It’s often a frustrating moment when you’re connected to your WiFi but not to the internet. Over the past couple of years, we have encountered “WiFi connected but no Internet” error. But regrettably, there is no single solution to fix this annoying issue.
However, in many cases, it may happen due to changes in the settings of your operating system (OS) or the networking router. The cause may perhaps not always be so apparent. Do you know what is that suppose to mean? This means that you’ll have to try some fixes to identify the exact issue.
Below are some tested options that may fix the WiFi connected but no Internet error. Keep scrolling down.
In order to identify the router problems, connect the other wired and wireless devices to the WiFi and see whether it works or not. In case, your internet is working fine on other devices, then the problem maybe with your devices and the WiFi adapter. Moreover, if the internet doesn’t work on other devices as well, then the problem might be with your router or your internet connection.
The only way to fix your router’s problem is to restart it. This might sound silly, but a simple restart flushes the cache and fixes many network-related problems.
To restart your router:
- Unplug your router.
- Wait for a few minutes.
- Turn your router on and wait for the power LED on it start blinking.
This simple restart solution perhaps fix issues related to your router and the internet. And if you are still facing internet connectivity problems, then switch to Netgear WiFi range extender. Netgear extender setup keeps your mobile devices, laptops, and computers connected to the WiFi with a fast, reliable internet connection.
Problem with your internet connection
In many cases, “WiFi connected but no internet” issue error may occur because of the broken cables, service disruptions, or an outdated router.
To fix this issue:
- You have to check whether the LED lights on your router and the modem are working fine or not.
- Secondly, you have to make sure that the firmware on your devices (router and the modem) is up-to-date.
- Thirdly, please be certain to place your router and the modem openly on a higher shelf. If you hide them, you won’t be able to receive live and active internet signals.
A permanent fix to solve the internet connectivity issue is Netgear WiFi range extender. New extender setup is the ultimate way to fix WiFi issues.
To set it up:
- Launch an internet browser.
- Enter mywifiext.net into the browser’s address bar.
- Enter the extender’s default login credentials and follow the on-screen instructions given of Netgear Genie setup page.
Note: In case, you face issues while setting up your Netgear WiFi range extender, then feel free to call our technical department anytime at toll-free number 1-888-884-6940.
DNS cache conflict
A Domain Name System (DNS) cache stores all the recent visited websites, so that you can access the mywifiext.net login page for Netgear extender setup without any issue.
Typically, when you enter mywifiext or any URL on the address bar of your internet browser, the operating system (OS) intercepts this URL and looks up in the Domain Name System cache. On the off chance, if your request matches the pages that are available in the cache, then the operating system may take these pages from the cache instead of downloading directly from the Internet.
At times, this DNS cache can be corrupted due to technical glitches or when unauthorized domain names are inserted by third-party software. Banners and advertisements on some sites send malicious code that can corrupt your DNS cache.
This corrupted DNS cache can stop you from connecting to the internet.
To fix this issue:
- Press Windows + R on your computer or laptop and type “cmd.”
- The command prompt window will open.
- Type ipconfig/flushdns and hit the Enter key.
This might flush out your corrupted DNS cache. Now, shut down your computer or laptop, restart it after a couple of minutes and see whether you can connect to the internet or not.
Outdated WiFi modes
The WiFi mode and standard that are used by your existing wireless router has a bearing on internet range and coverage. Commonly, the standards 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11b, and 802.11ac are defined by an organization called IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and it is done to ensure stability across all networking router models.
802.11b is the oldest and the slowest, whereas 802.11ac is the fastest and the latest. So, if you own an old device that connects only to 802.11b or 802.11g and your existing router is based on the latest 802.11ac, then it can create a conflict between your devices and the router. Your devices will not connect to the latest standard.
To fix this:
- Identify your router’s details. To do so, load up the command prompt and type “ipconfig.”
- Also, identify the default IP address of your networking router.
- Check whether a new firmware is available for your router or not. If it is available, then update it and enjoy the uninterrupted speed of the internet.
IP address conflict
IP (Internet Protocol) address conflict happens when two or more devices are working on the same IP address. If this happens, then both the devices that are running on the same IP address cannot connect to the internet.
To solve this issue:
- Press Windows + R on your computer or laptop.
- Type ncpa.cpl in the dialog box. This may load up your network connections.
- Select your network. Right-click on it.
- Click on properties.
- Select Internet protocol 4 (Ipv4).
Now, in the next dialog box, select the following options:
- Obtain an IP address automatically.
- Obtain DNS server address automatically.
If none of this works to fix slow and sluggish internet connectivity issues, then it means that your existing router has a faulty DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.
To fix this issue:
- Please update your router’s firmware on a regular basis.
- Install the Netgear Genie app and enjoy its features.
- Visit the page.
Outdated or old network driver
At times, an outdated or corrupted network driver can affect your internet connection. Most of the time, a small yellow mark in your network adapter can indicate an issue. If none of the aforementioned fixes work, the below-mentioned steps are worth a try, even if you don’t see a yellow mark. Keep scrolling down.
If you don’t see the yellow mark, then:
- Press Windows +R.
- Type devmgmt.msc.
- The Device Manager will load up.
- Go to network adapters.
- Right-click on your home network.
- Select update network driver option.
The steps given in this post will definitely resolve your WiFi connected but no internet issues. Still, if you are not receiving the internet speed as per your expectations, then make yourself comfortable to reach us any time of the day or night.