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Fix: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver Problem

A lot of Windows users have been lately reporting about the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver issue. As per the suffered users, they have been getting the error message stating, “The Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz adapter is experiencing driver or hardware related problems. Not fixed”.

If you are also one of those users, then you are in the right place. Today, in this article, we have compiled a list of quick fixes and elaborated solutions that will possibly make your Wi-Fi connection go back to normal. For more details, have a look down below:

How to Fix the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver Problem?

Intel Wi-Fi 6

Before jumping into the elaborated fixes, try these quick solutions and check whether they help or not.

  • Firstly, restart your computer and then restart your router.

Or

  • Unplug the power cord from your router for 2 minutes.
  • Update your operating system; make sure you are running the latest and updated version of Windows.

If it does not help you, then move to the fixes below:

FIX 1: Uninstall and reinstall your network driver:

The first solution to resolve the “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver” issue is simply uninstalling and then reinstalling the Network Driver. It has worked for a lot of users, and we hope it will help you as well. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

NOTE: Before you begin with the uninstalling process, make sure your system has a backup driver installed. If not, you can download and install it from the Intel Download Center.
  • Firstly, launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R altogether.
  • Now inside the empty text box, type devmgmt.msc, click on OK, and it will launch the Device Manager window.
  • Now inside the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters from the list of options, right-click on Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz, and then select Uninstall device from the sub-menu.
  • On the next prompt, tick the checkbox for the option Delete the driver software for this device and then click on Uninstall.
  • Lastly, restart your computer. Once your system starts again, Windows will automatically detect that a driver is missing and thus will install it.

Now check whether the said issue got resolved or not.

FIX 2: Update your network driver:

The “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver” issue can also get triggered due to a faulty and outdated network driver. Here the solution is to update your network driver and for doing so, follow the steps given below:

For updating the Network driver manually:

  • Firstly, navigate to the Intel download center and then click on Wireless.
  • Now next to View by-product, click on the drop-down menu and then select the option Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Products.
  • On the next screen, click on Windows® 10 Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters.
  • Now on the left-pane menu, click on the download button for the file WiFi_22.50.1_Driver64_Win10.exe.
  • Further double-click on the downloaded file and then install the driver by following the on-screen instruction.

For updating the Network driver automatically:

If the manual method seems long and tricky to you, then consider using a dedicated driver updating tool. There are several driver updating tools available online that will help you in getting the task done within no time and with minimal effort.

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FIX 3: Run the Network Troubleshooter and Reset the Connection:

As per a lot of suffered users, while they used the Network Troubleshooter, the “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver” issue got resolved for them. You can also try the same by following the steps given below:

  • Firstly, press Windows + I and launch the Settings App.
  • Now, navigate to Network and Internet, and from the right-pane menu, click on Network Troubleshooter. It will begin the troubleshooting process.
  • Once done, check for results. Now, if the said error still appears, then again navigate to Network and Internet and then select Network Reset.
  • Lastly, restart your computer and check whether the said issue got resolved or not.

FIX 4: Change Wireless Mode Settings:

The “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver” issue can at times also related to the device using dual-band. Here changing the wireless settings might help. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R altogether.
  • Now inside the empty text box, type devmgmt.msc, click on OK, and it will launch the Device Manager window.
  • Now inside the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters, right-click on your wireless card and then select Properties from the sub-menu.
  • Now on the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab (from the horizontal menu), and under the value section change the wireless mode settings from 802.11a/b/g to 1. 5Ghz 802.11a.
Note: Further, you can also change the wireless settings and switch to different property and value settings. Also, as per a few suffered users, the problem got resolved as soon as they switched all settings to 5Ghz.
  • Further, click on the Power Management tab (from the horizontal menu) and untick the checkbox located before the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

This was all for the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Adapter Driver Problem. If you find trouble using your Wi-Fi connection, then any of the solution listed above will help your resolve the same. All of them are tired, tested, and proven.

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At the end of this article, we hope that all the information above will prove helpful and relevant to you. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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