How to Fix WIFI not Showing up on Windows 10/11 (6methods)

If your WIFI network is not showing up on Windows 10/11 and you are not connected to any network when you try to connect to the internet on your laptop.

This error may be related to a WIFI network connection problem, the incorrect WIFI configuration of your WIFI router, your computer, or the WIFI network driver issue.

The problem happens most likely because your windows disables the WIFI service. You can’t connect to the WIFI if your windows disables it.

In this guide, you will learn six approaches to fix WIFI not showing in settings on windows 10/11 so lets start:

Method #1: Enable the WIFI

Some laptops such as Hp, Lenovo, dell have a switch or key on your keyboard to turn on/ off WIFI like fn+f2.

Check the switch or keys to turn on your Wi-Fi service on.

If you don’t have the Wi-Fi switch on your laptop or computer, you can check it in your system.

  • Go to the search bar, and type control panel, tap on open.
How to Fix WIFI not Showing up on Windows 11
  • Click on network and sharing center.
  • From the left, select change adapter settings.
  • Right click on Wi-Fi and click enabled

Method #2: Enable WLAN Auto Config Service

Inorder for the Wi-Fi option to appear in the settings, the WLAN auto config service should be enabled.

If this has been disabled then this might be what’s causing the problem.

Go to the start menu, type in services, and tap on run as administrator.

In the service window, locate the WLAN auto config service.

Right-click on it and select properties.

Change the startup type to automatic and click start to run the service.

Click apply and then hit ok.

Now run restart.

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Check if this fixes the issue.

Method #3: Update Wi-Fi Driver

In some cases you are unable to see the option in your windows settings because your Wi-Fi drivers are obsolete.

In such a scenario, you should try updating the driver automatically.

Here is how to do it:

  • Right click on start button and select device manager.
  • Expand the network adapter’s list.
  • Locate your wireless card, right click and select update driver.
  • Click browse my computer for driver software.
  • Select me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  • Select your driver from the list and hit next.

Wait for it to complete and then check if your issue is solved.

Method #4: Reinstall Wi-Fi Driver

This problem can be caused by corrupted Wi-Fi driver.

To check if this is the case, you will have to reinstall the Wi-Fi driver of your computer.

Here’s how:

  • Open up the device manager.
  • Expand the network adapters list and locate your wireless driver.
  • Double click it to open, click properties, switch to the driver tab and note down your driver details.
  • Close the properties window.
  • Right click on your wireless card, and select uninstall device.

Method #5: Tweak Power Management

If the Wi-Fi option in windows settings disappears out of the blue. This can be due to your card driver’s power settings.

Therefore to get the Wi-Fi option back, you will to edit the power management settings.

Here’s how:

  • Open up device manager.
  • Expand the network adapters list.
  • Double click your wireless card and then switch to your power management tab.
  • Uncheck the allow this computer to turn off this device to save power box and then click ok.

Method #6: System Configuration

On search bar type system configuration and select run as administrator.

Click on services tab and select enable all at the bottom.

Then click apply, okay and then restart.

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How to setup and use VPN for faster and safer internet connection.

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and creates a secure encrypted connection so that no one else including hackers can see what you are doing.

Top Reasons for Using a VPN

Browse the internet privately

If you find yourself frequently connecting to public networks, you should install a VPN to make it harder for the hackers to access your connected device and intercept any sensitive information you were sharing online such as passwords or credit card details.

Secure public Wi-Fi

A VPN helps you avoid the dangers of public Wi-Fi by encrypting your connection and preventing third parties from being able to see what your doing on the network.

Get around content blocks.

Depending on where you are in school, work you may find that certain websites or online services are blocked because of copyright agreements or in some country censorship laws

Since content blocks are enforced based on your IP address using a VPN can allow you to access content no matter where you are.

The easiest way to use VPN is by downloading an app or software.

Downloading an app from a VPN provider is by far the fastest and most convenient way to set up a VPN on your device.

Download the application from playstore or appstore.

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Fix #1: Reboot your Device and router.

Reboot all device to exclude the casual glitch.

Simply switch off your router and wait 2-3 minutes and then switch the router on.

Fix #2: Forget your Wifi Network

Sometimes fixing this issue is as easy as removing the network from your device before adding it again.

This will force the router to automatically reconfigure some settings and assign you a new ip address.

Here’s how:

  • Go to settings then connection and select Wi-Fi
  • Long press on the network that refuses to connect.
  • Tap on forget Network.
  • Tap on it again enter password and reconnect.

Fix #3: Assigning A static IP Address

If the solutions above haven’t yielded any results let’s try assigning a static ip address.

If your device cannot obtain the ip address automatically, you can assign one manually.

  • Go to settings, then connections, and then Wi-Fi.
  • Long press on the network that refuses to connect.
  • Tap on modify network.
  • Go to advanced options.
  • Check the IP settings to static.
  • In the IP address field change the last octet with any number from 10 to 255. Make sure it’s a different one than the one you already have.
  • Click save and see if your device manages to connect to a wifi network.

Sammy is a self-professed tech geek and dog lover. With a background in computer science, Sammy has a keen interest in exploring the intersection of technology and pet care. As a proud dog owner, He has a deep appreciation for the intelligence and loyalty of canines, particularly Labradors. When not tinkering with their latest tech project, Sammy can be found walking their Labrador Retriever and exploring new trails and parks.

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