If you are unable to connect to internet due to “Limited or No Internet” Error, you will find below the steps to fix this error in Windows 10.
Limited or No Connectivity Error in Windows 10
In a typical case, the computer tries to connect to the internet a few times and comes up with an error message reading “Limited or No Connectivity”.
This usually happens due to the computers request for allotment of a dynamic IP Address being ignored by the DHCP server.
When the computer is unable to an IP Address from the DHCP server, it assigns itself an arbitrary IP Address (starting with 169) and tries to connect to the internet using this made up IP Address.
Since, this arbitrary or made up IP Address is not recognized on the network, the computer comes up with “Limited or No Connectivity” Error message.
Luckily, you should be able to fix this problem using any of the methods as provided below.
1. Restart Modem/Router
In most cases, “Limited or No Connectivity” Error can be fixed by rebooting the Router/Modem.
1. Unplug Router/Modem from its Power supply Source.
2. Wait for 60 seconds > connect Modem/Router back to the Power supply.
Once Modem/Router restarts, try to connect to the internet on your computer and see if the problem is now fixed.
2. Update Network Driver
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.
2. On Device Manger Screen, expand Network Adapters entry by clicking on it > Right-click on the WiFi Adapter and click on Update Driver Software option.
Note: If there are multiple entries, look for something that has WiFi, Network or 802.11b in it.
3. On the next screen, select Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software option.
Wait for your computer to search for Driver Software and follow the onscreen instructions to Install the driver software.
3. Renew IP Address
Follow the steps below to remove the current self-assigned IP Address from your computer and obtain a New IP Address.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
2. In Command prompt window, type ipconfig /release and press the enter key. This will release the current IP Address of your computer
Next, type ipconfig /renew and press the enter key to renew the IP Address of your computer.
Type exit and press the enter key to quit the Command Prompt Window.
4. Run Internet Troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with its own Internet connections Troubleshooter that can help diagnose and fix Internet connectivity problems on your computer.
1. Go to Settings > Update & Security.
2. On the next screen, click on Troubleshoot in the left-pane. In the right-pane, scroll down and click on Internet Connections > Run the Troubleshooter.
3. Follow the Onscreen Instructions as Windows tries to find the fix Network connectivity issues on your computer.
5. Reset TCP/IP Settings
Note down your WiFi Network Name, Password and VPN configurations (if you are using VPN) and follow the steps below to Reset TCP/IP settings to default values.
1. Go to Settings > Network & Internet > scroll down in the right-pane and click on Network Reset option.
2. On the next screen, click on the Reset Now button.
3. Connect your computer to WiFi network and see if you are able to connect to the internet.
Hopefully, one of the above solutions should help you fix the problem of Limited or No Network Connectivity on your Computer.