Here are some tips that you can use, in case you are experiencing problems connecting to the internet and your Windows 10 desktop or laptop computer is reporting Limited or No Connectivity Error Messages.
Limited or No Connectivity Problem in Windows 10
In a typical scenario, your computer will simply refuse to connect to the internet and provide an error message saying that there is Limited or No Connectivity on your Windows 10 computer.
This problem is not just confined to WiFi Network, it can also happen when your Windows 10 computer is connected to the internet via a Wired Network.
The problem of Limited or No Connectivity in Windows 10 computers can be due to a variety of reasons. Hence, we are providing below multiple solutions to fix this problem.
Restart Your Computer
It is quite possible that the problem of Limited or No Connectivity on your Windows 10 Computer is simply due to a minor software glitch. The easiest way of fixing such minor software glitches is to restart your Computer.
1. Click on the Windows 10 Start Button.
2. Next, click on the Power Icon and then click on the Restart option, in the little sub-menu that appears (See image above).
Note: Before Restarting, make sure that you close all programs and open files.
Just like your computer, the Router or Modem can also suffer from minor glitches, preventing it from properly connecting to the internet. This issue can be resolved by Re-starting your Modem or Router.
1. Simply unplug your Router/Modem from Power supply
2. Wait for 2-3 minutes
3. Connect the Modem/Router back to the Power supply.
Once your Modem/Router restarts, try to connect to the internet on your computer and see if the problem is fixed.
Check Ethernet Cable
In case your computer is connected to the Modem via an Ethernet cable, make sure that computer is properly connected to the Ethernet cable and the other end of the Ethernet cable is properly connected to the Modem.
It is better if you can unplug the cable and take a good look at it, make sure that the cable is not damaged or appears faulty in any way.
In case you are not sure about the cable, temporarily replace the cable with a new or different one, in order to rule out the possibility of the cable being damaged or faulty.
Try Network Troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with its own Network Troubleshooter that can help you diagnose and fix Network Connectivity problems on your computer.
1. Click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Settings icon (See image below)
2. On the Setting screen, click on Network & Internet tab.
3. On the next screen, click on Network Troubleshooter option (See image below).
4. Follow the Directions to run the Network Troubleshooter and see if it helps you fix the problem of Limited Network Connectivity on your Windows 10 computer.
Renew Your Computer’s IP Address
Your computer might be having difficulty connecting to the network, because it is not getting a valid IP Address from your Modem or Router. This issue can be fixed by making your computer request a New IP Address from the DHCP server (Router).
1. Right-click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on Command Prompt in the menu that appears.
2. In the Command prompt window type ipconfig /release and hit the enter key. This will release the current IP Address of your computer
3. Next, type ipconfig /renew and hit the enter key to renew the IP Address of your computer.
4. Next, type exit to quit the Command Prompt Window.
Stop Computer From Turning OFF WiFi Adapter
In case the problem of Limited or No Network connectivity is happening on a Computer connected to WiFi Network, the problem could be due to your computer turning Off WiFi Adapter in order to conserve power.
1. Right Click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on Device Manager in the menu that appears.
2. On the device Manger Screen, click on Network Adapters to expand the entry. From the expanded list, right-click on the Network Adapter for your computer and click on Properties (See image below).
Tip: In case you see too many entries, look for something that says Network or 802.11b or has WiFi in it.
3. On the Network Properties Window, click on the Power Management Tab and then uncheck or remove the tick mark next to “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“.
4. Restart your computer and see if you are able to connect to the internet.
Reset TCP/IP Settings
Sometimes the Internet Protocol Settings on your computer can become corrupted or misconfigured. Hence, let us try to Reset TCP/IP settings on your Windows 10 computer to their default values.
1. Click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Settings icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on Network & Internet tab.
3. On the next screen, scroll down and click on the Network Reset option (See image below).
4. On the next screen, click on the Reset Now button.
As you can read in the image above, this process will overwrite all your current Network settings and replace them with original settings. Hence, it is a good idea to note down your VPN or other network configurations.
5. Once your Computer restarts, all the Network Settings will be reset to their default values.
Hopefully, one of the above solutions should help you fix the problem of Limited or No Network Connectivity on your Computer.