Although using Windows 11 has its benefits, there are ways to fix it if it is having trouble locating your Wi-Fi network.
The inability of a Windows 11 computer to identify adjacent Wi-Fi networks is one of the most unpleasant things you can experience. There are a variety of factors that affect this behavior, which is regrettably a widespread problem.
Try the troubleshooting advice shown below to fix the issue if you can’t figure out what’s causing it.
Restart Your Router
It’s crucial to rule out any router problems before using any of the sophisticated troubleshooting techniques on this list. It is possible to resolve a variety of network difficulties, including this one, by just power cycling the router. As a result, you should try it first.
Switch to airplane mode
Toggling Airplane mode is another straightforward solution for such network-related issues. Windows disables all radio services, including Wi-Fi, when you enable Airplane Mode. It’s a good idea to enable and disable Airplane mode to update all of your computer’s network connections.
To begin, on Windows; press Win + A to display the Quick Settings panel. To activate Airplane mode, click the tile for it. To exit Airplane mode, click the tile once more after a little delay.
Go to Settings > Network & internet if you can’t find the Airplane mode tile in the Quick Settings panel. Airplane mode should be toggled on, then off after a brief period of time.
See if Windows 11 can currently discover your Wi-Fi network.
Dis and Re-Enable Wi-Fi Adapter
An integral part that enables your computer to connect to a network is a Wi-Fi adaptor. The Wi-Fi adaptor occasionally experiences brief issues that prevent Windows from finding a neighboring network.
The Wi-Fi adaptor can usually be disabled and then enabled again to remedy any short-term problems. Here’s how to accomplish that.
Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R.
In the Open field, enter control and then click OK.
Go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel window.
Select Change adapter settings.
Disable can be chosen by right-clicking the Wi-Fi adaptor.
After a few minutes, right-click the Wi-Fi adapter once more and choose Enable.
Run Windows Troubleshooters
There are several troubleshooters included in Windows 11 that can assist in resolving typical system-level problems. To enable Windows to identify and resolve any network connectivity issues, you can launch the network adapter troubleshooter.
To launch Windows 11’s network adapter troubleshooter:
To access the Settings app, press Win + I.
Go to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters to access this menu.
In front of Network Adapter, select Run.
Give the troubleshooter permission to examine your network adapter for issues. Follow the on-screen directions to implement the suggested repairs if it finds any problems.
Delete the Wireless Profile
When one of your saved networks is within range but is not displayed by Windows 11 when it is, the wireless profile for that network is probably faulty. Removing your wireless profile is the simplest fix.
For the search menu to appear, press Win + S.
When prompted, type command and choose Run as administrator.
When the User Account Control (UAC) prompt displays, click ‘Yes’.
To erase a WiFi profile from your PC, enter the following command.
Replace NetworkName in the command with the real name of your network: netsh wlan delete profile name =NetworkName
Your network should appear as an available network once you have done the aforementioned command.
Place Channel Width on Auto
You can also change the network adapter channel width to Auto to address this problem. The steps that you must take are listed below.
Device Manager can be chosen from a list by performing a right-click on the Start icon.
To view the network adapter’s properties, double-click it.
Value should be set to Auto under the Advanced tab.
To save the changes, click OK.
Configure WLAN AutoConfig Service
For Windows 11 to find and connect to neighboring Wi-Fi networks, WLAN AutoConfig is a crucial function. But if there are problems with the service, Windows won’t be able to find nearby networks. Here are several fixes you can make.
Select the first result that shows after typing services into the search menu.
To find the WLAN AutoConfig service, scroll down to the bottom of the Services window. To view its characteristics, double-click on it.
Auto is the preferred Startup type.
To save the changes, click Apply and then OK.
If the problem still persists, restart your computer.
Update or Reinstall the Network Drivers
In Windows 11, a bad network driver can also result in these problems. You might try updating your computer’s network adapter if that appears to be the case.
Follow these instructions to upgrade the network adapter driver in Windows 11.
Switch to Device Manager. Open up the section on network adapters.
Update driver by selecting it from the context menu of your network adapter.
Choose Automatically search for drivers. If new drivers are found, Windows will install them.
