WiFi Connected But No Internet Access? Here’s The Fix!

The Internet is a giant web–one of the most effective tools that make our survival easy in this digital era.  It is a humungous platform which has a wide majority of audience worldwide. Even the mere thought of surviving without the Internet for a day (or even a minute) makes us restless! Isn’t it?

So, aren’t there a few times when your device is connected to the Internet, but you’re still not able to access anything on the web? Yes, we have all struggled with that! In such situations, you often see a tiny yellow colored icon next to the WiFi symbol.

WiFi Connected but No Internet Access

There may be multiple reasons why you may be experiencing this specific issue on your Windows machine. Some of the most common causes for no Internet access include outdated drivers, physical tampering in wired connections, weak signal strength, and many others.

Well, don’t worry! We might have a few solutions for you that will help you to resolve the “WiFi connected but no Internet Access” issue on Windows 10.

Also Read: All The Possible Reasons Why Your WiFi Is Not Working

Let’s get started.

How to Fix “WiFi Connected But No Internet” Issue on Windows

Let’s explore a few simple solutions that will allow you to fix the “No Internet Access” issue on your Windows PC.

1. Reboot Your WiFi Router

Reboot Your WiFi Router
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One of the most common yet effective hacks to resolve any hardware related issue is restarting your WiFi router. Try rebooting your device to check whether it worked. There’s a huge possibility that rebooting the router and your machine will work wonders and allow you to reaccess the Internet.

In case you’re out of luck, move to our next solution.

2. Reset Winsock

Winsock is an acronym for Windows Socket, that happens to be a programming interface supporting input/output, networking requests for the web on Windows device. Resetting the Winsock can help you overcome the “WiFi connected but no Internet access” issue on your device. To reset Winsock on Windows, here’s what you need to do.

WiFi Connected But No InternetTap the Start menu icon, type “Command Prompt” and hit Enter.

In the Command Prompt shell, type the following command and then press the Enter key.

netsh winsock reset

Once this command has bee successfully executed, type the next command in the Command Prompt shell:

netsh int IP reset

Close the Command Prompt window, reboot your device whether you could regain the Internet access on your device.

3. Reset DNS

Our next useful hack to resolve the “WiFi connected but no Internet Access” issue on Windows 10 is to reset the DNS cache. To do so, follow these steps:

Launch the Command Prompt, and make sure that you right-click on its icon and select the “Run as Administrator” option beforehand.

In the Command Prompt window, type both these commands one by one, in the same order, and hit Enter.


Reset DNS


Close all the active windows, and then restart your device. Try connecting to the Internet, whether you’re able to regain access.

4. Update Network Drivers

Another workaround to fix the “No Internet access” issue on Windows 10 is to update the network adapter drivers. To do so, follow these quick steps:

Tap the Start menu icon, type “Device Manager” in the search box, and hit Enter.

In the Device Manager window, double-tap on the “Network Adapters” to view the expanded list of options.

Update Network Drivers

Right-click on the network drivers, select the “Update Driver” option from the context menu.

network drivers

Follow the on-screen instructions to update the network adapter drivers installed on your device.

Once done, reboot your device to check whether you’re able to access the WiFi.

tipsAdditional Tip

Writer’s Tip: You can also update your driver using one of the best third-party tools, Smart Driver Care. The application scans and shows the list of outdated drivers and lets you update them. The app comes with a vast database to ensure your system drivers are never obsolete. The product is available at $39.95.

Also read: How to fix “No Internet Secured” Error On Windows 10?


Here were a few solutions that will help you resolve the “WiFi connected but no Internet access” issue on Windows 10. You can use any of these above-mentioned workarounds to regain Internet access on your device.

Good luck!


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    Gajendra singh
    This process really helps

    4 years ago
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    Camila Saunders
    I think rebooting the router is the best solution as it always works for me. Thanks for this amazing information.

    4 years ago
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    Most of the time same issue i also face , but now i can try this way and fix’s hope it will work and i will never face such problem in future.

    4 years ago
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    Gajendra singh
    Reset dns helps me to resolve this issue

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    I face this error quite frequently. Thankyou for sharing this hack 🙂

    4 years ago
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    Sanya Wolfe
    This happens with me quite frequently. Thanks for helping out!

    4 years ago
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    Mansi Vijay
    This is honestly one of the most annoying issues I am facing from last few days. I’ll try these workarounds & hopefully, it helps me to get out of the loop! Thanks in advance!

    4 years ago
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    Sagar Kapoor
    Disabling and enabling the drivers fixed the issue for me..

    4 years ago
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    Thank for sharing these useful tips I was able to fix no Internet access by clearing DNS

    4 years ago
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    I think I was facing outdated driver issues.

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Sometimes network drivers can also hamper the WiFi connectivity.

    4 years ago
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    Manju Songra
    oh! Here lies the solution to my problem which I assumed couldn’t be fixed! Thank you so much!

    4 years ago

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