@retroplayer88 I managed to find a workaround (but it's a bit tedious)
Open the menu and go to Network settlings and put in all your wifi details then save it and reboot.
After this go back to network settings and it might still say 'not connected' if so disable the wifi then press save and exit the menu. Go back into Network Settings and re-enable it (WIFI ENABLED will come up)
The reason its tedious is that you have to do this every time you start recalbox. If it's any consolation, just remember to do this if you need to rescrape or transfer anything via SSH or WinSCP.