Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How I fixed broken WiFi after upgrading to Windows 10 - and it wasn't a VPN issue

I just upgraded another laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
I kicked it off overnight and all looked good in the morning. Until, that is, I tried to access the internet.
Everything was ok with the routers and I could connect to multiple networks from other machines but none would work on the newly updated machine.

Searching the internet I found many other reports of a similar issue and most seem to be due to a problem with old VPN software.

This wasn't my situation.
Eventually I found this solution:

Go to: Control Panel > Device Manager > Network Adapters > Select WiFi adapter > Advanced Tab > Roaming Aggressiveness > change to highest.

 This worked for me but YMMV.

This worked for me too:


  1. Thanks. Your post is so helpful. It was such a problem for me after upgrading. It helped a lot!

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  3. So this is a weird one, it seems Windows 10 Home doesn't like my WiFi at all. My package is for up to 20Mbps, of course you don't get this and instead it's around 16Mbps average. But since upgrading to Windows 10 my connection has been limited to 1.6Mbps without purevpn. All other devices in my house, both wired and wireless have no issue reaching 16Mbps. It's just this one damn laptop. I've tried both the internal WiFi and a usb dongle. Both have issues and no amount of uninstalling drivers and installing other versions will fix it. So I'm at a loss.