1.    17 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 40
    Win 10

    Wifi network not appearing after recent Win 10 monthly patch


    Hi All, Running the latest version of Win 10 on an HP laptop. A few days ago I applied the latest Win 10 monthly patches. Now my Android hotspot wifi network is no longer appearing in my Win 10 Network list. (Android Nexus 5x running latest version of Android).

    I rebooted my Android and my laptop but still not working.

    Anyone else have this problem? I did some google searching and searched this forum and didn't find anything.

    Thanks,
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  2.    17 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,005
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Might try the Windows Network reset.

    Start => Settings => Network and Internet

    Scroll to bottom of right hand side. This will cause it to forget all stored passwords.

    Please create a restore point and may be even a Macrium Reflect Image. Always want a way back.

    Ken
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  3.    19 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Someone else on another forum suggested I switch the wifi freq on my Android Nexus 5x. So I switched it from 5ghz to 2.4 and it worked! Problem solved. Now my Nexus hotspot is again appearing in my Win 10 list of available wifi networks. So problem was with Android and not Windows.
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  4.    19 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,005
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Great. Of interest, does your laptop have a radio that can operate on 5Ghz band?

    Ken
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  5.    19 Mar 2017 #5
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    I think so cuz until the recent problem my Android Nexus 5x was connecting fine to my laptop for a year or more. And it seems my Android was running 5ghz wifi the whole time. My Win 10 laptop is only about 18 months old so I'm pretty sure it has all the standard common wifi freq bands.
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  6.    19 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,005
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    If you go into your device manager and get the wireless adapter maker and model you can check online.


    Ken
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  7.    19 Mar 2017 #7
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    Sounds good. Thanks!
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