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I’m a huge fan of the Windows OS on PC but I have to say that the problem that any Windows user can face with their PC seems to be endless. Even the latest Windows 10 OS has almost anything one could wish for but the truth is that it still has its flaws.
Looking at some of the possible problems that one is likely to encounter on his/her Windows PC, I found out that the Wireless Adapter or Access Point Error is one that we should work on a fix.
This particular problem on the Windows OS error message pop-ups automatically and it disables the network connection. As soon as the Wireless Adapter or Access Point Error pops-up, you are likely to encounter a network problem. This is what we are going to take a look at today, how to fix that.
How to fix problem with Wireless Adapter or Access Point Error on Windows
We are going to take a look at 4 possible methods to fixing the problem with Wireless Adapter or Access Point Error on Windows. This is done so that you can use any that works best for you.
1. Delete The Wireless Profile
Well, lots of Windows 10 users on Microsoft Forum have claimed that the ‘problem with wireless adapter or access point’ error message occurs due to corrupted WiFi configuration profile. So, in that situation, users need to delete the Wireless Profile to fix the corrupted WiFi profile. Follow, some of the simple methods given below to remove the Wireless Profile on Windows 10.
- First of all, right click on the Windows Start button and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’. You can also search for CMD on the Windows 10 and run it as an administrator.
- Now on the command prompt window, enter the following command –
netsh wlan delete profile name=”wireless profile name”
Make sure to replace the ‘wireless profile name’ with the real profile name
- Once done, restart your Windows 10 computer and reconnect with the WiFi network.
That’s it, you are done! Now just browse the internet and you won’t get the ‘Problem with wireless adapter or access point’ error message.
2.Reinstall Wireless Network Adapter
Corrupted or outdated network drivers often leads to a problem with wireless adapter or access point error message. So, in this method, you need to reinstall the Wireless Network drivers from the Device manager to fix the error message. Follow, some of the simple steps given below to reinstall wireless network driver from Windows 10.
- First of all, press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open the Run Dialog box. On the RUN dialog box, enter ‘devmgmt.msc’ and hit Enter.
- Now on the Device manager page, expand the ‘Network Adapter’ option. Right click on the wireless driver and select ‘Uninstall’
- Once done, restart your computer to reinstall the wireless network driver.
That’s it, you are done! This is how you can fix the wireless network error from Device Manager on Windows 10.
3. Disable Antivirus Tools
Antivirus software for Windows 10 can trigger the ‘problem with wireless adapter or access point’ errors as well. Some Windows 10 users have reported that the free version of McAfee causes the wireless network error. So, in that case, you need to disable your Antivirus software to fix the problem with the wireless adapter error message.
Simply open the Antivirus tool and disable it temporarily. You wouldn’t get the error message if it was triggered due to Antivirus software. If you still get the error message, then enable the Antivirus protection.
4. Remove DNS Cache
Well, outdated DNS cache sometimes invites lots of problem including the ‘problem with wireless adapter or access point’. So, if the error message is occurring due to outdated DNS cache, then you need to delete it. To flush the DNS Cache, open command prompt with administrator rights and type in the command ‘ipconfig /flushdns’. Once done, restart your computer and router to fix the problem.
We just hope that after using any of the methods to fix the problem with Wireless Adapter error, it worked for you. Please leave a feedback using the comment box below, this is very vital to us and to you.