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Solve Laptop Can’t Find Wi Fi Connection Problems (Windows 7/8 PC)

There are several common problems with Laptop Wi-Fi Cards, that might pop up out of nowhere, and one of them is If your laptop not detecting WiFi at all.

There is no particular reason to what user activities triggers this problem, but it is quite easy to solve this Wi-Fi Connection Detecting Issue on Windows computers.

Following tutorial is done on a Windows 8 PC, but the process is applicable to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs as well.

How To Solve Laptop Not Detecting WiFi Connection Problem

Step 1

If you are facing this problem, Wi-Fi signal icon in quick launch bar of your Windows Laptop should look like the following. If it’s showing some other icon, then problem might be different, so make sure it’s the same.

Wi Fi Issue -1Step 2

If you click on this icon, your list of wireless network will look empty, just like mine in the following image. Windows 7 Users will see a small pop-up but without any Wi-Fi connections in the list.

Wi Fi Issue 2Step 3

Now you have to open the device manager on the laptop.

For Windows 8 – Press  Windows + Q > Write Device Manager in Search Field (Select Settings) > You will Find the device manager on left hand window. > Open it.

For Windows 7  – Press Windows Button > Type Device Manager in search bar > It should come up in the list of programs. > Click to open it.

Wi Fi Issue 3

Step 4 – Once you open it,

Go to Network Adapters and Open its drop down menu.

Right Click the Network Adapter > Uninstall

Another window will pop-up, keep the Delete Drivers Unchecked.

laptop not detecting wifiStep 5 –  Once the un-installation of Wireless Network Card is finished, go to top left of the menu bar, press the search for changes/scan for changes button as in following screenshot.

windows laptop not detecting wifiThis will automatically find your changes in hardware and set things to default. It will reconnect your already present your drivers.

Wi Fi Issue 6Now your laptop will find all the Wi-Fi networks available nearby!

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    Yesi Livera March 30, 2015

    Thank you for the tips, it solved my problem 🙂

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    Sakti Wahyu Perdana January 31, 2016

    solved! thanks a lot

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    Perry Pham September 04, 2016

    Now my laptop can’t find any networks at all.

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      Perry Pham September 04, 2016

      restarted laptop to try and get lucky, now I see absolutely nothing has changed. I can find the other 20 wifi in the neighborhood but not mine still lol.

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    May Kham Eain January 25, 2018

    After following your steps, I can search the wifi network, but still can’t connect to it. What should I do? Somebody Help!!!

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    Dayu Nanda February 14, 2019

    Thank you so much!! Problem solved

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    Cooper February 28, 2019

    Did what was asked and nothing has changed.

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      Amol Wagh March 04, 2019

      What error you’re getting. Is it still the same “Can’t Find Network”?


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