Microsoft has launched Windows 10 couple of weeks back and since then it have pushed a lot of updates in order to stabilize the things and fix all the problems reported and enhance the user experience. Couple of days back, Microsoft pushed a new update for Windows 10 and those users who installed the update lost their access to internet connection.
What happened is that with Windows 10 it kept the old drivers for WiFi and with the new update some how the driver got broken. Along with that if you have made your connection automatic then you will still be able to access the Internet but will not get the WiFi icon in the taskbar and even if you move to the control panel and try opening the Network Settings, it will freeze the Window and will remain there static until you don’t close the process.
Some of the mistakes that I had made were that I had got my connection to be automatic and my icon was disappeared and I went over to the device manager and disabled the WiFi card and before disabling it, the WiFi icon was hidden but I still had the connection to the Internet. Then I locked the Windows and on the lock screen I can see the WiFi icon and when I clicked on the icon nothing happened. But after disabling the WiFi adapter i lost the connection (that is obvious) but when I enabled it again, it didn’t connected to the Wireless Network. And still then I had no idea what to do and how to solve it. I restarted my computer with a hope that everything will be fine, but nothing helped.
So, I would suggest you not to do the above mentioned things because it is going to make the situation even worse. Finally, I worked around, made a lot of changes and finally got the solution and is mentioned below.
Wifi Icon Missing in Windows 10 Solution:
So, what you have to do is to go to the website of your PC manufacturer and download the WiFi driver from there. If the driver for Windows 10 is not available, then you can use the Windows 8.1 driver as well. Once the driver is downloaded, copy it to your machine, but don’t install it. Now, open device manager and select your Wifi card and right click and select properties and then there would be button to uninstall and hit that button. Once that is done, restart your PC. After restarting it, start installing the driver and once the driver is installed, restart your PC again. Now, this time after the Windows boot up, you will be able to see the WiFi icon again and that is how you solve this issue. And please keep the copy of the driver because in future updates something similar can happen.