In today’s post, we will investigate the potential solutions to the issue of Wi-Fi settings are missing on your Surface or Windows 10 device. Before attempting any of the solutions that will be delineated right now, sure that the symptoms you have are equivalent to those depicted.
Wi-Fi Settings are missing on Windows 10
Before you start, check the Network and Internet settings on your Windows 10 device.
Select Start > Settings > Network and Internet.
You won’t have the option to connect to a wireless system if Wi-Fi isn’t recorded in Network and Internet. If Wi-Fi is missing, the Internet gets to the icon will likewise be missing from your taskbar.
The following are a few solutions to attempt in no specific request if you can’t connect to a wireless system because Wi-Fi settings aren’t unmistakable on your Surface or Windows 10 device.
- Restart your Windows 10 device and check Wi-Fi settings
- Install Windows Updates
- Run the Windows Network Troubleshooter
- Verify that Wi-Fi is accessible in Device Manager.
Now how about we dive into the subtleties of these suggested solutions
Restart your Surface or Windows 10 and check Wi-Fi settings
If your Wi-Fi settings are missing, restart (not shut down) your Surface or Windows 10 device, and check the Wi-Fi settings once more.
- Ensure your switch is connected to a working phone jack or link connection, either legitimately or through a modem.
- Select Start > Power > Restart, or if you have updates pending, select Update and restart.
- After your Surface or Windows 10 device restarts, sign in.
- Select Start > Settings > Network and Internet .
- Select Airplane mode, and ensure Airplane mode is set to Off.
- If Wi-Fi settings are obvious, select Wi-Fi and ensure that Wi-Fi is set to On and that your system name appears in the rundown of accessible wireless systems. Select your system, and afterward select Connect.
If Wi-Fi settings are as yet missing, continue with the following solution
Install Windows Updates
Installing the most recent updates can help fix numerous common Wi-Fi connection issues, however, you’ll be online to download updates.
If you can’t connect to your home system or to an open wireless system at a bistro or library, here are different ways that you might have the option to go online and get the updates:
You can use a wired connection to go online (for instance, with Ethernet to the USB connector, or with the Surface dock and Ethernet).
You can download a solitary update file physically to install them. You can use another PC with web access to download the file to a USB drive and transfer it to your Surface.
If you have a Surface 3 with worked in portable broadband connectivity, you can use it to connect to the web and get updates.
Once you’re online, you would then be able to check for and install the most recent updates physically.
- Select Start > Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update.
- Select Check for updates. If updates are accessible, they will download and install automatically.
- After the updates are installed, if your device doesn’t restart automatically, you can do it physically: Select Start > Power > Restart, or if you have updates pending, select Update and restart.
- After your device restarts, sign in.
Rehash these steps until you see Your device is cutting-edge after you select Check for updates.
Run the Windows Network Troubleshooter
Here’s how to run the Windows Network Troubleshooter that can help analyze and fix Wi-Fi issues.
Select the Start button, and afterward select Settings > Network and Internet > Status > Network troubleshooter, and browse the options.
Verify that Wi-Fi is accessible in Device Manager
Sometimes, Wi-Fi might be crippled in Device Manager if Wi-Fi settings are missing on your Surface.
Here’s how to verify that Wi-Fi is accessible in Device Manager on your Windows 10 device.
In the search bar, enter Device Manager, and select it from the outcomes.
Select the bolt alongside Network connectors to extend the connectors rundown, and verify whether one of the following connectors is recorded in the table beneath:
- The name of the system controller might be marginally different relying upon your Surface model.
- Double tap the individual Network Controller or Adapter, select the Driver tab and afterward select Disable Device.
- In the notice box, select Yes.
- Then restart the system controller by choosing Enable Device.
- Restart your Surface by choosing Start > Power > Restart, or if you have updates pending, select Update and restart.