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Wi-Fi Does Not Turn On On Windows 10 Laptop

How to turn on Wi-Fi in Windows 10 if there is no Wi-Fi button?

In this issue we will try to figure out how to enable Wi-Fi in Windows 10 if there is no Wi-Fi button. Where to look for the wireless network settings to enable Wi-Fi and why there is such a problem. I’ll tell you about the error “Could not find wireless devices on this computer” in Windows 10.

I must say right away that when you cannot find “Wi-Fi” on your laptop (there are power buttons, there is an item in the settings, etc.), then most likely that you SIMply do not have a driver for Wi-Fi installed, in you have a Wi-Fi receiver, or it is turned off.

Let’s take a closer look at everything.

So the crux of the problem:

The whole problem is that we cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10. I already wrote a detailed article on connecting to Wi-Fi. But, when we open the connection management window, then there SIMply are buttons for controlling the Wi-Fi adapter.

If we go to the settings, to the network parameters, then there is no way to find the “Wi-Fi” item. And on the Airplane mode tab, we will see the highlighted error “Could not find wireless devices on this computer”.

Such a problem may mean that:

  • Your computer just physically has a Wi-Fi receiver. If you have a laptop, it should have a built-in wireless adapter. On a computer, you can use an external Wi-Fi receiver. If you are sure that your computer has Wi-Fi (you used it before to install Windows 10, looked at the specifications, connected an external receiver, etc.), then you need to check other reasons.
  • The driver is not installed on the Wi-Fi adapter. In some article I already wrote that Windows 10 itself installs the driver on wireless adapters. But not always. And not always, these drivers work as they should. Therefore, the most common reason for such problems with Wi-Fi in Windows 10 is the lack of a wireless adapter driver, or an unsuitable driver.
  • Well, it may also be that the “Wireless Network” adapter is SIMply disabled.

One small nuance. If you have an “airplane” icon on the notification bar instead of the Internet icon, then just Turn off this mode by clicking on one icon and turning off the “Airplane” mode.

Let’s check and fix.

There is Wi-Fi on a laptop with Windows 10: solution to the problem

Let’s first check if the “Wireless Network” adapter is enabled, and if you don’t have this adapter at all, then Make sure that the problem is in the driver, or in the absence of this adapter in your computer.

Right click on the internet connection icon in the notification bar, and open the Network and Sharing Center. In the new window, select Change adapter settings.

If you see a “Wireless Network” adapter (or something like that) there, and it is disabled, then right-click on it and select Enable. After that, Wi-Fi should appear on your laptop, and you can connect to the wireless network.

If there is a “Wireless Network” adapter at all, then, as I said, the Wi-Fi driver is most likely not installed on your computer. Or it is installed, but it does NOT work stably.

Problems with the Wi-Fi adapter driver in Windows 10

We need to go to the device manager and see what’s there. Is there a wireless adapter and how does it work. To do this, click on the Start menu and select Settings.

Next, select Devices.

At the bottom of the page, go to Device Manager.

In Device Manager, click the Network Adapters tab. There may be several adapters, but there are two main ones. These are: LAN. for connecting the Internet via a network cable to a network card, and a wireless adapter. Typically, a wireless adapter has the word “Wireless” in its name. This is how the Wi-Fi adapter looks in the device manager on my laptop:

As you can see, the name indicates the manufacturer and model. If you have an adapter in the device manager, and it is enabled, but it does not turn on Wi-Fi, then try to update the driver for your adapter.

Wi-Fi Does Not Turn On On Windows 10 Laptop

If there is a driver, or there is no adapter itself, then you will not see it in the device manager.

But, please note that if there is an adapter in the manager (and there is one in the computer), then there should be at least one “Unknown device” in the device manager, as I have in the screenshot. In this case, you need to try installing the driver on the Wireless adapter.

How to install or update the Wi-Fi adapter driver?

If you have a laptop, then go to the official website of the manufacturer, through the search, or through the menu, look for your model, find the section with driver downloads there, and look for the driver for the Wireless adapter. Please note that there will most likely be an option to select an operating system. Select Windows 10. If there are drivers for the “dozen”, then you can try to select Windows 8 (8.1). Also, the driver can be on a disk, which usually comes with a laptop (but it is unlikely that there will be a driver for “dozens”).

Save the driver to your computer and just run the installation. If you downloaded the archive, then the archive should contain an installation file, which you just need to run and follow the instructions. After installation, restart your laptop, and try to connect to a Wi-Fi network (Wi-Fi must be on).

