How to Overcome “No Internet, secured” on Windows 10 (PC/Laptop)

How to Overcome No Internet, secured on Windows 10

In this tutorial I will share how to overcome “No Internet, secured” in Windows 10 (PC/Laptop). When you connect to a wireless network (WIFI), you are connecting to the network that has been set up through your router. The network will still exist regardless of whether there is an active internet connection or not. This means connecting to WiFi network alone is not enough; the network must also have internet connectivity.

Internet connectivity is established over the network but your system settings alone can interfere with that. There may even be no connectivity.

The error message “No internet, secured” appears under the network your system is connected to. The message basically means your system has been able to connect to the network but the network has no internet connectivity. This might be a problem with the network, your service provider, or your system itself.

Also read: How to Overcome No WiFi Networks Found on Windows 10

How to Solve “No Internet, secured” in Windows 10

Before you start troubleshooting your system, check if the problem is with your router or service provider.

  • Connect different devices (e.g. cell phones) to the same network and check if you can access the internet.
  • Restart the router and try to connect to the network.
  • Restart your PC and check if the message goes away.
  • Try accessing the website to see if you really have no internet connectivity.

If you are able to connect to the internet from another device but not from your Windows 10 system, try one of the fixes below.

1. Run the network troubleshooter

The first thing you have to do to solve “No Internet, secured” on Windows 10 PC/laptop is to run the network troubleshooter. This is a stock tool on Windows 10 that can fix basic problems with the network.

  1. Open the Settings app (keyboard shortcut Win + I).
  2. Go to Updates & Security.
  3. Select the Troubleshoot tab.
  4. Click Additional troubleshooters.
  5. Run the Internet Connections troubleshooter.
  6. Apply all recommended fixes.
  7. Restart your Windows 10 PC.
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2. Forget it and connect to the network again

When you connect to a WiFi network, Windows 10 automatically configures it for you. If there is a problem with the configuration, you may not be able to access the internet.

  1. Open the Settings app (keyboard shortcut Win + I).
  2. Go to Network & Internet.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi tab.
  4. Click Manage known networks.
  5. Select your network and click Forget.
  6. Click the WiFi icon in the system tray.
  7. Select a network from the available networks.
  8. Enter the password and click Connect.
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3. Disable IPv6

IPv6 has been around for a while but many networks and many network chips don’t support it. Windows 10 may have enabled it automatically when configuring the network. Follow these steps to disable it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Open Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing center.
  4. Click on your network.
  5. Click Properties under Activity.
  6. In the window that opens, disable IPv6.
  7. Restart your Windows 10 PC.
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Also read: How to Change DNS Windows 10

4. Reinstall the network adapter

Reinstalling the network adapter, which is the hardware component used to connect to the wireless network can solve the problem that you are having while connecting to the network.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Network adapters.
  3. Right-click your Network adapters and select Uninstall device.
  4. Restart your Windows 10 PC.
  5. Open Device Manager again.
  6. Expand Network adapters.
  7. Right-click Network adapters and select Enable device.
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5. Reset network configuration

Restarting the system, reinstalling the network adapter, and forgetting the network might leave some old network settings unalterable. You can forcibly change it from Command Prompt.

  1. Open Command Prompt (CMD).
  2. Run the following commands one by one followed by pressing enter.
  3. netsh winsock reset (press enter)

netsh int ip reset (press enter)

ipconfig /release (press enter)

ipconfig /renew (press enter)

ipconfig /flushdns (press enter)

Restart your Windows 10 PC.

6. Uninstall networking tools/apps

If you recently installed an application that monitors network traffic, or that changes your network configuration for example, virtual network adapter or VPN, this might be causing problems with the network. Uninstall it and restart your Windows 10 PC.

7. Enable random hardware address

  1. Open the Settings app (keyboard shortcut Win + I).
  2. Go to Network & Internet.
  3. Select the WiFi network tab.
  4. Click Manage known networks.
  5. Select your network and click Properties.
  6. Open the Use random address dropdown and Enable it.
  7. Restart your Windows 10 PC.
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Also read: How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar

Conclusion | The “No internet, secured” error message in Windows 10 may be worrying but in most cases a system restart can fix it. Otherwise, one of the many fixes we’ve listed here will solve it.

The only exception is if your ISP Provider is down or under maintenance for something else, you will have to wait for the Provider to resolve the issue.