Windows 10: PC unable to detect wi fi adapter

Discus and support PC unable to detect wi fi adapter in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My PC accepted Windows update on 7 Feb 2020 and maybe coincidentally has since not been able to connect to the internet, unless I use an ethernet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MikeHowe3, Feb 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM.

  1. MikeHowe3 Win User

    PC unable to detect wi fi adapter


    My PC accepted Windows update on 7 Feb 2020 and maybe coincidentally has since not been able to connect to the internet, unless I use an ethernet cable.


    Having bought a new adapter and software, my pc system advises it is unable to detect adapter, even though the usb is plugged in.


    I have tried Windows trouble shooting though without success. Can anyone offer some helpful and advice and comments, please. Regards, Mike.

    :)
     
  2. Norton Win User

    USB Wi-Fi Adapter Disabling

    Is it on Windows 8's compatibility list (check MS website- forgot link)?

    I had an issue with one Wi-fi adapter and it wasn't listed as compatible- All was well when I swapped it out with one on the compatibility list
     
  3. Wi-Fi virtual adapter

    I am unable to create a wi-fi hotspot on my laptop (HP pavillion ab-032tx model) after upgrading to windows 10. I cannot find Microsoft WI-Fi direct Virtual adapter in the listed adapters (control pannel->network sharing center) . However Microsoft Wi-Fi
    direct Virtual adapter and Microsoft Wi-Fi direct Virtual adapter #2 are listed in hidden drivers (device manager-> view tab, faded icons). Upon checking for hardware changes, there are no unkown devices being shown. Microsoft Wi-Fi direct Virtual adapter
    #3 is also found in the view tab , but its icon is not faded. All my drivers are updated. Still i am unable to create a hotspot. Pl help me with the same.
     
    Revati Joshi, Feb 14, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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  4. Fungerspo Win User

    PC unable to detect wi fi adapter

    Can't detect any Wi-Fi network

    Hi,

    My Laptop(Lenovo ideapad 310-14IKB) suddenly can't detect any Wi-Fi networks. I can confirm that the Wi-Fi network appears as public on my phone. Troubleshooter can't fix this problem automatically but instead spews out this error :

    There might be a problem with the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter

    Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter.

    So far, I've took these steps to try fix the problem without resetting my laptop:

    • Reinstalling driver. Both newest from manufacturer website and rolled back version.
    • Network reset on Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network Reset.
    • Disabling IP Helper on services.msc
    • `netsh winsock reset` and restart
    • TCP/IP stack reset
    • Disabling DHCP Broadcast Flag for my Wi-Fi adapter
    Is there anymore things that I can do to fix this?

    PS: My Wi-Fi is 2.4Ghz and my laptop can detect both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz before this error.
     
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