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How to fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues

How to fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues: If a WiFi network has the ‘limited connectivity’ sign next to it, it means that you’re connected to the network but do not have access to the internet. The main reason for this issue is that the DHCP server is not responding. And when DHCP server doesn’t respond the computer automatically assign an IP address to itself because DHCP server was unable to assign the IP address. Hence the ‘Limited or No connectivity’ error.

How to fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues

Fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues: 

Method 1: Run Network troubleshooter

  1. Right click on the network icon and select Troubleshoot Problems.
    Troubleshoot problems network icon
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Now press Windows key + W and type Troubleshooting, hit enter.
    troubleshooting control panel
  4. From there select “Network and Internet.
    select Network and Internet in troubleshooting
  5. In the next screen click on Network Adapter.
    select Network Adapter from network and internet
  6. Follow the on-screen instruction to fix the issue.

 

Method 2: Try resetting TCP/IP

  1. Right click on the windows button and select “Command prompt(Admin).”
    command prompt with admin rights
  2. Type the following command: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
    using netsh command to reset ip
  3. If you don’t want to specify the directory path use this command: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
    reset ip without directory
  4. Reboot the PC.

 

Method 3: Change Bitdefender firewall settings (Or your Antivirus Firewall)

  1. Open Settings of Bitdefender Internet Security and choose Firewall.
  2. Click on “Advanced Settings” button.
  3. Make sure that “Enable Internet Connection Sharing” is checked.
    NOTE:If you don’t have the above setting then disable “Block Internet Connection Sharing” instead of above.
  4. Click OK button to save changes.
  5. And if it doesn’t work try disabling your Antivirus Firewall and enabling Windows Firewall.

For maximum people changing firewall settings fixes the limited access or no connectivity WiFi problem, but if didn’t worked for you don’t lose hope we still have a long way to go, so follow the next method.

Method 4: Change adapter settings

  1. Open the Bitdefender, then select Protection module and click on the Firewall feature.
  2. Make sure the Firewall is turned ON and then go to the Adapters tab and perform the following changes:
     Set Network type to "Home/Office"
    
     Set Stealth Mode to "Off"
    
     Set Generic to "On"

    Adapters tab in bit defender

  3. Restart your PC to apply these changes.

 

Method 5: Wake up your Wi-Fi Adapter

  1. Right click on the network icon and select “Open Network and Sharing Center.
    open network and sharing center
  2. Click on your WiFi network and select Properties.
    wifi properties
  3. Now in WiFi properties click on Configure.
    configure wirless network
  4. Go to Power Management tab and uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
    Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
  5. Reboot your PC.

 

Method 6:Use Google DNS

  1. Again go to your Wi-Fi properties.
    wifi properties
  2. Now select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
    Internet protocal version 4 (TCP IPv4)
  3. Check the box saying “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter the following:
     Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
     Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
    use google DNS server addresses
    
  4. Click OK to save, then click close and restart your PC.

Method 7: Reset TCP/IP Auto-tuning

  1. Right click on Windows key and select “Command Prompt(Admin).
    command prompt with admin rights
  2. Type the following commands:
     netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
    
     netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
    
     netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
    use netsh commands for tcp ip auto tuning
  3. Reboot your PC.

 

Method 8: Enable Download over metered connections

  1. Click on Windows key and select Settings.
    Settings Network and internet
  2. Now in settings click on Network & Internet.
    Network & internet settings
  3. Here you will see Advanced options, click on it.
    advanced options in wifi
  4. Make sure your Metered connection is set to ON.
    set as metered connection ON
  5. Reboot to apply changes.

Yeah i admit, this is a stupid step but hey for some people it worked out so why not try it and who know your limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues may be fixed.

Method 9: Set Roaming Aggressiveness to Maximum

  1. Right click on Network icon and select “Open Network and Sharing Center.
    open network and sharing center
  2. Now select your Wi-Fi and click on Properties.
    wifi properties
  3. Inside Wi-Fi properties click on Configure.
    configure wirless network
  4. Navigate to Advanced tab and find Roaming Aggressiveness setting.
    roaming aggressiveness in advanced properties wifi
  5. Change the value from Medium to Highest and click OK.
    highest vale in roaming aggressiveness
  6. Reboot to apply changes.

 

Method 10: Update Drivers

  1. Press Windows key + R and type “devmgmt.msc” in Run dialogue box to open device manager.
    devmgmt.msc device manager
  2. Expand Network adapters, then right click on your Wi-Fi controller(for example: Broadcom or Intel) and select Update Drivers.
    Network adapters right click and update drivers
  3. In the Update Driver Software windows, select “Browse my computer for driver software.
    Browse my computer for driver software
  4. Now select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
    Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  5. Try to update drivers from the listed versions.
  6. If the above didn’t work then go to manufacturers website to update drivers: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
  7. Reboot to apply changes.

I hope by now any one of the method must have worked for you to fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues. If you still have any queries regarding this guide please feel free to ask them in comments.

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  • Mr. Aung Min Ko Ko

    Thank you for your help. This is really helpful to me. I am now starting to learn networking. Therefore, when I have problem, please kindly help me. Thank you for your kindness.

    • adityafarrad

      Hello, MR Aung and welcome to troubleshooter.xyz where my only goal is to help people like you, so in future whenever you have a problem feel to contact me!

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