How To Fix WiFi Connected But No Internet Access Problem 2017

Are you facing WiFi connected but no internet access problem? Have you searched a lot on internet but haven’t found the solution? Don’t worry I have gathered a big list of fixes for you.

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Nowadays smartphones and computers are increased in numbers with internet connection facilities. Increased number of the web available devices has also increased the number of problems.

Connected to WIFI but the internet is not working is one of those problems. This guide will teach you to solve no internet access problem on Android and PC.

11 Possible Causes Of Wifi connected But No Internet Access problem.

  • Ethernet cable not connected.
  • Antivirus conflict.
  • Enabled proxy issue.
  • Network adapter issue.
  • ISP(internet service provider)problem.
  • 802.11 b/g/n conflict.
  • wireless channel compatibility.
  • Outdated network adapter driver.
  • Increased trash volume.
  • Accidental glitch.
  • IP address restriction.

NOTE: This guide is for both PC and Android users. There is no issue with windows or android version. This guide will work on any android or windows version.

Steps will be similar to all windows and android versions. However few steps can vary, but the matter will be the same. Read this guide carefully and get your problem solved.

Simple Solutions For WiFi Connected But No Internet Access On Android And PC.

Below are the some easy ways by which you can fix no internet connection problem. Just follow all the steps with care and you are all set to go.

    1: Ethernet Cable Proper Connection 

Sometimes Ethernet cable gets disconnected from the router, which results in the internet not working problem.

Sometimes cable may be connected, but the loose connection of Ethernet cable causes no internet access problem. So you should check whether Ethernet cable properly connected with router or not.

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If it is connected securely make sure there is no physical damage to the cable, sometimes cable gets some cuts or damage.

If this is the case change your Ethernet cable If it is not working then follow the next method to fix no internet access problem while connected to WiFi.

    2: Disable antivirus for a while

If you are using an antivirus then it can also be a cause for Wifi connected but no internet access error.

Antivirus thinks that your internet connection is not secure, that’s why it restricts the internet to work.

What you need to do is disable antivirus for a while and check if its work. If your problem has solved then follow below steps to fix it forever.

  • Disable firewall component(network shield) of antivirus.
  • Open control panel<Go to network settings<Click on change adapter settings<Right click on local area connection<Select properties<Uncheck antivirus driver.

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Note: I am not using any antivirus at the moment. But if you are using then you will see antivirus driver option in the box. Just uncheck it if your internet started working by disabled antivirus. After doing this step, you can enable your antivirus again.

    3: Disable Proxy To Solve No Internet Access

Nowadays proxies are not needed to gain the internet access. Apart from it enabled proxies can lead to various internet problems. I have mentioned some of these problems below.

  • Web sites can load slowly.
  • Increased number of ads on websites including pop-ups, on page ads, auto app download ads and more.
  • Wifi connected but no internet access problem.
  • Virus, malware, bloatware enters the victim device.
  • Hacking problems.

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Steps to disable proxy on Android.

Step 1:

Go to settings and click Wi-Fi.

Step 2:

Navigate to the wifi network and long press on it.

Step 3:

Select Modify network.

Step 4:

Navigate to proxy and select none.

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Step 5:

Save the settings.

Steps to disable proxy on windows.

Step 1:

Open control panel and go to internet options.

Step 2:

Click on connections in dialog box

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Step 3:

Uncheck the use proxy box.

Step 4:

Select ok and click apply.

Note: Now proxy has been disabled.Again check your internet working or still,  it is showing secured, no internet if it is showing then execute the next step.

    4: Repair Network Adapter

Sometimes malware infects the network adapter settings, which causes the problem Wifi connected but no internet access. In this case, we need to repair our network adapter settings.

Steps to repair network adaptor.

Step 1:

Download NetAdaptor repair all in one.

Step 2:

Run it as administrator.

Step 3:

Click on advanced repair and Select ok in the dialog box.

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Step 4:

Let it fix network adapter.

Step 5:

It will restart automatically after few seconds.

Note: Now you have successfully repaired your network adapter issues. Now check your internet connection working or not.

    5 Internet Service Provider Issue

Whenever I face connected (No, internet, secured) problem most of the times, it is an ISP issue. Sometimes it happens due to our web service under maintenance.

