Windows 10: Network adapter being automatically disabled

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  1. Network adapter being automatically disabled


    Network adapter sporadically shows disabled. I click the wifi icon at the bottom of my screen but Bluetooth is first available instead of wifi, as usual. There is no wifi option. I recently started Avast VPN, could that cause this problem?

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    Angela Alexander, Jun 17, 2023
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  2. Network adapter keeps disabling

    Hi Taran,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting your query.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you with the issue.

    To assist you better, I would like to know what is the make and model of the computer?

    The issue you are facing could be due network adapter driver is being outdated. Let’s try simple steps troubleshooting steps and check if this helps. Follow the below methods:

    Method 1.

    I would suggest you to run Network troubleshooter, it will automatically troubleshoot the network problem and check. If it helps.


    • Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard and select Control Panel.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the search bar on the Control Panel.

    • Click on View all on the left navigation pane.

    • Click on Network troubleshooter.

    • Click on Advanced on the Network troubleshooter dialog box and click on Run as administrator (Enter the credentials if required).

    • Click on Next and follow onscreen instruction complete the Network troubleshooter.
    If the issue still persist, try the below method.

    Method 2.

    I recommend you to uninstall/reinstall the network adapter driver and check. Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device manager
      .

    • Locate for Network adaptor and click on it expand it.

    • Right click on the device and click on
      uninstall
      .

    • Once you are done installing the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the generic network adapter driver.
    If this doesn’t help to fix the issue. I suggest you to update the network driver. Skip step3 from the above steps and right click on the device and click on update.

    Hope this helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jun 17, 2023
    #2
  3. Alex_7021 Win User
    Network adapter getting automatically disabled

    Hi, I have a dell Inspiron 3521

    Recently I am facing an issue of wireless network adapter getting automatically disabled. The driver is "Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b|g|n (2.4GHZ)".

    This driver is getting automatically disable and hence my laptop does not connect to wifi. And I have found a way to start the driver, but it is very tedious, so please provide a way to stop it from automatically getting disable.

    The way I found to start the driver is: Deleting this driver ("Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b" (2.4GHZ)") from device manager under network adapter and restarting the laptop.

    And when the driver is automatically disabled, I can not see it in the drivers list, I have to enable "Show Hidden devices" from the "View Tab" where is shows a bit greyed out.

    And yes the I have disabled the option to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" under the tab of Power management in the properties of this driver.

    Thanks and please provide a way to stop it
     
    Alex_7021, Jun 17, 2023
    #3
  4. Network adapter being automatically disabled

    Windows Store apps crashes and network adapter automatically disables on Windows 10

    Hi,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the Windows Store apps and network connection on your device, do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the latest version of Windows 10 installed on your device?

    Press Windows + R keys from the keyboard, type
    winver
    , and press Enter to know the Windows version installed.

    Let us try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to run the
    Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter,
    troubleshoots problems that may prevent Windows Store Apps from working correctly.

    Refer: Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps

    Method 2: I suggest you to Disable Proxy Settings

    Windows Store apps won't work properly if you are using a proxy server. You may disable the proxy server and check.

    Follow the below steps.

    • Press Windows Key + R to open
      Run
      command, type inetcpl.cpl.
    • Under Internet Options, go to
      Connections
      tab.
    • c. Click on the LAN Settings button.
    • Then uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN.
    • Click Apply.

    For the issues with Network Adapter,

    Method 3: I suggest you to Run Network Adapter troubleshooter
    and check if it helps

    Network Adapter troubleshooter find and fix the problems with wireless and other Network Adapter.

    • Click on Start; in the start search type
      Troubleshooter and hit Enter.
    • In the left pane, click onView all.
    • Click on Network Adapter Troubleshooter.
    • Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status accessing the Windows Store apps and network connection for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 17, 2023
    #4
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