How to Reinstall or Update Network Drivers in Windows 10?

In this post, we are going to discuss on how to reinstall or Update Network Drivers in Windows 10 and Network Drivers Update can fix any bugs if occurred in your computer like Network Adapter not working, No Internet Connection or similar issues, as well as drivers update can improve performances by adding several new features.

What is Network Adapter Driver?

Network Adapter Driver is Software act as mediator between your Network Adapter (Hardware) and Operating System. This driver enables your network device to communicate with your computer. You can check the status of your network adapter driver in ‘Device Manager’ in Windows OS based computer.

To check the status of your network adapter driver, open ‘Device Manager’, locate and expand ‘Network Adapters’ category, and click on your Network Adapter in list of Network devices. Check if it shows ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on your network device. If yes, then you need to reinstall or Update Network Drivers in your computer.

However, updating Network Drivers or reinstall network adapter drivers of latest version helps resolve driver conflicts and improve your computer’s stability and performance. You have two options to Update Network Drivers including manufacturer website of your network adapter where you can look for latest drivers for your network device, and another options is to update it from ‘Device Manager’ in Windows device.

Network Adapter Driver not working Windows 10

Wifi/Network Adapter not working in Windows 10 or even not showing in ‘Device Manager’ usually occurs due to problematic Network Adapter driver. It might possible to get Network problem after Windows OS upgrade.

‘Windows Update’ in Windows OS offers to download the available update for Windows OS and drivers & software installed in your computer. It means ‘Windows Update’ can fix any driver conflict and other issues, update Operating System software, drivers and other software installed in your computer.

However, some drivers may not get updated possible due to driver compatibility issue. For example, Windows update couldn’t update your network adapter/WiFi driver due to compatibility problem. So, you need to Update Network Adapter Drivers separately.

How to Update Network Drivers in Windows 10 using ‘Device Manager’?

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Device Manager’, locate and expand ‘Network Adapters’ category

Step 3: Right-click on your Network Adapter, and select ‘Update Driver’ or ‘Update Driver Software…’

Step 4: Select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process

Step 5: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.

How to Update Network Drivers using ‘Windows Update’?

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys together from keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10

Step 2: In the opened ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’

Step 3: Click on ‘Check for Updates’ button under ‘Windows Update’ section

Step 4: This will find the latest drivers for Network adapter and update it as well as update your Windows OS to latest version if available.

Step 5: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.

Conclusion

Update Network Drivers to latest version can fix any bugs related to your Network adapter and enhances the performance as well so you should make sure your network driver is up-to-date. You can update your network drivers with our instructions mentioned above. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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