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.
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Fix limited access or no connectivity WiFi issues:
Method 1: Run Network troubleshooter
1.Right-click on the network icon and select Troubleshoot Problems.
2.Follow the on-screen instructions.
3.Now press Windows key + W and type Troubleshooting, hit enter.
4.From there select “Network and Internet.”
5.In the next screen click on Network Adapter.
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).”
2.Type the following command: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
3.If you don’t want to specify the directory path use this command: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
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 work 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"
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.”
2.Click on your WiFi network and select Properties.
3.Now in WiFi properties click on Configure.
4.Go to Power Management tab and 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.
2.Now select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
3.Check the box saying “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter the following:
Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52 Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206
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).”
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
3.Reboot your PC.
Method 8: Enable Download over metered connections
1.Click on Windows key and select Settings.
2.Now in settings click on Network & Internet.
3.Here you will see Advanced options, click on it.
4.Make sure your Metered connection is set to 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.”
2.Now select your Wi-Fi and click on Properties.
3.Inside Wi-Fi properties click on Configure.
4.Navigate to the Advanced tab and find Roaming Aggressiveness setting.
5.Change the value from Medium to Highest and click OK.
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.
2.Expand Network adapters, then right-click on your Wi-Fi controller(for example Broadcom or Intel) and select Update Drivers.
3.In the Update Driver Software Windows, select “Browse my computer for driver software.”
4.Now select “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.
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I hope by now any one of the methods 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.