People reported about WIFI connection issue after installing KB5014697 Windows 11 update

As per recent report, KB5014697 update is causing a nasty connection issue for the issuers. The people who install the June Patch Tuesday update releases for Windows 11 found that there are no longer able to use their WI-FI.

The affects platforms are as follows:

  • Client: Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 SP1
  • Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2008 SP2

Theoretically, the KB5014697 was to address a number of security flaws existed in Windows 11. It is unfortunate that it causes WI-FI connection issue after installing KB5014697 in addition. Thankfully, Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and now is working on its fix.

“After installing KB5014697, Windows devices might be unable use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. When attempting to use the hotspot feature, the host device might lose the connection to the internet after a client device connects.”

If you are dealing with the issue, you don’t have to worry because the company has also provided a workaround for the issue till it is investigating the root of the issue and trying to come up with the required solution.

As a mitigation measure, you should disable the WI-FI Hotspot feature. This would certainly help you in restoring the access on the host system. If looking for the official fix, wait patiently. It is hard to say when an official fix is available. We will keep an eye on this and will tell you with our post update.