7 Ways to Fix WiFi Icon Not Showing Up in Windows 11 | TechHarry

Simple steps to fix WiFi icon not showing issue on your Windows 11 PC

Windows 11's UI is showing everyone why they should upgrade to it. But most importantly, people are getting worried because of Windows 11 issues like no sound output or WiFi not showing up in Windows 11, etc. Even though your Ethernet works great as well as drivers are up-to-date. So, what can be the issues behind WiFi problems in Windows 11? Here, we'll discuss the appropriate ways to fix the WiFi problems in Windows 11. So, without wasting any more time let's get started.

Best Ways to Fix WiFi Not Showing Up Issue in Windows 11

Here you'll see the best possible ways to fix the WiFi issue in Windows 11. But in case it didn't fix, don't forget to comment down. So, let's get started.

Disable Airplane Mode

Airplane Mode has a specialty of disabling all the radio services including WiFi, Bluetooth, Location, etc. In case you enabled the Airplane Mode, you'll see your WiFi is not working. To disable the Airplane Mode follow the below steps:

1. Open the Action Center by using Windows 11 shortcut "Windows + A". Then click on the "Airplane Mode" button. Then it will disable the Airplane mode right away.


2. Open the Windows Settings by using the "Windows + i" keys. Then go to Network and Internet settings from the left sidebar. Then disable the Airplane Mode button.

Enable The WiFi Adapter

Follow the below steps to enable the WiFi Adapter.

1. Press Windows + r and type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter. Then you'll enter the Network Connections window.

2. Now right click on the WiFi Adapter and click on Enable button to enable the WiFi Adapter.

Update WiFi Adapter

Updating WiFi Adapter is one of the most important tasks in the Windows operating system. Regularly look for new driver updates and update to the latest version. So, let's see how you can update WiFi Adapter.

1. Press Windows + X button or right-click on the Start button on the taskbar. Here, select Device Manager.

2. Now expand the Network Adapters and you'll see your WiFi Adapter. Right-click on it and select Update Driver.

3. From the pop-up prompt that appears, click on Browse my computer for drivers.

4. Now click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

5. In the end, select the suitable drivers for WiFi Adapter. Then click on Next to apply the changes.

6. That's it. Close the Settings and I'd recommend you Restart your PC after that.

Run Network Troubleshoot

Windows 11 troubleshoot settings is quite helpful. Network Troubleshooting can be a great way to fix various internet connection issues, and it works fine. To troubleshoot the network follow the below steps.

1. Press the Windows key, then type troubleshoot and then click on the Troubleshoot Settings icon.

2. When the settings windows will open, click on Other trouble-shooters here.

3. Then click on Run next to Internet Connections. This will run the internet troubleshooter on your Windows 11 PC.

4. Finally, follow the on-screen instructions and answer some queries it asks. Windows 11 will try to fix the WiFi issue on its own.

Modify WLAN AutoConfig Service

Whenever the Windows 11 PC is booted up, it also starts a number of other services in the background including the WLAN AutoConfig Service which is responsible for WiFi service. But in case booting up the system disabled the WiFi service, the WiFi icon will not show up in Windows 11 Action Center. So, there are a few steps to make some changes in the WLAN AutoConfig Service. So, let's get started.

1. Press the Windows + r shortcut keys to open the Run window. Type services.msc and hit Enter.

2. Here, in the services window, look for the WLAN Config service and then double click on it to open this service. Here, change the Startup type to Automatic and click on Start below the Service status. Finally, Click on Apply and then click OK.

That's it for modifying the WLAN AutoConfig Service. Just restart your Windows 11 PC and see if the WiFi icon is showing up on the action center or not.

Enable WiFi Icon Through Group Policy

Sometimes, with your mistake, you disable the WiFi icon to show up on the taskbar. It can be a big mistake after all but can be solved through group policy settings. So, let's enable the WiFi icon through group policy.

1. Press the Windows + r shortcut keys on your keyboard, type gpedit.msc, and hit Enter. It will directly open the Group Policy center.

2. After that look in the left panel and navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar. Now look for Remove the networking icon and open it.

3. Now on the next window, select the Disabled icon on the left corner and then press OK.

4. Finally, restart your PC, and make sure that the WiFi icon is appearing on the Action Center.

Reset Network

Resetting Network can also be a great option for fixing 'WiFi not showing up in Windows 11'. If none of the above methods work, resetting your network can probably fix your WiFi issue in Windows 11. So, follow the below steps to reset the network in Windows 11.

1. Press the Windows + i keys simultaneously to open the Settings app. Then go to Network & Internet from the left sidebar. Now scroll down and select Advanced Network Settings.

2. Now click on Network Reset, then click on the button called Reset NowThis will reinstall your network drivers and reconfigure internet settings to the factory version. Finally restart the PC and check if WiFi has been fixed on your Windows 11 PC.

3. If it is not fixed, reset the network through CMD. For this, click on the search button on the taskbar and type cmd. When you see Command Prompt icon, right-click on the icon and select Run as administrator.

4. Now, on the CMD workspace, type the below code one by one, then restart your PC and check if the WiFi starts working.

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

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