How to Fix No Internet Secured Error on Windows 11 and 10

It’s quite common for everyone to encounter multiple networking-related issues on the Windows desktop or laptop when it comes to the wireless network (Wi-Fi). Although networking issues or connectivity issues are so common these days, the specific No Internet Secured Error on Windows 11 and 10 is one of the widespread problems for sure. It basically indicates that there is an issue with the wireless connection or configuration.

If you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an error then you can follow this troubleshooting guide completely. Luckily, there are a couple of possible workarounds that we’ve mentioned below. All of the methods are simple enough and sometimes a reboot to the system or router may fix the issue easily. Whereas it may also be possible that there is an issue with the IP configuration or outdated networking drivers, etc.

How to Fix No Internet Secured Error on Windows 11 and 10

What Means ‘No Internet, Secured’ on Windows?

It seems that the particular ‘No Internet, Secured’ error message appears on the system tray area of the Windows 10 or Windows 11 taskbar. Sometimes it may appear as a notification. But you may ask what’s the actual issue? Well, it’s a quite common wireless connection or networking configuration error that you may encounter when there is no internet connectivity to the computer.

Maybe the computer is connected to the Wi-Fi network and the Wi-Fi password is also saved correctly, but somehow there is no internet connection. Now, it may be an ISP issue, IP address issue, or a minor problem on your PC. Not to worry.

How to Fix No Internet Secured Error on Windows 11 and 10

Here we’ll gonna cover few things such as whether your VPN service is enabled on your computer or not, if the Windows IP configuration is correctly set, issues with the Winsock, issues with the IPv6 connection, outdated network driver, and more.

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1. Disable your VPN

If you’ve connected to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your Windows computer then make sure to disable (turn off) it. Some of the VPN services may cause issues with the network connection. It’s better to turn it off and then check out the error again.

2. Refresh IP configuration

If you’re not using the VPN service and still receiving the same error notice then you should refresh the Windows IP configuration to check if that helps you or not. To do so:

  • Right-click on the Windows Start menu > Select Windows PowerShell.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the admin privilege.
  • Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command line individually and hit Enter to execute them one by one:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
  • This method will force your Windows system to easily request a new IP address from your connected Wi-Fi router.

3. Reset Winsock

However, if the above method doesn’t help you then you can try out this method. By performing the Winsock reset on your Windows computer, you’ll be able to reset the Windows Sockets API to the default status. To do so:

  • Right-click on the Windows Start menu > Select Windows PowerShell.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the admin privilege.
  • Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command line and hit Enter to execute it:
netsh winsock reset catalog

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  • Make sure to wait for a while until the system connects to the network automatically. If not then try manually connecting your PC to the network.

4. Change Adapter Settings

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon from the taskbar (system tray) > Open Network & Internet Settings.
  • Click on Change adaptor options > Right-click on the active connection that’s causing the issue.
  • Select Properties > Then make sure to confirm whether the following options are checked or not: [If not, then check these options]
    • 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 on OK to confirm. If you’ve made any changes right now then make sure to reboot your PC.
  • Now, you can check if the No Internet Secured error still persists on your Windows 11 / Windows 10 computer.

5. Disable IPv6 option

If the above method didn’t work for you, try disabling the IPv6 option from network properties. Maybe your internet connection is only using IPv4 protocol and you’ve also selected the IPv6 protocol which can cause several issues whatsoever. So, you should turn it off temporarily and check for the error again. To do so:

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon from the taskbar (system tray) > Open Network & Internet Settings.
  • Click on Change adaptor options > Right-click on the active connection that’s causing the issue.
  • Select Properties > Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option from the list.
  • Click on OK to save changes and then make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.

6. Use Google DNS Addresses

Sometimes your specific DNS (Domain Name System) can also occur several issues with the internet connectivity on your particular device. We’ll highly recommend you to set up a new Google DNS address on your computer for your Wi-Fi network if you’re using a static IP address. To do this:

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon from the taskbar (system tray) > Open Network & Internet Settings.
  • Click on Change adaptor options > Right-click on the active connection that’s causing the issue.
  • Select Properties > Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

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  • Now, select Use the following DNS server addresses > Input the following DNS address:
    • Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
    • Alternative DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
  • Click on OK to save changes.

7. Update Network Drivers

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It’s always required to update graphics drivers on your Windows system to run all the programs smoothly. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Network adapters option to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the active network adapter.

  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change effects.

This method should fix the No Internet Secured error on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer.

8. Disable Antivirus and Firewall Software

It seems that somehow your default antivirus software is causing issues with the ongoing internet connections on your PC. If you’re also feeling the same thing then make sure to disable the antivirus program and firewall program temporarily. To do that:

  • Click on the Windows Start menu > Type Control Panel and open it from the search result.
  • Next, type firewall in the search box and click on Windows Firewall.
  • Click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off from the left pane.
  • Click to select Turn off Windows Firewall for the Private, Domain, and Public Network Settings.
  • Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes, and try checking the issue.

If in case, the problem is still bothering you then make sure to disable the Windows Defender protection temporarily by following the steps below:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings > Privacy and Security.
  • Go to Windows Security > Select Virus & threat protection.
  • Click on Manage settings > Turn off the Real-time Protection option.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your PC to apply changes.

9. Run Network Troubleshooter

A couple of users have mentioned that by running the network troubleshooter, they’ve easily fixed or found the issue. If nothing works for you then try the following steps:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Network & internet > Select Network troubleshooter [Internet Connections].

  • Click on Run the troubleshooter.
  • Wait for the process to be completed and reboot your PC.

10. Reinstall Network Drivers

As a final resort, you should try reinstalling the network drivers on your Windows computer to check if that helps you to fix No Internet Secured Windows 11 / Windows 10 or not.

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Network adapters option to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the active network adapter.

  • Click on Uninstall device > If prompted, make sure to confirm the uninstallation process.
  • Once done, just restart your computer to apply changes.
  • After restart, the Windows system will automatically reinstall the deleted or missing networking driver on the PC.
    • If not, then you’ll have to visit the official website of the respective manufacturer then download and install the latest version of the network driver for your specific laptop/motherboard model.
  • You’re good to go.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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