Can’t Connect To This Network: Resolving Tips For Windows 10

Can’t connect to this network’ is one of the major error notifications that Windows users experience. Nowadays, the Internet has become an essential part of our daily lives. So, if it denies access to connect, it becomes an annoying situation for users. If you are also getting the same error, pay attention to this networking problem. 

Fortunately, you can solve this Internet issue easily by following this guide. Here, we will describe some easy hacks, which can help you to solve this error in Windows 10. So, let’s have a look at the solutions described below to connect to the network. 

6 Easy Hacks to Fix ‘Can’t Connect To This Network Windows 10’ Error

If you recently made any changes like upgrading the Operating System to the newest version, changing the security key, replacing the modem or router, then these may cause this error. 

Depending on what exactly happened with your computer, you can perform any of the solutions discussed below. If you are unaware of the particular reason, then don’t worry. Perform all the solutions from 1st to the last one, until the error is fixed. 

Procedure 1: Uninstall Network Adapter

If you are unable to connect with a broadcast network on Windows 10, there can be problems in the wireless networks. You can solve this issue by uninstalling the network driver. 

How to Uninstall the Network Adapter?

  • In the beginning, hit the X and Win key both at the same time. 
  • Then, select the ‘Device Manager’ option from the list. 
  • Once it opens the Device Manager, search for the Network Adapter and right-click on it. 
  • Tap on the Uninstall button. Tick the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ box from the pop-up window. Next, tap on the OK button. 
  • After completing the uninstallation process, close the window and restart the system to apply the changes.  

If you see that the issue is still occurring, then move on to further ways.

Procedure 2: Change Channel Width for Network Adapter

Sometimes, the ‘Windows 10 can’t connect to this network’ error notification appears if you have saved the channel width wrongly. Hence, you can change the channel width to get rid of this error. 

How to Change the Channel Width of the Network Adapter? 

  1. Hit the ‘S’ and Windows key simultaneously and type “network” in the search bar of the Start menu. 
  2. Choose the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ option showing in the search result. 
  3. Next, tap on the ‘Change adapter settings’ option. 
  4. Afterward, right-click on the ‘network Adapter’ option and select the ‘Properties’ option. 
  5. Navigate to the ‘Advanced’ tab and choose the ‘802.11 channel width.’ 
  6. Change the value to ‘20 MHz.’
  7. Finally, click on the OK button to apply the changes. 

Now, you can check if the error persists. Else, you can disable the IPv6 on the system.  

Procedure 3: Deactivate IPv6 on Router and Computer

You can also solve this error by disabling the IPv6 network protocol. To do this, you can perform the steps as follows: 

  1. First, go to the Start menu and open the Control Panel. 
  2. Navigate to the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ option. 
  3. Search for the ‘Connections’ category and select the connection that you are using. 
  4. Once it navigates to the ‘Connection Status’ window, tap on the ‘Properties’ option. 
  5. Next, untick the ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP /IPv6)’ box.
  6. Tap on the OK button to apply the changed settings. 
  7. Restart the system and check if the error occurs. 

If you still can’t connect to the network, then you can perform the next solution stated below. 

Procedure 4: Add Connection Manually

According to some users, they have fixed this issue by adding the connection manually. To do this, have a glance at the steps provided below: 

  • Perform the first two steps from the previous procedure. 
  • Tap on the ‘Set up a new connection or network’ option. 
  • Select the ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ option and tap on the Next button to proceed. 
  • Afterward, provide the needed information like security type, security key, network name, etc. 
  • Lastly, tap on the ‘Next’ button to complete this procedure. 

If you see that the error is still unresolved, you can change the wireless network mode of the system. 

Procedure 5: Change Wireless Network Mode

Try to change the network mode of the wireless router or adapter to get rid of this error. To keep the network in a workable state, network adapter and the router always need to use similar network modes. 

But, before changing the network mode, check the instruction manual of your wireless router. 

How to Change the Wireless Network Mode? 

  1. Go to the Control Panel and open the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ category. 
  2. Tap on the ‘Change adapter settings’ option and search for the broadcast network adapter that you are using. Once you get this, right-click on it and choose the Properties option. 
  3. Tap on the ‘Configure’ button from the ‘Properties’ window. 
  4. Navigate to the ‘Advanced’ tab and choose the ‘Wireless Mode’ from the list. 
  5. You change the value to 802.11g or 802.11b. 

Now, exit from the Properties window and check if the error occurs. Otherwise, you can disable and enable the wireless connection to get rid of this issue. 

Procedure 6: Disable and Enable Broadcast Connection

 If all the above hacks failed to solve this issue, try this method to get rid of the error message ‘Windows 10 cannot connect to this network.’ Here are the steps you can perform to do this: 

  • Go to the ‘Network and Sharing Center’ by following the steps we have mentioned above. 
  • Afterward, tap on the ‘Change adapter settings’ option. 
  • Search for the wireless connection and right-click on it. 
  • Tap on the Disable button. 
  • Again click on the wireless connection and select the ‘Enable’ option from the list. 

You can check if the issue has been resolved. 

With this, we have reached at the end of this article. Here, we have provided 6 easy hacks through which you can get rid of the ‘Can’t connect to this network’ error. Hopefully, after implementing the above ways, it will help you to put an end to this bug. 

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