How to Fix Windows 10 Not Showing WiFi Networks, If your computer cannot list the available WiFi networks, you will find the solution to the problem of Windows 10 not displaying WiFi networks in the following troubleshooting steps.
Fix Windows 10 Not Showing WiFi Networks
Windows computers have built-in wireless adapters that enable them to automatically scan and list all available networks within their range.
If your computer does not display a Wi-Fi network, it may be due to network settings changes, incompatible or outdated network drivers, and other reasons.
Restarting the computer can usually solve network connection problems by closing stuck programs and processes, which may cause computer problems.
Run the network troubleshooter
If restarting doesn’t help, check whether the built-in network troubleshooter available in Windows 10 can solve the problem.
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > scroll down in the right-pane and click on Network Troubleshooter.
Wait for the troubleshooter to detect the problem, and then follow the instructions on the screen to fix Windows 10 Not Showing WiFi Networks on your computer.
If the network troubleshooter cannot solve the problem, go to the next step of troubleshooting.
Restart the network adapter
Right Click on the Start button and click on Device Manager. On Device Manager Screen, expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on your Wireless Adapter and select Disable Device option.
After 15 seconds, right-click the “Wireless Adapter” again, this time select the “Enable Device” option.
Update network driver
Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager. On Device Manager Screen, expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on the WiFi Adapter and click on Update Driver Software option.
Tip: If you see multiple entries under “Wireless Adapters”, look for those with Wi-Fi or “Network or 802.11b”.
On the next screen, select the “Automatically search for updated driver software” option. Wait for your computer to search for the latest driver software available for the wireless adapter, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver software (if available).
Reset network settings
As mentioned above, the problem may be caused by changes or damage in the network settings.
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > scroll down in the right-pane and click on the Network Reset option.
On the next screen, click the Reset Now button to reset the network settings on your computer to the factory default settings.
Note: This process will delete all current network settings, including Wi-Fi and VPN passwords. Therefore, it is a good idea to write down your Wi-Fi and VPN passwords.
Uninstall the wireless adapter driver
Right Click on the Start button and click on Device Manager. On the Device Manager screen, expand the Network Adapter entry > right-click on the Wireless Adapter and click on Uninstall device option.
On the confirmation pop-up, check to Delete the driver software for this device option and click on Uninstall.
Restart your computer and Windows should automatically install the right driver software.
Note: In rare cases, Windows may not be able to install the correct driver. If this happens, download the driver software manually from the manufacturer’s website and install it on your computer.
Diagnose network connection
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > scroll down in the right-pane and click on Change Adapter Options. On the next screen, right-click on your Network and select the Diagnose option. Wait for the process to be completed and see if your computer is now listing available Wi-Fi Networks.
Power Flush Modem/Router
Unplug the Modem/Router from its power supply source and patiently wait for 60 seconds > reconnect the Modem/Router to the power supply source and wait for all the lights to turn green.
After this, you should be able to view Wi-Fi Networks listed on your computer.
Release & Renew IP Address
Please follow the steps below to delete the current self-assigned IP address from your computer and obtain a new IP address.
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin). In Command prompt window, type:
ipconfig /release and press the enter key. This will release the current IP Address of your computer.
ipconfig /renew and press the enter key to renew the IP Address of your computer. Close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer.
Hope to help you to Fix Windows 10 Not Showing WiFi Networks!
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