If you have a stationary computer with a USB / PCI adapter, then look for the driver on the website of the adapter manufacturer. By adapter model. Well, you should also have a driver disk.

As for updating the driver, we do everything in the same way as in the case of the installation: we find, download to the computer, and Install.

How to turn on Wi-Fi in Windows 10 if there is no Wi-Fi button?

By the way, if you suddenly forgot your Wi-Fi password, then watch the episode in which I tell How to find out the password for your Wi-Fi.

Well, that’s all for today, friends! Please write in the comments if you managed to connect to the Wi-Fi network. And also subscribe to our channel, if you are NOT subscribed yet and be sure to click on the bell to be notified of new releases.

Installing Bluetooth drivers on a laptop

One of the most common reasons for Bluetooth not working or turning on is a lack of required drivers or inappropriate drivers. The main signs of this:

  • The Bluetooth device in the device manager is called “Generic Bluetooth Adapter”, or it is not at all, but there is an unknown device in the list.
  • Bluetooth module has a yellow exclamation mark in device manager.

Note: if you have already tried to update the Bluetooth driver using the device manager (item “Update driver”), then you should understand that the system message that the driver does not need to be updated does not at all say that this is really so, but only reports that Windows cannot offer you another driver.

Our task is to install the required Bluetooth driver on the laptop and check if that solves the problem:

  • Download the Bluetooth driver from the Official page of your laptop model, which can be found by queries like “Laptop_Model support” or “Laptop_Model support” (if there are several different Bluetooth drivers, for example, Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek, or none. see about this situation. Further). If there is no driver for the current version of Windows, download the driver for the closest one, necessarily in the same bitness (see How to find out the bitness of Windows).
  • If you already have some kind of Bluetooth driver installed (that is, NOT Generic Bluetooth Adapter), then disconnect from the Internet, in the device manager, right-click on the adapter and select “Uninstall”, uninstall the driver and software, including Relevant item.
  • Run the installation of the original Bluetooth driver.
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Often, several different Bluetooth drivers or none of them can be posted on the official websites for one laptop model. How to be in this case:

  • Go to device manager, right-click on the Bluetooth adapter (or unknown device) and select “Properties”.
  • On the “Details” tab, in the “Property” field, select “Equipment ID” and copy the last date from the “Value” field.
  • Go to devid.Info and paste the value you copied NOT into the search field.

In the list at the bottom of the devid.Info search results page, you will see which drivers are suitable for this device (you do not need to download them from there. download on the official website). Read more about this method of installing drivers: How to install a driver for an unknown device.

When there is no driver: this usually means that there is a single set of drivers for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for installation, usually located under a name containing the word “Wireless”.

Most likely, if the problem was precisely in the drivers, Bluetooth will work after they are successfully installed.

Finding out why Bluetooth is not working

Before you start the immediate steps to fix the problem, I recommend that you follow these SIMple steps that will help you navigate the situation, suggest why Bluetooth is not working on your laptop and, possibly, save time with further actions.

  • Look in Device Manager (press WinR keys on your keyboard, type devmgmt.Msc).
  • Note if there is a Bluetooth module in the device list.
  • If Bluetooth devices are present, but their names are “Generic Bluetooth Adapter” and / or Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator, then most likely you should skip to the section of the current instructions for installing Bluetooth drivers.
  • When Bluetooth devices are present, but next to its icon there is a “Down arrow” image (which means that the device is disabled), then right-click on such a device and select the “enable” menu item.
  • If there is a yellow exclamation mark next to a Bluetooth device, then most likely you will find a solution to the problem in the sections on installing Bluetooth drivers and in the “Additional Information” section later in the instructions.
  • In the case when Bluetooth devices are in the list. in the device manager menu, click “View”. “Show hidden devices”. If nothing SIMilar does not appear, it is possible that the adapter is physically disabled or in the BIOS (see the section on disabling and enabling Bluetooth in the BIOS), out of order, or incorrectly initializing (more on this in the “Additional” section of this material).
  • If the Bluetooth adapter works, is displayed in the device manager and does not have the name Generic Bluetooth Adapter, then we figure out how else it could be disconnected, which is what we will start right now.

If, after going through the list, you stopped at the 7th point, it can be assumed that the necessary Bluetooth drivers for your laptop adapter are installed, and, probably, the device works, but is disabled.

It is worth noting here: the status “The device is working normally” and its “enabled” in the device manager do not say that it is NOT disabled, since the Bluetooth module can be disabled by other means of the system and laptop.

