Fix: WiFi is not connecting after sleep or hibernation

Some Windows 10 and windows 11 users are complaining about an issue they are currently facing with the WiFi on their Windows 10 devices in the forum. According to them, they are unable to connect to the WiFi when the computer wakes up from sleep or hibernation state. If you are facing the similar kind of issue at your end, there is no need to worry. Follow the fix described in this article and the problem will be solved very easily. But, before you make any changes to your computer, you should consider following these initial workarounds primarily to check if they offer any simpler aid to the problem.


1. Try restarting your computer. After rebooting your device, check if the computer is able to connect to the WiFi.

2. Check if any Windows Update is pending or not.

If any of these workarounds didn’t work out for you, try this solution

Fix 1 – Modify Power Management status of the network adapter-

Modifying Power management settings of the network adapter has worked out for many Windows users. Follow these easy steps to do the same-

1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon and then click on “Device Manager” to open the Device Manager window.


Device Manager


2. When you see the Device Manager windows has opened, simply click on the “Network adapters”.



Network Adapter Prop


4. Next, go to the “Power Management” tab, uncheck the option “Allow the computers to turn off this device to save power“.

5. Then, click on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.


Uncheck Allow Power Management


Close Device Manager window.

4. Now, you have to press the ‘Windows key+R‘ together to open the Run window. Once the Run window has opened copy-paste this command and hit Enter

control.exe powercfg.cpl,,3


Poweroptions Run


5. In the Power Options window, click on “Wireless Adapter Settings” to expand it and then click on “Power Saving Mode” to expand it again.

6. Now, click on “On battery:” and set it to “Maximum performance” from the drop-down list. Set “Plugged in:” to “Maximum Performance” also.

7.. Finally, click on “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes on your computer.


Power Saving


Reboot your computer to let the changes take effect. After rebooting the problem should be solved on your device.

Fix 2 – Create a bat file to restart Network adapter

1. Press Windows key + S together to open windows search.

2. Search Notepad and open Notepad.

3. Now, copy and paste the following lines given below in the notepad.

netsh interface set interface "Wi-Fi" disable
netsh interface set interface "Wi-Fi" enable

4. Save the file as restartwifi.bat

Don’t forget to select All files in Save as type dropdown while saving the file.



Restartwifi Bat Code


5. Right click on restartwifi.bat you just created and create a shortcut.

6. Now, right click on the shortcut and click on properties.


Restart Wifi


7. Click on Advanced, Check Run as administrator.

8. Click on OK, Again click on Apply and OK and close all the windows.


Run Admin Shortcut


9. Now, click on this Every time after sleep to connect to WiFi.

Fix 3 – Restart WLAN Auto config service

WLAN auto config service is used to manage WiFi connection on windows PC. Some users reported that WLAN Auto config service could not get restarted automatically after hibernation and that is the root cause of this issue.

1 – First of search services in search box and click on services icon to open service manager

Open Services App

2 – Now, locate WLAN Auto config service, double click on it and set startup type as automatic.

Also, click on Start to start the service.

Startup Type Auto Min


If it is already running , right click on WLAN Auto config service and click Restart.

Restart Wlan Auto Min


Note: If you get and error saying Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer, then follow the steps given below.

We will create a Powershell bat file to start it after hibernation.

1 – Open Notepad

2 – Copy and paste the content given below in Powershell

$WLANProc = Get-CimInstance Win32_Process | Where-Object {$_.CommandLine -eq "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p"}
Stop-Process -Id $WLANProc.ProcessId -Force
Start-Service WlanSvc

restart-netadapter -InterfaceDescription 'your_wireless_adapter_name' -Confirm:$false

Just replace your_wireless_adapter_name with your wireless adpater name

To know your wireless adapter name , run Get-NetConnectionProfile command in Powershell

3 – Svae this file with .ps extension.

4 -Now, run this program after hibernation

Fix 3 – Change network profile to private

1 – Search Powershell in search box.

2 – Right click and choose run as admin.

Windows Powershell Admin Min


3 – Run the command given below to know network name


Screenshot 2022 07 09 133657 Min

4 -Now, note down the name from the Name field.

Now, run the command given below in powershell again to change your network to private

Set-NetConnectionProfile -Name "Name you just Noted" -NetworkCategory Private

5 – Close the powershell window.

Fix 5 – Run TCP / IP reset commands

1 -Open command prompt as admin

2 -Run the command given below one by one

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

3 – Now, close the window.

4 thoughts on “Fix: WiFi is not connecting after sleep or hibernation”

  1. I am facing the same problem as Regina said above:
    1) I don’t have the Power Management tab under my network adapter properties in Device Manager
    2) I don’t have any Wireless Adapter settings under Power Options

    What should I do?

  2. I was able to follow the steps easily, found all the right options and I believe you have solved my problem! Thanks so much.

  3. 1) I don’t have the Power Management tab under my network adapter properties in Device Manager
    2) I don’t have any Wireless Adapter settings under Power Options

    What should I do?

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