As an alternative, you can speed up the procedure by using a driver updater for Windows.
The network adapter drivers will need to be reinstalled if updating the driver does not solve the problem. Open Device Manager once more, right-click the network driver, and then choose Uninstall device to accomplish this.
When you restart your computer after removing it, Windows should automatically install the missing network driver. Check to see if Windows can now discover your Wi-Fi network after that.
Reset TCP/IP and Flush DNS Cache
Windows may potentially fail to recognize Wi-Fi networks if there is an issue with the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). So your next move should be to restart the TCP/IP stack and flush the DNS cache.
Select Terminal (Admin) from the list in the Power User menu by pressing Win + X.
When the User Account Control (UAC) prompt displays, click Yes.
Enter after each of the commands listed below and run them in the console:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Run the aforementioned commands, then restart your computer. Hopefully, this will make the problem go away.
Windows network-related problems can be difficult to resolve, especially if you don’t know where to start. One of the aforementioned techniques ought to enable Windows 11 to identify your Wi-Fi network, unless there is a hardware problem.
UK Government To Set Online Bill Criminalizing Self Harm
In an effort to stop what it calls “tragic and preventable deaths caused by people seeing self-harm content online,” the UK government has announced it will further broaden the scope of online safety legislation by making encouraging self-harm a crime.
According to the most recent modification to the divisive but popular Online Safety Bill, in-scope platforms would be compelled to remove anything that purposefully encourages someone to physically harm themselves, or face legal repercussions.
The government intends to tackle “abhorrent trolls urging the young and vulnerable to self-harm,” according to the secretary of state for digital. People who post such content online may also be prosecuted under the new offence of encouraging self injury.
The maximum fines will be announced in due time, according to the administration.
In the UK, it is already unlawful to promote or aid suicide, whether in person or online. By creating a new offense, self-harm content will now be subject to the same laws that already ban suicide promotion.
Following a snag, last summer associated with political unrest in the ruling Conservative Party, the Online Safety Bill’s progress through parliament is now on hold. However, the newly reorganized UK government has declared that it will reintroduce the measure to parliament next month after making changes to the law.
The abuse of intimate imagery is a problem that will be addressed by recent revisions to the Online Safety Bill, which was just made public by the Ministry of Justice. However, other revisions are planned regarding “legal but harmful” information, thus the final form of the Act is still up in the air.
The government responded to concerns about the bill’s impact on online freedom of expression a few months ago. The (new) secretary of state, Michelle Donelan, announced in September that she would be “editing” the bill to lessen concern about its impact on “legal but harmful” speech for adults.
The most recent changes, making it illegal to send online communications encouraging self harm, came after that announcement.
Donelan was quoted by the BBC as claiming that Molly Russell, a 14-year-old teenager who committed suicide five years ago after watching thousands of online articles on self-harm and suicide on websites like Instagram and Pinterest, was a factor in the most recent changes.
Social media was found to have contributed to Russell’s death, according to the results of an inquest into her death in September. While the coroner’s “prevention of future deaths” report from last month that a number of steps be done to control and monitor young people’s access to social media content.
The addition of the crime of promoting self harm, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, will outlaw “one of the most worrying and prevalent internet harms that now falls below the threshold of criminal behavior.”
Donelan stated in a statement:
“I am determined that the abhorrent trolls encouraging the young and vulnerable to self-harm are brought to justice.
“So I am strengthening our online safety laws to make sure these vile acts are stamped out and the perpetrators face jail time.
“Social media firms can no longer remain silent bystanders either and they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms under our laws.”
Hate crimes, rules regarding revenge porn (including disseminating deepfake porn without content), harassment, and cyberstalking are among the other top criminal offenses already mentioned in the bill.
Regardless of what the measure states on paper, there are still a lot of unknowns regarding how platforms will react to having legal obligations imposed on them to police all forms of speech, as well as if it would actually increase web user safety as claimed.
Critics worry that the regime will have a chilling effect by turning platforms into de facto speech police and encouraging them to overblock content in order to reduce their legal risk of paying a hefty fine.
The regime’s penalties scale up to 10% of global annual turnover, and non-cooperative senior executives even run the risk of going to jail.
