2. Go to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.
4. Restart your PC after it’s completed.
Has the Wi-Fi appeared now? Try the next tip if the issue persists.
Tip 4: Match your Wi-Fi profile to the network you’re trying to connect
Depending on your network environment or connection preferences, different Wi-Fi adapter manufacturers may have different advanced settings.
Hence, you should check the Wireless Mode on your Wi-Fi settings. Make sure that it’s compatible with the network that you are trying to connect. Fail to match with the network will cause you to be unable to connect with the network.
Basically, the Wireless Mode is set to Auto by default so that it can connect with any network. But to make sure it works, you can check it by yourself.
Do the following steps to find the wireless mode setting:
1. Right-click the empty space on the taskbar and select Device Manager.
2. Select Network adapters and double-click the network adapter name.
3. Select the Advanced tab and find a Wireless Mode setting.
4. Set the Wireless Mode to match the network you are using.
Tip 5: Reset network
Reset network if none of the methods above fail to fix Windows 11 Wi-Fi not showing up. You can also use this tip if you cannot connect to the internet.
Once you reset network, it will remove all network adapters installed on your computer. It will also wipe out the settings and restore them back to default.
1. Click Search and type settings. Then, choose Settings from the list of results.
2. In the Settings, go to Network & internet > Advanced network settings > Network reset.
3. Select Reset now and Yes to confirm.
4. Restart your PC once it finishes.
Check your Wi-Fi and see if it’s appeared on the taskbar.
Tip 6: Clean install Windows 11
Next tip is to clean install Windows 11. It could be that your Windows 11 installation is not perfect and cause a compatibility issue with the network hardware.
Hence, try to clean install your Windows 11 to help you fix the Wi-Fi not showing up issue on your computer.
Before you begin, you need to back up the data in your PC. Once it’s done, do the following steps:
1. Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery.
2. On the Reset this PC section, select Reset PC.
3. Click Keep my files, select cloud or local, change your settings, and choose No on Restore preinstalled apps?
4. Wait until it’s completed and restart your PC. Then, check if your Wi-Fi is showing up now.
Tip 7: Check your Wi-Fi network card
If none of the methods above works, you need to check your Wi-Fi network card. It could be that your wireless card is broken and needs to be replaced.
You’ll need a professional to help you change the Wi-Fi network in your computer as you will need to open your computer and replace it with the compatible one.
If your computer still has a warranty, you can contact the manufacturer to make a claim.
Those were the seven useful tips to fix Windows 11 Wi-Fi not showing up issue.
Do you have other useful tips that we haven’t included in the post? Write them down in the comments box below.
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