You have connected to a wifi network but your internet is not working, don’t worry you are not alone. We have all encountered the “WiFi connected but no Internet” error, but unfortunately, there is no single solution to fix this. Well, it’s a strange but often solvable issue. No need to panic. When you come across those times, the following tips should help you get online again and make the issue a thing of the past.
How to fix Wireless connected but no internet access
To identify router problems, connect other devices like your mobile phone to the WiFi and see if it works.
1- Disable Fast Startup
If there is a problem with your wireless adapter driver, it will not be shut down and restarted if you have Fast Startup enabled.
2- Reboot your PC.
The first and foremost thing to do when you can’t connect to the internet is to restart your computer. Many a time, restarting your system may clear some minor faults in your system.
3- Reboot your modem and router.
If there is no internet connection on any of your devices connected to the Wi-Fi network, maybe the router is faulty or simply resetting some of the things will fix the issue. Remove all the cords and plug out modem and router from the socket. Wait for 30 seconds and then reconnect all the wires to router and modem and plug them in and switch on.
4- Check Modem Lights
Normally, the Internet light will turn green to let you know the modem is on the Internet. The Internet light will flash green when your modem is ‘talking’ to the Internet. Additionally, ensure there is no unusual behaviour ; such as extraordinary light flickering.
5- Check your ISP’s status.
If none of your devices have internet access, it’s best to make a call to your ISP for troubleshooting or ask if they have some issues on their side.
6- Disable Power Saving for Wireless Adapter
Press the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box. In the Empty field of the box, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and press Enter.
Click on the Network adapters to expand its option. After it right-clicks on the installed network adapter and chooses Properties.
Go to the Power Management Tab and uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option. Click Ok and exit from the Device Manager.
7- Run the Windows network troubleshooter.
Go to the network icon on the taskbar, right-click on it and select Troubleshoot problems from the right-click menu.
Let the process complete and then follow the instructions to detect the issue. Once the process is completed, Windows will detect if any problem exists. Once detected, it will fix the issue automatically.
Or It will give you some options to choose from to specify your problem. Follow the instructions if any and see if troubleshooting finds a way to resolve the issue of Wi-Fi connected but no internet access.
8- Turn off and then on Network Connection
Press the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box. In the Empty field of the box, type ‘ncpa.cpl’ and press Enter.
in the Run box and hit Enter. This will open up the Network window.
Then Right-click on the wireless adapter and choose Disable. After turning the Wireless adapter off, now you need to turn it on again. Right-click on the adapter and this time select Enable.
9- Change DNS and Flush DNS
Use this software for this> DNS Jumper
10- Disable security software.
Your problem can be also caused by interference with your security software. Temporarily turn off your security software and check if the problem is solved.
11-Update your wireless drivers.
If you have an incorrect or outdated Wi-Fi driver installed on your PC, you may experience that you are connected to wifi but no internet on Windows 10.
– Press the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box. In the Empty field of the box, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and press Enter.
-Expand Network adapters and find your Wireless network adapter. Right-click and select Update Driver software.
-Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will search for a newer driver and install it.
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