If your device has networking issues, Windows 11 has a feature to reset Wi-Fi and Ethernet network adapters to fix the most common connectivity problems, even slow Wi-Fi speeds on Surface and other computers. The reset feature will remove the existing configurations and restore the factory networking settings, and it’ll reinstall all the network adapter’s drivers. You cannot pick a specific Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter. This feature will automatically remove and reinstall all of the adapters. After you complete the process, you may need to reinstall or reconfigure other networking software, such as VPN client software. This guide will teach you the steps to reset the network adapters when the Wi-Fi is not working on Windows 11.

Reset Wi-Fi network adapter to fix problems on Windows 11

To reset the Wi-Fi and any other network adapter settings to fix connection problems, close any running application, and use these steps: After you complete the steps, reconnect to the wireless network, and then you should once again be able to access the internet.

In addition to resetting the network adapters, consider many factors that can cause networking problems. For instance, it could be a driver issue, misconfiguration, router or access point problem, and many others. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.