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Wifi Connect sidebar disappearing, cant connect.

  1. #1


    Ireland
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Wifi Connect sidebar disappearing, cant connect.


    Hi All,
    After much trawling on the net, i have finally given in and am seeking direct help.

    When i choose the connection's icon from the task bar, to connect to wifi, the connection side bar appears for a brief instant and disappears. At the moment i can connect to the network in my home, since it is default, but anywhere else i cant choose a new network.

    Same occurs when i try to display available networks from the network and sharing centre.

    I made a workaround which is very cumbersome for a casual user.
    1. command prompt, and listed and deleted the profiles, using the netsh wlan command
    2. Network and sharing
    3. Setup new connection or network
    4. Manually connect to a wireless network
    5. typed the credentials of the network, checked start this connection automatically box and apply (i needed to know the details for this).


    Any answers as to why i cant' see the list of available networks, or an easier work around (or just see it briefly ) would be a help.

    Cheers in advance.


    Gerry.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ireland
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Did not find a solution to my problem, so resorted to a 'refresh', which gave me the the full functionality for the sidebar.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Wifi Connect sidebar disappearing, cant connect.
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