Enabling and disabling Bluetooth in BIOS (UEFI) laptop

Some laptops have an option to enable or disable the Bluetooth module in the BIOS. Among those. some Lenovo, Dell, HP and not only.

You can usually find an item to enable and disable Bluetooth, if available, on the “Advanced” or System Configuration tab in the BIOS in the items “Onboard Device Configuration”, “Wireless”, “Built-in Device Options” with the value Enabled = “Enabled”.

If there are no items with the words “Bluetooth”, pay attention to the presence of WLAN, Wireless items and, if they are “Disabled”, try also switch to “Enabled”, it happens that the only item is responsible for enabling and disabling all wireless interfaces of the laptop.

Function Keys

The reason that Bluetooth does not work may be to turn it off using a function key (the keys in the top row can act by holding down the Fn key, and sometimes without it) on a laptop. At the same time, this can happen as a result of accidental keystrokes (or when a child or cat takes over the laptop).

If in the top row of the laptop keyboard there is a key with the image of an airplane (airplane mode) or the Bluetooth logo, try pressing it, as well as Fn this key, it may already turn on the Bluetooth module.

If there are no airplane mode and Bluetooth keys, check if the same works, but with the key with the Wi-Fi icon (this is found on almost any laptop). Also, on some laptops there may be a hardware switch for wireless networks, which also disables Bluetooth.

Note: if these keys do not affect either the Bluetooth state or the Wi-Fi on / off, this may indicate that the required drivers are not installed for the function keys (while the brightness and volume can be adjusted without drivers), more on See this topic: Fn key not working on laptop.

Disabled Bluetooth module (module)

The first of the possible reasons for the situation is a disconnected Bluetooth module, especially if you often use Bluetooth, just recently everything worked and suddenly, without reinstalling drivers or Windows, stopped working.

Next, in what means can the Bluetooth module on a laptop be turned off and how to turn it back on.

Laptop manufacturer utilities to turn Bluetooth on and off

Another possible option for all versions of Windows is to enable airplane mode or disable Bluetooth using programs from the laptop manufacturer. For different brands and models of laptops, these are different utilities, but all of them can, among other things, switch the state of the Bluetooth module:

  • On Asus laptops. Wireless Console, ASUS Wireless Radio Control, Wireless Switch
  • HP. HP Wireless Assistant
  • Dell (and some other brands of notebooks). Bluetooth management is built into the Windows Mobility Center, which can be found in the “standard” programs.
  • Acer. Acer Quick Access Utility.
  • Lenovo. on Lenovo utilities run by FnF5 and is part of Lenovo Energy Manager.
  • On laptops of the second brands, as a rule, there are SIMilar utilities, which can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s official website.

If you do not have the manufacturer’s built-in utilities for your laptop (for example, you have reinstalled Windows) and decided NOT to install proprietary software, I recommend trying to install (go to the official support page for your particular laptop model). it happens that the state of the Bluetooth module can be switched only in them (with original drivers, of course).

Bluetooth is disabled in Windows

In Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7, the Bluetooth module can be disabled using options and third-party software, which for a novice user may look like “not working”.

  • Windows 10. open notifications (icon at the bottom right in the taskbar) and check if Airplane mode is enabled there (and if Bluetooth is enabled there, if there is a corresponding tile). If airplane mode is off, go to Start. Settings. Network Internet. Airplane Mode and check if Bluetooth is turned on under Wireless Devices. And one more location where you can turn Bluetooth on and off in Windows 10 “Settings”. “Devices”. “Bluetooth”.
  • Windows 8.1 and 8. Take a look at the computer settings. over, in Windows 8.1, turning Bluetooth on and off is in “Network”. “Airplane mode”, and in Windows 8. in “Computer settings”. “Wireless network” or in “Computer and devices”. “Bluetooth”.
  • In Windows 7. there are no SEPARATE options for disabling Bluetooth, but just in case, check this option: if there is a Bluetooth icon in the taskbar, right-click on it and check if there are options to enable or disable the function (for Some modules BT she may be present). If the icon has comments, see if there is an item for Bluetooth settings in the control panel. Also, the option to enable and disable may be present in the programs. standard. Windows Mobility Center.

Bluetooth does not work on a laptop. what to do?

After reinstalling Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7, or SIMply, once deciding to use this function to transfer files, connect a wireless mouse, keyboard or speakers, the user may find that Bluetooth on the laptop does not work.

