While using a recent Windows OS-based computer, sometimes out of nowhere you see Windows 10 no connections are available. When this problem occurs, then under the network connection icon you see a red cross sign. When you hover the mouse pointer over it, a notification with this error message comes up. Some of the most common causes of this error are discussed here. Like, when the driver of the wireless card is corrupt and if the settings of the network have been altered. Sometimes, due to the firewall, you can get this problem. In the next section, you will get solutions to resolve this problem.
Solutions to Resolve the Windows 10 No Networks Found Error
This section will provide you with various steps that will help to fix this problem in an easy way. So, keep reading.
Alter the Settings of Network Adapters
You can encounter this problem if the driver of the Network Adapter installed on your computer is corrupted. The solution to properly deal with this error is to change the Network Adapter settings. Follow the steps below in order to do it.
- First, right-click on the ‘Windows Logo’, then from the list of the menu options, choose ‘Run’. This will open the Run dialog box.
- Within this dialog box, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ just after the label ‘Open:’ and hit the OK’ button. This will launch the ‘Device Manager’ window.
- In this window, locate and tap on the category ‘Network adapters’ to expand it. In the list of this category, you will get Drivers. Right-click on Driver and then select the option ‘Properties’.
- When the ‘Properties’ window of this driver shows up, choose ‘Power Management’. Under this tab, make sure you do not put a tick mark for the option ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’. Now, tap on ‘OK’.
- Tap on the ‘Cortana’ logo, to open the search area. Within that area, type “control panel”. Then, from the search result, select the option ‘Control Panel’. This will open a new window that has a similar name as the chosen option.
- Now, in this window, locate and tap on the category ‘Power Options’. Next, on the new page within this window, go to the section ‘Preferred plans’. Under this section, choose the link ‘Change plan settings’ for any power option that you are currently using.
- In the new page that comes up, choose the link ‘Change advanced power settings’. From the new window, find the option ‘Wireless Adapter Settings’, then select and expand ‘Power Saving Mode’. Then, from the drop-down menu, choose ‘Maximum Performance’
- At last, hit ‘Apply’, then ‘OK’.
Disable the Firewall
The firewall in the system sometimes can disrupt the network connectivity, thereby giving you Windows 10 no connections are available problem. You can easily solve this glitch if you deactivate the firewall of the system. For that, follow the steps underneath:
- First, press the combination of ‘Windows + S’ keys to open the search space. After that, inside that area type “Windows firewall” and tap on ‘Enter’.
- From the output, choose the option ‘Windows Defender Firewall’. This will open a new window with the same name as the option you have chosen.
- Now, within this new window, go to the left pane and choose the link ‘Turn Windows Defender Firewall on/off’. On the new page, choose the same option ‘Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)’ under both sections ‘Private network settings’ and ‘Public network settings’ respectively.
- Finally, to apply these changes by clicking ‘OK’ and reboot the machine.
Update the Network Card or Adapter Driver
In order to get rid of this issue, the easiest solution is to update the Network Card Driver present within the computer. Here, you will get the steps on how to do it.
- First, hit the ‘Windows + R’ keys all together to start the ‘Run’ dialog box. Within this dialog box, type ‘devmgmt’ and hit ‘Enter’. Once you do this, then the ‘Device Manager’ window will come up.
- In this window, find and choose the category ‘Network Adapters’. Under this category, right-click on the driver. Then, from the popup options list, choose ‘Update driver’.
- On the new window that comes up, choose ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’. As soon as you choose this option, the Windows OS will automatically look for any updates on the internet. If it finds any, then that will automatically start to download and install.
- Once the installation of the update gets over, then you will get a message ‘Windows has successfully updated your drivers’.
Downgrade to the Previous Driver
If after the driver update of the Network Card you still cannot able to correct this problem, then the answer that you have is to downgrade the driver software to the previous version. Follow the steps beneath, in order to do it.
- Go to the network icon on the Taskbar. After that, right-click on it and choose the option ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’. In the window that opens up, choose the link ‘Control Panel Home’ from the left panel.
- Once you get into the Home page, then locate and choose the category ‘Hardware and Sound’.
- After that, from the new page within this window locate the option ‘Devices and Printers’. Under this option, navigate and choose a link ‘Device Manager’.
- In this window, go to the ‘Network Adapters’ category and choose it. Now, right-click on the driver and choose the option ‘Properties’.
- In the new window that pops up, choose the tab ‘Driver’. Under this tab, hit the button ‘Roll Back Driver’. When you do this, the driver will revert back to the previous version.
- After that, restart the computer to affirm the changes made to it.
Reboot the Router
If all the above steps fail to rectify the Windows 10 not showing available networks glitch, then a solution that might solve this problem is a simple reboot of your router. There are steps on how to restart the router.
- First, hit the power button of the router to turn it off. After that, disconnect all the cables.
- Wait for about five minutes or more.
- Now, connect all the cables back into their correct places and power on the router.
- Finally, check if you are getting this problem or not.
Verdict on Windows 10 No Connections Are Available
If you follow all the points on the previous section and even then fail to resolve the Windows 10 no connections are available error, then do not worry. Provide details about the problem you are facing in the comment section.