Fix Windows 10 doesn’t have a network profile for this device error

Some devices like speakers and printers use the network of the system and thus their connectivity expects a certain network profile to be there on the system. If the system lacks the required network profile, the user would get the following error while trying to connect the system to the device:

Windows doesn’t have a network profile for this device error.

Preliminary steps

1] Update Windows: Windows 10 might not recognize the settings of a new device and in such a case it would cause this error. Updating Windows could help fix the issue in this case. Here’s the procedure to update Windows 10 manually.

 

Check For Updates

 

 

 

2] Run the Network Connections troubleshooter. Go to Settings >> Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot.

 

Select the Network Connections troubleshooter.

 

Network Adapter Troubleshooter

 

Thereafter, proceed with the following troubleshooting steps:

1] Check the compatibility of the device with your PC

2] Allow your PC to be discoverable

Solution 1] Check the compatibility of the device with your PC

Certain devices do not work with certain systems since they lack the same Network profile compatibility that we are discussing here. Consult your device manufacturer or check their website for information on the same.

Solution 2] Allow your PC to be discoverable

1] Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings page.

 

Settings Start

 

2] Go to Network and Internet >> WiFi

Network And Internet

 

 

3] Click on the name of your network.

Click On Name Of The Network

 

4] Change the Network profile to Private.

Set Network Profile To Private

5] Save the settings and restart the system


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