Windows 10: Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working

Discus and support Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have connected to my private network through WiFi as always, but it suddenly did not work the labtop is connected to WiFi but no internet. Then i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ahmedsaied2, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working


    I have connected to my private network through WiFi as always, but it suddenly did not work the labtop is connected to WiFi but no internet.

    Then i tried another way of connection which is through ethernet cable and it didn't also work, so i tried to connect to my mobile hotspot and the same happened.This third pic shows the situation.Then i tried to open the properties of the wifi it doesn't open as shown in the second open. And also i couldn'd search, when i type the name of the app i want in the search bar in the taskbar it keeps loading and doesn't show anything as shown the first pic.Please, I need a solution urgently as i need the internet to take an online quiz for my college which deadline is tomorrow .Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working [​IMG]Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working [​IMG]

    Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working [​IMG]

    :)
     
    ahmedsaied2, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. lasot Win User

    How to indicate wi-fi connection on taskbar/desktop with ethernet on

    Below you can find my original post from 2 days ago. Since I got 0 responses, I don't think it's possible to set WIndows 10 the way I wanted. I've decided to change my question:

    Is there a way to see if the computer is connected to a wi-fi network while the ethernet cable is also plugged in, without having to click on the cable network icon on the taskbar? I first wanted to switch the cable icon to the wi-fi one, but as it doesn't seem possible, maybe there is a way to create some indicating icon on the desktop? Running some external program that would display an additional wi-fi icon on the taskbar? Or any other solution?



    original post:

    Hello everybody, this is my first post here.

    I've had a Windows 10 desktop computer for several days now. I have two different internet connections (one is through an ethernet cable, and the other one is wireless) and I usually use both of them simultaneously. I play an online game and I need these two connections to be active at the same time. The ethernet connection is my primary one and the wireless one is kind of an "emergency" connection. The ethernet adapter has a priority over the wi-fi adapter (seems to be a default system setting and I want it this way). The ethernet connection sometimes disconnects at random times, so if it happens I just unplug the cable and reconnect through the wireless connection until I see that the first one has reconnected. I can't find any way to achieve the following:

    While both connections (ethernet and wi-fi) are active, I want to see the wi-fi network icon on my taskbar, instead of the ethernet icon.

    This was perfectly possible on my old laptop with Windows 7, which I was using until I bought the new desktop computer. The ethernet adapter had a priority over the wi-fi, just like now. The ethernet cable was always plugged in and by default, the cable network icon was shown on the taskbar. But when I connected to my wi-fi network at the same time, the icon changed to the wi-fi symbol. Both connections were working properly and the transfer was through the ethernet connection, although the wi-fi icon was shown as long as the wireless connection was active. It was much more comfortable for me that way, because I didn't have to make sure that the computer was properly connected via wi-fi, just one look at the icon was enough. But on the new computer, the ethernet icon is displayed even with a wi-fi connection active. It only switches to the wi-fi icon when I unplug the ethernet cable, but ethernet is my primary connection, so I don't wanna do that.

    I would really appreciate if anybody could help me set my new computer up in a similar way. Here is some additional information:

    I know that in Windows 7, by default, wireless connections had priority over ethernet, so I had to manually change the metrics (I hope it's called that way in English) of my network adapters in my old laptop to give priority to the wired connection. In Windows 10, as it seems, wired connections are prioritized, so I didn't have to change the metrics of the adapters.

    The WIN7 laptop I used before had a built-in wi-fi adapter, but my new desktop doesn't have one. I bought a TP Link USB wi-fi adapter which was installed automatically and the connection is working properly. But maybe the fact that it's not a built-in adapter matters? Or perhaps it could be a question of the adapter's drivers? I'm not an expert, but I think it's more likely caused by the system itself than by the drivers or the hardware.

    Is anybody able to get what I want to get (a wi-fi icon displayed on the taskbar with both ethernet and wi-fi connections active) with a built-in wi-fi adapter?
     
    lasot, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. allant51 Win User
    wi fi connection

    After windows 1903 update I don't have any wi fi connection or icon showing and have tried many suggestions on how to get it, but none have worked.

    Can you provide a step by step instruction on how to get wi fi icon and network.
     
    allant51, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. lasot Win User

    Neither my Wi-Fi nor my Ethernet connection is working

    How to indicate wi-fi connection on taskbar/desktop with ethernet on

    Using 'Select which icons appear...' I'm only able to toggle this one network icon. And it switches from wired to wireless, depending on whether the ethernet cable is plugged in.

    Of course, the info is there, I just got used to not having to click on the icon. I always just looked at the corner of the screen every few minutes to make sure the wi-fi was still connected and ready in case my wired connection failed.

    It's just strange for me that in the same scenario (ethernet connection + wi-fi active), Windows 7 would show the wireless icon (and it wasn't possible to change it either AFAIK), and Windows 10 shows the other one *sarc

    Oh well, it's not the end of the world if it's impossible to change it, but any other suggestions on how to display the wi-fi state on the taskbar (or desktop) are still welcome.
     
    lasot, Mar 26, 2020
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