XPS Laptop detects no wifi networks despite recognizing wifi card?
Computer is running Windows 10 Pro 22H2.
I think I have the same or similar question to here: Laptop Wifi Shows No Network connections
However, that thread was 5 years ago and no solution was reported there, and I don't want to necro a dead thread. Also, for all I know it is similar symptoms but different cause?
The laptop cannot see or connect to any network, despite other devices detecting and connecting to those networks. Even when it is within 2 inches of the router.
What I've gone through, in more or less chronological order:
Network troubleshooter is worthless. There is no physical switch and there are no networks that appear under the list (yes, wifi is turned on).
I can try to manually input the SSID and network password and still cannot connect.
I have tried reinstalling drivers, both Windows standard drivers and those available on the Dell support site.
I have completely disabled the device in Device Manager and restarted to automatically detect it again.
Tried manually removing all Wifi networks and resetting all network settings.
Used CMD in Admin mode to run ipconfig commands. (Everything reads "Media disconnected". All DHCPs are enabled. Refresh/Renew give "media disconnected" related errors, flushDNS is successful but doesn't help anything.)
Completely wiped and clean reinstalled the OS.
I have removed the physical wifi card and tested it (it works) in another system, as well as installing a new wifi card (that also works) and the new wifi card does not work in this system.
The Wifi Card also handles bluetooth, and bluetooth can both detect and successfully connect to other devices.
I have not yet attempted an ethernet connection. I was troubleshooting when I realized that I do not have an adapter compatible with this computer. I have one on order but it has not arrived yet.
Any ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated. About out of attempted solutions to try that the Google or the linked thread above have recommended.
Thanks Jayeff for going through all the steps and helping me try things I didn't think of. After much, much more troubleshooting, the answer seems to be that this laptop, sometime over the course of updates over time, became incompatible with it's stock wireless card, even if that card still works, and using a different wifi card with similar capabilities addressed the issue.
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