No Internet, Secured: How to Fix This Error?

By Puja Chatterjee on August 23, 2023

You may experience a ‘No Internet, Secured’ message while surfing websites on the internet all of a sudden. This error message clearly indicates that your internet connection isn’t working.

In such a situation, you cannot open any website or download any content from the web. It is really a frustrating and annoying situation but thankfully, there are some easy fixes to this issue.

This article will guide you through the steps to follow for each of the solutions to the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error, if you don’t know them already.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Why Does No Internet, Secured Error Occur?

The main reason for the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error message to appear is the misconfiguration in the IP address. It may also occur when the internet connection of your ISP is down.

There are a few other reasons as well for this error to occur, such as:

Here are some simple and relatively complex steps to follow to resolve the issue.

How to Fix No Internet, Secured Error?

No Internet, Secured

Sometimes, some simple actions may rectify the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error, such as moving the system closer to the router.

You may also check for any network outage to see whether or not the internet connection of the ISP is down by connecting to the internet using another device. If it does not, the issue with the Internet Service Provider. If it works fine, the issue is with your PC.

In that case, some of the easiest and proven ways to fix the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error are:

Also, switching network connection from Wi-Fi to Ethernet may sometimes help identifying whether the issue is with the Wi-Fi hardware or software. Accordingly, you can fix the issue by updating network drivers, router firmware, settings or configuration and rectify the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error.

If the above solutions do not work, try the following:

Updating operating system: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

Reset network settings: In Windows 10, go to Start Menu > Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network reset > Select Reset now.

In Windows 11, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Advanced network settings > Network reset > Select Reset now.

If the issue still persists, try fixing it with the following solutions.

Note: As such, all the methods mentioned above and below may not work on your PC because it will entirely depend on the configuration of your computer and the setup of the network adaptor.

Still, the most probable and general solutions are listed here. Just follow the steps in order while performing them.

Method 1: Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter

The Windows network troubleshooter can solve a number of issues related to network connection. So, starting your endeavor by running the Internet Connections troubleshooter is a feasible solution.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

ClickIng on Network and Sharing Center

Selecting Troubleshoot problems

Clicking on Additional troubleshooters

Clicking on Run the troubleshooter button

You can also run this troubleshooter from the Control Panel easily.

Typing Find and fix network problems

Click on the Next button

Clicking on the ‘Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet’ option

If you are using Windows 11, follow these steps:

Click on the Run button next to Internet Connections

In either case, if the troubleshooter resolves the issue, you will be able to connect to the internet again. If it cannot resolve the issue, it will at least inform you about the issue and you can take necessary actions accordingly to fix the issues within.

Method 2: Check and Change Network Protocol Settings

You can change the default network settings on your PC. This may often resolve the issue.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Selecting Network Connections

Selecting Change adapter options

(Scroll down to the Related settings section and select More network adapter options in Windows 11).

Selecting More network adapter options

Selecting Properties

Clicking on the OK button

Now check whether or not the issue is resolved.

Note: Microsoft does not recommend disabling the IPv6. So, if you find that the error still persists after the above changes, re-enable IPv6. It will prevent other Windows components from malfunctioning.

If the issue still persists, then the wireless driver and the router program may be conflicting with each other, especially if your system has had a recent update. Sometimes disabling the Wi-Fi sharing feature in such situations may resolve the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error.

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Clicking on the OK button

Now, try to connect to your internet again to see whether or not the issue is resolved. If the problem persists, try the following additionally:

Clicking on Properties button

Clicking the Advanced button

Advanced TCP/IP Settings window

Now, check whether the issue is resolved by connecting to your internet. If it is still not rectified, follow the next steps to get it solved:

In the Wi-Fi Properties window, make sure that the boxes next to all of the following properties are checked after unchecking TCP/IPv6:

Now, click on the OK button to save the changes and reboot your system.

Once it restarts, check whether or not the issue is resolved. If it still persists, try the following method.

Method 3: Flush DNS Cache

Flushing the DNS cache of your PC can also resolve this issue many times. You can do it through the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Typing command ipconfig /flushdns

Sometimes, the issues will be resolved at this stage. Check whether or not the issue is resolved. If you see that the problem still persists, then you will have to reset your network configuration in addition to flushing the DNS Resolver Cache.

The commands to run in the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell for this are:

ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset

When the entire process is complete, reboot your PC and check whether now the issue has been rectified or not. If it has not, move on to the next solution.

Method 4: Reinstall or Update Network Adapter Driver

If there are any issues or bugs in the network adapter, you may experience this ‘No Internet, Secured’ error. The best thing to do is update or reinstall the driver.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Typing devmgmt.msc

Selecting Update driver

Check whether the issue is resolved.

If it still persists, uninstall the network driver in the following way:

Selecting Uninstall

Now, connect to your network and check if it has resolved the problem. If it has not, move to the next method.

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Method 5: Change the Power Management Properties

Sometimes, modifying the power management properties may help fixing the error.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Unchecking the box next to ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Now check whether or not the issue is resolved. If it has not, move on to the next method.

Method 6: Forget Internet Connection and Reconnect

When you make changes to the Wi-Fi connection, such as the signal type or name, Windows might not update it and could use old information, causing this issue. Erasing the information saved earlier and reconnecting might resolve the issue.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Clicking on Manage known networks option

Clicking on the Forget button

Now, reconnect to the internet and check whether the issue is resolved.

Method 7: Disable Proxy Server Setting

If available, you can disable the settings of the proxy server to resolve the issue of ‘No Internet, Secured’ error.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Selecting Internet Options

Clicking on the LAN settings button

Clicking on the OK button

Click on the OK button in the other windows and close them. Now, reconnect again and check whether the issue is resolved.

Method 8: Change the Power Plan Settings

The power plan settings in your PC may cause several network errors, including ‘No Internet, Secured’ error. The issue may be resolved by changing the balanced power plans or energy saving settings.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

Selecting Power Options

Clicking on Additional power settings

Clicking on Change plan settings

Selecting Change advanced power settings

Clicking on the Apply button

Now, restart your computer and check whether the issue is resolved or not.

Conclusion

There are quite a few solutions to the ‘No Internet, Secured’ error.

Try a few of these solutions for success because not all of them may work on your PC if the configuration does not support performing a particular one.