How To Fix WiFi Connected But No Internet
One of the most troublesome bugs that many Windows users encounter is the “Wi-Fi but without the Internet” error. Open your computer, and connect it to the WiFi network, assuming that you can easily do your job on time, but then this error appears. It is very frustrating!
Many Windows users are also facing this issue, and today we’ll provide some ways that you can solve the error “WiFi but no internet connection”.
What is the cause of this problem?
It is one of the worst problems with Windows; there are many causes for this problem, so there is no single answer to the cause of this problem. There may be a problem with your router or your system is not working properly.
Here are two important places to find the cause of the “WiFi but no internet connection” error:
- Your devices (laptops or desktops)
- Your router and your devices
There are now two scenarios: WiFi works on all devices except your device or WiFi doesn’t work on any device. If this is the first, then something is wrong with your computer. If this is the last issue, the problem is due to the wireless router. First, you’ll need to know the cause of your problem.
Regardless of the cause of your problem, follow the below methods and you will not see the error “WiFi connection but without internet”.
A few simple steps to solve “WiFi but no internet” issue
Restart the WiFi router
Next, follow this simple step first to check if the problem is related to the router or your device. For identification, connect other devices such as your mobile phone to WiFi. If the internet is working fine on another device then the problem is with your device or wifi adapter. If the internet doesn’t work on other devices either, it might be a problem with your router or internet connection.
The easiest way to fix the router is to restart it. Sometimes, a simple restart solves the problem for many people. Restart clearing the cache and correct many network and related software problems.
If the router and modem are disconnected, the router and modem must be restarted. A simple yet powerful solution that solves many small problems in the router and modem. Follow these simple steps:
- Turn off the router and modem.
- Wait a few seconds.
- Now, turn on the modem.
- After a minute, turn on the router.
- Wait a few minutes and check.
This is a ridiculous solution, but it still works for many people. It can solve the problem of “WiFi connection but not internet”. If not resolved, scroll down and check the next solution to this problem.
Check your internet connection
Sometimes the problem is not with your device but rather with your internet, so the internet does not appear. This could be due to a break in wires, interruptions in service, or other problems that you cannot identify with your Internet connection.
The problem may be caused by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). To check this, just look at the “internet” light on the modem that is working or the light is flashing. Power lights and DSL should be on. If the lights are not lit or if you see flashing lights, contact your internet service provider.
Check your device
When you connect your WiFi to other devices and the internet works well on these devices, the problem is with your device or WiFi adapter.
Initially, the simple steps we take are to restart your device and see if that solves the problem. It’s a ridiculous solution, but sometimes with this, router and software problems are automatically resolved with a simple restart. If that doesn’t solve your problem, this is what you can do.
- Right-click on the grid icon in the lower right corner.
- Now click on “Troubleshoot”.
- Windows will automatically diagnose and try to solve the problem.
- In some cases, when Windows cannot solve the problem, the problem will tell you.
- You can search online for a solution to this problem or you can also find a solution in this article, so scroll down.
Wireless status update
Sometimes, the problem is caused by different versions of your device and router. The wireless mode and standard that the router uses affects internet speeds and coverage. Standards are defined by an organization called IEEE and you can see standards like 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11b, and 802.11ac. This is done to ensure uniformity in all router models.
Therefore, suppose you have an older device that can only connect to 802.11b or 802.11g while your router relies on the latest 802.11ac. Due to the various criteria, the device cannot connect to the new standard, which creates a conflict between them and creates a problem “WiFi connection but not internet.”
To solve this problem, you must specify your router details. Go to search and open command prompt and then enter “ipconfig” click enter.
The default gateway is the router’s IP address. You can also get these details through your graphical user interface: –
- First, go to the Network and Sharing Center
- Choose your router and double click on it.
- Click “Details”.
- IPv4 is the router’s IP address.
- Now, enter this IP address in your browser’s URL box (Username and Password are default by default).
- Change the wireless mode to 802.11b and save the changes.
- Restart your WiFi and check the internet.
Hope this solves your problem, otherwise, scroll down and see another solution that solves it.
Resolve DNS cache conflicts
The problem may be caused by a DNS cache conflict. If you don’t know the DNS cache, it stores all recent website visits so that web pages load quickly. When you enter a URL into your browser, the operating system intercepts this URL and searches the DNS cache. If your request matches the pages cached, the operating system takes these pages from the cache instead of downloading them from the Internet.
Due to some technical issues, the DNS cache is corrupted. Sometimes ads and banners on some sites also send malicious code to destroy the DNS cache. A corrupted DNS cache prevents you from connecting to the Internet because of an IP address mismatch.
To resolve this issue, you must clear the DNS cache. To do this, follow these simple steps:
- Open a command prompt.
- Type the following ipconfig / flushdns and hit Enter.
- This will empty your DNS cache. After this estart your computer check again.
IP address conflict
When two or more devices are assigned the same IP address, an IP address conflict occurs and this creates a problem that both devices cannot communicate with. IP address conflict is very rare and occurs in the following situations.
- When using multiple wireless routers connected to the same network.
- When two devices are assigned to the same static IP address.
- The machine’s static IP address is assigned in the DHCP range, and the DHCP server assigns the same IP address to another device in the network.
- When the laptop is asleep, its IP address is assigned to another device on the network.
These are the few situations in which an IP address conflicts. To resolve this conflict, you must follow these steps:
- Go to your command prompt
- Enter the following ipconfig / release command.
- Now press enter.
The DHCP server will assign a new IP address to your device.
If that does not work, then: –
- Press Windows + R.
- In the dialog box, type “ncpa.cpl”. This opens up all of your network connections.
- Select your connected network and right click on it.
- Now select “properties.”
- Then choose the Internet Protocol 4 (IPv4) and click “Properties” below.
- In the next dialog box, specify the following options: –
- “Obtain an IP address automatically”
- “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.
If that doesn’t work, restart your router and see if that works. This should solve the connected WiFi network but there is no internet error. If none of this works, it could mean that your router has a defective DHCP server. You should contact the manufacturer of your router and update the firmware.
Update network drivers
WiFi connection problem occurs but sometimes no internet due to an old or corrupt network driver. If none of the previous solutions work or the problem is due to a previous version, these steps will solve the problem:
- Press Windows + R.
- Type “devmgmt.msc”. This will open your device manager.
- Open your “Network Adapters” and the right click on your network
- Select “Update Network Driver”.
- Now select “Automatically search for updated driver software”.
This will force Windows to automatically fix the network driver for you, and the problem caused by the old driver will be solved with these steps.
We hope you have followed some of these methods and your problem has been fixed. There is no single solution to this problem, because the cause will be different for everyone. If one of the methods didn’t work, try the following. We are sure that one of these devices will not work and will never be afraid of the error “WiFi connection but without internet”.
So how did you succeed? Do you know any other way in which you can solve the problem of WiFi connection without internet? Which of these is your favorite style? Let us know in the comments below.