Wireless network problems in Windows 10 are usually easy to fix. Occasionally, however, it may happen that a "No internet, secured"Message that appears as a pop-up in the system tray.

This error relates to a wireless network configuration or connection problem. It's frustrating, but this error is relatively easy to fix. Let's examine eight solutions to fix Windows 10 'No internet secured' error.

What does "No Internet, secured" mean?

You may have seen the error message in the system tray area of ​​the Windows 10 taskbar. Or maybe as a notification. But what does "No Internet, secured" actually mean?

An unusually vague message for Windows 10, the error generally means that your internet connection is down. However, it can also appear when you have an active connection.

Confused? Not surprising. The flaw is, it seems, intentionally vague. Because if your computer no longer has an Internet connection, it doesn't matter whether it is secured or not.

While it can appear on any Windows 10 device, it's widely used on Microsoft Surface devices. If your computer uses the same network card or driver, this can still occur. Other conditions can also cause the "Internet Access Not Secure" error to appear.

Fixed "No Internet, Secured" error

Several fixes are available for this ambiguous error. Unfortunately, these depend on your computer setup and network adapter. Therefore, not all of these fixes will work. However, we have listed them in the order of their likelihood – just work through the tips in order.

This list will give you an idea of ​​what it takes to resolve the "No Internet, Secure" error:

  1. Disable your VPN

  2. Update the Windows 10 IP configuration

  3. Reset winsock

  4. Check the connection properties of your PC

  5. Disable IPv6

  6. Set up a new DNS server

  7. Update the network device driver

  8. Run the network troubleshooter in Windows 10

Take the time to read the steps carefully before attempting to resolve the error.

1. Disable your VPN

Have you connected your PC to the local WLAN only to be surprised by the error message "No Internet, secured"?

Do not worry. If you are using a VPN, the built-in security features of the VPN client can cause this problem. In particular, it can be the kill switch that disconnects you from the internet if the VPN server goes down.

To check if that's the problem, disable your VPN (using the disconnect feature) or even shut it down entirely. Then take a moment to reconnect to the Internet and try a regularly updated website – maybe a news site.

Similar: The best news sites that you can trust for believable stories

If everything is connected, the problem was with the VPN server. If possible, update your VPN client and then connect to a new VPN server. If everything is fine, you have fixed the error!

2. Update the Windows 10 IP configuration

Are you not using a VPN, but still seeing the "No Internet, Secure" message? There are a few commands available to help you troubleshoot the error.

Right click begin, then choose Windows PowerShell. Enter the following commands here in sequence:

ipconfig / release
ipconfig / renew

This will force your computer to request a new IP address from your local router. In many cases this will fix the error.

3. Reset Winsock

Another command line solution to the "No Internet, Secured" error is to reset Winsock.

The name sounds like a feature of your local airfield, but Winsock is actually that Windows Sockets API. This is a specification for your PC's communication with network services, especially the widely used TCP / IP.

To reset Winsock use the following command:

Netsh Winsock Reset Catalog

Wait a moment; If the network does not reconnect automatically, do so manually.

Related: How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Windows 10

4. Check the connection properties of your PC

Still no joy? It's time to check your PC's network adapter.

  1. Open the settings screen by clicking the Wi-Fi connection icon in the system tray, then Network and internet settings.

  2. Click here Change adapter options, right-click the connection in question and click properties. Confirm that the following is enabled:

  • Client for Microsoft Networks

  • File and printer sharing for Microsoft networks

  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)

  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP / IPv6)

  • Link layer topology discovery responder

click OK to confirm. When you have made any changes, restart Windows when prompted.

5. Deactivate IPv6

IPv6 is a network protocol intended to replace IPv4, as the latter no longer has any IP addresses. Although IPv6 should run on most hardware, it is error-prone.

You can disable IPv6 by repeating the previous step. Simply remove the tick Internet protocol version 6 (TCP / IPv6), then click OK to confirm the selection. Restart your Windows 10 PC when prompted.

6. Set up a new DNS server

The Domain Name System (DNS) is like the Internet phone book, except that it is automated and covers the whole world. For example, if you type www.makeuseof.com in your address bar, DNS will convert the URL to an IP address and take you to the website you requested.

However, sometimes the default DNS configuration will fail on your system. While it is not always obvious whether this is the cause of the "Internet Not Secure" error, it is a solution worth trying.

  1. Open the settings screen by clicking the Wi-Fi connection icon in the system tray, then Network and internet settings.

  2. Click here Change adapter options, right-click the connection in question and click properties.

  3. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)> Properties.

  4. Check Use the following DNS server addresses and input:

  5. Preferred DNS server: 9.9.9.9
  6. Alternative DNS server: 1.1.1.1
  7. Press OK

7. Update your network device driver

Since there is a possibility that the device driver for your network card may be faulty, it is worth updating.

  1. Right click begin and choose Device manager.

  2. Expand here Network adapter, select your network device, right click and select Update driver.

Wait while the device driver is updated, and then restart Windows. If successful, Windows 10 should automatically connect to the network as usual.

If that doesn't work, give it a try Deactivate device, restart the computer, then Activate device.

8. Run the network troubleshooter in Windows 10

Finally, if you still get the "No Internet, Backed up" error message and the computer remains offline, try this.

Windows 10 offers several troubleshooting tools, software toolkits that automatically check for errors and perform (or suggest) repairs.

To start troubleshooting the network, press Windows key + I to open the settings, then Network & Internet> Network Troubleshooting.

Follow the steps in the tool to repair your network connection.

Just Fix "No Internet, Backed Up" Error in Windows 10

By now you should have solved your problem and reconnected your Windows 10 PC. If not, there is a slim possibility that the problem is with the network itself. So try to connect to a different network and compare the results.

If the problem is with your network, try restarting the router before reconnecting.

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Christian Cawley
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As a contributor to Linux Format Magazine, Christian is a Raspberry Pi tinkerer, Lego lover and retro gaming fan.

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