Fredrik Cassel

Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter Not Working

If you notice your Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Wi-Fi adapter not working, there is a good chance that its driver is outdated and driver update is the best solution. If the issue persists, you should apply changes to power settings, tweak the property of the adapter and so on. Unable to carry out the solutions on your own and could use some help? In that case, you have come to the right palace. 

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Update Driver 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, right-click Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn and pick Update driver.
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Step 4: After the update finishes, restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, see how things turn out. 

Note: You recently updated the driver of your Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Wi-Fi adapter? Then it’s suggested that you roll back to the previous driver.

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, right-click Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Go to the Driver tab, hit Roll Back Driver and follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: The moment the rollback completes, restart your computer. 

Depending on the situation, you should uninstall and reinstall the driver.

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, right-click Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn and pick Uninstall device. 
  • Step 3: Check the checkbox next to Delete the driver software for this device before hitting OK.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer. 

Change Power Settings 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, right-click Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the checkbox next to Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power. 
  • Step 4: Hit OK.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Tweak The Property Of The Adapter

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, right-click Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Go to the Advanced tab, set Property as 802.11n channel width for 2.4GHz and Value as 20MHz Only then hit OK.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer. 
  • Step 5: Witness the result. 

Some Related Questions

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How do I connect to a wireless network? 

  • Step 1: Click the Network icon on the taskbar, select the network you want to connect and hit Connect. 
  • Step 2: Enter the password if needed, select Next and choose Yes or No based on your liking. 
  • Step 3: Wait for the device to connect to the network. 

Is it possible to remove a network from my Windows PC?

  • Step 1: Right-click the Network icon then pick Open Network & Internet settings.
  • Step 2: Choose Wi-Fi on the left panel and select Manage known networks
  • Step 3: Pick the Wi-Fi network that you want to remove and click Forget 

What must be done to troubleshoot network adapter bugs on Windows? 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Update & Security then choose Troubleshoot.
  • Step 3: Click Additional troubleshooters, pick Network adapters and hit Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Step 4: Assuming that the troubleshooter manages to identify the cause, click Apply this fix.

Can I reset TCP/IP

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the commands down below:
    • netsh winsock reset
    • ipconfig /release
    • ipconfig /renew
    • netsh int ip reset
    • ipconfig /flushdns
  • Step 3: Restart the computer.

How could I hide the name of Wi-Fi networks? 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command netsh wlan add filter permission=block ssid=<X> networktype=infrastructure (X is a stand-in for the SSID of the Wi-Fi network that you want to hide).