Windows 10 can’t connect to Internet and showing limited connectivity (WiFi and other wired LAN network)

By | October 4, 2015

After installing windows 10 on Desktop/Laptop unable to connect to Internet through WiFi and other wired LAN Ethernet network and showing limited or no connectivity, there may be multiple reasons for the Windows 10 limited connectivity issue/proplem, like WLAN AutoConfig service not started, network adapter didn’t got an IP address from DHCP server, Antivirus and third party security software, will discuss all in detail

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How to check and start the WLAN AutoConfig service

  • Windows Key + R – Run a command
  • Type Services.msc
  • And Click Enter
  • Scroll down to WLAN AutoConfig
  • Double click
  • Change startup type to Auto
  • Click the Start button
  • Close the Window
  • Check the wireless network status

Check the problem using Windows Network Diagnostics tool

  • Open Network Diagnostics by right-clicking the network icon
  • Click Diagnose and repair
  • This will check and give you a error like the below
  • Windows couldn’t automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter

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Following steps can rebuild the winsock catalog and solve the issue

This also rebuilds the TCP/IP Stack which resolve IP address and IP stack problems

  • Right-click the Start Menu
  • Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Now will see Administrator: Command Prompt
  • Type below command to reset WINSOCK entries
  • netsh winsock reset catalog
  • Enter
  • Type below command to reset IP Stack
  • netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
  • Type below command to reset IPv4 TCP/IP Stack
  • netsh int IPv4 reset resetlog.txt
  • Entre
  • Reboot the system to apply the changes

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Problem with the power settings in WiFi Adapter

Change the power options to resolve the issue, WiFi Adapter might be set as saving mode and this needs to change to max performance

  • Open Power Options Control Panel
  • Click Change plan settings link
  • Click Change advanced power settings
  • Power Options settings will open
  • Scroll down to On battery drop down menu
  • SelectMaximum Performance.


Problem with the Network Driver in Windows 10

Check my previous article to Update affected drivers in Windows 10

Check any third-party security application causing the issue

Try to uninstall Antivirus and check again, I have seen issue with the current Antivirus configuration which caused the network connectivity issue in Windows 10

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