Trying to connect your Windows 10 PC or laptop with WiFi and getting No WiFi Networks Found error?

There can be multiple reasons behind the occurrence of this error including a faulty or outdated wifi adapter driver or a new Windows update.

We have shared all the ways that you can use to fix the issue in this article.

Windows 10 Laptops come with built-in Wi-Fi (WLAN) card that helps connect the device to WiFi networks.

Similarly, desktops rely on Wi-Fi adapters or USB Wi-Fi dongles.

Consequently, these adapters and dongles can face issues at times. Here are all the fixes that we found working.

How To Fix No WiFi Network Found In Windows 10

RELATED: How To Fix No WiFi Network Found In Windows 11

1. Update Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

If your PC is using an outdated network driver then your laptop or desktop won’t be able to showcase the available networks. In this situation, all you have to do is update your Wi-Fi adapter driver.

Update Your Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

To do so, follow these simple steps,

STEP 1: Press Windows Key + R keys to launch Run

STEP 2: Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter to open the device manager

STEP 3: Now locate the Network adapters section, expand it right-click on the WLAN card drivers

STEP 4: Select update driver from the context menu

STEP 5: Lastly, click on search automatically for updated driver software and follow the on-screen instructions to update the Network Adapter Driver.

Once the process is completed restart your PC and you might now see WiFi networks.

2. Roll Back Wi-Fi Adapter Drivers

If you noticed that your previous drivers were working flawlessly and the No WiFi Network problem arrived only after you updated the drivers then you definitely need to roll back to the previous drivers.

Roll Back Wi-Fi Adapter Drivers

To do so, follow these simple steps,

STEP 1: Press Windows Key + R keys to launch Run

STEP 2: Once again type devmgmt.msc and hit enter to open the device manager

STEP 3: Now locate the Network adapters section, expand it right-click on the WLAN card drivers

STEP 4: Select Properties and go to the drivers tab, finally press the Roll Back Driver button.

The Roll Back process will take you back to the previous drivers that functioned fully.

3. Change 802.11 Channel Value

For the last method, we will change the 802.11 channel value. Since this method is a bit longer we have shared a detailed video on how to perform it followed by detailed instructions.

  1. Firstly open network and internet settings.
  2. Next, go to the WiFi section.
  3. Click on Change adapter options.
  4. Now right-click on WiFi and select Properties.
  5. Next, scroll down until you locate Internet Protocol Version 4.
  6. Once located click on configure.
  7. Don’t worry about the warning just press YES. Next, open the Advanced TAB.
  8. Lastly, change the 802.11 value from 20Mhz to auto.

If the solution works you will see both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks on your PC.

4. Run Network Troubleshooter

Every modern version of Windows comes with built-in troubleshooters to fix common issues with computer peripherals and network devices. Consequently, there’s a troubleshooter to fix problems associated with the WiFi adapters on Windows 10.

Run The Troubleshooter

To run the Run Internet Connections Troubleshooter for fixing the No WiFi Option problem follow these simple steps,

STEP 1: Press Windows + I keys to launch Settings

STEP 2: Locate and Click on the Update & Security section

STEP 3: Go to the Troubleshoot tab from the left panel and click on Additional Troubleshooters

STEP 4: Select Internet Connections and tap on the Run the Troubleshooter button

STEP 5: Finally Choose the Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet option.

If everything goes well, the troubleshooter will identify and resolve the problem. Furthermore, you can also run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter using the exact same procedure.

5. Ensure WiFi Is Turned On And Working

First and foremost ensure that WiFi is turned on your Windows PC. To do that tap on the WiFi icon on your Taskbar.

If for some reason the WiFi icon is missing then open settings (you can use the keyboard shortcut Win + I) and tap on the Network & Internet section.

Turn On WiFi

Finally, toggle the switch that turns on WiFi. You can now see all the available networks and connect to the internet. Now before moving on to other methods check whether your WiFi is actually working or not.

To do so, connect any other computing device like a smartphone or a different PC to the WiFi. If you’re unable to connect then there’s some problem with your WiFi. So contact your ISP to get the WiFi problems resolved.

However, If the secondary device connects then move on to the other methods shared in this article.

6. Perform A Network Reset

The next best way to fix the No WiFi Network Found Error is by performing a Complete Network Reset. As the name suggests, this process will remove and reinstall the network adapters.

Network Reset

To quickly perform a network reset open start search and type Network Reset. Once Network Reset pops up click on it and finally press the Reset Now button. If everything goes well your network will reset and you will start seeing WiFi networks soon.

7. Check Airplane Mode

Check if your PC or Laptop has Airplane mode enabled.

If it is turned on Switch it off to enable Wifi and other Internet and network settings.

8. Use Ethernet Cable

As the heading title suggests, If you want to get connected to the internet as soon as possible and don’t want to waste time following long solutions then using an Ethernet Cable might quickly and temporarily help you.


If you’re using Windows desktop PC then there will definitely be an Ethernet Port. Additionally, most mainstream laptops also have a built-in ethernet port.

To connect your PC to the internet via Ethernet simply plug one end of the Ethernet Cable into your WiFi Router and the other end into your PC. Once again this solution is temporary to help you quickly get back to work.

No WiFi Networks Found Windows FAQs

Why Are No WiFi Networks Showing Up On My PC?

Due to faulty Wi-Fi Adapter Drivers, you might not be seeing WiFi Networks. To fix this problem you can perform a network reset, run the network troubleshooter, or change the 802.11 channel value.

How Do I Fix No Wi-Fi Network Found?

To fix no Wi-Fi Network Found you can update Wi-Fi adapter drivers, roll back Wi-Fi adapter drivers, or uninstall your current Wi-Fi adapters and restart your PC. All three processes can be done from the device manager on your PC.

How Do You Fix A Laptop That Says No Network Found?

To fix a laptop that says No Network Found you can Perform A Network Reset. To do so open start search and type Network Reset. Lastly, press the Reset Now button. If everything goes well the problem will now be resolved.


So these were some of the best solutions to the No WiFi Networks Found On Windows 10 problem.