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13 Fixes When Windows 11 Wi-Fi Is Not Showing Up


Wi-Fi connectivity issues can be frustrating, especially when your Windows 11 device fails to detect any available networks. Whether you're unable to see any Wi-Fi networks or your network adapter is missing entirely, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the issue. In this blog post, we'll explore thirteen effective fixes to help you get your Wi-Fi back up and running on Windows 11.

  1. Restart Your Computer

    • Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve connectivity issues by resetting network configurations and drivers.
  2. Check Airplane Mode

    • Ensure Airplane Mode is turned off by clicking on the Network icon in the taskbar and verifying that Airplane Mode is disabled.
  3. Update Network Drivers

    • Open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting it.
    • Expand the "Network adapters" section, right-click on your Wi-Fi adapter, and select "Update driver."
    • Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software" and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Enable Wi-Fi Adapter

    • Open Device Manager as described above.
    • If your Wi-Fi adapter is disabled, right-click on it and select "Enable."
  5. Check Wi-Fi Adapter Settings

    • Right-click on the Start button and select "Settings."
    • Go to Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
    • Ensure that the Wi-Fi toggle switch is turned on.
  6. Run Network Troubleshooter

    • Open Settings and navigate to Network & internet > Status.
    • Click on "Network troubleshooter" and follow the prompts to diagnose and fix network issues.
  7. Reset Network Settings

    • Open Settings and go to Network & internet > Advanced network settings.
    • Scroll down and click on "Network reset."
    • Follow the instructions to reset your network settings.
  8. Check Router Settings

    • Ensure that your router is powered on and properly configured.
    • Verify that Wi-Fi broadcasting is enabled on your router.
  9. Check for Windows Updates

    • Open Settings and navigate to Windows Update.
    • Click on "Check for updates" and install any pending updates.
  10. Disable and Enable Wi-Fi Adapter

    • Open Device Manager and find your Wi-Fi adapter.
    • Right-click on it and select "Disable."
    • Wait for a few moments, then right-click on it again and select "Enable."
  11. Check Power Management Settings

    • Open Device Manager and find your Wi-Fi adapter.
    • Right-click on it and select "Properties."
    • Go to the "Power Management" tab and ensure that the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is unchecked.
  12. Perform a System Restore

    • If the issue started recently, consider performing a system restore to revert your system to a previous working state.
  13. Contact Support

    • If none of the above fixes work, it's possible there's a hardware issue with your Wi-Fi adapter. Contact your device manufacturer's support for further assistance or consider replacing the Wi-Fi adapter.

Experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues on Windows 11 can be frustrating, but with these thirteen fixes, you should be able to troubleshoot and resolve the problem effectively. Remember to try each solution methodically, and don't hesitate to seek professional assistance if needed. By following these steps, you can quickly get your Wi-Fi connection back up and running smoothly.

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Posted: 2024-02-09
By: dwirch
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