Fix: No Internet Connectivity, but shows as Connected to the Web

We all use different network adapters for the fulfillment of same goal viz. best web connectivity. While using Internet on your Windows operating system, you may came around various issues in web connectivity. Sometimes, the issues are due to problems on the Server side, while many times it is the trouble with devices. Today, in this article, we’ll discuss about one such issue of losing Internet signal strength, even if Windows shows that it is connected to web.


Actually, it happened with my system that while I try to connect to web, it got connected. After some times, the network icon showing that I have access to web, but when I tried to load websites in my browser, it doesn’t load. The same thing happened with Windows Store as well, the downloading of apps never complete, but it seemed like they were downloading. Apparently, I found this Technet thread, a promising solution to solve this hitch. If this is the also the issue you’re experiencing, you may like to give this fix a try:

No Internet Connectivity, but shows as Connected

1. Open administrative Command Prompt, copy and paste following command and hit Enter after each command.

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled


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2. Moving on, press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

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3. Navigate to the following location:



4. In the right pane of this location, you have to create following registry DWORDs using Right click -> New -> DWORD Value with corresponding Value data:

EnableRSS     –     0

EnableTCPA   –   0

EnableTCPChimney   –   0

5. Finally, when you’re done, you may close the Registry Editor and reboot the machine to solve the issue.

Do remember to create a system restore point first – and let us know if this solution helped you solve your problem.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.