After receiving KB5033375 or KB5032288 on Windows 11 23H2 respectively several users reported to face WiFi problems. The connectivity issue is most likely to occur when trying to establish a connection with enterprise, education, or public Wi-Fi network via 802.1x authentication. Finally, Microsoft acknowledged this bug and provided a Known Issue Rollback (KIR) to fix Wi-Fi Issue in Windows 11 23H3.
KB5033375 issues led Qualcomm adapters to block permission from PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) settings. This occurs due to broken PEAP after installing the update. Furthermore, the Windows update affected big tech companies’ networks and triggered the WiFi problem. Thankfully you can solve the issue using the recently released KIR.
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KB5032288, KB5033375 Wi-Fi Issue in Windows 11 23H3
Here is how to fix Wi-Fi Issue in Windows 11 23H3 using KIR after KB5032288, KB5033375:
Use Known Issue Rollback
KIR or Known Issue Rollback is a file to withdraw specific changes from a Windows update to resolve a certain bug. Since KB5032288 and KB5033375 cause some Wi-Fi adapters to create connection problems, this KIR (Windows 11 22H2 KB5032288 231029_032011 Known Issue Rollback.msi) will rescue this. Follow the steps:
- First of all, navigate to this link to download the KIR.
- Right-click on “Windows 11 22H2 KB5032288 231029_032011 Known Issue Rollback.msi” and select Open.
- A wizard will appear, click on Next.
- Select Finish and type gpedit.msc in Windows Search.
- Click on Edit Group Policy.
- Once, Grop Policy Editor is open, go to
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows 11 22H2 KB5032288 231029_032011 Known Issue Rollback > Windows 11, version 22H2.
- Double-click on Windows 11, version 22H2.
- Right-click on KB5032288 231029_032011 Known Issue Rollback and select Edit.
- Check Disabled and click on OK.
- Restart your computer. The change will be effective within 24 hours as it can take time to complete propagation.
Uninstall KB5032288 and KB5033375 using Setting or Cmd command
If still you are getting WiFi issues in Windows 11 23H2 then uninstall KB5032288 and KB5033375. Command Prompt or Settings can help in this task so move forward with the procedure:
To remove the patch via settings, go to “Settings > Windows update > Update history > Uninstall updates > KB5032288 > Uninstall”
To uninstall via Command Prompt,
- Press Win + R and type cmd.exe.
- Select “Run as administrator”.
- Enter the following commands to uninstall the Windows update from 23H2:
wusa /uninstall /kb:5032288
wusa /uninstall /kb:5033375
- If a verification popup prompts, select Yes.
- Allow the computer to restart a couple of times.
Perform System Restore
System restore will also help remove Windows updates KB5032288 and KB5033375 if you have created a restore point before their installation. This will bring back the system to the selected time so head to the steps:
- Click on Search and type rstrui.
- Press Enter to launch the System Restore wizard.
- Select the option Choose a different restore point and click on “Next”.
- Check the box for Show more restore points.
- Highlight a date and time when the update was not installed and click Next.
- Review the selection and click Finish.
- A pop-up will appear asking “Önce started, System Restarted can not be interrupted. Do you want to continue?”; select Yes.
- This will take a long so wait patiently and let the process complete.