(FIXED) “No Internet, secured” Network Error on Windows 10

When you connect to a wireless network, you’re connecting to a network that’s been set up through your router. The network will be there regardless if there is an active internet connection or not. This means that connecting to a WiFi network isn’t enough; the network also needs to have internet connectivity.

Internet connectivity is established through a network but your own system’s settings may interfere with it. It may even result in no connectivity. 

Fix No Internet, secured network error

The “No internet, secured” message appears under a network that your system is connected to. The message basically means your system has been able to connect to a network but the network doesn’t have internet connectivity. This may be a problem with the network, your service provider, or your own system.

No Internet secured

PC No Internet Access: Run These Basic Network Connectivity Checks

Before you start troubleshooting the problem on your system, check if the problem is with your router or service provider.

  • Connect a different device e.g. a phone to the same network and check if you can access the internet.
  • Restart the router and then try connecting to the network.
  • Restart your system and check if the message goes away.
  • Try accessing a website to see if you really do not have internet connectivity.

If you can connect to the internet from other devices but not from your Windows 10 system, try the fixes below.

1. Run network troubleshooter

The first thing you should do to fix the “No internet, secured” message, is to run the network troubleshooter. This is a stock tool on Windows 10 that can fix basic problems with a network.

  1. Open the Settings app (Win+I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Go to Update & Security.
  3. Select the Troubleshoot tab.
  4. Click Additional troubleshooters.
  5. Run the Internet Connections troubleshooter.
  6. Apply all fixes that it recommends.
  7. Restart your system.

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2. Forget and connect to network again

When you connect to a WiFi network, Windows 10 automatically configures it for you. If there’s a problem with the configuration you may not have internet access.

  1. Open the Settings app (Win+ I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Go to Network & Internet.
  3. Select the WiFi tab.
  4. Click Manage known networks. 
  5. Select your network and click Forget.
  6. Click the WiFi icon in the system tray.
  7. Select the network from available networks.
  8. Enter the password for it and click Connect.

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3. Disable IPv6

IPv6 has been around for a while now but many networks and many network chips do not support it. Windows 10 may have enabled it automatically when it configured the network. Follow these steps to disable it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing center.
  4. Click your network.
  5. Click Properties under Activity.
  6. In the window that opens, disable IPv6.
  7. Restart the system for good measure.

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4. Reinstall the network adapter

Reinstalling a network adapter i.e., the hardware component used to connect to a wireless network can resolve problems you have connecting to a network.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Network adapters.
  3. Right-click your network adapter and select Uninstall device.
  4. Restart the system.
  5. Open Device Manager.
  6. Expand Network adatpers.
  7. Right-click the network adapter and select Enable device.

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5. Reset network configuration 

Restarting the system, reinstalling the network adapter, and forgetting the network may not often leave you with some old, unchanged network settings. You can force change them from Command Prompt.

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Run the following commands, one-by-one.
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
  1. Restart the system.

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6. Uninstall networking tools/apps

If you’ve recently installed an app that monitors network traffic, or that changes your network configuration e.g. a virtual network adapter, or a VPN, it may be causing problems with the network. Uninstall it and restart the system.

7. Enable random hardware address

  1. Open the Settings app (Win+I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Go to Network & Internet.
  3. Select the WiFi network tab.
  4. Click Manage known networks.
  5. Select your network and click Properties.
  6. Open the Use random address dropdown and select On.
  7. Restart the system.

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Conclusion

The “No internet, secured” message may be concerning but in most cases, a simple system restart can fix it.

If it doesn’t, one of the many fixes we’ve listed here will sort it out. The only exception is if your ISP is down for maintenance in which case, you will have to wait for the company to resolve the issue.

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