Windows 10: Active networks not showing
I am having the exact same issue. It's keeping windows update from starting as well
You should remove the existing connection and create a new connection which will allow you to specify the connection type.
To remove the existing connection click the start button and choose Settings, then choose Network and Internet, then choose Manage WiFi settings. At the bottom of the resulting window you will see all Manage known networks. Select the connection you are having trouble with by click on that connection and choose forget which will remove that connection from the list.
You cna now setup the connection again in the Network and Sharing Center with the desired settings.
Similar problem...fixed through the Registry
While this thread appears to be a few months old, I had a lot of trouble with a similar issue that I did finally resolve in a way not listed here. In my situation I had some Internet connectivity, but the Edge browser would not connect. While troubleshooting I soon discovered the Windows Update service had stopped working because it also could not connect. The commonly-published solution was to change the network profile from "Public" to "Private." That sounded easy enough, but the trouble was when I went to the place to change it there was no option to do so. Windows kept telling I had no active networks from which to choose. No amount of tinkering, including reinstalling the adapter, updating the network driver, refreshing Windows - or any other of the dozens of suggestions that I found, for that matter - was working. Just when I was thinking about doing a complete new installation of Windows (which I was dreading) it occurred to me to look at the registry. That's where I found my solution.
I ran across an article about a different issue that suggested deleting unwanted network profiles in the registry. I had a look at my registry and noticed I had several profiles, some with seemingly invalid values. On a whim I uninstalled my network adapter and proceeded to delete every network profile in the NetworkList sub-key. Bingo. On restart Windows reinstalled the adapter and created a fresh new profile - it even prompted me on the desired configuration. Now the profile correctly shows up under Active Networks, has all the appropriate config settings and all Windows services connect to the Internet just fine - including Edge.
Here's the location of the NetworkList sub-key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList. I had to clean out sub-keys "Nla," "Profiles" and "Signatures\Unmanaged."
All the usual registry "don't try this at home" warnings apply.
Very nice fix indeed! Thanks for posting.
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