How To Fix WiFi Network Not Showing Up On Computer

When you try to connect your home network but you can’t connect to the network because your WiFi Network is not showing on your PC. It becomes one of the most annoying things which you don’t want to face, but it happens.

But don’t panic, here are some best methods to fix this. You can quickly fix your WiFi connection, and you can connect to the internet easily, so read the article till the end carefully.

Why is WiFi Network Not Showing on Your PC

However, there is not any specific problem that kills your connection. There can be found various issues so that your Windows 10/7/8.1 is not showing WiFi network.

Some main causes are killing your internet connection

  • Your WiFi router or modem is not configured with your PC
  • Your router has a connection issue
  • WiFi cable is not properly connected with your router
  • The network has been hidden in your computer
  • Missing or outdated driver problem
  • Problem with your Internet connection

So these are some main causes that are killing your Internet connection on your computer. So we have added some best methods to fix this issue. I hope this will back your WiFi on your computer.

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First of all, Be sure that you have done below things before configuring WiFi connection in your PC.

  • You are in Range of the WiFi router or modem
  • Your router or modem is on


1. Enable the WiFi in Your Computer

Sometimes when you install windows software on your computer, then it might disable the WiFi option so that you can’t connect to any network.

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Way 1 – Enable the WiFi Switch of your Computer

First of all, you have to make sure that WiFi is enabled on your computer. You can easily enable this by switching a key. In many laptops such as HP, Lenovo, Dell has a WiFi switch to enable or disable WiFi, and you have to make sure that it is enabled.

In my case, I have no switch on my laptop, but I can enable this by Pressing (Fn+ F3) because the WiFi icon is appearing on the F3 button on my computer. Some laptops it may be found on the F5 button so according to your laptop enable it.

Way 2 – Check the network settings of your Computer

If you are not able to find WiFi switch on your computer or it is not working so here is an anther way to find it.

  • Firstly right-click on Internet icon which is appearing at the right bottom of your PC screen
  • Then click on Open Network and Sharing Center
  • Now at the left menu, you will see Change adapter settings, click on it.
  • Then Right-click on WiFi and make sure that it is enabled if it is not enabled, click Enable. Note: if it is enabled, you will see Disable when right-clicking on WiFi (also referred to Wireless Network Connection in different computers).

Check Network Is Not Hidden

Sometimes your computer hides your network to keep the privacy, but sometime it could result in not showing your WiFi on your computer. So first of all, check that it is not hidden and SSID and other network details are necessary to connect with the network.

You will have to change your settings first, follow the below steps.

  • First of all, Go to Settings > Network and Internet.
  • Then Right-click on WiFi and select Manage Known Networks > Add a New Network.
  • Now Enter the SSID in the Network Name box.
  • Choose the security type and Enter the password in the Security Key box.
  • Select as Connect Automatically and click on Save.
  • That’s it!! Your device will connect to the network if it is accessible.

Turn On WLAN AutoConfig service

WLAN AutoConfig service is a best and easy tool to detect and connect to the wireless network. It applies to all IEEE 802.11 wireless network adapters installed on your computer. However, when any WiFi becomes available, It will automatically start connecting to that network. To enable this follow the below steps.

  • Firstly, Press Windows logo key + R on your keyboard at the same time to open the Run box
  • Now type services.msc and press Enter.
  • Then you will see various list of config, Click on Wlan AutoConfig and right-click on Wireless Configuration, and then click on Properties.
  • Now change the settings Startup type to Automatic and click on Apply then Ok.
  • That’s it!! Restart your PC and reconnect to your WiFi network to see if it shows up.

So these are some best methods to Fix WiFi Network Not Showing Up On Computer. I hope these helpful methods will help you a lot and If it helps you share it with your friends and family.

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