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Partially, the topic has already been touched upon in a separate instruction. How to turn on Bluetooth on a laptop, in this same material in more detail about what to do if the function does not work at all and Bluetooth does not turn on, errors occur in the device manager or when trying to install a driver, or it does not function correctly. As expected.

  • Find out why Bluetooth does not work
  • Disabled Bluetooth adapter
  • Laptop function keys to enable Bluetooth
  • Enabling Bluetooth using Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7
  • Utilities for Asus, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Dell laptops to turn Bluetooth on and off
  • How to enable Bluetooth in BIOS (UEFI)
  • Installing Bluetooth drivers on a laptop
  • Additional Information

Additional Information

It happens that no manipulations help turn on Bluetooth and it still does not work, in such a scenario the following points may be useful:

  • If everything worked fine before, you should probably try rolling back the Bluetooth module driver (you can do it on the “Driver” tab in the device properties in the device manager, provided that the button is active).
  • Sometimes it happens that the official installer of the driver reports that the driver is not suitable for this system. You can try to unpack the installer using the Universal Extractor and then install the driver manually (Device Manager. Right click on the adapter. Update driver. Search for drivers on this computer. Specify the folder with driver files (usually contains inf, sys, dll).
  • If Bluetooth modules cannot be displayed, but there is a disabled or hidden device in the “USB Controllers” list in the manager (enable the display of hidden devices in the “View” menu), for which the error “Device descriptor request failed” is indicated, then try the actions from the corresponding instruction. failed to request a device descriptor (code 43), there is a possibility that this is your Bluetooth module, which cannot be initialized.
  • For some laptops, Bluetooth requires not only the original wireless module drivers, but also the chipset and power management drivers. Install them from the manufacturer’s official website for your model.

Perhaps this is all that I can offer on the topic of restoring Bluetooth functionality on a laptop. If none of the above helped, I don’t even know if I can add something, but in any case. write comments, just try to describe the problem in as much detail as possible, indicating the exact model of the laptop and your operating system.

How to turn on Wi-Fi on a laptop

Not all laptops have the wireless network module enabled by default: in some cases, you need to perform certain actions for it to work. It is worth noting here that everything described in this section is fully applicable only if you did NOT reinstall Windows, replacing the one that was installed by the manufacturer. If you did this, then some of what will be written about now may NOT work, in this case. read the article further, I will try to take into account all the options.

Enabling Wireless Networking in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 Operating Systems

In addition to enabling the Wi-Fi adapter with the laptop keys, you may need to enable it in the operating system. Let’s see how the wireless network is enabled in the latest versions of Windows. Also on this topic, the instruction on All available Wi-Fi connections in Windows may be useful.

In Windows 10, click on the network connection icon in the notification area and check that the Wi-Fi button is turned on, and the button responsible for the “airplane” mode is off.

In addition, in the latest version of the OS, enabling and disabling the wireless network is available in Settings. Network and Internet. Wi-Fi.

If these SIMple points DO NOT help, I recommend more detailed instructions for this particular version of the OS from Microsoft Wi-Fi does not work in Windows 10 (but the options outlined later in the current material may also be useful).

In Windows 7 (however, this can be done in Windows 10 as well) go to the Network and Sharing Center (see How to enter the Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10), select “Change adapter settings” on the left (you can also press the Win R keys and enter the ncpa.Cpl command to get into the list of connections) and pay attention to the wireless network icon (if it is there, you can skip this section of the instruction and go to the next one about installing drivers). If the wireless network is in the “Disabled” (Gray) state, right-click on the icon and click “Enable”.

In Windows 8, it is best to proceed as follows and perform two actions (since two settings, according to observations, can work independently of each other. in one place it is enabled, in the other it is disabled):

  • In the right pane, select “Settings”. “Change computer settings”, then select “Wireless” and make sure it is enabled.
  • Follow all the steps that are described for Windows 7, i.e. Make sure the wireless connection is enabled in the connection list.

Another action that may be required for laptops with Windows preinstalled (regardless of version): run the program for managing wireless networks from the laptop manufacturer. Almost every laptop with a preinstalled operating system also has a program that contains Wireless or Wi-Fi in the name. In it, you can also switch the state of the adapter. This program can be found in the Start menu or All Programs, or it can add a shortcut to the Windows Control Panel.

The last scenario. you reinstalled Windows, but did not install the drivers from the official site. Even if the drivers for Wi-Fi were installed automatically during Windows installation, or you installed them using a driver pack, and in the device manager it shows “The device is working normally”. go to the official website and get the drivers from there. in the vast majority of cases, this solves the problem.

