My WiFi tab menu is disappear. I do not know why.

enter image description here

I use a TP Link Network Adapter to get connected with my wifi. It is connected and I able to browse the net. The problem are the wifi menu and wifi icon/network icon is disappear. Any help is appreciated.

  • Do you see anything under Change Adapter Options? – CustomX Apr 2 '19 at 12:29
  • No. I can't even click the "Change Adapter Options" – Vahn Apr 4 '19 at 3:03
  • check Device Manager to see if WiFi adapter is disabled, unavailable or has a driver issue Error codes. 'Enable' if disabled, 'Disable' and re-'Enable' if driver issue, 'Scan for hardware changes' if unavailable, Restart your pc and check again if the above doesn’t work – xypha Apr 30 '19 at 6:53
  • Run the troubleshooter in Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network troubleshooter. – harrymc Apr 30 '19 at 7:07
  • Also sfc /scannow would help to verify the state of your system. – harrymc Apr 30 '19 at 8:52

Press win + r then inputs ncpa.cpl and then see the available adapter's if WiFi is still there try to disable-enable it by right-click the WiFi adapter.

If it isn't their you have to reinstall the WiFi drives...


Unfortunately, I've had many experiences with TP-Link adaptors not working properly. What helped me 90% of the time was the following:

  1. Go into the device manager (press Win+R and enter devmgmt.msc)
  2. Uninstall the drivers.
  3. Unplug the adaptor and restart the computer.
  4. When it is booted up plug it back in and then Windows should start installing the proper drivers.

The other 10% were somehow fixed by installing all available updates.

You could also go into the Eventviewer (press Win+R and enter eventvwr.msc) and search for error messages that might show you some more information as to why the adaptor or its drivers failed exactly.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.