A number of users complain regularly to us that their wireless connection keeps disconnecting after upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Here is a simple workaround you can try if you are affected by this issue.
In fact, the issue can be caused by many factors or some of them simultaneously. It can be some incompatible driver, wrong hardware settings after the upgrade or just a bug in the OS.
However, for many users it appears to be an issue with Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter device.
As a workaround, try to disable it until a permanent solution is released with a Windows Update patch.
The cause of the problem is that some Wi-Fi network adapters are not compatible with the most recent implementation of the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter driver. The downside of disabling this driver is that you won't be able to create a Wi-Fi hotspot any more or use apps like ShareIt. If this is not an issue for you, then safely continue.
Fix Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
To fix the Wi-Fi disconnecting issue, do the following.
- Press Win + X keys together on the keyboard and click Device Manager.
Tip: You can customize the Win + X menu of Windows 10.
- Click on the View menu on the menu bar and select Show hidden devices.
- In the device tree, go to Network adapters.
- Right-click on the device Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter, and select Disable from the context menu.
- Restart Windows 10.
That's it. In the comments, please tell us if this solution helped you or not.
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