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Created by BrianCa, 155 days ago, 684 views

I just installed a Netgear WNDR3700v1 router. I know it is broadcasting a WiFi network because my cellphone finds it as available. My question is about what I should be seeing on my Windows 10 PC. I have no desktop taskbar icon and it is not listed in my available networks. I have 2 VPNs, one active, one nonactive, but both are shown as available. All my LAN devices are ethernet connected, but shouldn't I see the availability on this WiFi network and have the option of having it ON or OFF? I can find no indication of it in any of my Settings screens...but my cellphone sees it and connects automatically. Can someone offer this non-techie some explanation and/or fix, please?
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ha14155 days ago

@BrianCa

Fix Wi-Fi connection issues in Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/help/10741/windows-fix-network-connection-issues

Method 1:
1- Right click on Taskbar
2- Properties
3- Notification area: customize
4- Turn system icons ON or OFF
5- Turn ON Network
6- Go one step back
7- select which icons appear on the taskbar
8- turn Network icon ON
Done!


1) Right click This PC, and click Manage.
2) In the left pane, under System Tools, click Device Manager.
3) Scroll down and go to the Network Adapters list.
4) Right click my existing 'Ethernet Controller' and Scan for hardware change and Wireless Network Adaptor reappeared.


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chakramed152 days ago

@BrianCa

Do you ever have WiFi on your computer ?
If so, Press the Windows key+X choose Device Manager, are there any yellow flags next to any devices? Especially under Network Adapters? If so, these devices need drivers installed.

I hope you reply for more help .

Regards,

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