options available, such as Malwarebytes.
Once the scan is complete, if any malicious software is found, remove it and restart your computer. If you don’t have an antivirus program installed, or the scan doesn’t find anything, move on to the next step.
Restart your computer
If you’re using a Windows computer, one quick way to fix intermittent WiFi connection problems is to simply restart your machine. After your computer reboots, it will automatically reconnect to the WiFi network.