It is often a frustrating and baffling situation when you are connected to WiFi but having no internet access on your device. Nowadays, the internet has become the basic need of our life. Hence, when we see WiFi connected but no internet access error, it appears our life has suddenly frozen.
Sadly, there is no single solution to resolve this problem. Sometimes, it happens due to changes in settings of your router or extender but the reason is not always the same. That means you need to try different fixes to determine the correct one. Here are the proven and tested ways to resolve ‘WiFi connected no internet access’ issue.
Fix: WiFi Connected But No Internet Access
1. Start With Your Router or Modem
Prior to implementing other fixes, start from the very beginning. The Internet may not be working owing to the router issues. Also, there may be an issue with the WiFi adapter’s driver. In order to identify it, connect to the router using other devices such as an Android smartphone and check whether it connects or not. In case it’s working, there is a problem with your device. Maybe it is corrupted or having other issues.
On the other hand, if WiFi connected but no internet access error shows on other devices as well, it’s a clear cut indication that your router is faulty. In order to fix this, restart your router or modem once. For this, power off your router or modem for some time. After that, power them both on and check now.
2. Set up Your Extender Correctly
Partial WiFi range extender setup is another reason behind this issue. Maybe the cable connections are poor, the extender placement is not proper or the login details are incorrect – all such issues lead you to the partial extender setup. And that’s why you get no internet access even after connecting to WiFi.
So make sure to install and configure your range extender under the guidance of experts. For more information related to the WiFi extender installation, check out our dedicated page – Netgear Extender Setup.
3. Check Modem Lights
In some cases, a broken internet cable can lead to WiFi connectivity issues. It can also be because of the service interruption or issues on the part of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Are you wondering how do you know it is actually the internet provider due to which your internet not working or internet is slow? Wonder not! Here’s the solution.
Check the DSL light and internet light on your modem. If the DSL light is on, then there should not be ‘WiFi connected but no internet access’ error. However, it is flickering, get in touch with your ISP.
4. Disable Windows Firewall
Windows OS has intrinsic firewalls and these block the internet connection on your computer. The Windows firewall helps you keep unauthorized users from accessing the data stored on your PC. But sometimes, it even blocks the internet connection on your system. So it is recommended to disable the firewall while accessing the internet.
For this, all you have to do is open the Control Panel on your system and click on the Windows firewall option. Afterward, click on the ‘Turn Off Windows Firewall’ option. This will put your Windows firewall in the disabled mode. On the off chance that your WiFi is giving trouble due to the firewall, you will now get connected to the internet on your device.
5. Check for Outdated Wireless Mode
The internet speed is entirely dependent on the wireless mode that your router uses while accessing the internet. 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11ac, and 802.11n are the most common wireless standards used by the router. In case you are still facing ‘WiFi connected but no internet’ error, possibilities are your router is using an old and slow wireless 802.11b mode. Let us clarify here that 802.11ac is the latest wireless mode.
Check the same thing on your WiFi range extender. If you own a Netgear range extender, access the Netgear Genie dashboard and check the mode your extender is using.
The good news is that there is no need to factory reset anything to troubleshoot WiFi connected but no internet access error. In case you attempt any or all of the aforementioned steps, you will surely fix the issue. On the off chance that you have any other solution to resolve this issue, do remember to share that with us via chat or email.