Fixing a WiFi network does not appear in Windows 10

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It is very frustrating when you want to connect with your WiFi network but suddenly no WiFi network appears on your computer. Many Windows 10 users report this problem. Now, there can be many reasons behind this dilemma, but in almost all cases, outdated WiFi driver and corrupt WiFi driver update are the main reasons to blame. Uninstalling and continuing to install the WiFi driver or update the WiFi driver may solve the problem.


Before proceeding with the fixes, you can try to restart your computer and check if there is a WiFi network on our computer. If restarting your computer didn't work, look for these solutions.


Fix 1: Rollback WiFi Driver Update

Recent WiFi driver updates may be the reason you don't see any WiFi network on your computer. Revert to the latest update of your WiFi driver received can solve the problem.
Follow these steps to cancel the faulty update of the WiFi controller-

1. Press Tasto Windows + S together and write "Device managementr “.

2. Then click on "Device administrator".

3. In the Device Administrator window, search for "Network adapters“Section of the list, click on it to expand it.

4. Now from the drop down menu double click in the controller you are using.

il Property the window will open.

5. In the Properties window, first go to the "driverEyelash ".

6. Click on 'Recoil controller“. Click on “ok".

This will roll back the previous updates to the WiFi controller and will be replaced with older versions of the controller.



Near Device Administrator window.

So, you will have to start again your computer.

After restarting your computer, check if there is a visible WiFi network on your computer. If you still have the same problem, find the next solution.

Solution 2: update the WiFi network driver

Your WiFi may not appear because the old / incompatible network driver file can be installed. Updating the WiFi driver can fix the problem. Follow these steps to update your WiFi driver:

1. By simply pressing the button Windows key and the 'R'key can open the file run window.

2. Now type "devmgmt.msc"And then click"ok".

The device manager utility should open.

2. In the Device administrator window, look for "Network adapters“From the list, click on it to expand it.

3. Now from the drop down menu the right mouse button on it and click "Update Driver".

4. When "How do you want to find the drivers?"The question appears in front of you, you prefer the option"Automatically searches for updated driver software".

Wait until Windows searches for a compatible driver for your WiFi controller, downloads and installs it.

Close the Device administrator window.

Thus, start again your computer.
Check if you can connect to the WiFi network.

Solution 3: Uninstall and reinstall the WiFi driver

Uninstall Y reinstall the WiFi controller can clear any of them corrupt o damaged files of your computer's WiFi controller. In the first step, we will uninstall the WiFi driver and in the next step we will install the WiFi driver.



Follow these steps to uninstall the WiFi unitr–

1. Press the button Windows key from the keyboard and type "Device administrator“In the search box.

2. Then click on "Device administrator“When displayed in the search result with elevated privileges.

2. In the Device administrator utility window, expand the "Network card"Section.


3. Right click on the WiFi controller you are using, click "Uninstall device".

This will uninstall the driver.

In the next step, reinstall the WiFi driver still-

Method 1-

Solo start again the computer and Windows will install the uninstalled driver. The WiFi controller should work normally as before.

2 method-

If just restarting your computer did not install the driver, you will need to install the driver yourself.

Follow these instructions to manually install the driver.

1. In the Device Administrator window, click "Action".

2. Again, click "Check for hardware changes".

Windows will check for any recent hardware changes and reinstall the driver again.

Method 3-

If method 2 did not install the driver, do the following:


1.Click on "View"from Device administrator. Then click on "Show hidden device".

2. This will display the file hidden drivers. Find your WiFi controller. Your WiFi controller will have the extension yellow triangle with its name (since it has no driver installed).

3. Right click on the WiFi controller and click "Update the driver software".

3. You will be asked "How do you want to find the drivers?". Choose the option "Automatically searches for updated driver software".

4. Wait while Windows searches for a compatible driver for your WiFi controller, download and install it. Neighbor Device administrator window. Restart your computer to save the changes.

Check if you can access any WiFi network.

Solution 4: disable any other WiFi adapters you are not using

You can also try disabling any other WiFi adapter (suppose you are using an external adapter in your laptop which usually comes with a built-in WiFi driver) that you are not using. You can disable them by following these steps:

1. Right click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and click on “Device administrator". Device administrator the utility will open.

2. Click on 'Network cardAnd it will expand and show the available network adapters. The right mouse button on him network adapters that you are not using and click on "Disable device".

3. Close Device administrator window. Restart your computer.

Check if you can find WiFi networks on your computer.

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