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Wi-Fi Network Not Showing Up on Computer.

When you try to connect to the internet on your laptop, but your usual Wi-Fi network is not showing up, it’s very frustrating. But don’t worry; you can fix it. Read on to learn how.

1. Update Wi-Fi network driver 

Wireless network driver allows your operating system to communicate with your wireless and network adapters. If your wireless network is not showing up on laptop, it is probably due to the missing, outdated, or corrupt drivers. 

1. Right click on the Start button and select Device manager.

2. Click the Network adapters category.

3. Right click on your Wi-Fi adapter and select Update driver.

4. Click “Search Automatically for Updated Driver software”.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish updating.

6. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

2. Turn on WLAN AutoConfig service 

WLAN AutoConfig service (also referred to Wireless Configuration in Windows XP) can configure wireless security and connectivity settings. When enabled, WLAN AutoConfig settings apply to all IEEE 802.11 wireless network adapters installed on your computer. Moreover, when the Wi-Fi becomes available, it will automatically connect to a preferred wireless network. You can follow these steps to enable it:

1) On your keyboard, press Windows logo key + R at the same time to invoke the Run box, and type services.msc, then press Enter.

2) Right click Wlan AutoConfig (if you are using Windows XP, right click Wireless Configuration), and click Properties.

3) Select Automatic in Startup type, then click Apply, and click OK

4) Restart your PC and reconnect to your Wi-Fi network to see if your Wi-Fi shows up.