Enabling Wi-Fi using keys and hardware switch

On many laptops, in order to enable the ability to connect to wireless Wi-Fi networks, you need to press a key combination, one key, or use a hardware switch.

In the first case, to turn on Wi-Fi, either just a function key on a laptop is used, or a combination of two keys. Fn, the Wi-Fi power button (may have an image of the Wi-Fi logo, radio antenna, aircraft).

In the second. just the switch “On”. “Off”, which can be located in different places of the computer and look different (you can see an example of such a switch in the photo below).

As for the function keys on a laptop to turn on the wireless network, it is important to understand one nuance: if you reinstalled Windows on a laptop (or updated it, reset it) and did NOT bother installing all the official drivers from the manufacturer’s website (but used the driver pack or assembly of Windows, which Allegedly installs all drivers), these keys most likely will not work, which may lead to the inability to turn on Wi-Fi.

To find out if this is the case, try using other actions provided by the upper buttons on your laptop (only Considering that the volume and brightness can work without drivers in Windows 10 and 8). If they also do not work, apparently, the reason is just the function keys, there is a detailed instruction on this topic here: The Fn key does not work on a laptop.

Usually, not even drivers are required, but special utilities available on the official website of the laptop manufacturer and responsible for the operation of specific equipment (which include function keys), for example, HP Software Framework and HP UEFI Support Environment for Pavilion, ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities for Asus laptops, function key utilities and Enaergy Management for Lenovo and others. If you do not know what specific utilities or driver are required, look on the Internet for information about this in relation to your laptop model (or tell the model in the comments, I will try to answer).

Additional reasons why the laptop may NOT connect to Wi-Fi or not see the network

In addition to the options suggested above, there may be other reasons for problems with the Wi-Fi network. Very often. the problem is that the settings of the wireless network have been changed, less often. that it is impossible to use a certain channel or standard of the wireless network. Some of these problems have already been described on the site earlier.

In addition to the situations described in these articles, others are possible, it is worth trying in the router settings:

  • Change the channel from “auto” to a specific one, try different channels.
  • Change the type and frequency of the wireless network.
  • Ensure that no Cyrillic characters are used for the password and SSID.
  • Change network region from RF to USA.
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Wi-Fi not working on laptop

This manual describes in detail why Wi-Fi connection on a laptop may NOT work in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7. Next, step by step describes the most common scenarios related to the health of a wireless network and how to solve them.

Most often, problems with the Wi-Fi connection, expressed in the absence of available networks or access to the Internet after connection, occur after updating or installing (reinstalling) the system on a laptop, updating drivers, installing third-party programs (especially antiviruses or firewalls). However, other situations are also possible, which also lead to the indicated problems.

The material will consider the following main options for the situation “Wi-Fi does not work” in Windows:

  • I can’t turn on Wi-Fi on my laptop (red cross on the connection, a message stating that there are no available connections)
  • The laptop does not see your router’s Wi-Fi network, while it sees other networks
  • The laptop sees the network, but does not connect to it
  • The laptop connects to a Wi-Fi network, but pages and sites do NOT open

In my opinion, I have indicated all the Most probable problems that may arise when connecting a laptop to a wireless network, let’s start solving THESE problems. You may also find useful materials: Internet stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10 Wi-Fi connection is limited and without Internet access in Windows 10.

Wi-Fi is on, but the laptop cannot see or connect to the network

In almost 80% of cases (from personal experience), the reason for this behavior is the lack of the necessary drivers on Wi-Fi, which is a consequence of reinstalling Windows on a laptop.

After you have reinstalled Windows, there are five options for events and your actions:

  • Everything was determined automatically, you are working on a laptop.
  • You are Installing separate drivers, which are NOT defined, from the official site.
  • You are using a driver pack to automatically install drivers.
  • Some of the devices were NOT detected, well, okay.
  • Without exception, all drivers are taken from the manufacturer’s official website.

In the first four cases, the Wi-Fi adapter may NOT work as it should, even if the device manager shows that it is working properly. In the fourth case, it is possible that the wireless device is completely absent from the system (i.e., Windows does not know about it, although it is physically there). In all THESE cases, the solution is to install drivers from the manufacturer’s website (the link is the address where you can download official drivers for popular brands)

How to find out which Wi-Fi driver is on your computer

In any version of Windows, press the Win R keys on your keyboard and enter the command devmgmt.Msc, and then click OK. Windows Device Manager will open.

Wi-Fi adapter in device manager

Open the “Network adapters” item and find your Wi-Fi adapter in the list. Usually, it has the words Wireless or Wi-Fi in its name. Click on it with the right mouse button and select “Properties”.

