Fix No WiFi Networks Found in Windows 11

After upgrading to Windows 11, users reportedly faced problems connecting to WiFi networks. Many Windows 11 users have recently messaged us asking how to resolve the no wifi networks found in Windows 11.

Windows 11 is still a new operating system and hasn’t yet received the finishing touch. This is the reason why users were facing problems while using their computers.

No WiFi network found on Windows 11 results from a bug in the Network adapters. And you can easily resolve it by following some of the methods we have shared below.

Best Methods to Fix No WiFi Networks Found in Windows 11

Since the actual reason behind the no wifi networks found the issue on Windows 11 is still unknown, we need to rely on general methods to fix it. Here’s how to fix No WiFi Networks found in Windows 11.

1) Install the Windows Update

The first thing you can do if you are getting a No WiFi network found error message is to update your operating system.

Windows updates often fix bugs and install security patches. So, if a WiFi network not found error appears due to a bug, it will be fixed instantly. To update Windows 11, follow the steps below.

Check for updates

  • First, click on the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.
  • On Settings, click on the Windows update on the left.
  • On the right, click on the Check for Update button.

That’s it! Now Windows 11 will check for the available update. If any update is pending, you will have the option to install it.

2) Re-Enable the WiFi

Even if WiFi is turned on in your Windows 11 computer, you need to re-enable it. So, before trying the next methods, ensure that WiFi is turned on and working on your Windows 11 computer.

You must click on the WiFi or Network icon in the Taskbar to confirm if the WiFi is turned on. If the icon is missing, you need to open Settings and select Network & Internet.

On the right side, you need to switch the toggle beside WiFi to disable and enable it again. The WiFi page will show you all available networks along with the option to connect with the network.

3) Update Your WiFi Adapter

If WiFi is not showing or disabled on your Windows 11 computer, you need to open the Device Manager and update your WiFi adapter driver. Here are some of the simple steps to update your WiFi adapter.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 search and type Device Manager. Next, open the Device Manager app from the list of matching results.

Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager, scroll down and expand the Network Adapters.

Network Adapters

3. Now right-click on the WiFi network adapter and select Update driver.

Update driver

4. On the Next screen, select ‘Automatically search for updated driver‘.

Automatically search for updated driver

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the WiFi driver update process.

That’s it! This is how you can fix the No WiFi networks found on Windows 11 by updating the WiFi network driver.

4) Rollback WiFi Adapter Driver to the Previous Version

If you are getting No WiFi Networks found error on Windows 11 after installing a new update, then you need to follow these methods to get it fixed. Here’s how to roll back WiFi adapter drivers to the previous version.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 search and type Device Manager. Next, open the Device Manager app from the list of matching results.

Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager, scroll down and expand the Network Adapters.

Network Adapters

3. Now right-click on the WiFi network adapter and select Properties.

4. On the Properties, select ‘Roll back driver‘ (If available).

Roll back driver

That’s it! This will roll back your Wifi adapter drivers to their previous version.

5) Change the WiFi Channel Value

In this method, we will change the 802.11 channel value to Auto. Many users have claimed to fix the No WiFi Networks found a problem on Windows 11. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Open Settings and switch to the Network & Internet tab.

Network & Internet

2. Click Advanced Network Settings > More Network Adapter Options on the right side.

More Network Adapter Options

3. Now, right-click on the WiFi adapter and select Properties. On the Properties, scroll down and click on the ‘Internet Protocol Version 4’ and select ‘Configure

4. On the adapter properties, switch to the Advanced tab. Now select the 802.11 value on the left. On the right, click on the value drop-down and select Auto.

Auto

That’s it! After making the changes, click on the Ok button. This will possibly fix No WiFi Networks found a problem on Windows 11.

6) Run the Network Troubleshooter

Windows 11 provides you with a troubleshooter for fixing internet connectivity problems. You need to run the Network Troubleshooter to fix No WiFi Networks found error on Windows 11.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

Settings

2. On Settings, click on the System on the left side.

System

3. On the right side, scroll down and click on Troubleshoot.

Troubleshoot

4. On the next screen, click on the Other trouble-shooters.

Other trouble-shooters

5. Now, under the Most Frequent section, click on the Run button beside Internet Connection.

click on the Run button

This will run the Network troubleshooter on your Windows 11 computer. You need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

7) Reset Network Settings

If the problem persists, you need to fully reset the network setting. Resetting the network will remove all user-made settings and use the default settings.

So, back up your Network data, like proxies, custom DNS, etc., before you reset your Network Settings.

Once done, you must follow this guide to reset Network Settings in Windows 11. After the network reset, you need to restart your Windows 11 computer.

8) Connect to the Internet via Ethernet Cable

Ethernet Cable

If Windows 11 still shows No WiFi Networks Found, chances are that you have a faulty WiFi network card.

You can try connecting a portable WiFi adapter to your PC and connect to a WiFi network. If the connection goes fine, you must check your WiFi card.

Alternatively, if you want to use the internet urgently, you can use the Ethernet Cable. Plug the Ethernet cable into your PC/laptop and connect to the internet.

Also read: How to View WiFi Password in Windows 11

So, these are the few best methods to fix the No WiFi Networks Found error on Windows 11. If you want to suggest any other way to fix the problem, let us know in the comments below.