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WiFi not showing up on Network Options

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jg1273, Sep 15, 2018.

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  1. Jg1273

    Jg1273 Thread Starter

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    When I first got internet I was able to connect through WiFi. In the past month I have not been able to connect and the router will not even show up on my network list. When I troubleshoot it says that all I have available is Ethernet, which is not connected. Can anyone tell me what happened and how I can fix it?!?!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I am assuming that you are running some version of Windows.

    Is this a desktop or laptop?

    What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters?

    What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?
     
  3. Jg1273

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    I am running Windows 10 on a desktop.

    I cant seem to attach any picture. There is a RealTek PCIe FE Family Controller and various WAN Miniports.

    There doesn’t appear to be any warnings.
     
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    With the wireless adapter not appearing in Device Manager it sounds as though it has died or become loose.
     
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    Or has been turned off.
    Some laptops have a switch to turn the WiFi on and off.
     
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    Check Device Manager or Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings to make sure the wireless device is not disabled.

    If its not showing on either screen then your WiFi card is not functioning or has become loose.

    If it's a USB device, make sure no-one stole it....
     
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