When you attempt to connect a new device to your computer, this error message appears. The error can occasionally be encountered when attempting to connect a wireless device, such as a printer or speaker.

However, the error is frequently generic. To correct the error, you’ll probably need to modify your network profile, or you might need to install new drivers.

Windows Doesn't have a Network Profile for This Device

To solve the problem, we have prepared a few steps. The methods listed below have been verified to work by online users, and we hope you can figure them out.

Why Does Windows Fail to Find a Network Profile For this Device?

This issue has a number of different root causes. It’s quite possible that your computer needs to have its network settings changed. You can do this by adjusting the network profile for your Ethernet or wireless connection.

If your wireless printer is the issue, you can try configuring some port settings. Each printer connects to your wireless network using a different port. The Control Panel is where you can find these settings.

Finally, you can attempt to fix some simple issues by running the hardware and device troubleshooter. Try updating the printer’s driver software if that doesn’t work. You can either download them manually from the manufacturer’s website or try it automatically.

Solution 1: Allow Others to Find Your Computer.

On Windows 10, you can easily enable this setting by going to the Settings tool. By doing this, you will make your PC discoverable by the gadget you’re attempting to connect to our computer with.

According to many users who have used this method, it only takes a few minutes to complete and will enable you to connect devices.

  1. Click the Start menu button and the cog icon just above the Start menu button to launch the Settings tool on your Windows 10 computer. You can also open the Start menu and type Settings. You can also use the Windows Key + I key combination.
  2. In the Settings window, click the Network and Internet entry. Depending on the kind of network you’re currently using to access the Internet, click Ethernet or Wi-Fi. You will soon see details about the network you are currently connected to.
  3. Click the name of the network you’re using if you’re connected via wired Ethernet. Click Advanced Options under the list of available wireless networks if you are currently connected to one. The list of network connection settings that are available is displayed.
  4. To make the changes effective, turn the Find Devices and Content switch to On and then close Settings. To apply the changes, you might need to restart your computer or re-join the network.

Solution 2: Printer Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble with a wireless printer and want to fix the issue, you might think about doing so by using the steps listed below. This technique has to do with the ports that the printer uses to connect to your wireless network.

It must be able to use these ports without limitations in order for it to function properly, which is possible by following the instructions below.

  1. Open Control Panel by typing the program’s name into the Start button’s search bar or by clicking the Search (Cortana) button on your taskbar’s left side (at the bottom left of your screen).
  2. You can also open Control Panel directly by pressing Windows Key + R, where you should type “control.exe” and then click Run.
  3. To access this section of Control Panel after it has opened, switch the view to Category and click View devices and printers under Hardware and Sound. Be aware that Windows 10’s Control Panel must be used to resolve the issue, not Settings.
  4. A recognisable screen with a complete list of your printers should appear. You should see the one you’re having trouble with, but it’s greyed out and says “offline” even though it’s probably not. If your printer isn’t there, you might want to try another approach from our article instead of using this one.
  5. If you right-click the problematic printer, you should see a menu appear. From the new menu, choose “Printer Properties,” then click the tab that should say “Ports.”
  6. You should see a “Configure port” button at the bottom of the Ports section. To display a screen for configuring ports, click this button. Locate the checkbox with the text “SNMP protocol” next to it at the bottom of this screen.
  7. Delete the changes by unchecking this box. You should see the “Windows doesn’t have a network profile for this device” error disappear, and your printer should be able to print again.

Solution 3: Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter or Reinstall the Driver.

The Windows troubleshooter, which deals with connected devices, may be able to fix the error if the issue is with the driver your printer uses to connect to your PC. If all else fails, you might want to actually reinstall the printer’s driver, which may fix your issue.

  1. Open Control Panel by typing the program’s name into the Start button’s search bar or by clicking the Search (Cortana) button on your taskbar’s left side (at the bottom left of your screen).
  2. You can also open Control Panel directly by pressing Windows Key + R, where you should type “control.exe” and then click Run.
  3. To access the Troubleshooting option after Control Panel has opened, navigate to the bottom and switch the view to Large or Small Icons.
  4. Locate the Hardware and Devices entry in the window by selecting the View all option from the left side navigation pane. To launch the troubleshooter, click on it and adhere to the instructions displayed on the screen. If the Windows doesn’t have a network profile for this device error still manifests, make sure it hasn’t been fixed.

You can try to reinstall the printer’s driver in Device Manager if this approach doesn’t work. You have the option of updating it or just reinstalling the current one. To be sure, try both methods.

  1. To open the Device Manager window, first click the Start menu button in the lower left corner of your screen, then type in the word. In order to open the Run dialogue box, you can also press the Windows Key + R combination by pressing both of these keys at the same time. Click OK after entering “devmgmt.msc” in the box.
  2. Select Properties by performing a right-click on your printer, which is located under Print queues. Navigate to the Driver tab after the Properties window has opened and look for the Update Driver button.
  3. It is also simple to select Uninstall Device and manually download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. In either case, give the procedure a chance to complete before restarting your computer and checking to see if the error persists.