I'm trying to revive an old laptop I've been given that was surplus to requirements. Firstly I wanted to check how far behind it was in terms of windows updates. Using systeminfo command it details it as HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, running Windows 10 home. The problem is, in control panel > network and internet > network connections. There are no wireless adapters listed, only a WAN Miniport (PPOE) with status disconnected, and an Ethernet connection. Surely all laptops come with a wireless adaptor? Any testing I could perform to verify the spec/status of the wireless adaptor and why it isn't showing in network connections? I can provide the product ID if required for specs etc.
Just checked 'device manager' which lists the Realtek PCIe family controller for the ethernet adaptor, but the only other entries are WAN MIniPort, cannot see anything specific to wireless adaptors and a WAN Miniport is not something I've ever come across before.