It’s most frustrating when windows 10 computer says no internet access but its connected ethernet. Or sometimes the dreaded yellow triangle appears over your internet connection icon, annoyingly proclaiming that you have No Internet Access. Commonly Windows 10 network and internet issues could be related to the cable modem, the network adapter driver, incorrect network configuration, firewalls or antivirus programs. If you are also Can’t connect to the internet after applying windows updates Here are the steps you should follow to resolve Network and internet connection problems in windows 10 and get back online.
Fix Internet connection problems Windows 10
If you’re having trouble connecting to the internet or accessing the local network here the effective solutions marked as fix the problem.
Check physical connection
First Ensure you check the physical connections before getting too involved with troubleshooting. Someone could have accidentally kicked the router or modem’s power cable or pulled an Ethernet cable out of a socket, causing the problem.
Restart network devices
Restart all network devices (Router, modem, Switch) include your PC that probably clears the temporary glitch that may be causing Internet connection problems on Windows 10.
- Temporarily disable antivirus firewalls that may block the internet connection.
- Disconnect from the VPN, if configured on your PC
Disable proxy Windows 10
Also, Unintended or incorrect proxy settings can cause connection issues such as unable to load any webpage. Let’s disable the proxy settings following the steps below.
- Open control panel,
- Search for and select internet options,
- Go to the Connections tab, then click on the LAN settings.
- Enable Automatically detect settings and disable Use a proxy server for your LAN.
- Click OK and reboot your computer.
Run the build in troubleshooter
Run the build-in network and internet troubleshooter that check the network adapter for errors, network adapter driver problems, and automatically detect problems prevent internet connection and try to fix them.
- Click on Windows 10 start menu select settings,
- Now click Update & Security then troubleshoot,
- On right-hand side locate and select the network adapter
- Then click run the troubleshooter to start the diagnose process.
- Next, locate and select internet connections,
- Click on Run the troubleshooter button to start the process.
- Once done restart your PC and check if this helps to fix the problem.
Check network configuration
If your computer’s IP settings aren’t correct, it can cause this “no internet access” problem or even the “Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” error.
- Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and click ok,
- This will open the network connections window,
- Right-click on the active network adapter and select the Properties button.
- Find Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list and double-click that.
- Here, make sure you have Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically both selected.
- Click OK and then try to get online again.
Network troubleshooting commands
Most of the time Internet connection problems caused by either a faulty TCP/IP stack, IP address, or DNS client resolver cache. If the built-in Windows troubleshooter fails to detect and fix the problem, then apply the following network troubleshooting commands that help fix most of the internet connection problems.
Open the command prompt as administrator, type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command:
- netsh winsock reset
- ipconfig /release
- netsh int ip reset
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /flushdns
Once done restart your PC and check if this fixes the internet or network connection problems on Windows 10.
Reinstall network adapter
If a Windows 10 PC says can’t connect to this network, Unidentified Network and No Network Access while attempting to establish a network connection, your network adapter is probably to blame. Uninstall the network adapter’s driver and allow Windows to reinstall it automatically is probably the solution to fix the problem.
- Press the Windows key + X and click on Device Manager.
- Right-click on the network adapter and choose Uninstall.
- If prompted, click on Delete the driver software for this device.
- Restart your machine and Windows will automatically reinstall the driver.
Use Network Reset
Using network reset should be the last and final step you could try to fix the Windows 10 network connection issues. This will remove all your installed network adapters and the settings for them.
- Select the Start button and then select Settings
- Select Network & Internet then click Status
- Now click the Network reset link
- Select Reset now and then Yes
This will completely remove all network adapters and set all your network settings back to the defaults. You’ll have to set everything up again, but it might be the fix you need.
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