Windows 10: Need help to restore my "wifi" routers as available networks.

Discus and support Need help to restore my "wifi" routers as available networks. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Help........ I did a Windows 10 update today and the option for "wifi" on my computer is gone. My "wifi" routers are fine and every other device in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LisaStewart2, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Need help to restore my "wifi" routers as available networks.


    Help........


    I did a Windows 10 update today and the option for "wifi" on my computer is gone. My "wifi" routers are fine and every other device in the household is working and connecting just fine.


    I have already rebooted everything. It's not that. I have reinstalled the updates twice in case something failed in the middle.


    I have looked under "network adapters" and there are no flagged items. No network adapter items are marked as wifi. Would love some help or input please.

    :)
     
    LisaStewart2, Oct 25, 2020
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  2. Marc Cai Win User

    "WiFi- Show Available Networks" does not list wireless routers anymore

    It is good to be cautious at all times. To set an expectation regarding the concern, the
    network lists or saved network profiles should not be affected by the steps. But in order to be sure that everything will be safe and sound, please refer to the following links:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    Back up and restore your PC

    I noticed that there are good new suggestions. It is best to give each of them a chance.

    Regards.
     
    Marc Cai, Oct 25, 2020
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  3. CLee9 Win User
    "WiFi- Show Available Networks" does not list wireless routers anymore

    Thanks Mr. Cai,

    Before I try your suggestions, I have to know if I can undo your changes? Presently, my WIFI still connects to exiting wireless routers that it had been using for past year. Windows 10 somehow stores these "remembered connections" but does not display
    them. I think your suggestions will make me lose these "remembered connections", which means that my windows 10 will never be able to connect to any WIFI !!

    After carrying out your suggestions -if lose my "remembered WIFI" connections and am still not able to see a list of available WIFI routers, can I restore these "remembered WIFI" by restoring my win 10 registry?
     
    CLee9, Oct 25, 2020
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  4. CLee9 Win User

    Need help to restore my "wifi" routers as available networks.

    "WiFi- Show Available Networks" does not list wireless routers anymore

    Happy New Year!

    I upgraded my Lenovo Z500 Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I was able to see list of available wifi networks and hotspots for a couple of months. However, after Windows 10's latest patch/update around Dec 20th 2016, my "WiFi- Show Available Networks" does not
    list wireless routers anymore.

    My WIFI still connects to exiting wireless routers that it had been using for past year. However it will not allow me to list wireless networks in new locations such as Starbucks coffee shops. Since windows 10 does not list them, I am not able to connect.

    I bought a USB dongle wireless adapter, but it did not work - Windows 10 still does not show list of available networks. (USB dongle worked on my other Windows 10 laptop {a Lenovo Edge 15} - it displays list of wireless networks).

    I tried to compare Proxy and other settings between this Z500 and my Edge 15 - I do not see any differences except they use different network adaptors.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled driver from Lenovo for my wireless adapter.

    I have over 20 years experience programming in Windows DOS and VB scripts. I have build windows PC for myself.

    I've tried following steps here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3084164

    and here:

    computer will not list available wireless networks

    but neither worked for me.

    I don't see registry entry for any VPN

    I've turned off Norton firewall and even uninstalled all anti virus software - still faced same issue.

    I'm ready to switch to Apple Mac!!

    Any other ideas?
     
    CLee9, Oct 25, 2020
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