Fix Anniversary Update Wifi in Windows 10

Windows 10 is still a work in progress. Microsoft updates the OS of Windows 10 from time to time. That way it makes it more secure and satisfying to the end users. But not all updates are as good as intended. One such issue that originates from this Anniversary Update is Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connectivity issues have plagued even the smallest, simplest network such as a home WI-FI workgroup. This article comes in handy as it guides you how to fix Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Install Driver (Use Hardware IDs)

If you’re unable to connect to the Internet, try these suggestions:

  1. Check your Wi-Fi router: An actual hardware defect or an incorrectly configured router can cause this problem.
  2. Check your Wi-Fi Adapter: Microsoft calls hardware problems the main culprit. Compatibility with the Windows 10 is a must. Double check if it’s up to date or not. Still not working? Follow these steps to install the driver of Wi-Fi adapter:
  3. Click Start and search Device Manager. Found it? Now open it.  
  4. Find the category Network Adapters. Click it.
  5. Now find the Wi-Fi adapter and select Properties.
  6. Now move to Details. Choose Hardware IDs
  7. Press right-click and copy it.
  8. Visit There you can search and find the relevant driver of Hardware IDs
  9. Copy/paste Hardware IDs and search for it
  10. ·Now select Windows 10 and the architecture (x64 or x86). You can find this architecture in Control Panel/ All Control Panel Items/System
  11. Here you go! Your driver is right in front of you. Click Download.

Update your Windows Regularly

No regular updates of Windows 10 breed connectivity issues. Make sure your Windows 10 are not out of date. Windows 10 does this automatically. But if you haven’t allowed it to do it, here’s how you can do it manually:

  1. Click Start. Now search Check for updates.
  2. Open it.
  3. Now Download it.

Change your Power Plan

Windows 10 controls how your PC implements power management. Three default plans exist: 1) maximize performance, 2) maximize power savings or 3) provide balanced power savings and performance. But you can create your own plans. Varied options are available for you when you’re creating or modifying your plan. Here’s how you can modify your own power plan:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and find Display Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Power & Sleep
  3. Find and open Additional Power Settings
  4. Now find Change plan settings
  5. Another window now opens up. Click Wireless Adapter Settings. Collapse it and find a subcategory Power Saving Mode. Now select Maximum Performance. This enables you to turn on the Wi-Fi.

Turn on WLAN Autoconfig

Auto-configuration provides WLANSVC service. This service enables you to connect, configure, and disconnect your Wi-Fi adapter whenever you want. Remember: if you’ve turned it off your Wi-Fi adapter will not work. Here’s how you can enable it.

  1. Click Start and search Services
  2. Scroll down and find WLAN AutoConfig
  3. Right-click and select Properties
  4. Select Automatic from the drop-down
  5. Restart your system.