Are you experiencing the “Wifi Connected but No Internet Access” issue? Well, WiFi internet connection is the widest used network to access the internet around the globe. But many times, it just doesn’t work right. So what can you do when you encounter an error “Wifi Connected but No Internet Access” issue?
This is an issue on routers on Windows 10/ 7/8.1 users have reported that sometimes they get limited WiFi connection issues. In other words, users are connected to a WiFi with an active internet connection but still, they cannot access the internet.
So today in this article, we will show you 6 ways to fix WiFi connected but no internet access error. This should work whichever router you are using like CenturyLink router, ASUS router, TP-Link router, or Verizon router.
Before going through the solutions below you should check all the cables of your wireless router. Also, try connecting to your WiFi network with any other smartphone device.
Solution 1: Rebooting the WiFi Adapter
Your WiFi adapter might not be working because of some typical reasons. Rebooting your WiFi adapter will eliminate the problem.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + W to open the settings search box and type “Network and Sharing Center“
Step 2: Right-click on your WiFi connection and select Properties.
Step 3: Click on “Disable“, which will disable your WiFi adapter.
Step 4: Next turn on the WiFi adapter by clicking on “Enable” this time. That should fix your WiFi Connected but no Internet error.
Solution 2: Updating the Device Driver
Corrupted or outdated device drivers might be the problem. Just visit the official website of your WiFi adapter manufacturer and download the latest driver. Update the driver and reboot the Windows to apply the changes.
Solution 3: Using netsh.exe
Login to Windows with the administrator account.
Step 1: Click on Start and open Run, type CMD to open the command prompt; alternatively, you can also use key combinations of Windows + X + A.
Step 2: Type “netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt” (without quotes) into the command prompt terminal and hit Enter to reset the IP address.
Step 3: This should fix the WiFi Connected but No Internet Access issue. Reboot the computer to apply the changes.
If you still get limited WiFI internet then follow the next solution. It should be the fix that you are looking for.
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Solution 4: Waking Up the WiFi Adapter
If solution #1 only temporarily solves the problem then your WiFi adapter might be continuously going into sleep mode. There is a simple solution to fix the issue permanently, just follow the below process.
Step 1: Use Windows Key + W to open the settings search box.
Step 2: Type “Network and Sharing Center“.
Step 3: Right-click on the name of your WiFi connection and select properties.
Step 4: In the new window, click configure and then click the last tab which is “Power Management.”
Step 5: Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” This will keep you WiFi adapter awake and the “Limited WiFi due to adapter going to sleep” issue won’t occur again.
Solution 5: Fix it using Command Prompt
Step 1: Open Run, type CMD, and hit Enter to launch the command prompt.
Step 2: Type the following commands one by one followed by pressing the “Enter” key.
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
Solution 6: Enabling “Download Over Metered Connection”
If you are using your mobile hotspot like Jio Wi-Fi dongles and the above solutions didn’t solve the issue then turning on download over metered connection might solve the problem.
Step 1: Use key combinations of Windows + R, type metered connections.
Step 2: Turn the switch on when you find the “download over metered connection” on the right side of your screen.
Step 3: Reboot the computer.
This article is a result of practical solutions that worked for many users. However, if the Wifi Connected but No Internet Access problem still persists then you might need to head to the WiFi adapter’s/WiFi router’s service center.
Stuck somewhere? Difficulties while executing solutions? Speak up in the comments section we will get back to you.