If your laptop or desktop Windows 10 PC is connected through a WiFi connection and you randomly see “No Internet, Secured” connection error, this guide may be able to help you fix the issue. We have collected and sorted a list of updated solutions that have received positive feedback and actually worked to fix the issue for some users from the communities and forums.
What does the No Internet Secured error in Windows 10 actually mean? Simply put, it indicates that your computer is successfully connected to your local network and that the connection is secured, but no internet connection is detected. In some rare cases, the “No internet secured” error may also appear even when you actually have internet connection, most of the time unstable internet connectivity.
There are a few things you should check before we try fixing anything that may not be the culprit.
- Make sure your PC is currently not on any VPN connection. If there is one, it is most likely the culprit of the issue.
- Check if it’s your ISP issue – if any of your other devices is able to connect to the internet using the same network, it means it’s not your ISP issue. If none is able to connect to the internet, it is most likely could be an ISP outage. Call your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if that’s the case.
- Make sure you are connected to the right WiFi network. Sometimes we may have accidentally connected to a neighbor or public network without realizing it and the network coincidentally has no internet connectivity.
- Try to restart your computer, router and modem all together. If the No Internet Secured error persists, go on ahead to the solutions below.
How to Fix “No Internet, Secured” in Windows 10
Go down the list below and try each of the solutions until you get your WiFi to work again. In most cases, one of these workarounds should be able to fix the “No Internet, Secured” issue in Windows 10.
Fix 1: IP release renew and flushdns via CMD
Open an elevated (it means Run as administrator) command prompt. The quickest way to open command prompt in Windows 10 is by typing “cmd” in the Windows 10 search bar, then right-click command prompt and select Run as administrator.
In the command prompt, type each of the commands below one line at a time.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew ipconfig /flushdns
Fix 2: Don’t allow Windows 10 to turn off your Wireless adapter to save power
In Windows 10, there is a default power management setting that will allow Windows to turn off your wireless adapter device to save power. This feature exists with the purpose to save power mainly when your PC is at idle mode. But in many reports, the power management kicks in even when you are actively using your computer.
Thus, disabling the power management feature may solve the “No Internet Secured” problem. Here’s how to do it.
- On Windows 10 search bar, search for and open Device Manager.
- In the device manager window, expand Network adapters.
- Double-click on your wireless adapter device.
- Go to Power Management tab.
- Uncheck the option that reads “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“.
- Click OK to save it.
- Restart your PC and see if the “No Internet Secured” issue persists.
Fix 3: Try switching to 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz
The radio frequency of your computer’s selected WiFi could also be the culprit. If your router has dual band WiFi connections (meaning supporting both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), try to connect to the one with 2.4 GHz (the one without _5G in the WiFi name) and see if it resolves the issue.
Some users who have Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 wireless adapter or similar reportedly facing the “No Internet, Secured” issue and have fixed the problem by changing the preferred band to 2.4 GHz. The “preferred band” option can usually be found in Device Manager > Network adapters > double-click on your wireless adapter > Advanced tab.
Fix 4: Configuring Wireless adapter and USB Power Options
Some power options in Windows 10 may interfere with wireless connection, thus causing the “No Internet, Secured” problem. Follow the steps below to change the relevant power options.
- In Windows 10 search bar, search for and open “Edit Power Plan“.
- Click on “Change advanced power settings“.
- Make sure the currently active power plan is selected by making sure there is an [Active] word next to it.
- Expand Wireless Adapter Settings > Power Saving Mode > Setting. Set it to Maximum Performance.
- If you are using a USB wireless adapter, also change the following option: Expand USB settings > USB selective suspend setting > Setting. Change it to Disabled.
- Restart your computer and see if you can connect to the Internet now.
Fix 5: Update your wireless network adapter’s driver
If you haven’t already try to update the driver of your wireless network adapter, do so by following the steps below.
- Go to Windows 10 search bar, search and open Device Manager.
- Expand Network adapters.
- Right-click your wireless network adapter and then select Update driver.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software to allow Windows 10 to search for the latest available driver for your wireless adapter and install it automatically.
- Once the driver update is completed, restart your PC and see if the “No internet Secured” issue is resolved.
Fix 6: Let Windows 10 diagnose and troubleshoot the problems for you
To do this, right-click on the network icon on your taskbar and then select Troubleshoot problems.
Sit back and see if Windows 10 can help identify the issue and provide a solution. We all know the troubleshoot feature doesn’t always work, but it’s definitely worth a try since it’s reportedly have helped solve the “No internet secured” issue for some users.