Not Connected, No Connections are Available in Windows 11

Some Windows users have recently reported the appearance of the error message Not connected – No connections are available, and are experiencing problems connecting to the internet. This error message will appear when you hover the mouse over the connection icons in the taskbar’s right-end corner.

Not Connected, No Connections Are Available in Windows

While Not Connected means the PC is not connected to the internet, No Connections, on the other hand, means no Wi-Fi connections are available.

Below are seven methods you can apply to solve the error Not connected – No connections are available error.

  1. Restart PC
  2. Run Network Troubleshooter
  3. Roll Back to Old Driver
  4. Change Adapter Settings
  5. Reinstall Network Drivers

Check if the Not connected – No connections are available error issue is resolved or does not exist anymore after trying each of these methods.

1] Restart PC

The first method you can try to resolve the Not connected – No connections are available error issue is to restart your PC multiple times. This method usually resolves simple errors as it restarts the internet connection.

2] Run Network Troubleshooter

The troubleshooters feature in Windows is a set of automatic troubleshooting tools. Depending on the issue you are having with your Windows device, you can run the required troubleshooter on your PC. One such troubleshooter that might assist you in resolving network issues is the Network Troubleshooter.

When you run the Network Troubleshooter, it will automatically fix any existing issues with the internet. You can follow the on-screen instructions to fix any persisting issues. For information on how to perform this function, check out how to perform a Network Troubleshooter.

3] Roll Back to Old Driver

In some instances, a recent driver update may have caused the issue. According to some users who faced this issue, reverting to an earlier version of your driver allowed them to resolve it. If you have the same issue, you should try this remedy to see if it would help you. Follow the methods given below to roll back your driver:

  • Open Device Manager and expand Network adapters.
  • Right-click the network adapter causing the error and choose Properties from the context menu.

Open Network Adapter Properties

  • In the network adapter’s Properties window, click the Driver tab. Next, click the Roll Back Driver button.

Choose Roll Back Driver From Properties

  • In the Driver Package rollback window, click the radio button next to one of the reasons why you are rolling back the driver and click Yes.

Roll Back Network Driver

This will roll back your current network driver to its previous one.

5] Change Adapter Settings

There is a possibility that some settings are restricting the network adapter’s capabilities. So, in this method, we will make some changes to the adapter’s settings to try and resolve the error. Given below are the steps to change adapter settings:

  • Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box, type ncpa.cpl, and press OK.

Open Network Connections

  • In the open Network Connections window, right-click the connection causing the error and click Enable from the context menu.

Enable Network Connections

Note: If the option is already enabled, click the Disable option from the context menu and restart your PC. Next, follow steps 1 and 2 and try connecting again, as the error message can appear due to a disabled connection.

Disable Network Connections

6] Reinstall Network Drivers

Updating the latest drivers for your PC can help you solve the issue Not connected – No connections are available error. The driver installed on your PC may not be the most recent because Windows update takes time due to compatibility checks. We recommend that you get the driver directly from the OEM website. Ensure you update the driver with the ethernet cable connected to your PC.

If updating your wireless card driver does not resolve the issue, a corrupted or improperly installed driver may be to blame. In such a situation, reinstalling your network drivers should resolve the issue.

Follow the steps given below to reinstall network drivers:

  • Open Device Manager and expand Network adapters.
  • Right-click the network driver causing the error and select Uninstall device from the context menu.

Select the Problematic Network Adapter to Uninstall

  • In the Uninstall Device pop-up window, check the box next to Attempt to remove the driver for this device and click the Uninstall button.

Uninstall the Network Adapter

This will uninstall the network driver from your PC. Next, restart your computer, and the new driver will install automatically. If not, you can download the most recent drivers from the device manufacturer’s official website and install them.


If your Windows PC is having trouble connecting to a network, ensure the issue is system-related rather than network-related. Check whether you can connect to the network by attempting to connect to it using a different device, such as your smartphone. It might be your PC’s fault if other devices can connect to the network.

You can try restarting your computer, rolling back your driver, reinstalling or updating the network driver, changing adapter settings, changing the router settings, or running the Network troubleshooter.


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