Discus and support WIFI ADAPTER ISSUES!! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have been having this issue for months and I feel like I've tried everything. I'm not 10/10 when it comes to tech/Windows stuff, so please bare with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by erikambradd, Aug 31, 2021.


    I have been having this issue for months and I feel like I've tried everything. I'm not 10/10 when it comes to tech/Windows stuff, so please bare with me. But if someone- anyone- can help me with this, I will forever be grateful to you!!!!Some keypoints so that this will make more sense than me trying to explain, lol: Wifi networks will barely show up; even though I KNOW they are up, running, and working completely fine. Other people are able to connect to networks with ease, while I have trouble even getting them to pop-up. When I do get to connect, it never lasts long. And when I AM conn

    erikambradd, Aug 31, 2021
  2. Arun B J Win User

    wifi issues


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X.

    • Select Device manager

    • Next select ‘Network Adapters’ and under it, you will find a Wi-Fi controller listed. Select it.

    • Double-click the controller to open the adapter’s Property window and switch to ‘Drivers’ tab

    • Next, click the ‘Disable’ button and hit ‘Ok’ to apply the changes. See if it helps

    Method 2 : Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with Internet connection. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue
    is with your internet.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Internet Connection troubleshooter
    Method 3.

    Try updating the Network Adapter drivers from the manufacturer's website and check if the issue persists.

    Follow the steps to update the Network Adapter drivers:

    a. Press Windows key + X key and click Device Manager.

    b. Expand Network Adapter.

    c. Right-click on the Ethernet and click on Update driver software.

    d. Restart the computer and check.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
    Arun B J, Aug 31, 2021
  3. WG9
    WG9 Win User
    Wifi adapter disappears - goes 'hidden'

    Running Windows 10 on an Acer laptop. Over the past month, the wifi connection dropped without explanation/warning.

    First time, the adapter was visible in Device Manager (with a yellow triangle next to it). An interent search found the suggestion to uninstall it and restart. That worked.

    Today, the connection dropped again. In Device Manager at first I could not see the wifi adapter listed. I clicked to see hidden devices and found the adapter and the Bluetooth (which I had not noticed was missing).

    I again uninstalled, restarted, and both the wifi and bluetooth have returned.

    Anyone any ideas as to what is happening, why it's happening, and what I need to do, please?

    I have attached a screenshot of the DM windows as it is now, showing the wifi adapter name, etc.

    Thanks very much


    Windows 10 Wi-Fi issues wifi adapter is hidden in device manager and I can't connect to wifi.

    Hi Kelvin,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • Did you make any changes in prior to this issue?

    • Do you get any error when you try to access Internet using your computer?
    As of now, I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if that helps.

    • Press "Windows" + "X" and select Device Manager.
    • Click on View and select show hidden devices.
    • Now expand Network adapters, you will see the
      wifi adapter .
    • Enable it by using right click option.
    Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
    Nachappa C K, Aug 31, 2021



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