SOLVED! “No Connections Are Available” Windows 10

All in all, Windows users don’t have to do much to connect their computer to WiFi networks in times of need. To establish WiFi connections, people only need to click the network icon in the taskbar, pick a network and hit Connect. However, errors could complicate the process and some of them may even prevent the detection of networks. Check out this article if you have no idea what to do once it comes to “no Connections are available” Windows 10.

An Analysis Of The Situation

Generally speaking, not all connection errors mean there is no WiFI network in the vicinity. In the case of “no connections are available” Windows 10, it’s highly likely that something messes up the network detection. Down below is a list of suspected:

How To Deal With The Issue

Restart The Router

The moment you run into the “no connections are available” on Windows 10, you should take the router into account. 

Issues with the router cache might make it hard for you to maintain a stable connection to the Internet. Because of that, it’s a good idea to restart the router at the earliest opportunity. To restart the router, unplug it then wait for several minutes so the router could clear its cache. Next, replug the router, turn it on and see how things turn out.

Change Network Adapter Setting

If you set the network adapter to run in power-saving mode, its performance is going to suffer to some degree. Hence, it’s strongly recommended that you apply changes to network adapter settings when you cannot connect to WiFi networks. 

  • Step 1: Hit Windows + R, enter devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand “Network adapters”, right-click your network adapter and pick “Properties”.
  • Step 3: Go oto “Power Management” tab, uncheck the check box next to “Allow the computers to turn off this device to save power” and hit “OK”.
  • Step 4: Go to Search bar, enter “Control Panel” and press Enter. Next, select “Hardware and Sound”, choose “Power Options” and click “Change plan settings”. 
  • Step 5: Pick “Change advanced power settings”, double-click “Wireless Adapter Settings” and expand “Power Saving Mode”. Set “Maximum Performance” via the drop-down menu, select “Apply” then choose “OK”.

Update Network Driver

“No connections are available” Windows 10 is sometimes the result of the obsolescence of the network driver. In that case, all you have to do to bring things back to normal is to update the network driver. 

  • Step 1: Hit Windows + R, enter devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand “Network adapters”, right-click your network adapter and pick “Update driver”.
  • Step 3: You will be prompted about how you would like to search for drivers. Proceed to pick“Search automatically for updated driver software”. Once the update wraps up, click the network icon in the taskbar and determine whether the error persists. 


  • Step 1: Visit the website of the manufacturer of your network adapter. 
  • Step 2: Go to the search box for network driver, enter the specs of your PC and press Enter. The moment you locate a suitable driver, download it.
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions to install the driver. If prompted, restart the PC.

Note: If the update of the drivers won’t help, uninstall and reinstall it.

  • Step 1: Open the Device Manager via Quick Link menu.  In Device Manager, expand “Network adapters”, right-click your network adapter and pick “Uninstall Driver”.
  • Step 2: Restart your PC. When the screen comes back on, the driver will automatically be installed. If the automatic installation fails, go to the manufacturer’s website, download the driver and install it manually. 

Disable Windows Defender Firewall

On occasions, Windows Defender Firewall might interfere with network operations and WiFi detention is not an exception. Hence, you should think about disabling Windows Defender Firewall.

  • Step 1: Open “Windows Defender Firewall”.
  • Step 2: Look to the left and choose “Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off”. Select “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)” for Private network as well as Public network.

Note: If disabling the firewall appear solves the error, proceed to make some changes in the firewall settings. If that won’t help, look for another antivirus program.


  • If errors started appearing after you updated your network driver, don’t bother performing complex fixes and just roll back the driver.
  • Applications such as ZoneAlarm Firewall have been reported to cause connection errors. If you use those apps, replace them as soon as possible.

Which Factors Influence The Performance Of Wireless Networks?

Most factors that affect wireless networking performance originate from within the network or local environment where signals travel through. Some of these factors include physical obstruction, the network range, distance to your devices, signal sharing, signal interference, etc. 

What Are WEP, WPA, And WPA2?

All of them are Wi-Fi security protocols designed to keep wireless connections secure. Naturally, the protocols play a key role in keeping your data hidden and protecting your communications. In use, the protocols block hackers from accessing your data.

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