wifi connected no internet: Haven’t we all, once in our lifetime faced the same issue? where you see a pop up saying “wifi has no internet access”, or “wifi connected no internet” although your device is connected to the wifi there is no internet!!
To put an end this problem, we have come up with an article where we will explain what to do to fix the “wifi connected no internet” in a few minutes.
In this article, we have gathered all possible solutions that may help you fix the issue. And get rid of wifi connected no internet, No internet access, the Internet may not be available and similar other errors on various devices like Windows PC, Android or Apple etc. Hopefully, one of them will work for you.
Nothing is more maddening than wifi without the internet. This issue was seen across various devices such as Smartphones, PCs, and routers included. While; there is no definitive answer to why this happens but there are a few ways to fix this issue.
There may be many possible reasons for the same problem with an equal number of solutions that can help in one instance but do not work in another.
We have listed out some of the most common issues faced by many. Remember, once you apply any of the following changes, it may take sometime before it affects.
For instance, if you are using firefox, it will take a moment before clearing its DNS cache.
wifi connected no internet – What Does It Mean?
First of all, “No Internet” over WiFi error means that your client device (an iPhone, Android phone or a Windows PC) has successfully connected to the WiFi router, obtained a local IP address.
But, there is something that prevents your device from connecting to the Internet over WiFi. In other words WAN over the LAN.
In most scenarios, you may gain access to other electronic machines and devices on the local network, like a laptop, TV, NAS. And watch films, view photos, and listen to music from shared folders.
But, you cannot open either a website in a browser or use apps such as YouTube which require a permanent Internet link.
Cannot connect to wifi on only one device
In most scenarios, it is just one device that has problems while having access to the Internet. To fix this issue, you will have to focus on that device alone.
You do not have to restart the router or access point if other devices can connect to the wifi without any issues.
But, if you face the same issue when the same network is connected to another device. If you face the same issue on two different devices, then the problem may lie in the router or its configuration.
This way you can gather some common information on why your device is suffering the lack of internet connectivity over wifi.
The device works fine elsewhere
If your device is working fine at home or any other location, but not where you are. It is safe to assume that there is no issue with drivers.
Most commonly seen problems are related to DNS. DNS is responsible when it comes to translating a domain name to their corresponding Ip Addresses.
- First, press Windows key + R ( a Run dialogue box will appear)
- Now, type the following command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter
- Next, check your internet access again
What we just did was flushing all DNS addresses from your device. This way your device will request a new address from the correct DNS server.
The dialogue box appears only for a brief moment or even not at all.
If you are not an admin of your device, then you will have to run the command in admin mode. You can do this by simply following the below-given steps:
- Press Windows key +X
- Now, select command (admin) or PowerShell (admin)
- Next, type the following command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter
- Finally, Check your internet access again
Setting a fixed DNS server
Most of the problems are DNS server related. If flushing the DNS cache does not work, then try setting a fixed DNS server.
When you connect to a network, the router itself will tell your device what DNS server to use. After setting a DNS server statically, tell your device to always use that particular server only.
Changing this setting is safe. After setting a static DNS server, you can connect to the internet on other networks without any issues.
- All you have to do is, Right-click on your Wireless network icon in the taskbar
- Next, select Network & Internet Settings
- And click on your Wi-Fi (<network name>)
- Select Properties
- And select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then Properties
- Now, Check the box “Use the following DNS-Server“
- And enter for preferred DNS-Server: 184.108.40.206 and for alternate DNS-Server 220.127.116.11
- Now, click OK and close the other windows.
- Finally, check your internet connection again.
The address 18.104.22.168 is the alternate DNS-Server address from the DNS server from Google. These are one of the fastest DNS servers there is, in the world.
Get a new Ip Address with neth winsock reset command
If flushing your DNS or setting a static DNS server did not work? the device is still connected to your wifi with no access to the internet? Then we will have to reset the Ip Address, or better, request a new Ip Address from the router.
When your device is connected to a network, it will request an Ip Address from the local router. It makes use of DHCP for this. The router has a stockpile of Ip Addresses available. So, there is no chance of network devices conflicting with each other.
To reset your network, you can simply reboot your device. Don’t just close and open the lid of your device, reboot it properly. If that doesn’t help, then we will have to manually reset the network:
- For this, press Windows key +X
- Next, Select command (admin) or PowerShell (admin)
- Now, Enter the following command netsh int IP reset
- And finally, Reboot your computer
With this command, we now have reset the TCP/IP protocol. After rebooting your computer, you should be able to have access to the internet again.
Another commonly faced problem is an outdated driver. As we all know Windows 10 gets updated regularly and sometimes the drivers of your PC are outdated to communicate with Windows.
Sometimes, your device could be working fine. But after a sudden reboot, it cannot connect to the wireless network anymore.
- First, Press Windows key + X
- Next, Select Device Management
- After that, Expand Network adapters
- Now, you need to find your Wireless network adapter
- Next, right-click and select Update Driver software
- Now, Select Search automatically for updated driver software
- Finally, Windows will search for a newer driver and install it.
If Windows could not find a better or newer driver, you can always look into the site of your device’s manufacturer (Hp, Dell, etc). This is when you want to check manually for an update for your device.
If you get to see any exclamation mark in the device management list, then there might be a driver issue. Try finding a new driver or install an older version from your manufacturer’s website.
Multiple devices connected but no internet access
If more than one device is connected to your wifi but has no access to the internet, then the issue may lie in your router or access point.
The solution could be as simple as restarting the router (make sure to leave it off for at least 30 seconds). If it didn’t help you then we need to take it one step further.
The question here is if it has worked or not. If this is a suddenly occurred problem and you haven’t changed anything on your network, then there could be a problem with your ISP or has a faulty cable is most likely the cause.
Connect to a new access point
What happens when you connect your device to a new access point? In most cases, you can try connecting to the new wireless network but you will not have access to the internet. Why? you may ask. This happens due to the configuration error in your access point.
Although the access point extends your wireless network, your router is still in control of its assigned IP Address in your network.
So, the first thing you need to look for is if you have DHCP disables on your access point. An IP address will be assigned, by the router to its wireless connected clients.
In case both the devices are running DHCP, you may have to deal with Ip conflicts. This happens when two devices are using the same IP address.
Another possibility would be, the access point may give the wrong information such as wrong Ip range, gateway address or DNS servers.
Make sure the access point has an Ip address in the range of your router.
Router / Access point problem
If one cannot connect to the internet, then you will have to look if there is any problem in the router or access point.
For this, you need to try to reboot the router or access point. Remember, you turn it off for at least 30 seconds. By doing so, all the caches will reset, resulting in a fresh start.
Give your device a few minutes to restart and try it again. If that didn’t resolve the issue, try to reset the device.
Note, if you reset the router or access point to factory mode, all configuration items can be lost.
So, our suggestion would be to backup the configuration or write down the most important information.
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