Opening the web browser and you are greeted with No Internet, Secured error? Here are the solutions to get rid of this error.
Internet is considered the main necessary element of every independent person. All kinds of work are mostly internet-based. Without the internet, work and routine get badly affected. When an internet issue on WiFi occurs either on a PC or laptop, it might get irritating. However, it is not considered very common to encounter WiFi problems on Windows 11 PC. Well, many users reported facing the “No Internet, Secured” error out of the blue when trying to connect to their already saved connections.
Moreover, there are a plethora of reasons to face this issue on a PC, and before you plunge in to resolve this error. Firstly, understanding what does it means and why does it occur is surely worth your time. So, let’s get started!
What does the “No Internet, Secured” Error Mean?
The error is primarily flashed on a Windows PC when connected to the WiFi network via the correct password but, the system isn’t able to make a connection to the Internet. Well, there can be many reasons that present this particular error on a PC. For beginners, an improper network configuration on your Windows device can cause this error. An out-of-date driver can also present this error or if you are using a laptop computer, your Power Management settings can also be a culprit behind this problem.
Luckily, if the problem is software-based then, you can be able to pinpoint and fix it efficiently and get back on the grid in a swish. Nonetheless, there are a number of things that can cause this problem. But, you might try more than one fix listed below in the upcoming section. That being said, by no means does it make the process difficult to follow. So. without further ado, let’s get started to resolve the issue.
How to Resolve “No Internet, Secured” Error
To do so, try out the below-mentioned six methods to resolve this issue and these methods are as under:
Method 1: Update your Network Drivers
Updating your drives is pretty elementary, yet, if they have not been updated recently there is a rather good chance that you will be able to fix the solution. You can just do it by following the simple steps given below:
- Open the Start Menu and type Device Manager to perform a search and click the Device Manager tile to open it.
- From the Device Manager window, locate and double-click the ‘Network adapters’ category to expand it. When expanded, find the WiFi component from a list and double-click it to open its properties. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- Now, click the ‘Driver’ tab present on the WiFi properties window.
- Locate and click the ‘Update Driver’ button to continue. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- From the ‘Update Driver’ window click the ‘Automatically update drivers’ if you wish to let Windows find & download drivers from its servers. However, if you already have the latest driver available with you, click the ‘Browse driver’ option to browse the driver file via File Explorer.
However, if an out-of-date driver is a culprit behind the issue, your issue should be resolved when the drive is updated. If not, hop to the next method.
Method 2: Run Internet Connections and Network Adapter Troubleshooter
If updating your network drivers does not fix the issue then, running the troubleshooter for internet connections and network adapters will definitely help you out to rectify the unsuitable configuration or any other issues along the same lines.
- To run the troubleshooter, open the Start Menu then, click the ‘Settings’ app either from the ‘Pinned apps’ section (or search for it in a search bar).
- From the left sidebar on the Settings window, make sure you have selected the ‘System’ tab to proceed.
- From the right section, scroll down and click the ‘Troubleshoot’ tile to continue.
- Then, click the ‘Other troubleshooters’ tile.
- Under the ‘Most frequent’ section, locate and click the ‘Run’ button placed at the far right edge of the ‘Internet Connections’ tile. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- From the troubleshooter window, click the ‘Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet’ button to let the Windows detect issues on your Windows PC. When detected, Windows will fix the issues by itself. In case Windows can’t fix the issues, it will report the problem to enable you to take appropriate action.
- There is a possibility that the ‘Internet Connections’ troubleshooter is not able to resolve your issue but, at the same time can’t report any possible fixes. In this case, you can run the Network Adapter troubleshooter.
To run the Network Adapter troubleshooter, follow the steps given below:
- From the ‘Other troubleshooter’ section, locate the ‘Network Adapter’ tile
- Click the ‘Run’ button placed at the far right edge of the tile. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- From the troubleshooter window, click to select the ‘WiFi’ option
- Click the ‘Next’ button to run the troubleshooter for the WiFi adapter. When detected, Windows will report the issue on a window.
