How to fix WiFi connected but no internet connection access

How to fix WiFi connected but no internet connection access

How to fix WiFi connected but no internet connection access: Your PC is connected to the internet but have no access to Internet is a pretty common problem that everyone faces sometimes in their lives. The question is why this error haunts you? I mean when everything was working perfectly then why suddenly you have to face this error?

WiFi connected but no internet connection access

Well, let’s just say there are a lot of perimeters which can cause such a problem, first being software updates or new installation which might change the registry value. Sometimes your PC can’t obtain IP or DNS address automatically while it can also be a driver issue but don’t worry because in all of these cases its a pretty fixable issue so without wasting any time lets see how to fix “WiFi connected but no internet connection access” issue.

Fix WiFi connected but no internet connection access

Method 1: Uninstall Wireless drivers

1.Press Windows key + R, then type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter to open device manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand Network adapters and right-click on the Wireless network card.

3.Select Uninstall, if asked for confirmation select yes.

network udapter uninstall wifi

4.After uninstallation is complete click Action and then select ‘Scan for hardware changes.

action scan for hardware changes

5.The device manager will automatically install the wireless drivers.

6.Now look for a wireless network and establish a connection.

7.Open Network and Sharing Center and then click on ‘Change adapter settings.

8.Finally right click on Wi-Fi and select Disable.

9.After few minutes again Enable it.

network connections enable wifi

10.Now right click on network icon and select ‘Troubleshoot Problems.

Troubleshoot problems network icon

11.Let troubleshooter automatically fix the issue.

12.Reboot to apply changes.

Method 2: Obtain IP address and DNS server address automatically

1.Right click on Network icon and select ‘Open Network and Sharing Center.

open network and sharing center

2.Now click on your connection i.e. the wireless network to which you are connected to.

3.In Wi-Fi status window click on ‘Properties.

wifi connection properties

4.Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

5.In General tab, tick on Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

obtain an ip address automatically ipv4 properties

6.Reboot your PC.

Method 3: Try resetting TCP/IP or Winsock

1.Right click on Windows button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).

2.Now type the following command one by one and hit enter:

a)netsh winsock reset   b)netsh int ip reset
c)ipconfig /release d)ipconfig /renew e)ipconfig /flushdns

Try resetting TCP/IP or Winsock

3.Reboot to apply changes.

Method 4: Enable WiFi from BIOS

Sometimes none of above will be useful because the wireless adapter has been disabled from BIOS, in this case, you need to enter BIOS and set it as default, then log in again and go to “Windows Mobility Center” through Control Panel and you can turn the wireless adapter ON/OFF.

If nothing works try updating the wireless drivers from here or from here.

 Enable Wireless capability from BIOS

Method 5: Edit Registry key

1.Press Windows key + R then type “regedit” and hit enter.

Run command regedit

2.In Registry go to the following key:


3.Search for the key “EnableActiveProbing” and set its value to 1.

EnableActiveProbing value set to 1

4.Finally, reboot and then check if the problem persists or not.

Method 6: Automatically detect proxy settings

1.In Windows search box type “internet properties” or “internet options” and click to open it.

2.Now go to Connections tab and then click on LAN settings.

internet propertis LAN settings

3.Make sure that “Automatically detect settings” is checked and “Use a proxy server for LAN” is unchecked.

Local Area Network (LAN) Settings

4.Click OK and then click apply.

5.Finally, Reboot your PC.

Method 7: Remove Bonjour services

1.Navigate to C:\Program Files\Bonjour

2.Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old

3.Restart your computer

4.Try uninstalling Bonjour and then delete the Bonjour folder.

5.Restart to apply changes.

Method 8: Malwarebytes and Clean boot

1.Download, then install Malwarebytes from here.

2.Run Antimalware and follow on screen instructions.

3.Press Windows key + R then type msconfig and hit enter to open system configuration settings.


4.Select Boot tab then tick Safe boot with Network under Boot options.

uncheck safe boot option

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

6.Finally, in safe boot try to check your internet connection if working, Refresh or Reset your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully fixed WiFi connected but no internet connection access, so go on enjoy your internet again.

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  1. Kiley Albrecht

    Thank you so much. I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and it worked . You were so clear and helpful !

  2. Cheryl

    Thank you very much!!!! Method 3 worked for my laptop. I almost cried from relief, because I really need the Internet to complete a presentation that’s due really soon.

  3. pika

    Thank you so much for this very excellent tutorial…
    I’ve got the internet back after i used the method 2…

  4. Rachel

    I have tried every single one of these and nothing is working.

  5. MikeB

    ….. there are a lot of “perimeters” ?? .. (which can cause such a problem)

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