No Internet, secured Windows 10

Sometimes you might fail to connect to the Internet, soon after the update and see an error message – No Internet, Secured on Windows 10 or 11. You may notice WiFi-connected properly, but the Browser fails to load Web pages. A number of users report Windows 10 laptop WiFi connected but no internet access, “no Internet secured“. A reconnect helped sometimes, but not all the time. In the most common cases, “No Internet Secured” Error on Windows 10 error because of an invalid IP configuration. Or maybe something changed in network configuration settings. Whatever the reason here is how to fix the problem and restore Internet access on your Windows 10/11 PC.

“No Internet, Secured” is a network connection status that indicates your computer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, but it cannot access the internet securely.

How to fix No Internet secured

One of the primary reasons for this issue is misconfigured network settings. This could be due to changes in the router settings, incorrect IP configurations, or problems with the DNS settings.

Again Outdated or corrupted network drivers can lead to connectivity problems. Ensuring that your network drivers are up-to-date is crucial for maintaining a stable connection.

Sometimes, third-party applications or security software can interfere with network connections. Firewalls, antivirus programs, or even VPNs might be the culprits behind the “No Internet, Secured” error.

Issues with Domain Name System (DNS) servers can lead to the inability to resolve web addresses. Changing DNS settings or using a different DNS server can often fix this problem.

Restart Your Router and Modem

There are many ways to fix this problem, but restarting network devices include your Laptop is It’s a good idea that fix the problem if a temporary glitch causes the issue.

Power cycling your router and modem can often resolve temporary network glitches. Turn them off, wait for a minute, and then turn them back on.

Ensure that all cables connecting your modem, router, and computer are securely plugged in. A loose or damaged cable can cause connectivity issues.

Also, we recommend connect your smartphone to the same WiFi network to check your internet connection working properly. If the internet connection working, Follow the steps below to troubleshoot your System. But if the Internet not working on another device as well Simply contact ISP for support.

Sometimes your security software can block the internet connection. Temporarily disable third-party antivirus, firewall, or VPN software to check if they are causing the issue.

Reconnect to WiFi network

Let’s forget the current connection and reconnect to the Wi-Fi network again by following the steps below.

  • Right-click on the WiFi connection (in the System Tray) and click “Forget”.
  • Again reconnect with the proper credentials and check WiFi is connected and the internet connection working properly.

Also, Check the WLAN auto configuration setting’s services status, And Start the service if it is stopped.

Open the Windows services console using services.msc Scroll down and look for services named DHCP, DNS client, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service, SSDP Discovery, UPnP Device Host, and start them.

If you don’t know how to start the services then this is for you:

  • Select any service and double-click it. select Automatic next to Startup type.
  • Click Apply and at last press the Start button to run the service.

DNS client service

Run Network Troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooting tool that diagnostics and allows you to detect the problems that you are experiencing with your network. Run the troubleshooter and let Windows detect and fix the problem itself.

  • Press the Windows + x keyboard shortcut and select settings
  • Go to Update & security then Troubleshoot and click on Additional Troubleshooters.
  • Locate Internet connections and click Run the troubleshooter to start the diagnosis process.
  • Next, locate the network adapter and run the troubleshooter that detects and fixes the problem with network adapter driver compatibility and more.
  • Once the diagnosis process completes restart your PC and check if this helps fix the problem.

Troubleshoot Internet connection

Reset TCP/IP configuration

Open the command prompt with administrative privilege and run the following commands one by one.

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew
  • ipconfig /flushdns

Winsock reset IP reset

Now type Exit to close the command prompt And Restart Windows check Internet started working.

Manually configure DNS address

Changing your DNS server to a reliable and fast one like Google’s DNS can sometimes improve network performance and resolve DNS-related issues that may be causing the “No Internet, Secured” error.

  • Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok to open the network connections window.
  • Right-click on Active network Adapter ( Ethernet/WiFi ) and select properties.
  • Double-click on Internet protocol version 4 ( TCP/IPv4 ) to get its properties.
  • In the IPv4 properties window, select “Use the following DNS server addresses”.
  • Enter the preferred DNS server address. For example, you can use Google’s public DNS servers, which are:
    • Preferred DNS server:
    • Alternate DNS server:

Google DNS

Tick mark on validate settings upon exit and ok to make save changes.

Now restart Windows and check the Internet connection back to the normal working state.

This can potentially help resolve connectivity issues like the “No Internet, Secured” error.

Update Network Adapter driver

Again there is a chance an outdated driver can prevent your computer from connecting to the Internet. Let’s update the WiFi adapter driver with the latest version.

  • Press the Windows + x keyboard shortcut and select Device Manager,
  • Expand Network adapters
  • Locate the network adapter that your computer is currently using under the Network Adapters section, right-click on it, and click on Update Driver Software….
  • Click on Search automatically for updated driver software, and wait for Windows to conduct the search.

update network adapter driver

Disable proxy settings

This is another helpful solution to fix most internet connection problems.

  • Press Windows + R, type inetcpl.cpl and click ok,
  • This will open the Internet Options window,
  • Now go to the Connections tab and then click on LAN settings.
  • Make sure that “Automatically detect settings” is checked and “Use a proxy server for LAN” is unchecked.

Disable Proxy server

Network Reset

Windows 10 offers a network reset feature that resets the network configuration to its default settings. And that is probably very helpful if any incorrect configuration causes the issue.

  • Search for Network Reset and select the first result,
  • A new window will open warning you about what will happen when your network.
  • Click the “Reset now” button to reset the network and restart your PC.

network Reset confirm

Disable IPv6

Sometimes, IPv6 compatibility issues can lead to connectivity problems. In Network and Sharing Center, go to “Change adapter settings,” right-click on your network, and uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).”

  • Open the network connections window using ncpa.cpl
  • Next, right-click on your wireless network and choose “properties”
  • Uncheck the Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6) to disable it. Click OK

disable IPv6

Change power management properties

Another possible cause of the “no Internet, secured” error could be due to power management settings.

  • Press the Windows key + X Select Device Manager
  • expand network adapters, Double-click your wireless network and go to the “power management” tab
  • Uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option
  • Restart your computer and check if you can connect to the Internet now.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does “No Internet, Secured” mean in Windows 10?

  • This message indicates that your device is connected to the Wi-Fi network but is not able to access the internet, even though the connection is secure.

Why am I seeing “No Internet, Secured” on my Wi-Fi connection?

  • This issue can occur due to various reasons, including incorrect network settings, outdated drivers, or interference from other devices.

How can I fix the “No Internet, Secured” issue on Windows 10?

  • You can try solutions like resetting the network settings, updating drivers, checking for interference, or restarting your router and computer.

Should I restart my router or my computer first?

  • It’s recommended to start by restarting your computer. If the issue persists, then try restarting the router.

What can I do if restarting doesn’t resolve the issue?

  • You can try forgetting the Wi-Fi network and reconnecting, or manually setting DNS servers. You may also update network drivers or perform a network reset.

Is it possible that the problem is with my router?

  • Yes, it’s possible. To rule out router issues, you can try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network or using a wired connection.

Could outdated or corrupted network drivers be causing this problem?

  • Yes, outdated or corrupted network drivers can lead to connectivity issues. Updating or reinstalling the drivers can often resolve the problem.

What if I’m using a public Wi-Fi network and encountering this issue?

  • If you’re on a public network, ensure that you’re following any required login procedures or accept any terms of use before trying further troubleshooting.

Could interference from other devices be causing this issue?

  • Yes, interference from nearby electronic devices or neighboring Wi-Fi networks can disrupt your connection. Try changing the Wi-Fi channel on your router.

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Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.