Windows 10: Where did my wifi go

Discus and support Where did my wifi go in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Can no longer see wifi option https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/where-did-my-wifi-go/576ca38c-dfdd-4938-a02b-0db8a78efcd5 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by dawn waggoner, Dec 6, 2023.

  1. Where did my wifi go


    Can no longer see wifi option

    :)
     
    dawn waggoner, Dec 6, 2023
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  2. Recommendation for WiFi usb / card

    If you have a desktop computer I would STRONGLY suggest a PCIe adapter rather than a USB adapter if you go with WiFi 6. The only USB WiFi adapters that I have seen thus far use a Realtek chipset which is reported to have some serious flaws. In my own personal experience, I have tried 2 of these and returned both, getting performance worse than other WiFi 5 adapters and constant disconnects even 10 feet from my WiFi router. If you go with a USB adapter, I would suggest a quality WiFi 5 adapter. One more note: Should you decide to go with a WiFi 6 PCIe adapter, I would suggest a WiFi 6e model. They actually cost no more, and they are one step up just in case you ever go to a WiFi 6e router.
     
    hsehestedt, Dec 6, 2023
    #2
  3. cheetahfm Win User
    Windows 10 wifi not turning on Acer Aspire laptop

    In order to get the list of available wireless networks, you have to:

    1. Switch on Connect to suggested open hotspots (see the screenshot in question);
    2. Click on Wifi icon in the right corner. Now you have your networks back.

    After that the parameter from Step 1 can be turned off, networks will be listed normally after restarting Wifi.

    P.S. I feel rather stupid at the moment. I thought that open hotspots are passwordless hotspots and so are presumably not very safe. So of course I've turned that off during installation.
    Really hard to see any logic in this case.
     
    cheetahfm, Dec 6, 2023
    #3
  4. Where did my wifi go

    Qualcomm Atheros Wifi Lagg.

    Hello Luke,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in Windows. We will help you.

    • Have you installed any drivers for the WiFi card?
    Try updating the drivers and check if the issue persists.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to update the Wifi drivers.

    • Press Windows + X key on the keyboard.
    • Select the device manager.
    • Right-click your Wireless/Wi-Fi devices.
    • Click Update Driver Software and then follow the steps in the wizard that appears.
    • Restart the machine and check if the issue persists.
    Keep us posted to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 6, 2023
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