Wifi Connected but No Internet
A challenge that at least one of us has faced. Joining your (new) WiFi network is possible, but using the internet is not. We’ll address the WiFi connection but no Internet problem in five minutes.
Your (Windows 10) phone or computer can connect to your local network, but it is unable to connect to the internet, according to the error. In order to fix the issue, we must first determine whether it affects just one device or every device connected to the network.
To help you fix your internet access, I divided the fixes into various scenarios and listed the most typical problem (along with a fix) at the top. Sometimes it takes a minute for the changes you make after applying them to take effect. For instance, it will take a minute for Firefox to clear its own DNS cache if you are using that browser.
Wifi Connected No Internet Error
On your mobile device, the Wi-Fi icon will have a small cross in it, and the world symbol in Windows will have a no-access symbol through it.
The error message may read something like “Wifi connected but no internet” or “No internet access.”
It’s crucial to determine whether the issue affects just one device or several. When the issue affects multiple devices, one of the following factors may be to blame:
- Having a router or modem issue
- you have a wireless network issue (test your network with a network cable first)
- ISP is down.
When only one device is unable to connect to the internet, the issue is most likely one of the following:
- Invalid DNS Cache
- Incorrect DNS server configuration
- Inaccurate or out-of-date network data (IP address/Gateway)
- A firewall or antivirus program is causing issues.
- a problem with the wireless adapter.
Only One Device Can’t Connect to Wifi.
Typically, only one device experiences the issue. WiFi is turned on, but there is no internet connection or access. To solve this issue, we will only concentrate on that device. If other devices can connect to the internet, there is no need to restart the router or access point.
1. The Device Works Somewhere Else Fine – Flush DNS
Your laptop is therefore operational at home, at school, or in any other setting, but not at this location. It is safe to assume that the problem is not the driver as a result. The DNS issue is the most frequent issue. The DNS links a domain name to its corresponding IP address.
Start with the next actions:
- hold down Windows and R. ( a Run dialogue box will appear)
- Press Enter after entering the command ipconfig /flushdns.
- Recheck your internet connection
The DNS cache has just been flushed. This clears your device’s storage of all recognized DNS addresses. In this manner, your computer will ask the appropriate DNS server for a new (and accurate) address. You typically only see the dialogue window for a limited period of time (or even not at all).
If you are not the computer’s administrator, you must run the command in administrator mode. The following methods will help you easily accomplish this:
- the Windows key plus X
- (Admin) Command or PowerShell
- Enter the upcoming command. Enter the command “ipconfig /flushdns”
- Recheck your internet connection
2. Setting a Fixed DNS Server
The majority of issues are caused by the DNS server; if clearing the DNS cache is unsuccessful, we can try setting a fixed DNS server. Normally, the router will instruct your device which DNS server to use when you join a network. We can instruct our computer to always use a specific DNS server by setting that serves as the static DNS server.
This setting can be changed without risk. You can still connect to the internet without any issues on other networks after setting a static DNS server.
- Select Network Connections by right-clicking on Start.
- Change Adapter Options by clicking.
- Double-clicking the Wi-Fi Adapter will launch your Network Adapter.
- Choose Properties
- Choose Properties after choosing Internet Protocol
- Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Check the box that says “Use the following DNS-Server.”
- Enter 18.104.22.168 as your preferred DNS server and 22.214.171.124 as a backup.
- By selecting OK, the other windows are closed.
Check your internet connection once more.
126.96.36.199 and the backup DNS-Server address are the IP addresses for the Google DNS server. These DNS servers are among the fastest in the entire world. If you are worried about your privacy or trying to find the fastest DNS server for your location, you should read this article where I go into more detail about finding the fastest DNS servers.
3. Use Neth Winsock Reset to Obtain a New Ip Address
So setting up a static DNS server or flushing your DNS wasn’t of any assistance? And there is still only one computer linked to the network via WiFi, but there is a problem with the internet. The IP address will then be reset, or, better yet, a new IP address will be requested from the router.
When your device joins a network, it will ask the nearby router for an IP address. This is done using DHCP, and the router has a pool of IP addresses it can use to prevent IP address conflicts between network devices.
The first thing we’ll do is make sure your network adapter is set up properly to receive IP addresses from routers.
- To reopen the network adapter, adhere to the instructions in Step 2.
- Make sure the option to automatically obtain an IP address is chosen.
- To close the windows, click OK.
You might try simply restarting your device to reset your network. Your notebook should be started and properly rebooted, not closed and opened. However, if it doesn’t work, we’ll attempt manually resetting the network:
- the Windows key plus X
- (Admin) Command or PowerShell (admin)
- Type the next command. netsh int reset IP
- Restart the computer.
The TCP/IP protocol has been reset by this command. After restarting your computer, you should be able to reconnect to the internet once more.
With the help of the advice in this article, I hope you were able to fix the WiFi connection but no Internet error on your Windows 10 computer, Android device, or iPhone.