If your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 network adapter keeps disconnecting from the Wi-Fi, and you think you are having driver issues, you are likely wrong. In this article, I will tell you the actual problem and how to fix it quickly.
To stop your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 from disconnecting from your Wi-Fi, you need to configure your network adapter to utilize the same type of Wi-Fi standard as your router.
You probably have a compatibility issue because your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 is set by default to use Wi-Fi 6 technology, while your old router does not support Wi-Fi 6.
If you don’t know what are Wi-Fi standards, you can read this article for a very detailed explanation. Or check the table below:
So, to fix this issue, you need to know the wi-fi standard of your router and then configure your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 network adapter to use the same Wi-Fi standard as your router.
Next, I will show you step-by-step how to do it.
How to Fix Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Keeps Disconnecting on the Device Manager
To fix this issue, you must set your Intel Network Adapter to use the same Wi-Fi standard as your router.
(If you don’t know your router’s Wi-Fi standard, google the name of your router to find its specifications. For example, my router is a Huawei Echolife8145C, and its Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n, thus Wi-Fi 4.)
Here is how to set your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 to use the same Wi-Fi standard as your router in the Device Manager:
- Press Windows Key + X to open the Power User menu and click on Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager, expand Network Adapter to find Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201.
- Right-click on Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and select Properties:
- Under the Advanced Tab, select Property and Value according to the standard of your router:
(In my case, I will choose 802.11n/ac/ax under Property. Then I will change the value to 802.11n, since my router is Wi-Fi 4.)
- Reboot your PC.
This should keep your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 from disconnecting.
You must check your Wi-Fi specifications to choose the right Property and Value on the Advanced tab, or else this fix won’t work.
Intel advises users to use routers with Wi-Fi 6/AX capabilities to get the best performance out of their network adapter.
Make sure to restore the Property and Value to the original settings.
If this fix doesn’t work, try to update your network adapter with the latest driver available from Intel.
How to Fix Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Keeps Disconnecting by Updating Drivers
Another option to fix your Wi-Fi issues is to uninstall your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and perform a clean install of both.
Since Windows driver update capabilities are not always reliable, we will download the latest drivers directly from Intel:
- Go to the Downloads tab of the Intel Wi-Fi AX201 official webpage:
- Click on the View Details button next to “Windows® 10 and Windows 11* Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters”:
- Then under Available Downloads, download the latest available driver by pressing the blue button:
- Go back to the Downloads tab and do the same to download the “Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® for Windows® 10 and Windows 11” drivers:
- Now enter Device Manager on Windows Search and press Open:
- Expand Network Adapters, and right-click on Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and click on Uninstall Device:
- Confirm you want to uninstall it.
- Expand Bluetooth, right-click on Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R), and also Uninstall Device then confirm:
- Now go to the folder where you download the Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Drivers and run both files to reinstall your drivers:
If the fix above didn’t work, try to follow the steps proposed in this article I’ve written: how to fix Wi-Fi Keeps Disconnecting on Windows.
Your Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi because you have an older router that uses a different Wi-Fi standard than Wi-Fi 6.
To fix this issue, you need to open the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 properties on the Device Manager and change the Property and Value under the Advanced tab to match the same Wi-Fi standard as your router.
You can read above how to do this step-by-step.
You can purchase a router with the 802.11ax(Wi-Fi 6) standard to get the best off your Intel network adapter.
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