Windows 10: Wireless Adapter disappeared on Device Manager...

Discus and support Wireless Adapter disappeared on Device Manager... in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Can you please help me with this problem I encountered... Suddenly my wireless stopped working and the driver just suddenly disappeared as well...... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JonathanDeita, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Wireless Adapter disappeared on Device Manager...


    Can you please help me with this problem I encountered...


    Suddenly my wireless stopped working and the driver just suddenly disappeared as well...


    I have already checked my Device Manager... and I have enabled the "show hidden devices" but nothing still appears on my Network Adapter drop down...


    Wired Networks works but the wireless does not.


    Please help me

    :)
     
    JonathanDeita, Mar 19, 2019
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  2. jwblue Win User

    Wireless adapter not found in Device Manager


    I ran the Lenovo Solution Center. Network Adapter was not listed in the hardware scanned. Not sure if there is a separate listing for that normally or not.

    Ever since I ran a power cycle the adapter has not appeared in the Device Manager.

    Does anyone believe removing the adapter and putting it back would solve the issue? I would rather not open my computer if there is little chance of it solving the issue. I am a complete novice doing this.

    Not sure if this is relevant but in my Network Adapter in Device Manager there was "Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter". It has since disappeared.
     
    jwblue, Mar 19, 2019
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  3. jwblue Win User
    Wireless adapter not found in Device Manager


    Thank you for the help.

    Ok. I was able to uninstall the Intel driver and uninstall the Lenovo Driver. Still not working.

    I feel I should give a brief but full progression of the issue. It is a little bizarre.


    • Initially in the network connection icon in the Windows taskbar there was a red X. In Device Manager on the icon for the adapter there was an exclamation point. What is weird is in Network and Internet Settings t the adapter was not there. Usually if it appears in Device Manager it also appears in the Network and Internet Settings in the same manner as in Device Manager. It might be a clue as to what is going on.


    • After the Power Cycle there was a change in Device Manager. This seems bizarre. Initially the adapter did not appear. Then I selected "Show Hidden Devices" and it appeared but was dimmed. Then I am not sure how but it disappeared and another adapter showed. I do not remember the full name of the adapter. It was "Microsoft ______ Adapter". Then that disappeared. I do not recall the middle word but think it began with T. It is a word I have never seen. I believe it was something like "Targon".

    Even though the Troubleshooter indicated it was a hardware issue I still believe it is a Windows issue.
     
    jwblue, Mar 19, 2019
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  4. Wireless Adapter disappeared on Device Manager...

    Wireless Adapter not working

    Hi Nabil,

    Thank you for keeping us updated on this query. We will assist you in resolving your issue.

    Method 1:

    Step 1: Update network adapter driver from the device manager by following the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Press Windows key + X keys on the keyboard and click on
      Device Manager from the options.
    • Expand the Network adapters from the options.
    • Right click on the wireless network card and select Update option.
    • Restart the computer and check if the changes are effective.
    Step 2: If the issue persist, I suggest you to uninstall the network adapter driver from the device manager by following the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.
    • Press Windows key + X keys on the keyboard and click on
      Device Manager from the options.
    • Expand the Network adapters from the options.
    • Right click on the wireless network card and select Uninstall.
    • Restart the computer for automatic installation of network adapters and check if the changes are effective.

    Hope this helps !



    We are happy to assist you with any issues pertaining to Windows.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Mar 19, 2019
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