Top Fix: No WiFi Networks Found Windows 10

By Enya Zhang  Network issues  driverwifi adapter   0 Comment

Trying to connect your PC to Wi-Fi only to find ALL connections VANISHED with this No Wi-fi networks found message?

You won’t be stuck with this for long. Check our the 4 fixes below and you’ll get your Internet up and running again!

Before you start

You might want to make sure your Wi-Fi network is workable. If other devices can’t seem to detect your Wi-Fi network, you know that Wi-fi network is probably to blame.

Try these fixes

All the fixes below work in Windows 10. You may not have to try all of them; just work your way down the list until the Windows 10 no Wifi networks found problem goes away.

  1. Rollback your Wi-Fi adapter driver
  2. Reinstall your Wi-Fi adpater driver
  3. Update your Wi-Fi adpater driver
  4. Disable the airplane mode

Fix 1: Rollback your Wi-Fi adapter driver

Most of this No WiFi Networks Found error happens because you have the wrong/corrupted Wi-Fi adapter driver in our system. So we can trying rolling back our Wi-Fi driver to the last version where it worked just fine. To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK
  2. Double-click on Network adapters and then double-click on your Wi-Fi adapter.
  3. Click the Driver tab > Roll Back Driver > OK.

    If the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out, jump to Fix 2.
  4. Click Yes once asked to confirm the driver rollback.
  5. Restart your computer and see if you computer can successfully detect a working Wi-Fi network.

Fix 2: Reinstall your Wi-Fi adpater driver

We can also try reinstalling our WiFi driver to see if it fixes the no WiFi network found problem. To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK
  2. Double-click on Network adapters. Then right-click on your Wi-Fi adapter and click Uninstall device.

  3. Restart your PC.
  4. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK
  5. Click Action > Scan for hardware changes.


    Your PC will automatically detect the missing Wi-fi driver and install it on its own.

  6. Restart your computer and see if your computer can connect to Wi-Fi connections without fail this time.

Fix 3: Update your Wi-Fi adpater driver

If Fix 1 doesn’t help fix the Windows 10 no Wi-Fi networks found issue, then your outdated network adapter driver is most likely at fault. So we might need to have the latest Wi-Fi driver installed to resolve the problem.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — 

Update your drivers manually – To update your Wi-Fi adapter driver manually, you might first need to make sure what brand and model of Wi-Fi adapter your computer is using. Next search for the latest drivers in another PC with a working Internet connection. And then download  the most recent correct driver for the exact device. Be sure to choose ONLY drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Finally transfer the driver file to the faulty computer and install it correctly.

You might want to avoid updating your Wi-Fi adapter driver from Devide Manager since Windows can be slow in keeping up with driver releases, hence giving you the misleading the best drivers for your devices are already installed message.

OR

Update your drivers automatically  – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

Important: You might need to connect your computer to a wired network to update your driver and fix the issue.
  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. 

    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

  4. Restart your computer and hopefully your Internet works without any glitches now.

Fix 4: Disable the airplane mode 

Turning off the air mode is also an effective way to fix the no network found error on Windows 10 as reported by many users. To do so:

  1. Click on the network icon in the bottom right corner of your desktop.
  2. Click to make sure the Airplane mode icon is grayed out.
  3. Check if your computer can detect any Internet connections now.

 

There you go – top 4 fixes for your no Wi-Fi networks found Windows 10 problem. Hope your Internet is up and running again and feel free to drop a comment below if you have any further questions or ideas to share with us.

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