Is your Windows 11 PC not showing available Wi-Fi networks after installing or reinstalling Windows 11? Is the Wi-Fi settings page missing from your Windows 11 Settings app? If yes, this guide will help you restore the Wi-Fi page and connect to Wi-Fi networks.
With default installation settings, one can change various Wi-Fi settings by navigating to Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi page. However, on some PCs, after installing or reinstalling Windows 11, the Settings app might not show the Wi-Fi page and you might not be able to connect to the internet.
Follow the given below directions to restore the missing Wi-Fi page in Windows 11.
Solution 1 of 4
Restart your Windows 11 computer
This might sound silly, but restating your computer can solve many issues. We suggest you reboot your computer once before trying out other solutions.
To restart, right-click on the Windows logo button on the taskbar, click Shut down or sign out, and then click the Restart option.
Solution 2 of 4
Download and install the correct Wi-Fi/WLAN driver using another PC or Mac
In almost all cases, the cause for the missing Wi-Fi settings page is the lack of Wi-Fi or WLAN driver.
Since your PC cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network, we suggest you use another computer to download the Wi-Fi or WLAN driver from your PC’s manufacturer. Use your PC’s serial number or model number to download the correct WLAN or Wi-Fi driver. Once downloaded, run the installer file and follow the easy on-screen directions to install the Wi-Fi driver.
After installing the driver, we suggest you restart your computer.
Solution 3 of 4
Use an ethernet cable to connect your PC to the internet and check for updates
Step 1: If your PC comes with an ethernet port, connect your PC to the modem or router using an ethernet port. This will connect your PC to the internet even if the Wi-Fi driver is missing.
Step 2: Navigate to Windows 11 Settings > Windows Update page and then click the Check for updates button. Windows 11 will automatically download and install the correct Wi-Fi driver.
Once the Wi-Fi starts working, you can disconnect the ethernet cable.
Solution 4 of 4
Use your phone to install the Wi-Fi driver
You can use your Android or iPhone to connect your PC to the internet by sharing your phone’s internet with your computer with the help of a cable.
Step 1: Connect your smartphone to PC using the cable provided with your phone.
Step 2: Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot or personal hotspot on your phone. If asked, be sure to select the share internet via cable option.
Step 3: On your PC, go to Settings > Windows Updates page and click Check for updates button to download and install all drivers, including the missing Wi-Fi driver.
Once the Wi-Fi driver is installed, the Wi-Fi page will automatically show up in the Settings app. Note that your Windows 11 PC might need to download GBs of data to finish installing all drivers and updates!