If Network Adaptor Driver Has Disappeared! How To Resolve it?
If the customer faces the issues such as Network Adaptor Driver has disappeared. And because of this user won’t be able to use Wi-Fi connection and also they cannot connect to the Internet. So, in this blog you will read the method to fix if Network Adaptor has disappeared. For the security of the user’s device, they should install Webroot antivirus via www.webroot.com/safe.
Method To Fix If Network Adaptor Driver Has Disappeared:
1. Scan for Hardware Changes:
For this, first you should press Win+X keys altogether in your keyboard and then choose Device Manager. After this, you need to tap on the View tab and then choose Show hidden devices. Now, you need to hit on Network Adapters and then right-click on the wireless adapter. At this point, you should select Scan for hardware changes. At last, Close the Device Manager and then check this method solves your issue or not. The user should also scan their devices with Webroot antivirus through Webroot.com/safe in order to secure your device from viruses.
2. Update your Wireless Network Driver:
You need to tap on Windows + X keys simultaneously in your keyboard and then choose Device Manager. After this, you should right-click on the wireless adapter and then choose Update driver. Here, you need to tap on the option Search automatically for updated driver software. Now, just wait for Windows to search and then download the driver.
To fix this issue, the user can also use an automatic tool i.e. DriverFix which will locate, download and install the latest driver version for your PC in few clicks.
3. Troubleshoot your Network Connection:
First, you should hit on search button in your taskbar and then type troubleshooter. After this, you need to hit on Troubleshoot settings from the results. Then from the right side, the user should hit on Additional troubleshooters. At this point, you need to hit on Internet connections and then hit on Run the troubleshooter button. At last, you should follow the directions to finish this method.
4. Reset Winsock Settings using PowerShell:
You need to tap on Windows+X keys together and then choose PowerShell as Admin. At this point, you should type the command in PowerShell and tap on Enter key:
netsh winsock reset
Here, you should wait for the procedure to finish and then restart your PC. Lastly, just check if the adapter can be there in Device Manager. Remember, PowerShell Command will help to restore the driver for network adapter.
5. Change your PC’s Power Management Settings:
First of all, you should press Win+X keys altogether in your keyboard and then open Device Manager. Now, you should expand the Network adapters section and then just double-tap on the Wi-Fi network adapter. Here in the new window, you should choose the Power Management tab. At this point, you should deselect the option which is next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. At last, you should hit on Driver tab and then choose Enable device and then hit on OK button.
With this above method, the user can easily fix the issue if Network Adaptor Driver has disappeared. If the customer requires detail, then they should visit to the website of Webroot via web-rootsafe.com.