Top 2 Ways to Fix No Wi-Fi Available after Windows 10 Update Issue

Aug. 22, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem: No Wireless Internet Connection and No Wi-Fi after Windows 10 Update

Recently, many users encounter the no Wi-Fi available after Windows 10 update issue. The Windows 10 Wi-Fi problems include: Wi-Fi is not available after Windows 10 update (Creators Update/Fall Creators Update 1709/Spring Creators Update), no Wi-Fi connections available or no wireless connection after Windows 10 update (Creators Update or Fall Creators Update Version 1709), no Wi-Fi in network connection, no Wi-Fi network found or Wi-Fi adapters not showing up in the system. In this case, when you try to connect to wireless network on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop, your Microsoft Edge is not working, or the Google Chrome browser is not working.

Here are some of the reports we've received from users about this broken Windows 10 Wi-Fi issue.

Luckily, there are workable solutions to fix this Wi-Fi not working issue after Windows 10 update, also applied to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Spring Creators Update/Anniversary Update. The methods are effective on all brand PCs,like Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, IBM, Alienware, Compaq, Gateway, LG, Microsoft, MSI, etc.

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Why Wi-Fi Not Available after Windows 10 Update

What causes Windows 10 not connecting to Wi-Fi? There are 2 main reasons why your Wi-Fi is not available after upgrade to Windows 10.

1. The Wi-Fi or the wireless adapter driver is not updated and not compatible with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update. In some cases, the Wi-Fi driver is missing after Windows 10 update.

2. If reinstalling Wi-Fi drivers doesn't help, the problem may be triggered by unsupported VPN software present during the Windows 10 upgrade. If you have an old VPN client, specifically the Cisco VPN client, or Sonic Global client, it's certain that the piece of software is what is causing the no internet connection issue on Windows 10.

Microsoft has explained it: "This issue may occur if older VPN software is installed on Windows 8.1 and is present during the upgrade to Windows 10. Older software versions contain a Filter Driver (the Deterministic Network Enhancer) which is not properly upgraded, leading to the issue."

You can Uninstall the VPN software to troubleshoot the no Wi-Fi on Windows 10.

Wired Ethernet connections may also not function properly, if you are using built-in Ethernet adapter or a USB Ethernet adapter. Please note that some connected devices (like the very old ones) may also cause this no Internet issue.

Top 2 Solutions to Fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi Not Available Issue

Try the 2 ways below to solve the Windows 10 Wi-Fi not working or Wi-Fi won't turn on problem on your laptop, desktop or tablet. Here is how to make Wi-Fi available on your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update computer. Also see the Updated information at the end of the post.

Top 1. Enter Command to Fix No Wi-Fi after Windows 10 Update

Important: Follow the steps below carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

You can use command to fix this Windows 10 no Wi-Fi problem if it's triggered by VPN software.

Step 1. Type cmd into the search box on the taskbar and right-click the Command Prompt for Run as administrator. This can launch Command Prompt as Administrator.

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Step 2. Enter the following command and hit the Enter key:

reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

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Step 3. Enter the command below in the Command Prompt box and press Enter once more:

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

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Step 4. Restart the computer and check back with your Wi-Fi settings. You now should see a revived list of all the available networks within range.

Note: If you have the Cisco VPN client, Sonic Global client or other VPN software running on your computer and you are planning to upgrade to Windows 10, you can uninstall the VPN before proceeding.

Top 2. Update Wi-Fi Adapter Drivers on Windows 10

To resolve the Windows 10 Wi-Fi not available issue, method 2 is used to fix the wireless adapter driver that causes the no Wi-Fi on Windows 10.

For some users, the driver for the previous Windows 8.1 or 7 is not compatible with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary. Windows 10 might remove it during the update. For some other users, the PC may have installed the wireless adapter driver but you still have a dead Windows 10 Wi-Fi. This is because the driver you installed can't work properly on your computer.In this case, you can fix the Wi-Fi driver issue with Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife).

Driver Talent can help to check if the Wi-Fi driver causes the problem and then update the outdated driver either by repairing it or downloading the latest one to match the wireless adapter for Windows 10.

Download and install this tool on your laptop, notebook or desktop to solve your Windows 10 Wi-Fi not working issue.

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Step 1. Run Driver Talent and click the Scan button to detect your computer. It can check all driver problems.

Step 2. Click the Update or Repair button to fix the Wi-Fi driver issue.

Step 3. Reboot to make your Wi-Fi or wireless adapter take effect. Now your wireless network connection is available.

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Note: You can also try the network version: Driver Talent for Network Card. This version can help to fix the driver issues without Internet connection. You should install this tool before updating to Windows 10. Alternatively, download it with an available computer that has Internet connection and move it to your computer to install network driver offline.

Bonus Tip: Optimize Wireless Adapter Settings for Best Wi-Fi Performance

If your computer drops Wi-Fi or shows no Wi-Fi available, you could change the wireless adapter power settings to get the best Wi-Fi performance. The default power option is "Power saving mode", which will result in Windows 10 Wi-Fi problem while connecting to distant WAPs. Take the following steps to fix the Wi-Fi issue.

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X or right-click the Start menu. Select Power Options.

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Step 2. Scroll down and click the Additional power settings. (This is available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update users. For the predecessors, go to Step 3 directly.)

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Step 3. Locate your current power plan and click Change plan settings.

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Step 4. Click Change advanced power settings.

Step 5. Choose the Maximum Performance under the entry Wireless Adapter settings.

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Step 6. Click Apply, and then click OK to fix Windows 10 Wi-Fi issue.

Updated: Other Workarounds for No Wi-Fi Available after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update

Windows 10 offers a built-in toll named Internet Connection Troubleshooter to fix the no wireless connection after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update. You can try this tool to troubleshoot the Wi-Fi not working problem after the update.

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + I to open the Settings.

Step 2. Go to the Update & security menu.

Step 3. On the left side, choose the Troubleshoot tab.

Step 4. Click the Internet Connections and detect if there is the no Wi-Fi connection issue.

Step 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

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In addition, we've seen many users sharing their methods to troubleshoot the Windows 10 Wi-Fi not working problem in the comments. If the above solutions don't work for you, try to turn on the Wi-Fi again in Settings, or uncheck the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power on Device Manager >> Network Adapters >> Properties >> Power Management tab.

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If you still fail to fix the Windows 10 no Wi-Fi available or no wireless connection problem with the methods above, you can factory reset your laptop or desktop, or go to the LEFT MENU for special technical support. If you know other ways to solve Wi-Fi not available issue after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update, share with us in the comments section below. Any other Windows-10 issues, such as no sound, black screen, blue screen, PC slow, keyboard not working, etc.please go to Windows 10 section on this site or our blog for solutions. Many thanks.

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