Since November 12th, 2015, Microsoft has rolled out the first major update of Windows 10, which is called Windows 10 November update, or Windows 10 Version 1511. Many users have reported that WiFi is not working, or the WiFi network connections are unstable after they install this Windows 10 November update. What causes this issue and how to fix it? Read below.
Windows 10 November Update Causes No WiFi on Many Devices
Many users complain that the WiFi connections are being dropped all of a sudden after installing Windows 10 November update. This case mostly happens on Apple devices, including MacBooks, iMac, running Bootcamp 6 drivers.
Windows 10 November causing WiFi issue also occurs to Surface 3 owners and those who have old PCs.
In fact, the previous Windows 10 version (the first version) also has caused no WiFi available when it is public to all users. Here are the solutions to fix No WiFi available on Windows 10 (for the first Windows 10 version).
What Causes This WiFi Not Working Issue after Windows 10 November Update
There are many complicated causes that are leading to this issue. Drivers are most likely the ones responsible for this WiFi not working issue. Some drivers that are working well on the previous Windows OS are no longer compatible with this new Windows 10 November update (version 1511).
If your computer is old, or some hardware components are too old, the compatibility will be very week. And this can also result in Windows 10 not working well on your computer. You will get issues like no WiFi, no Bluetooth, no Ethernet, as well as other corrupt.
If you’ve installed some third-party apps, it can also cause errors with WiFi.
How to Fix This No WiFi after Windows 10 November Update
Since driver issues are most likely the cause, you can try to download and install new drivers compatible with this new update. Try not to get drivers update from Windows Update, because some of the drivers are too old to work on your computer. You can disable the automatic and mandatory update on Windows 10. Then use Driver Talent to one-click install the best compatible WiFi drivers as well as other drivers. Remember to restart your computer for all changes to take effect.
If you are using Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Retina, iMac Retina, iMac, Mac mini, Mac, Pro or other Apple computers, you can try the methods to download Mac drivers for your Windows 10. Refer to this post in details: How to Download, Install and Update Mac Drivers for Windows 10 64 bit and 32 bit.
If installing new drivers can’t help to fix this issue, you can try other workarounds, such as to uninstall suspicious apps from your computer.
If you really need to have WiFi to work on your Windows 10, you can buy a new USB wireless LAN card to install on your computer. It will allow you to regain wireless network connections.
About Windows 10 November Update
Although Windows 10 November update is causing several problems to parts of users, but it can run smoothly without errors in many computers. If you want to update to the new Windows 10 November update, you can try this:
Select the Start button on your computer, choose Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates.
If you are not seeing the update, hang tight, it will be available on your computer soon. Microsoft has explained that if it’s been less than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, you won’t be able to see the November update right away. It will allow you to go back to the previous Windows version if you choose.
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