Microsoft has just released the KB5001028 emergency update to fix a bug that causes Windows 10 to blue screen when connected to WiFi WPA3 networks. This error just appeared in cumulative update of Windows 10 1909.
Specifically, updates KB4598298 – launched on January 21, 2021 and KB4601315 rolled out in patch Tuesday on February 9, 2021.
This error will cause Windows 10 computer to blue screen (Blue Screen of Death – BSOD) when trying to connect to WiFi WPA3 network. If you do not know, WPA3 is the recommended wireless security protocol for WiFi networks. At present, WPA3 is considered to have the highest level of security.
“A blue screen will appear with error code 0x7E in nwifi.sys when you try to use a WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) connection”, Microsoft shared.
“You will most likely get this error when reconnecting to a WiFi network after disconnecting or waking your computer from sleep or hibernation. Note that most current WiFi networks are using WPA2 and not. clown affected by this issue “.
Besides downloading and installing emergency updates, Microsoft recommends that users use the following methods to fix the problem:
Update Windows 10 computer to version 2004 or 20H2 Connect to a WPA2 WiFi network. To do this you need to reconfigure the router or access point. Connect to the Internet using a network cable
Currently, update KB5001028 is released via Windows Update, WSUS, and through the Microsoft Update update page.