Solved: Unidentified network no internet access windows 10

An unidentified network means that the gateway is not on a computer for the current connection. And most of the time entering a valid gateway resolves the issue.

Internet or network error Unidentified Network – no internet access usually occurs Because of incorrect IP configuration or a problem with the wireless router. Whenever you experience this problem you may notice the Internet not working, but ethernet or wifi is connected with a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon which delivers the ‘No network access’ message. So what causes Unidentified Network Problem on Windows 10? There are several reasons behind this problem but incorrect network configuration, outdated network or wifi driver or problem with the wireless routers are common. Here in this article, we have 5 potential solutions apply the fix the problem and restore the internet connection on windows 10.

Unidentified network no internet access windows 10

Outdated or corrupted network card drivers to incorrect IP configuration or bouched windows update, or third-party app conflicts are common reasons why unidentified network or Network access no internet access problem occurs. You can run the built-in troubleshooter to automatically detect and fix the problem on windows 10. Also, change the IP configuration “Obtain IP address automatically” to solve unidentified network error and restore the Internet connection. And most importantly you need to check and update the network card or wifi driver to fix most of the Network and internet connection problems on windows 10.

Let’s first Check all local networking components, unplug and reconnect your Ethernet cable from your PC and router or modem.

If you have connected to a wifi network, make sure you are close to your wifi hotspot. Let’s move your device closer to the router and eliminate all possible obstacles between the two devices.

In addition restart your and networking devices include the router or switch that refreshes the device, clears minor glitches that might be causing Unidentified network no internet access windows 10

Disables security software (antivirus) or VPN if configured.

Run Internet Troubleshooter

Windows 10 have inbuilt troubleshooters to detect and fix such problems automatically. Let’s run the troubleshooter for the network adapter and Internet, and let windows fix the problem for you.

  • Press Windows key + S, type troubleshoot settings and select it on top,
  • When the Troubleshooting window opens, click on additional troubleshooter,
  • This will display a list of available troubleshooters, locate and select the network adapter then click on run the troubleshooter,
  • This will diagnose and automatically fix problems with wireless and other network adapters

Network troubleshooter windows 10

  • Once the troubleshooting process is complete, look for Internet connections, select it and click on run the troubleshooter,
  • This will automatically detect and fix problems that prevent connecting or accessing the internet on your computer.
  • Restart windows after complete the troubleshooting process. And now check there is no more problem with Network and internet connection.

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Reset Network configuration settings

If the troubleshooter fails to fix the problem then open the command prompt as administrator and perform the following commands. These commands reset the TCP IP stack, flush DNS cache, and release and request DHCP for new IP address. Most of time performing the following commands fix internet problems on windows 10.

Type cmd on the start menu search, Right-click on the command prompt and select run as administrator. When the command prompt window opens type the following commands one by one and press the enter key.

  • netsh winsock reset (to reset the windows socket registry.
  • netsh int ip reset (Reset the internal Ip address)
  • ipconfig /release (release the current IP address)
  • ipconfig /renew (request new IP address from DHCP server)
  • ipconfig /flushdns (to flush the DNS cache)

winsock reset command

Type exit to close the command prompt window and reboot your PC to take effect the changes. Once you completed the steps, you should be able to connect again to the internet.

Obtain Ip Address Manually

As we discuss the main Reason Behind this unidentified network error is the IP address and gateway. We Recommend select obtain IP address automatically and check the problem is solved.

  • Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok.
  • This will open the network connections window.
  • Right-click on the active network adapter (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) Select properties.
  • Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to open the properties window.
  • Select the radio button Obtain an IP address automtically

Now select “Use the following DNS server address” and change

  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

Checkmark on “Validate settings upon exit” and ok.

Now check the problem is solved, and there is no more problem with Network and internet connection.

Change DNS server Address In Windows 10

Try updating your Network Adapter Driver

Sometimes incompatible, corrupted drivers for network adapters cause the problem. As a result, NIC is unable to get a valid IP address from the DHCP server and your Device gets disconnected from the network and internet. And this is most common If the problem started after the windows 10 22H2 update.

unidentified network may occur if you use the wrong network driver or it’s outdated.

Try to update the driver software for the Network adapter this will help to fix the problem.

  • Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and ok to open the device manager.
  • This will display all installed device driver lists, Expand Network Adapters, Right-click network adapters, and select uninstall.
  • Now on the next start windows automatically install computable driver software for your device.
  • If not open Device Manager, click Tools and select scan for hardware change.
  • Or visit the device manufacturer’s website, and download the latest driver software for the network adapter. Install the same and restart windows to take effect the changes.

Let us know if this helps.

Here are some other solutions you may try:

  • Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok.
  • Right-click the wireless adapter and select Properties.
  • Move to the power management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  • Click OK.

Disable Fast startup

  • Open the Control panel and search for Power Options
  • On the left, click on Choose what the power button does.
  • Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Uncheck Turn on fast startup. Shut down the system and reboot after 30 seconds.

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