In the window that opens, open the “Driver” tab. Pay attention to the items “Driver supplier” and “Development date”. If the supplier is Microsoft, and the date is several years away from today, go to the official website of the laptop. How to download drivers from there is described at the link that I gave above.

Update 2016: in Windows 10, the opposite is possible. you install the necessary drivers, and the system itself “updates” them to a less efficient one. In this case, you can rollback the Wi-Fi driver in the device manager (or downloaded it from the official website of the laptop manufacturer), and then disable automatic updating of this driver.

After installing the drivers, you may need to enable the wireless network, as described in the first part of the instructions.

Wi-Fi won’t turn on after updating Windows 10

  • At the command prompt as administrator, enter the command netcfg.S n
  • If in the answer, which you get in the command line there is a DNI_DNE item, enter the following two commands and after they are completed, restart your computer

The second option is if you had some third-party VPN software installed before the update, uninstall it, restart your computer, check the Wi-Fi function and, if it works, you can install this software again.

Perhaps all that I can offer on this issue. I will remember something else, I will supplement the instructions.

Laptop connects via Wi-Fi but sites DO NOT open

If a laptop (as well as a tablet and phone) is connected to Wi-Fi but the pages DO NOT open, there are two options here:

  • You have NOT configured the router (while on a stationary computer, everything can work, since, in fact, the router is NOT involved, despite the fact that the wires are connected through it), in this case you only need to configure the router, Detailed instructions can be found here: https : //
  • Indeed, there are problems that can be solved quite easily, and you can read how exactly to find out the cause and fix it here:, or here: pages in the browser do not open ( while some programs have the Internet).

That, perhaps, is all, I think among all this information you can extract for yourself exactly what is right for your situation.

Reasons for lack of Wi-Fi in Windows 10

To get rid of the problem with Wi-Fi connection after installing the operating system on a laptop or after upgrading the computer to Windows 10, it is worth finding out the cause of the problem.

If you cannot connect to a wireless network or your computer cannot see connections, the problem may be due to the following factors:

  • Inappropriate software;
  • Defective adapter, incorrect network settings;
  • Disconnection on the laptop itself;
  • Blocking by antivirus;
  • Incompatibility with Win system components
  • Reset. It has been found that updating to Windows 10 may reset the current settings of both the wireless and network adapter.

What to do if Wi-Fi is not working in Windows 10?

After upgrading to Windows 10 on a laptop or computer, many users lose Wi-Fi or do not work at all. The reason for this problem may lie both in the network settings and in third-party programs that can block access to the network.

Ways to solve the problem with no Wi-Fi in Windows 10

If after upgrading to Windows 10 Wi-Fi does not work on your laptop, you should follow these steps:

  • Reload the adapter, check the correctness of connections to it.
  • Install the latest driver version. There are up-to-date drivers for Windows for each network device model. If you did NOT find them on the manufacturer’s website, the developers recommend installing universal drivers. To do this, right-click on the “Start” button and select “Device Manager”.
  • A new window will open. Select “Network adapters”, then “Wireless adapter”.
  • Right-click and select “Update Driver”.
  • After the update, restart the computer.

If in Windows 10 Wi-Fi does not work or the network is detected but is without access, the function may SIMply not be enabled. To enable the network, follow these steps:

  • Right-click on the “Start” button and select “Command Prompt (Administrator)”.
  • Enter the command: “reg delete HKCR \ CLSID \ 988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3 / Va / f”.
  • Further, to activate Wi-Fi again, enter one more command: “netcfg.V.U dni_dne”.

If it was not possible to delete the registry key through the Win10 command period, we perform this action manually.

  • Click “WinR” and enter “regedit”.
  • The Registry Editor will open. Go to the “HKCR”, “CLSID” branch and remove the parameter 988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3.

Also, if the laptop sees the network, but connection to it is prohibited, you must turn off the firewall and antivirus. If your PC is new and powerful enough, the antivirus version should also be updated.

Wi-Fi may NOT work on Win 10 even if the network settings have been reset. To fix this problem, you should do the following:

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon and select “Network Settings”.
  • Here you need to configure the adapter. Go to the “Internet” section and select “Configure adapter settings”.
  • The network management window will open. Right-click on the current network and select “Properties”.
  • We set the marks as in the screenshot.
  • If you do not have registered IP-addresses, you need to enter it manually or it is better to select “Automatic connection”.

After making changes, you need to restart your computer.