How To Fix Wifi Connected No Internet Access Error in Windows PC

It’s a very awkward situation when your device is connected to WiFi but no internet connection error appears. Today the internet has become a basic necessity of our life. So when we see no WiFi internet or no internet access it seems our life has ended.

Even if you already has WiFi connected and you sit down to do some work on your computer. But you see dreaded yellow triangle appears over the internet connection icon telling you that there is no internet connection. That’s where you get annoyed and eagerly searches about how to fix connected no internet connection error.

If you ever run into this situation where your laptop/ computer won’t connect to internet even though your device is connect to router. Then there is a possibility of several issues but unfortunately there isn’t exist single solution to fix connected no internet connection error.

That means you have to apply combination of different fixes to to identify the core problem.

How To Fix Connected No Internet Access problem

If you are stuck in this confusing yet frustrating situation where you can’t connect to WiFi. Then you probably want to ask

  • Why internet connected but not working?
  • Is my internet working or not?
  • Can I connect to router but not internet?
  • How do I fix no Internet connection?
  • How to connect to router?

Then stick with this article as we explain solutions tho these problems.

Step To Fix No Internet Access Errors

  1. Check If other devices connect to router
  2. Check Modem Lights
  3. Run Windows Network troubleshooter
  4. Clear DNS Cache
  5. Check For Outdated Wireless Mode
  6. Check IP Address Setting
  7. Update Network Driver
  8. Disable Security Software
  9. Reset Windows PC
  10. Check Proxy Server Settings

Step 1- Start With Your Router/Modem

Before applying other fixes start from the very beginning.  Internet may not be available due to router problems. To identify try to connect to router/ modem using other devices. Use mobile phones to connect WiFi and see it’s work. If it working then there is a problem with your device.

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But if WiFi connected no internet android access is granted to other device as well. Then it’s clear cut sign that router/modem is faulty due to which no internet connection error appears.

The first easiest way to fix connected no internet problem is to restart your router/modem. Some of you might say that it’s sound silly but trust me most of the time it fixes no internet connection problem. How? Because restart makes caches memory clean and also fixes other auxiliary network issues including faulty software problems. To restart router/modem and see if it is the internet working;

  • Turn off router/modem
  • Wait for 30 seconds
  • About one minute later turn on router/modem.
  • Wait for a few minutes and check.

In most cases it fixes connected no internet access issues in router/modem.

Step 2 – Check Modem Lights and See Internet Connection Working

Sometimes issues relating to WiFi connected no internet access occurs when there is broken internet cable. It could also be due to service disruption or anything else which is on the part of internet service provider. But how can you know if internet not working due to internet provider or internet is slow.

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There are some things to do on the internet to fix connection problems like see if the “internet” light is on. Also check if the “DSL light” is on as well and this light is not blinking. If the ADSL/DSL light is permanently on then ideal there shouldn’t exist connected but no internet error.

On the other hand if DSL light is flickering then contact you internet service provider and ask them to replace your modem/router.

Step 3 – Run Windows Network Troubleshooter

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If you have already check that phone not connecting to WiFi  but the main problem lies PC. Then check your computer network settings. Where PC or laptop not connecting to WiFi run Windows troubleshooter. It’s a built in utility doesn’t always fix network connect error but it worth a try before you proceed to next setup.

To run Windows network troubleshooter on Windows press Windows+ I key to open Settings. Then click on Network & Internet, a list will appear find Status and click on it. Select Network troubleshooter and then follow steps and see if connected no internet problem resolves.

If after running troubleshooter it doesn’t solve connected no internet issues don’t worry at least will tell you reasons why you can’t connect to router.

Step 4 – Clear DNS Cache

Another reason why you seeing connected no internet icon is due to DNS cache conflict. When you visit websites the DNS cache stores a virtual image of them. It causes page to load quickly because DNS already has image of it.

What is the purpose of DNS cache? It’s main purpose is to load page fast. When you browse any URL the operating system first check DNS cache.  If the exact URL request is available in cache then OS get that data and load Page.