In this case, you should contact your Internet service, provider. Explain the whole problem to them.

Note: Make sure your internet plan has not exceeded the limit or time. You can check on your ISP website by login there if your internet plan has exceeded recharge your connection to seek the joy.

    6: Change 802.11 b/g/n Automatic

Some of the old devices(old computers, smartphones, tablets) won’t support 802.11 n only mode.In this case, we can connect to wifi, but there is no internet problem occurs.

We need to change the wireless mode to 802.11 b/g/n  because almost all devices support it.

Steps to change 802.11 b/g/n automatic.

Step 1:

Go to your router’s website and login (username-admin, password-admin by default)with your account.

Step 2:

Select wireless settings and click on basic.

Step 3:

Navigate to wireless mode and select 802.11 b/g/n.

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Step 4:

Don’t forget to save changes.

Note: Some routers have different UI so some of the settings may be named differently than these, but steps will remain same. Most of the router’s website can be accessed by IP address “192.168.1.1”.

    7 Change Wireless Channel

Sometimes current wireless channel your router have is not compatible with devices. In this situation, it will show you network connected, but the internet is not working. We need to change the wireless channel by accessing router’s websites.

Steps to change wireless channel.

Step 1:

Go to your router’s website and log in.

Step 2:

Select wireless settings from the sidebar.

Step 3:

Click on basic under wireless settings.

Step 4:

Navigate to channel and select any other channel than current.

Step 5:

Save the settings.

Note: Try to select all channels one by one and check which one works for you. If one worked and solved wifi connected but no internet access problem for you, then set it as permanent if this method does not work try next method.

    8 Update Network Driver

Outdated network drivers can also be a cause of Wifi connected but no internet access problem. We need to update network driver to make it work. You can either update drivers manually or automatically.

Steps to update network adapter drivers.

Step 1:

Go to control panel and open device manager.

Step 2:

Navigate to network adapter driver and right click on it.

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Steps 3:

Click on update driver option and select search automatically option.

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Step 4: 

Wait few seconds, and it will update driver successfully.

Note: If it won’t update drivers browse and select to install manually. In many cases updating drivers fix the wifi connected but no internet access problem.

    9 Clean Trash From Your PC

Increased volume of trash can interrupt wifi internet access. Cleaning it can also solve the problem if trash is interrupting internet access to devices. It can also help our computer to run faster.

Steps to delete trash in one click.

Step 1:

Click on start menu and navigate to search files

Step 2:

Type %temp% in the search box and press Enter.

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Step 3:

Select all temp files and delete them.

Note: If this method has fixed your internet then it’s great. If it’s not, still you should perform this step time to time to make your PC faster.

    10 Reset Your Router

In many cases, random glitches including various conflicts in routers can lead to wifi connected but no internet access problem.

When we reset our router, it can fix multiple issues including wifi connected no internet access. Such matters are the result of accidental conflicts in the router.

Steps to reset your router.

Step 1:

Navigate to your router’s backside.

Step 2:

Press reset button.

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Step 3: 

Wait for few seconds and let it reset.

Note: After the successful reboot, you should reconnect to wifi and again check your problem solved or not. Now your Wifi has not any security, and you have to create a password again.

If you are using android phone to connect the internet, then make sure your device’s hotspot and mobile data are turned off.

If your PC has antivirus installed, then you should check for viruses and block them. You should also try to change the region in network settings on router’s website.

    11 Change IP Address – a quick fix

Steps to change IP address on android devices.

Step 1:

Go to settings and open the wifi configuration.

Step 2:

Navigate to your wifi network then long press on it.

Step 3:

Select modify network then navigate to IP settings.

Step 4:

Click on IP settings and select “static.”

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Step 4:

Navigate to IP address then you will see IP address as 192.168.1.xx (xx is a random number).

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Step 5:

Replace xx (54 in above image) portion of IP address with a number between 1-120.

Step 6:

Save the settings and reconnect to wifi.

Conclusion:

Wifi connected but no internet access is a common issue which many wifi users face so I thought that I should cover it.

During this tutorial, I have researched a lot on the internet, but most of the solutions shared on various blogs have not worked for me. So I tested different solutions, and these are which used to work for me and hopefully for you also.

Let me know about the method fixed your problem through leave a reply section. I am waiting to hear back from you.

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