As more and more PC users roll onto Microsoft’s latest OS providing, Windows 10, occasional slip ups within the operating system are bound to be pointed at. One such problem circling around some in the massive user-base occurs to be about dreadful busted Wi-Fi, however fortunately there is a quick yet nerdy option for fixing this problem in a jiffy! We show you how, right here.

To discuss the problem at hand in a bit more detail, the problem is emerging on machines that were upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10. Apparently if you had a old VPN client, specifically from Cisco, set up on your older Windows setup, Microsoft is certain that piece of software is exactly what is causing the concern on Windows 10, and no quantity of reboots or safe-mode investigations will take care of the issue at hand.

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How will you know if this is precisely what’s the problem on your PC? Well, if after the upgrade to Windows 10, no cordless networks are available to connect to even though cordless networks are offered in range, and the Wi-Fi adapter beneath appears to be dealing with suitable motorists set up, if this is the case, reinstalling the motorist or rebooting your PC won’t repair the problem.

As Microsoft puts it, “This concern may happen if older VPN software is set up on Windows 8.1 and exists throughout the upgrade to Windows 10. Older software application variations contain a Filter Motorist (the Deterministic Network Enhancer) which is not properly updated, resulting in the issue.”

Fancy description aside, here’s how you can repair all that and get Wi-Fi working again in Windows 10:

Step 1: To begin, launch Command Prompt as Admin. To do this, simply right click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.

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Step 2: Enter the following command and hit the Enter key:

reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

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Step 3: Now enter this command, and press Enter once more:

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

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Ideally, you need to reboot your computer system and check back with your Wi-Fi settings. All networks around you must now show up and you ought to be able to link to them easily.

We would love to take this moment to provide a word of care for users running older variations of the Cisco VPN customer or Sonic Global client. If you are running any among these, and are intending on updating to Windows 10, you must uninstall them before proceeding.

Hopefully Microsoft will be releasing a more passionate warning in the next couple of days regarding this breakage before more users find themselves captured in this mess.

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