Method 3: Disable IPv6 Option From Adapter Settings
If the above-mentioned method fails to fix the issue for you, disabling the IPv6 option from the adapter settings surely help to resolve the problem. To do
- To disable the option, open the Start Menu and click the Settings tile either from the ‘Pinned apps’ section (or by searching it in a search bar).
- From the left sidebar on the Settings window, click the ‘Network & internet’ tab.
- From the right section of the window, scroll down and click the ‘Advanced network settings’ tile to proceed.
- Scroll down to locate the ‘Related settings’ section and click the ‘More network adapter options’ tile to proceed. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- From the separately opened window, locate and right-click the ‘WiFi’ option then, select the ‘Properties’ option from the context menu. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- Now, from the ‘Wi-Fi Properties’ window, scroll down to locate the ‘Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv6)’ and click the checkbox to uncheck the option. When unchecked, click the ‘Ok’ option to apply the settings and close the window.
However, if your issue should be resolved by now then, that’s great. If not, just hop to the next section.
Method 4: Change Power Management Settings
If you are using a laptop computer, your ‘Power Management’ settings can also disable your WiFi network card to save battery. Though useful when you do not need the Internet, but definitely not ideal if it disrupts your workflow.
- To change the Power Management settings, open the Start Menu and type Control then, from the search results, click the ‘Control Panel’ tile to open it.
- On the Control Panel window, locate and click the ‘Power Options’ tile.
- Locate your currently selected power plan (indicated by a blue radio button preceding the option). Then, click the ‘Change plan settings’ placed at the far right edge of the individual plan.
- From the next screen, click the ‘Change advanced power settings’ option. This will open a separate window on a screen.
- Then, from the ‘Power Options’ window, locate the ‘Wireless adapter settings’ and double-click the option to expand the section.
- Double-click the ‘Power Saving Mode’ section to expand. Then, click the drop-down menu following the ‘On battery’ option.
- Select the ‘Maximum Performance’ option from the list of options that appear.
- Repeat the process for the ‘Plugged in’ option i.e., to make sure your network adapter does not go to sleep. When done, click the ‘Apply’ button to save the settings and click the ‘Ok’ button to close the window.
Also see: Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?
Method 5: Reset TCP/IP, Firewall Settings, and More Using the Command Prompt
Resetting all network components like TCP/IP settings, flushing DNS, resettings Firewall settings, renewing IP configuration lease along resetting windows socket will definitely help you resolve the error on your device. To do so, follow the simple steps:
- Head to the Start Menu and type Terminal to perform a search then, from the search results, right-click the ‘Terminal’ tile and click the ‘Run as administrator’ option. This will bring up a prompt on a screen.
- Now, an UAC (User Account Control) prompt will appear on your screen. If you are not logged in with an administrator account, enter credentials for one, otherwise, click the ‘Yes’ button placed on the window to proceed.
- On the Terminal window, click the chevron (downward arrow) placed on the tab bar and click the ‘Command Prompt’ option to open a Command Prompt tab. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+2 keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open it.
- On the Command Prompt tab, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and press Enter on a keyboard to execute it.
netsh int ip reset
- Type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command one by one and click Enter on a keyboard to run them separately.
netsh advfirewall reset netsh winsock reset ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
However, when executed then, restart your PC from the Start Menu. When done, check if you can connect to the WiFi now or not.
Method 6: Reinstall All Network Adapters
If none of the above-mentioned methods are not working for you then, the last alternative is to completely uninstall and reinstall all network adapters on a device. Nonetheless, keep in mind that by doing this all your saved WiFi passwords will be erased. To do so, follow the steps given below:
- To reset the network settings, open the Start Menu and click the ‘Settings’ tile either from the ‘Pinned apps’ section or by searching for it.
- From the left sidebar placed on the ‘Settings’ window, click the ‘Network & internet’ tab.
- From the right section of the window, scroll down and click the ‘Advanced network settings’ tile to continue.
- On the next screen, locate the ‘More settings’ section and click the ‘Network reset’ tile.
- Click the ‘Reset now’ button placed on the ‘Network reset’ tile to begin the network adapter reset on your device. Well, this will restart your PC.
However, when your PC is restarted then, try to connect again with your WiFi network (via preferred way of authentication) and you will be able to connect to the Internet.