[SOLVED] “No Internet Secured” error in Windows 10

Fix "No internet secured" error message in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. But sometimes, we might run into network connectivity issues after applying an update from Microsoft Windows 10.

In this tutorial, I am going to explain all the possible solutions for one of the most common problem “No Internet Secured” error message in Windows 10.

We will first understand what is the meaning of this error and why it raised. Later on we will continue with various fixes that you can try on your Windows computer or laptop to get rid of this error.

1) What does “No Internet Secured” Mean?

  • When you check your Internet connection, you will see a yellow triangle (wifi yellow triangle). If you click on that, it will list all the Wifi in your range and there you will see this error message.
  • This “No Internet secured” error message is telling you that your router is successfully connected with your ISP (Internet Service Provider), but there is something IP configuration problem in your system which is interrupting your system to connect to your router.
  • In this case, the WiFi or LAN is securely connected to the Internet via router, but the computer cannot access any internet services on the system.

2) Why “No Internet Secured” error raised in your system?

There can be multiple reasons responsible for this error. But there are main three reasons for this error:

  1. Invalid IP configuration – This issue occurs due to antivirus software or changes in your network related settings.
  2. Windows updates – It might be the reason for this error because installed patches modify the operating system files and occasionally affect network device drivers.
  3. Installation of Software recently in your system
  • But out of all reasons, the most common is there might be change in configuration settings of IP address which raises problems for routers to connect to the internet.
  • This problem can be solved by making some changes in WiFi properties, Resetting network Adapter, Refreshing IP address and power management settings.

Let’s move ahead and try to follow below fixes one by one.

3) Fix 1 – Reset Network Adapter

The first step to fix this issue message is to reset the network adapter that your computer uses to connect to the internet. It might solve your problem. To reset the network adapter on your device, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
Search settings
  1. Click on Network & Internet.
Click network and internet
  1. Click on Status.
  2. Under the “Change your network settings” section, click the Network reset option.
Click on Reset Network button
  1. Click the Reset now button.
Reset Now button
  1. Click the “Yes” button.
  • After you complete the steps, the device will restart automatically.
  • On reboot this message should go away and you should now be able to connect to the internet.
  • This Windows default tool will reset all the network adapters to their default settings, that means that you’ll need to re-enter the password to connect to a wireless network.

4) Fix 2 – Refresh the Windows 10 IP Address

Refreshing the IP address may fix “No Internet Secured” message on your computer. Refreshing IP address is easy and requires firing just two commands in command prompt or Windows power shell. Let’s do that.

  1. Search for “cmd” in the Windows search.
  2. Right click on the search result and click on “Run as administrator”.
Run cmd as admin
  1. Enter the following commands:

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

Reset IP config

5) Fix 3 – Change Power Management Properties

You can also try changing power management properties. You just need to uncheck the box of “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.

  1. Press Win + X to open the Quick Access Menu and choose the Device manager option from the list.
  2. Expand network adapters.
Expand network adapter
  1. Double-click on the wireless network device you have connected.
Select Network adapter
  1. Navigate to the Power Management section.
Power management tab
  1. Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” and reboot your system.
save power untick in power management

6) Fix 4 – Reinstalling network adapter

If refreshing IP address does not fix the issue, then we can try to reinstall the network adapter after installing an update or at any time that you can’t connect to the network. Follow below steps to do it:

  1. Open the Quick Access Menu by pressing Windows key + X at the same time.
  2. Select “Device Manager” and expand the network adapter.
  3. Right-click on the device that your computer uses and click Uninstall device.
Uninstall network device
  1. It will prompt an Uninstall dialog box. Click on the “Uninstall” button. 
  2. In the Action menu of Device Manager, click on “Scan for Hardware changes” option to reinstall the device driver that you uninstalled in the above step.
Scan hardware changes
  1. It will scan for available hardware on your computer. Complete the installation of the driver and restart your PC.

7) Fix 5 – Update your network drivers

Sometimes, an outdated netwok driver can be the culprit of this “No Internet Secured” error. You can follow the steps below to update the network adapter driver software:

  1. Press Windows key + X at the same time.
  2. Select “Device Manager” and expand the network adapter.
  3. Right-click on the device that your computer uses and click “Update Driver”.
Update network driver
  1. In the pop-up dialog box, click on “Search automatically for updated software driver” option. Windows will automatically search for the latest driver and will update it.
Search driver update
  1. When the driver is updated successfully, restart your system.

