Network inconsistency in any form is the main factor behind 0x00028002 and the reason is that it prevents the PC from staying connected to a local network. The error code mostly appears when running Windows network diagnostic troubleshooters to verify the problem.
What is the cause of network connection error 0x00028002?
The problem may be caused by a problem in the network driver. Sometimes, when our computer goes into sleep or hibernation mode, its network driver may encounter some problem and hence, you may see this error.
One of the reasons for this error is the outdated network adapter, which results from you not updating them from time to time. A faulty router can also cause this error.
We will discuss how to fix all of these issues and more in this article.
Fix Wireless Network Connection Error 0x00028002
If you see the wireless network connection error 0x00028002, update your window first. After updating your computer, use the solutions described below to fix the problem.
- Forget the wireless network
- Update network adapter
- Restart the router
- Disable IPv6 if your ISP does not support it
- Use network reset
- Replace your router
Let’s get to know them in detail.
1]Forget the wireless network
Normal network problem happens all the time and this may be the reason, if this is the reason then it should go away on your regular startups but if you have a habit of hibernating your PC then you may solve it by forgetting connected networks.
The steps below show how to do this.
- Open the To run dialog box by pressing Win+R, Enter ms-settings: network-wifi, click OK. The Network and Internet window will open.
- Click on Manage known networks.
- Now click on the To forget connected network button.
After forgetting the network, rejoin the network and see if the network connection error still occurs. The error still appears and then the next fix is given below.
2]Update network adapter
As mentioned earlier, the problem may be caused by an outdated network adapter driver. So you need to update the network card driver and see if the problem still occurs.
3]Restart the router
It is advisable to restart your router and see if the problem persists. By restarting the router, you can fix the problem if it is due to a problem. So, unplug your router and modem, wait a minute or two, plug them back in, and check if the problem persists.
4]Disable IPv6 if your ISP does not support it
If your ISP does not support IPv6, you must disable the protocol. To disable IPv6 in Windows 11/10, open PowerShell as administrator and run the following command.
Use the following command to see all adapters.
Get-NetAdapterBinding -ComponentID ms_tcpip6
To disable a specific network adapter, use the following command.
Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name <Adapter Name> -ComponentID ms_tcpip6
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After that, restart your router and computer, then try to log in again and see if the problem persists.
5]Use network reset
Use the Use Network Reset button and see if it works for you.
6]Replace your router
Finally, the problem may be due to a faulty router. So if all else fails, unfortunately you have to replace your router. Do that, and hopefully you won’t see the problem again.
Hope you can solve the problem with the given solutions.
How do I reset my router?
First, make sure your router is plugged in. Then look for the Reset button on the back of your router. You can use a paperclip or pin to hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Now turn on your router and set it accordingly.
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