No internet, secured – Fix Windows 10 WiFi error

An issue generally noticed with the Windows operating system these days is that new updates to the OS bring with them, their own share of problems. For instance, you might fail to connect to the Internet, soon after the update and see an error message – No Internet, Secured flashing on your screen. Luckily, methods to correct this problem do exist. In this post, we see ways on how we can troubleshoot the issue.

No Internet, Secured error

We generally use a secure Wi-Fi connection at our home/office. So, if we get a “No internet, Secured” error, this could be because of an invalid IP configuration. Maybe something changed the settings. here is what you can do.

1] Update your Network Adapter driver software and see if that helps. You will have to do it via the Device Manager.

2] Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter and check if it helps. Ordinarily, this built-in troubleshooting diagnostics will allow you to detect the problems that you are experiencing with your network. You will get it here – Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Troubleshooting > Network and Internet. It finds and fixes problems with wireless and network adapters.

3] If this fails, try changing Adapter settings. To do so, select the change adapter settings option from the Network and Sharing Center window. You will find the option residing on the left side of the window.

No Internet, Secured error

Then, open the Properties of the Network Adapter and try locating the one that is currently in use. It should be visible to you as a Wireless Adapter.

Now, find if the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) is listed under the options displayed. Click it open and uncheck it to disable IPv6.

Next, click on OK, and restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.

4] If this fix does not work on your device, you could resort to one last option of deleting the Network Adapter completely so that Windows adds it anew on the next start of the system.

To uninstall and reinstall the Network driver, press Win+X altogether and select Device Manager. Then, In the list of devices, locate the Network device whose Driver you want to uninstall.

Right-click on the device and then select Uninstall.

In the Uninstall dialog that shows up on your computer screen, check the Delete the driver software for this device option to remove the Network driver package completely.

Following this, in the Action menu of Device Manager, check the Scan for Hardware changes option to reinstall the device.

Finally, restart your computer when the network driver installation process is complete.

Hopefully, something should have helped!

See this post if you receive a No Internet Access message in Windows 10. Need more suggestions? Check Windows 10 cannot connect to the Internet.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Dan

    Great advice for general problems; as a sidebar, at least in Nevada USA, some public WIFI as Starbucks, others, are intentionally allowing connections by laptops/netbooks/tablets…but not putting up the required interstitial page (the kind with words like “I Agree” to service terms), apparently to limit sitting by the homeless and making it impossible to get DNS resolutions and thus internet use…if Anand’s advice doesn’t help you at a public WIFI hotspot, try moving to another store/motel/etc. Cheers!

  2. Shining Jade

    This doesn’t work I just got a new pc and the updates it was doing dear lord … everything was fine till another update cane in rendering my wifi unusable …nothing fixes it ..tried to reset network adapters uninstalled then let it put them back in, there is no ip6 in my setting area …connects to wifi but no internet secured ..frustrating ..

  3. Twinspeedr

    I had the same issue on a Realtek RTL8192CU and the included Dell 1707 Wireless (Dell Inspiron 3250). I never could get the Dell Adapter to work properly but the Realtek had an advanced adapter property for Adaptivity which I turned off and boom it started working. Hopefully it stays that way…

  4. Asher

    I have been looking for a fix for this for months now and finally found it here. Thanks a lot man 😀

  5. Lulu

    I just uninstalled my virus scanner then it’s all solved!

  6. Kits Sam

    Omg!! It works!! Love the instruction. Thank you so much. I couldn’t use the internet for 3 or 4 days.

  7. ToyBoxofGuns

    Windows 10 may be the biggest piece of garbage ever released by Microsoft. Every week is some new ridiculous issue that shouldn’t even exist.

  8. Aarju Gangwar

    Thanks a lot….It works…. Actually it was 3rd one… Thanks once again…??

  9. Ali

    Great explanation and I tried it , so helpful.. thanks a lot a lot!!!

  10. Chastity Embick

    Windows updates are a nightmare

  11. johngrivera

    Unfortunately none of the fixes on here worked for my laptop. I’m running Windows 10. My laptop connects whenever it wants to. It connects to some WiFi networks just fine but when I go to the office or come home it sometimes connects and other times it won’t connect for hours sometimes longer and I know it’s not my wifi because my other devices and computers connect just fine at the office and at home so something must be up with my laptop but please help I want to fix this it’s annoying 🙁

  12. Lucas Vennerberg

    Thanks so much for the advice I disabled protocol 6 and boom! it worked thanks so much I thought I needed a new computer!

  13. Chrisburns2

    How do I update the network adapter or reinstall it after deleting if I’m not connected to the internet?

  14. Mellie

    Melly, I’ve been having this error msg on my laptop (6 months old). Unable to open anything. Just has the front screen with time and date, then says to enter pw. Afterwards I get error with no internet. I cannot go any further on PC. Like it’s frozen. WiFi is working on it & my phone. What gives?!!!!

  15. James R. Hahn

    THE FIX – using a succession of solutions here & elsewhere, I have found that a combo of fixes works for the LAPTOP with WIN 10 ‘No Internet, Secured’ problem. As short as possible, here is the list to get it DONE every time: 1) First make note of your password you need for the offending router/access – you will need it again later. 2)Restart the Network LIST 3)Uninstall the Network Adaptor, then choose Action and search for hardware changes to reinstall the adaptor 4)Right click Network Adaptor for properties and click Power Management to uncheck all boxes there 5) Command Prompt right click run as admin, and type IPCONFIG /flushdns and hit return 6) Go to WIFI connection and click on offending connection, choose Airplane mode, then restart WIFI and disable Airplane mode 7) Click on connection that was the problem and connect – you must re-input password and connect. I use these Seven steps and I get connected every time now. Hoping it works for you 🙂 – Artist/Speaker Reluctant Computer Operator – James

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