Adapters Are Missing After Upgrading to Windows 7

If you have just upgraded to Windows 7, you might notice that you no longer see any adapters listed in your Select Networks selection. There is a very simple way to fix this problem.

First run CMD as administrator. If you have not done this before, you can use the search option in the start menu to find CMD. Then right click it and select "Run as Administrator". Now type "nmconfig /install" and enter. This will re-bind the Network Monitor Driver to the adapters. Next time you run Network Monitor, the adapters should show up again.

For more information, please see this KB article.

Comments (6)

  1. Paul E Long says:

    Christo I believe you asked a question on our forums.  Hopefully we can resolve this issue there.



  2. Christo says:

    Tried this, but still no adapters listed.

  3. ankit5 says:

    this command not working on windows 10

  4. Paul E Long says:

    @Anikt, at this point I would suggest moving to Message Analyzer (

  5. james says:

    Run Your Network monitor as administrator

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