Troubleshooting Windows 11 Delayed Network Connection

How to troubleshooting Windows 11 Delayed Network Connection
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I want to chat about something that has been bugging me since I upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and that is Windows 11 Delayed Network Connection after power interruption or when the PC had been in a long hibernation.

I love staying updated with the latest tech trends and educating others also, but sometimes, these updates bring along a few pesky issues. Case in point: the seemingly never-ending struggle with connecting to my Wi-Fi even LAN network after upgrading to Windows 11. This case scenario bogged me, especially since my Windows both on laptop and desktop boots in under 10 seconds owing to the NVMe disks installed

On my old laptop and occasionally Desktop running Windows 10 connecting to Wi-Fi was a breeze. But ever since the upgrade, it’s been nothing short of a headache. Picture this: I lose Zesco power suddenly before the alternative power kicks in, then I start my computer from dead mode, eager to dive back into my online world, only to find myself waiting a frustrating 5 to 10 minutes just to reconnect to my Wi-Fi and or cabled LAN.

If you are experiencing something like this on Windows 11 then you are not alone. This delayed Connection to the Network After the Cold Start made me think I had malware on my computer.

So, like any IT expert individual, I decided to roll up my sleeves and tackle this problem head-on. After a bit of tinkering and troubleshooting, I stumbled upon a few nifty solutions that I’m excited to share with you all.

How to Troubleshoot Windows 11 Delayed Connection to Network

First up, let’s try restoring the default power options. It’s a simple yet effective fix that might just do the trick. All you have to do is press the Windows key + R. This will invoke the RUN application tool. Type in the run box

powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

and hit enter, and give your PC a quick restart. Observe if there are any changes at the next abrupt shutdown of Windows 11. If the problem is sorted then easy peasy, right?

If that doesn’t quite solve the issue, fear not! We’ve got more tricks up our sleeves. Next, we’ll run the power troubleshooter to pinpoint any underlying issues. Just press the Windows key + R again, and this time type in

msdt.exe /id PowerDiagnostic 

follow the prompts to run the troubleshooter, and restart your device once it’s done. Again observe the time it will take for Windows 11 to connect to the network after an abrupt power off.

Still no luck? Don’t sweat it. There’s one more method we can try. Head over to Control Panel, click on Hardware and Sound, then navigate to Power Options. This solution works best on Windows Laptop. From there, click on “Choose what the power buttons do”, select “Change settings that are currently unavailable”, and toggle the Sleep option. Don’t forget to click “Save Changes” before giving your device another restart.

And there you have it, folks! Three tried-and-tested methods to tackle that pesky Wi-Fi connection issue on Windows 11. Give these solutions a whirl and hopefully, you’ll be back to browsing the web in no time. Remember, when it comes to tech troubles, a little perseverance goes a long way. Stay connected, stay savvy, and happy computing!

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