On Monday, December 5, the bill is scheduled to return to parliament.
Twitter Amnesty Is What Elon Musk is Going For Next
Tesla CEO and newly appointed Twitter CEO, Elon Musk did promise a new dimension for the micro-blogging social media platform prior to taking over, and his actions recently, have just about lived up to the promise, but now, the billionaire is set for an ‘amnesty’ that surely will drive some political divides nuts if certain individuals are granted Twitter amnesty as he wants.
Elon Musk announced on Thursday that starting the next week, Twitter will provide suspended accounts “a general amnesty.” The day before, the platform’s CEO published a poll asking users if they thought affected accounts should be restored.
The announcement comes just after Musk lifted the platform’s restriction on former president Donald Trump after conducting a related poll. Trump declared he had no intention of returning to the platform despite being banned following the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Users of the Twitter platform who had their accounts suspended could rejoin the network “assuming they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam,” according to Musk’s user survey.
The survey received responses from about 3.2 million individuals, who voted 72.4% in favor of amnesty.
“The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk said, using a Latin phrase that means “The voice of the people is the voice of god.”
Historically, Twitter has deactivated accounts who advocate violence, celebrate hate and harassment, or persistently disseminate false information that may be harmful.
Some well-known people who were banned from the website include MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who made a number of claims that Trump actually won the 2020 presidential election, former Trump advisor and former executive chairman of Breitbart Steve Bannon, who said Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded, and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, who broke the website’s rule against violent extremist groups.
Considering that more voices with possibly negative views will be returning to the site, it’s unclear from Musk’s brief post how Twitter will handle content control going forward.
These worries have only grown as a result of Musk’s huge firings and the outflow of workers who would rather leave than remain “hardcore.”
Elon Musk is surely growing more unpopular by remaining popular these days.
Twitter Working On New Feature For Long Texts
Writing a thread on Twitter can be considered daunting especially when you have to divide the text into 280-character sections for it to make meaning.
Good news though as the platform is stated to be working on a way to convert lengthy texts into threads automatically.
When a tweet exceeds the 280-character limit, Twitter’s composer will automatically divide it into a thread, according to a tweet from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.
Twitter wants to make making threads less difficult, as she stated in a message to a user (identified as me).
Currently, in order to add a tweet to a thread and post the subsequent 280 characters, users must click the Add button. This can be particularly unpleasant when you are trying out an idea or pasting information from another document.
Several users have recently brought up the difficulty posting to and reading conversations with more than a few tweets; the thread in question was 82 tweets long and focused on the defunct crypto-currency exchange FTX. In response, Musk stated that the team is working to make thread writing simpler.
It will be useful to have markers to designate the start and end of a tweet in the thread, although the exact implementation details remain unknown, as Financial Times product manager Matt Taylor noted. This makes it simpler for users to change the text in a way that doesn’t disrupt the reading flow.
Musk has previously addressed the problem of posting lengthy tweets. He previously stated that the social network is developing the capability to attach long-form content to tweets. If that will be a standalone feature from the new thread composer is unclear.
Currently, some users rely on third-party programs like Typefully, ThreadStart, and Chirr App, which offer capabilities like scheduling along with tools to automatically divide your post into threads without interfering with sentence flow.
Thanks to its acquisition of Threader the previous year, the company today provides Twitter Blue customers with a simple way to read threads. However, Musk hasn’t actually stated whether he is altering the reading experience for the typical user.
There is already a long-form writing program on Twitter called Notes, but it is exclusively available to a small number of writers, and under Musk’s leadership, its future is unclear.
Even though Twitter programmers are already working on it, it is unclear when the new composer tool for threads will launch. Since taking over the business, Musk has let go of more than half the employees.
Numerous executives have left, and the new leader even gave the remaining employees yesterday an ultimatum: either be “hardcore” or quit. There is no assurance that goods will be delivered on time in this situation.
The new Twitter Blue plan with a verification mark was hurriedly launched by the firm, only for the scheme to be discontinued a few days later. Musk stated earlier this week that the launch date had been moved to later in the month.
Wong just found code that suggests Twitter is working on encrypting direct communications from end to end.
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