One of the errors that you may come across when you are using Windows 10 is one that states “No internet, secured”. This issue appears when you try to connect to the WiFi network available, using your computer running Windows, The error shows after a connection has been established to the wireless network. The word “secured” appears if the WiFi network you are connecting to is secured. In general, the home/office WiFi networks are secured so you are likely to get the “No internet, secured” error.
The error doesn’t appear due to an incorrect WiFi configuration, but it instead, it is related to a DNS issue. It doesn’t only affect Windows 10, but can also appear when you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. There is a similar error that Windows 10 users can experience and that is “No WiFi”. However, the error we are focusing on here is slightly different. When you come across the no WiFi issue, it is not possible to find anything when you look for a WiFi network. When you get the “No internet, secured” error, you can still connect to the WiFi network, but there is no active internet connection available. The issue may be solved by disabling and re-enabling the network adapter, but there are more options to fix things and here, we’ll take a closer look at what you can do to tackle the problem.
How to fix “No internet, Secured” Problem when Wireless Connection is Available
1. The first step is to check the LAN connection. If there are other devices that can access the internet using the same wireless network, proceed to the next step. If that is not the case, contact your ISP and ask them about this issue. The main cause for this problem is power failure. If there are no performance issues with the wireless router and there is no power failure affecting the LAN cable, you are likely to get the error. If you happen to forget to turn on the power switch of the media converter, you probably will get the “no internet, secured” error.
2. Run the network troubleshooter and Windows will detect any issues automatically. You can run the troubleshooter by typing “Troubleshooting” in the search bar of Windows 10. Select it to open. Go to the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting path to access the option directly. Then, select Network and Internet, then Network adapter and run the troubleshooter.
3. If the issue is still ongoing, open Windows device manager and locate the right network adapter from the list. Right-click on it ans choose the option to disable and then enable. It is possible to uninstall the driver from the same window. Just re-install the driver or try to update the driver software. Scan to find hardware changes.
4. If you have internet security or antivirus in your computer, disable it. This type of software may block the internet connection using its own firewall. This is why it is advisable to disable this applications to solve the No WiFi issue.
5. Viruses or malware applications may disable different Windows services, causing the WiFi issue on your computer running Windows 10. In the run dialogue box, type “services.msc” and then press “Enter”. Check the service status of WLAN auto configuration setting and start the service, if it has stopped. You will also need to check the services DHCP, DNS client, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service, SSDP Discovery, UPnP Device Host and start them. You can start the services following the below steps:
Select any service and click twice on it
Select Automatic next to Startup type. Click Apply and then press Start button to run the service.
6. Check that the update of Windows 10 OS is complete. Then set the computer to airplane mode, reboot it and then disable the airplane mode. Go back to the WiFi connection and try to connect. Don’t mark the “connect automatically” box.
7. Open the command prompt with the administrative privilege. You will need to run the below commands one by one:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
8. Now you need to change the DNS to the open DNS from Google. This is 188.8.131.52 and check the result. Find the VPN softwware installed on your computer and uninstall it completely, as well as its drivers. Restart your computer.
9. If the above steps don’t work and you are still getting the “No WiFi, secured” error message. Install the Windows OS again from the scratch. Remember to backup your data.
The “No internet, secured” is an issue that affects many users, but there it is not permanent and it is possible to get around it without too much hassle.