Fix No Internet Access Error in Windows 10


Windows 10 is updated regularly to address security holes and improve overall operating system functionality. However, unlike earlier versions, updates are required under Windows 10.

Although the application of updates can help keep systems up to date and secure, an update can sometimes cause more problems than it solves. For example, a recent update has prevented some users from connecting to the Internet.

If you have problems connecting to the Internet after an update of Windows 10, Microsoft recommends a number of things you can try on your computer.

FIX 1 - Confirm that other devices cannot connect.


Before troubleshooting, it is important to determine if only your PC has a problem. Take your phone or another computer that is also on your Wi-Fi and see if it is connected. On Android, you see an X icon above the Wi-Fi icon and notice that you are connected to your mobile network. iOS users can access Settings > Wi-Fi and search for a message without an Internet connection.

If your computer is the only device that cannot connect, it is probably due to a misconfigured setting on that device. However, if you can't get anything online, the problem is with your network equipment, so you can skip some of the steps below.

FIX 2 - Perform network troubleshooting followed by network commands.

Network troubleshooting can help diagnose and resolve common connection problems. Using this convenience store and executing some network commands can help you connect.

To perform a network troubleshooting

  1. In the search area of the taskbar, type Network Troubleshooting, then select Identify and repair network problems from the results list.
  2. Follow the troubleshooting steps to see if this solves the problem.

If this doesn't solve your connection problem, try these things:

  • Resetting the TCP/IP stack
  • Free IP address
  • Renew IP address
  • Clear and reset the DNS client resolver cache

To run these network commands in a command prompt window

  1. In the taskbar search area, type Command Prompt, hold down (or right-click) the Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator > Yes.
  2. At the command prompt, execute the following commands in the order specified, then verify that this solves your connection problem:
  • Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
  • Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.
  • Enter ipconfig /release and press Enter.
  • Enter ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
  • Enter ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

FIX 3 - Power cycle your router


Something can go wrong with your router, leading to your Internet access problem. Turning on the router can help solve the problem.

a) Turn off the router and unplug the power cord.

b) Leave on for a few minutes.

c) Reconnect and turn on the router.

You can then check if you are connected to the Internet again.

These three solutions will help you resolve the no Internet connection error in Windows 10; even after connecting to the Internet, you may not be able to access it due to IP configuration problems or an adapter.