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Fix Windows 10 Can’t Show or Find Available Wifi Networks

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Seeing no available WiFi Networks can make anyone blow his top. It is frustrating to see no network to connect to when your router is up and running.

However, Windows 10 being unable to detect or show WiFi networks is a common problem to a lot of users, especially after installing an update.

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How to Fix Windows 10 Won’t Display or Show Available Wifi Networks

We have listed some methods on how you can solve this WiFi network problem in Windows 10. Check out the solutions below.

Method #1 – Check Your Network Discovery Setting

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  1. Launch the Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  4. On the upper left, select Change advanced sharing settings.
  5. Look for the Network Discovery section.
  6. Select Turn on network discovery.
  7. Click Save changes.
  8. Now, try to see if you can find WiFi Networks.

Method #2 – Update Your Network Adapter Drivers

Update Network Adapter Drivers in Windows 10
  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Device Manager.
  3. Look for Network Adapters and expand the category.
  4. Right-click on your WiFi adapter and select Update Driver Software. Windows will automatically find and download the drivers. But, you can also download the drivers ahead. If you have, select Browse my computer for driver software and click on the driver file you have downloaded.
  5. Wait for the update to finish and try locating the WiFi networks.

Method #3 – Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

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  1. Launch the Settings.
  2. Click Update & Security.
  3. Go to Troubleshoot.
  4. Look for the Network Adapter and click Run the troubleshooter.
  5. Wait for the process to finish and follow the instructions for troubleshooting.
  6. Once done, restart your computer.

Method #4 – Make Sure the Services for Internet Connection are Running

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  1. Click Start and type services.msc on the search box.
  2. Click Services.
  3. Now, check each of these services and make sure they are running.

Application Layer Gateway Service
Network Connections
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Plug And Play
Telephony
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Event Log
Windows Firewall
Windows Update

Method #5 – Reset the TCP/IP

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  1. On the search box, type cmd.
  2. Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type each command one at a time, followed by an Enter for each.
    • netsh int ip reset
    • netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
    • netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
    • netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
  4. Restart your computer.

Which of the method above helped you fix the error? Let us know in the comments below.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I had a similar problem like you where none of these worked. Then I had an idea. I went to the WIndows Update Feature on my PC and simply unistalled the latest update for windows.
    You may have a similar issue:

    Go to “Windows Update” in Settings, click ‘View Update History’ then click ‘Uninstall Updates’. Look for the recent Update for Microsoft Windows (Kb4…..), right click then unistall.

  2. none worked. Have a new router and all my devices can find it except for one laptop. Which I needed for work today.

  3. None of the methods worked for me! I can access WiFi (from existing network), but cannot see available networks! I CAN see available networks before I login into Windows, clicking the Globe/WiFi icon on the lower right, but once I’m logged in, I cannot see available networks neither by clicking the same icon on the taskbar nor by clicking ‘Show available networks’ from Settings/Network and Internet.

  4. So very grateful for your instructions. I am the least tech knowledgeable person. But followed your line by line advice, which worked.
    Thank you so very much!

  5. None of these worked for me. It wouldn’t even let me do the last one. Last updated on 10/13/21 and we left town. It was working fine before we left and now it can’t find any internet networks. I don’t know what’s happening. So so frustrating.

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