8) Fix 6 – Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter

Computers connect to the internet by way of a network adapter. It can be connected to the internet with an Ethernet or a Wi-Fi connection. This built-in network adapter troubleshooting diagnostics allow you to detect the wireless and other network adapters problems. Now run the troubleshooter by following steps:

  1. Type “Troubleshoot” in the Windows 10 cortana search box and click on the result.
Search troubleshoot in search bar
  1. Search for “Network Adapter” in “Find & Fix other problems” and click on “Run Troubleshooter”.
Select Network adapter
  1. It will start to analyze and detect problems in your system.
Start-to-detect-network-problems
  1. Click on the “Next” and follow the on-screen instruction to troubleshoot and fix problems with wireless and network adapters.
Continue to troubleshoot network problems

9) Fix 7 – Disable IPv6 under your network adapter settings

You can fix the WiFi connection error by disabling IPv6 option.

  1. Press Win + R keys on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box. 
  2. Type “ncpa.cpl” in the input box and then click on “OK”.
Run ncpa
  1. Right-click on your wireless network adapter and click on “Properties”.
Netowrk properties
  1. If the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) is listed under the options, uncheck it to disable IPv6.
Disable ipv6
  1. Click on “OK” and then restart your computer to allow the changes to take effect. Wait until the computer boots, and then proceed to check whether or not error message has gone.

10) Fix 8 – Reset Winsock

Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system. Resetting Winsock will reset the computer’s network services. To reset Winsock, follow below steps:

  1. Open Windows search and type “cmd”.
  2. Right click on the “Command Prompt” search result and click on “Run as administrator”.
  3. Paste the below command and hit enter:

netsh winsock reset catalog

  1. You will receive a message like below. Restart the computer and check if the issue has been resolved or not.
Reset winsock

11) Fix 9 – Disable WiFi Sharing Software

You can disable the WiFi sharing app to get rid of this problem because there can be conflict between the router driver program and the wireless driver. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press Win + R keys on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box. 
  2. Type “ncpa.cpl” in the input box and then click on “OK”.
  3. Right-click on your wireless network adapter and click on “Properties”.
  4. Scroll down and find the items related to your WiFi sharing application and uncheck them, then click on “OK”.

12) Fix 10 – Disable your Antivirus

  • Antivirus software can sometimes interfere with your network connection and cause this error. If you have installed antivirus or applied patch/update recently then this can be a rise to a “No Internet Secured” problem.
  • If it is the case then you should disable your antivirus completely for sometime and restart your computer and check whether this issue is fixed or not.
  • It should fix this issue and if it is still there then you should uninstall antivirus from control panel, reboot your computer and then check if the issue still persists or not. If it has fixed error then it’s time to switch your antivirus to a different one.
  • You can check this link in which I have described top 5 antiviruses which you should purchase. I would recommend going with Bitdefender antivirus. It offers the best antivirus protection against e-threats and ransomware attacks on Windows PCs without affecting your system’s speed.

13) Fix 11 – Use Complete Internet Repair to fix internet connection error

Complete Internet Repair is a free Open Source Power Tool to repair internet connections and get you up and running in no time. Please note that it is unable to repair hardware faults or get your ISP up and running or not yet. It will not write any settings to the registry or leave any traces on your computer.

Complete internet repair

Steps:

  1. Download the Complete Internet Repair tool from here.
  2. Launch the program by double clicking on the downloaded application.
  3. Tick all network related options and click on the “Go” button.
  4. Restart the computer and it should fix the internet connection error.

14) Fix 12 – Reset your router

source: https://www.online-tech-tips.com/

The last option is to reset your router. The steps are not the same for all the routers, so I am not going to explain that. You will need to login in router’s administration console to do that. If it did not help then follow instructions by visiting manufacturer’s website.

15) Conclusion

I have tried my best to list down all the complete fixes to get rid of this wifi connectivity problem. Hopefully these solutions should fix the “No Internet secured” problem and you may now be able to access the web pages without any hindrance.

If it’s not still resolved yet, then you should try to connect with a different network and then see if the same problem occurs or not.

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