How To Fix Network Profile Missing Issue

When a user wants to connect a new device like a mouse, keyboard, printer, speaker, etc sometimes the user might get a network profile missing for the device issue. Most of the time this issue is solved by changing the network profile from public to private. There are other solutions as well. In this article let us see the different methods to solve the network profile missing issue.

Method 1: Change Network Profile From Public To Private Using Settings

 

Step 1: Open windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Network & Internet 

 

Network Internet

 

Step 3: From the left side, click on Status 

 

Status

 

Step 4: On the right check for your connection and click on the properties

 

Properties

 



Step 5: If the network profile is public change it to private by clicking on the radio button beside it

 

Private

 

Step 6: Restart the system and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 2: Change Network Profile From Public To Private Using PowerShell

 

Step 1: Open windows power shell in the admin mode. You can do this by pressing Windows + X keys together and from the list click on Windows PowerShell (Admin)

 

Powershell

 

Step 2: A user account control window will open click on yes.

Step 3: Type the following command in the PowerShell prompt and hit enter

Get-NetConnectionProfile

 

Network Profile

 

Step 4: Type the following command and hit enter to change your network profile

Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex <index number> -NetworkCategory Private

 

Private Network

 

Method 3: Change Network Profile Type Windows 10 Using Registry

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together



Step 2: Type regedit.exe in the run prompt and hit enter

 

Registry

 

Step 3: A user account control window will open click on yes. This will open the windows registry editor

Step 4: Navigate to the following path in the registry

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

 

Path

 

Step 5: Expand the Profiles option and click on each profile to find the profilename key

 

Expand Profile

 

Step 6: Double click on the category option at the right side

 

Category

 

Step 7: Then change its value data from 0 to 1 to change network from Public to Private

 

Value

 

Method 4: Change Network Profile Type Windows 10 Using Local Security Policy

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type secpol.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open Local security policy window

 

Local Window

 

Step 3: On the left, click on Network List Manager Policies

Step 4: Double click on the preferred network 

 

Policies

 

Step 5: In the opened window go to the network location tab

Step 6: From the location type section select private by clicking on the radio button beside it

 

Private Location

 

Step 7: To save the changes click on apply and ok.

 

Method 5: Update The Device Driver

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt and hit enter

 

Device Manager

 

Step 3: Scroll down and expand the hardware categories whose hardware driver you want to update

Step 4: Right click on that particular device and click on update driver

 

Update Driver

 

Method 6: Run The Network Troubleshooter

 

Step 1: Open the windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on update & security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: On the left click on troubleshoot

 

Troublshoot

 

Step 4: Click on additional troubleshooters which is at the right side

 

Additional Troubleshoot

 

Step 5: Scroll down and find network adapter

Step 6: Then click on run the troubleshooter

 

Adapter

 

Method 7: Run Hardware And Devices Troubleshooter On Windows

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type control in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the control panel

 

Control

 

Step 3: In the control panel search bar type troubleshooting and hit enter

 

Troubleshooting

 

Step 4: Then click on Troubleshooting option



 

Troubleshoot

 

Step 5: Select hardware and sound. Then click on the hardware device that is troublesome

 

Hardware Sound

 

Step 6: In the opened window click on next

Step 7: If there are any problems the system will detect it and fix the issue

Step 8: If there are no issues found then close the window.

 

Method 8: Modify SNMP Service Settings

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type services.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open services window

 

Services

 

Step 3: Right click on SNMP trap

Step 4: From the list click on the properties

 

Properties Snmp

 

Step 5: From the startup type dropdown select automatic

 

Automatic

 

Step 6: To save the changes click on apply and ok and then check if the issue is solved.

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and let us know which of the above method helped you. Thank you!!