How to Fix “no internet secured” Error

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Windows 10 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s flagship operating systems. Although it is the most advanced version available, Windows 10 has some weird issues. Like you are connected to the internet but unable to open any web pages. And near the taskbar, the “No Internet, Secured” message is showing.

This is a vague error Windows 10 shows when there is a problem with the network. The internet could be active or inactive. But the presence of this error means there is no internet browsing. This is a serious issue and it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. So, we recommend reading our discussion on the subject in the article below.

What Does “No Internet, Secured” Means?

A lot of Windows 10 users have seen this error suddenly pop up in the taskbar. This is a notification. But what does the “No Internet, Secured” error mean?

This is an extremely vague message from Windows 10 and it usually means, your internet is not available. However, this error can also appear even if your internet connection is active. So, this is very confusing. And if you do not have internet, then it doesn’t matter if it’s secure or not.

There is a popular belief that the “No Internet, Secured” error is limited only to the Microsoft Surface devices. This error is apparent with Surface devices but it can appear on other Windows 10 devices if they are connected to the same network.

Many deeper causes can force this error to appear. Regardless, of its origin, you only need to know that if this error has appeared on the screen, you won’t be able to access the internet until it’s fixed. So, we recommend checking out the list of fixes we have listed below.

How to Fix "no internet secured" Error

Repairing “No Internet, Secured” Error on Windows 10

As far as the errors go, this one is very ambiguous. There are several fixes available for getting rid of this error message but it is impossible to tell which one will actually work on your PC. The effectiveness depends on the factors like computer setup, network adapter, and more.

However, the solutions we have listed have the best chance of fixing the “No Internet, Secured” error on Windows 10.

Disable the VPN

VPNs or Virtual Private Networks are trending these days and for valid reasons. Internet is vulnerable and the news of several government affiliate agencies spying over the population has made people scared.

VPNs provide the necessary protection but there are also a few shortcomings. Like if you are using a powerful VPN and have connected to the local Wi-Fi of a café to check your email, the VPN client’s internal security will kick in and the kill switch will be activated. Disconnecting the internet.

Basically, using a VPN can cause the “No Internet, Secured” error. The only way to confirm is to disable the VPN client. Reconnect the internet and open a secure website. If everything seems normal after disabling the VPN, then you need to update your VPN client. You can also try to connect to a new VPN server.


Troubleshooter

Now, if you are not a user of a VPN client, then the previous method won’t help you. So, instead, we recommend running the troubleshooter.

This is a built-in Windows utility. It detects the problems and initiates the fix. So, here are the steps.

  • Navigate to the Windows Settings App.
  • Click on Update & Security and select Troubleshoot.
  • On the right side of the window, select Internet Connections and then click on Run the Troubleshooter.

The Troubleshooter will start working immediately. It will check for problems if there are any. If there are indeed issues, then we recommend running the Network Adapter Troubleshooter. This will locate the fix the issue immediately.


Also Read: Fix Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device Error on Windows PC


Driver Update

Outdated drivers can cause many different issues, the “No Internet, Secured” error is listed among them. So, you have to get the latest drivers for the network adapters.

As you can’t access the internet from your PC. Download the drivers from the network adapter manufacturer’s using a different computer and transfer them to your computer. Install them.

Manually updating the drivers is time-consuming and very tedious. But if you are not okay with it. We recommend getting a 3rd party automated software and update all the drivers in a single sweep.


Change Adapter Settings

If the driver update was also unsuccessful, then try changing the adapter settings. This is a very delicate part and not a lot of people have an idea of the options to change here. So, be very careful.

  • Navigate to the Properties of the Network Adapter and locate the wireless adapter that is running.
  • Locate Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and Disable it.
  • Now, click OK and restart the computer.

This should fix the issue unless you are having the problem due to some other unforeseen reasons.


Update or Reinstall Network Adapters

This is also a bi difficult fix and it is also related to the network adapters. You have two options. Update or re-install the network adapters. Updating is a bit tricky without the internet connection. So, we will go for the reinstallation, first.

  • Open Device Manager and click on Network Adapters. Expand it.
  • Now, make a right-click on your Wireless Network Adapter and select Uninstall from the drop menu.
  • Reboot the computer.

Now, you are wondering how to install it again without the internet. You do not have to do anything. As soon as the computer reboots, Windows will install Network adapters automatically.

Reinstalling the network adapter should fix the problem. But if it doesn’t. You have to go for the driver update. You can do it the following way.

  • Navigate to the Device Manager to access the wireless network adapter.
  • Choose the Driver tab.
  • Writer down the network adapter name and the driver version.

As there is no internet connection on your computer. You need to access a different computer with the internet. Download the newer one and also get an older version. If the newer version causes trouble, rollback will be possible.

Now, take the new driver to your computer and install it. After a successful installation, the problem should be fixed.


Disable 5Ghz

While we never thought it was possible to fix the Windows 10 no internet access but connected error just by disabling the 5Ghz option on a router but a few recent reports have proven us wrong.

This fix can be very convenient for laptop users if works. As the laptop users generally connect the device wirelessly using the 5Ghz network. Laptops are very capable devices and unlike many smartphones, laptops support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz networks. Probably a new update has caused the issue.

So, disable the faster 5Ghz network and go for the slow 2.4Ghz one.

  • Access Network Connections on Windows 10.
  • Navigate to the Change Adapter Options and enter your Wireless Network.
  • Go to the Properties and click on the Configure button.
  • Now, open the Advanced tab.
  • Choose 802.11n/ac wireless mode and Disable it.
  • Lastly, click OK and connect to the 2.4Ghz network.

Don’t, this is a temporary fix. You do not have to use the 2.4Ghz forever. A few days later, you can try enabling the 802.11n. if it works seamlessly then you shouldn’t have any issues. Otherwise, keep a lookout for new firmware update.

Signing Off

Therefore, the “No Internet, Secured” error on Windows 10 has become a recurring error for many different variables. If you do not have any idea regarding network settings, then stop messing with them. We had to search a lot of cases and in most cases a simple unknowing tweak caused the internet to go away forever. Still, if you are having this problem, do not forget to check out the fixes we have procured.