FIX: Wi-Fi Connected But No Internet Access in Windows 10 (Solved)

Last updated on October 19th, 2020

This tutorial contains instructions to fix the "Wi-Fi Connected but no Internet Access" problem in Windows 10, 8 or 7 OS. So, if your device is connected to a Wireless network and can access other devices on your local network, but cannot be able to reach the Internet, then continue reading below to find out how to resolve the problem.

FIX: Wi-Fi Connected But No Internet Access in Windows

 

How to FIX: WiFi is Connected But No Internet access.

The "WiFi connected with no Internet access" problem, can be caused for several reasons, but before you continue to the methods below to fix the problem, perform these steps:

  • Step 1. Verify that other Wi-Fi devices can connect to the same wireless network and access the Internet.
  • Step 2 . Turn off the Router/Access point for at least one (1) minute. Then start the router and after one (1) minute restart the computer and see if you have Internet access.
  • Step 3. If you 're using a third-party Security/Firewall software, temporarily disable it and check if Internet access has been restored.
  • Step 4. Check if you can fix the problem, with the Network Troubleshooter wizard. To do that:

1. From Start image menu, select Settings image and select Network and Internet.

2. Select Status on the left pane, and then click Troubleshoot. At next, select to diagnose the Wi-Fi network adapter, click Next, and then follow the onscreen instructions to fix the problem.

Troubleshoot Network

 

Method 1. Forget and re-Add the Wireless Network.
Method 2. Reset DNS Address settings.
Method 3. Change Advanced DNS Settings.
Method 4: Reset TCP/IP parameters.
Method 5. Set Custom DNS Server Addresses.
Method 6. Uninstall and Reinstall the Wireless Adapter Driver.
Method 7. Update Wireless adapter drivers from Manufacturer's site.

 

Method 1. Forget and re-Add the Wireless Network.

1. Click Start image > Settings image and select Network and Internet.

network and internet windows 10

 

 

 

2. Select Wi-Fi on the left side and click Manage known networks.

View and Manage Saved Wireless Networks

3. Select the Wireless network and click Forget.

Forget Wi-Fi Network

 

4. Connect to the Wireless network again and check if you have Internet access.

 

 

Method 2. Reset DNS Address settings.

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. to do that:

    1. In the Search box type: cmd or command prompt
    2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

2. In the command prompt window, type the following command & press Enter:

  • ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /flushdns

3. Restart your PC and check the Internet connection.

 

Method 3. Change Advanced DNS Settings.

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click Change adapter settings on the left.

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3. Right-click at the Wi-Fi Network Connection and choose Properties

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4. Then select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties again.

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5. Click Advanced.

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6. Uncheck the Register this connection's addresses in DNS checkbox and click OK twice and Close to close all windows.

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7. Restart your computer.
8. Forget and re-add the wireless network. (see Method-1 above)

Method 4: Reset TCP/IP parameters.

The "Wi-Fi Connected but no Internet access" issue may appear if the TCP/IP settings have improperly configured. To reset the TCP/IP settings:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
2. At command prompt, type the following command and press Enter.

  • netsh winsock reset

3. Then type the following command and press Enter.

  • netsh int ip reset

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4. Close the command prompt window and restart your computer.

 

 

Method 5. Set Custom DNS Server Addresses.

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click Change adapter settings on the left.

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3. Right-click at the Wi-Fi Network Connection and choose Properties

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4. Then select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties again.

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5. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses" and type the following Google DNS Server addresses:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

DNS_Google

6. Press OK (twice) to close network properties.

7. Restart you computer.

 

Method 6. Uninstall and Reinstall the Wireless Adapter Driver.

The error "Wireless is Connected but no Internet access" problem" can be caused by faulty network driver. So, proceed to uninstall the wireless adapter driver and then let the Windows to reinstall it automatically the next time you restart your system. To uninstall your Wi-Fi network driver, follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to Device Manager. To do that:

    1. Press Windows image  + “R” keys to load the Run dialog box.
    2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the device manager.

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2. In device manager, expand the Network adapters.
3. Right click on the Wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.

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4. Mark the checkbox "Delete the driver software for this device" (if it appears) and click OK on the confirmation window.

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5. Restart your PC.
6. After restart let Windows to reinstall the WiFi driver and then try to connect to Internet. *

* Note: If Windows doesn't install the drivers automatically, continue to next method.

 

Method 7. Update Wireless adapter drivers from Manufacturer's site.

1. Download the latest driver for the Wi-Fi adapter from manufacturer's support site. To download the driver, use one of the following options:

a. Connect your PC to Internet via the Ethernet Adapter (LAN Cable), or…

b. Download the driver, from another working computer and use a USB drive to transfer the Wi-Fi driver on the PC with the Wi-Fi connection error.

2. If the driver, comes on an ".exe" file, then run it to install the driver, otherwise use the device manager to install the driver. To install the driver for Device Manager:

1. Navigate to Device Manager.
2. Right click on the Wireless adapter and choose Update Driver Software.

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3. Choose Browse my computer for driver software.

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4. Click Browse and choose the location (folder) of the downloaded driver.

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5. If Windows can found an updated version of the driver, click Next to install it.

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6. When the driver installation is completed. restart your computer.

 

That's it! Which method worked for you?
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