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This DNS cache can get corrupt overtime. When you visit unsecured site it forcefully download spyware or malware. Sometime advertisement on sites also contains malicious codes which corrupt DNS cache. Ultimately when DNS get corrupted you start to face connected no internet error.

If your DNS server not available or DNS server not responding in windows 10 wifi. Then you need to clear it cache memory.  To do that;

  • Press Windows + R and type “cmd.” It will open the command prompt.
  • Once it opens type “ipconfig/flushdns” command and then press enter.

This process will clean DNS cache. After that restart your PC and see if connected no internet issues fixed.

Step 5 – Check For Outdated Wireless Mode

The internet speed depends on what mode or standard your router uses while accessing internet. The most common standards which router use are 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11b, and 802.11ac. If you are connected but no internet access is granted it may be because of old and slow mode which is 802.11b. While 802.11ac is latest mode.

Now if your router is based on latest mode but it’s running on old mode. This conflict causes dis-connectivity issues that’s why you are face connected no internet issue.

If your computer not connecting to internet due to this problem then first check your router details. For that one again open command prompt and type “ipconfig.” You will see following information.

WiFi connected no internet

Copy IPv4 address and enter it in browser URL. This way you can log in to your router setting. Now it will ask for username and password. Once you are in find “wireless mode” option and then change that mode to 802.11b. Before exiting save change. Restart your WiFi and see if it fixes the problem of connected no internet.

Step 6 – Check IP Address Setting

Sometimes problem of connected no internet access also occurs when there is IP address conflict. This conflict happens when two or more device has same IP address. In this situation both devices will tell you that there is no internet connection.

One common cause of conflict is when you have multiple wireless routers connected to the same network. Don’t worry you can fix this issue and for that open command prompt and type “ipconfig/release”. A new IP address will be provided by the server for your computer.

If this command doesn’t solve connected no internet issue than Press Windows + R a dialog will appear. Here type “ncpa.cpl” and press enter. A new window will open which will list all network connections. Choose network, right-click on it, and select “properties”. Select Internet protocol 4 (IPv4).

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It will again open dialog box  here select “obtain an IP address automatically” and “obtain DNS server address automatically”.

Now all is done restart your router and check in WiFi connected no internet error disappears. If this step doesn’t solve your problem then your router is faulty, you need to change it.

Step 7 – Update Network Driver

Old wireless card driver is another reason you seeing connected no internet error. If none of the above connected no internet fix is resolving your problem than follow this step.

Click on “Windows button” type “Device manager”. You can also access device manager through pressing “Windows+ R” key.

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If you notice yellow marks on network adapters it shows that you have old driver in your system.  When you try update network driver the system will ask you to choose whether you allow “search automatically for updated driver software or manually.

Once you finish installing and update driver restart you PC and hopefully it will permanently solve your connected no internet error.

Step 8 – Disable Security Software

Another plausible explanation why your WiFi connected but no internet access is granted is PC security software. These software sometimes prevent PC from accessing internet specially untrustworthy sites. If you have installed any software to remove malware then disable it see if it’s solves no internet access issue.

Step 9 – Reset Windows PC

If you can’t really think of any other way to fix connected no internet access error then resetting Windows PC is probably the best option. This you won’t lose any important program and you will also be able to solve connected to WiFi but no internet problem.

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You should only adopt this step if you are certain that connected no internet problem lies only  with your computer.

Step 10 – Check Proxy Server Settings

The last but not least issue which can cause connected no internet error might be a change in proxy server settings. If you recently have made any changes in proxy server then undo these changes.

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If you are using your computer in a corporate environment, overtime it may add some custom proxy server settings from that network. So undoing settings is the only option to connect internet.

The great news is that you don’t need to factory restore anything to fix connected no internet issue. If you try all or any step you will definitely resolve why your WiFi connected but no internet access is granted.

This is how to fix internet connection problem in Windows 10/7/8. If you have any other solution under your sleeves then do share with us.

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