How To Fix Limited Or No Connectivity Issues In Windows 10

Brandon Jones June 20, 2017 Comments Total Views:27
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Limited or No Connectivity error message appears while trying to connect to the internet. Many of us have observed this error and due to this problem, our computers just wouldn’t connect to the Internet.

This problem is not just limited to the Wi-Fi Network; it can also happen when your Windows 10 computer is connected to the internet via a Wired Network.

We realized that this is a common issue with Windows 10. In some cases, even resetting the device and starting over wouldn’t help.

In this tutorial, we will provide multiple solutions to fix this problem.

How to fix limited or no connectivity errors

Restart Your Computer:

This is an extremely common step for nearly all computer problem, and since the network issue may be tied up in your computer software, you should reboot your computer. You may have already tried this step, in such a case you can move to the next one.

Restart Modem/Router:

Just like your computer, the Router or Modem can also suffer from minor glitches, preventing it from connect to the internet. This issue can be resolved by restarting your Modem or Router.

Once your Modem/Router restarts, try to connect to the internet. If you still face the same challenge then try the following steps.

Check the Ethernet Cable:

In case your computer is connected to the Modem via an Ethernet cable, please make sure that the computer is properly connected to the Ethernet cable and the other end of the Ethernet cable is properly connected to the Modem.

First, unplug the cable and then plug it back in. If required, replace your network cable with a new or a different one to see if the cable is faulty.

Try Network Troubleshooter:

You can diagnose and fix Network Connectivity problems using Network Troubleshooter on your Windows 10 computer.

  • Click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Settings icon.


  • Now, click on the Network & Internet tab.


  • In the next window, click on the Network Troubleshooter option.


  • Follow the instructions to run the Network Troubleshooter and see if it helps you fix the problem of Limited Network Connectivity on your Windows 10 computer.

Renew Your Computer’s IP Address:

If your computer is not getting a valid IP Address from your Modem or Router, then it will not connect to the network, this issue can be fixed by requesting for a New IP Address from the DHCP server (Router).

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on Command Prompt.


  • In the Command prompt window type ipconfig /release and hit the enter key. This will show the current IP Address of your computer.


  • Next, type ipconfig /renew and hit the enter key to renew the IP Address of your computer.


  • Now, type EXIT  to close the Command Prompt Window.

Stop Computer From Turning OFF Wi-Fi Adapter:

The error of Limited or No Network connectivity comes due to the Wi-Fi Network, the obvious reason may be that your computer turns Off the Wi-Fi Adapter to conserve power.

  • Just right click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Device Manager in the menu that appears.


  • On the Device Manager window, click on Network Adapters to expand the entry. From the expanded list, right-click on the Network Adapter for your computer and click on Properties.

Tip: In case you see too many entries, look for something that says Network or 802.11b or has Wi-Fi mentioned in it.


  • Now, click on the Power Management Tab and uncheck or remove the tick mark next to “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power “.


  • Restart your computer and see if you can surf the internet.

Reset TCP/IP Settings:

Sometimes the Internet Protocol Settings on your computer can get corrupted or misconfigured. You can try to Reset TCP/IP settings on your Windows 10 computer to their default values.

  • Click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Settings icon.


  • On the Settings screen, click on Network & Internet tab.


  • On the next screen, scroll down and click on the Network Reset option.


  • On the next window, click on the Reset Now button.


As you can read in the image above, this process will overwrite all your current Network settings and replace them with the original settings. Hence, it is a good idea to note down your VPN or other network configurations.

  • Once your Computer reboots, all the Network Settings will be reset to their default settings.

We hope that one of the above-mentioned solutions helped you fix the issue of Limited or No Network Connectivity on your Windows 10 Computer.

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