How to fix the ‘no Internet, secured’ problem
There are many ways to fix this problem. It’s a good idea to run through each of the below options, as any of it can fix the problem. It’s just that you don’t know which one will work for every occurrence of this error!
Since it is hard to pin down the exact cause of this error, you’ll have to try one or more of these solutions.
Change the property of your WiFi connection
Follow the steps below to change the properties of your connection.
Update the network adapter
Sometimes, an outdated driver can prevent your computer from connecting to the Internet. To fix:
If you’re not able to access the Internet still, try uninstalling your network adapter. To do that:
This should fix any network adapter-related problems.
Only one device or multiple devices?
The first thing you should check is if it’s only one device that has no internet access, or that multiple devices are unable to connect.
The problem can either be in your Windows 10 laptop, or it could be an issue with your access point or router. If only one device gets the “No internet, secured” error, then continue reading. Otherwise, skip to this part.
Fix “No Internet, Secured” Windows 10 Connection Error
We are going to start with some basic settings to check and reset. If you already have done this, then just scroll down to the next steps. I assume you already have rebooted your laptop.
Throughout the steps, we will need to open a lot of settings screens, or command-line tools. To access these your can either press Windows key + X at the same time or click with your right mouse button on the start menu. Both will do the same, use what you prefer.
1. Resetting your Windows 10 Network Configuration
The first thing we are going to do is flush the local caches and reset your network configuration. Corrupt DNS caches are the most common problem for the “no internet, secured” error.
Ho do I fix the No Internet, secured message?
If you keep getting No Internet, secured message, the problem might be your drivers. Outdated drivers can cause this issue to appear, and in order to fix the problem, it’s advised to download and install the latest drivers for your network adapter.
To do that, you’ll need a device with stable Internet access. Now you need to visit the manufacturer of your network adapter and download the latest drivers for your device. After doing that, transfer those drivers to your PC and try to install them.
Updating the drivers manually can be a tedious task, but if you want to update all your drivers with a single click there is automated software that can help you with that.
We recommend DriverFix for this job as it’s very fast, reliable and it repairs and updates your drivers automatically.
First, Download and install DriverFix. As soon as it finishes installing it will already start and in just a few seconds you will receive a complete list with all the drivers that you should consider updating.
The last step is to decide whether you click on the Update all button on top to update all the drivers in bulk or to install them one by one. If you go for the second choice, you need to check the individual boxes for each driver and click on the corresponding Update button.
What Does “No Internet, Secured” Even Mean?
If you don’t know much about how your internet connection works, this can be a rather confusing message. However, it actually makes perfect sense when you think about it.
You see, your computer isn’t directly connected to the internet. Instead, you have a device such as a network router passing information to the Wide Area Network (WAN) outside your home. However, your computer is also networked to all the other devices the router serves inside your home. This is known as the Local Area Network (LAN) and this network will keep working even if something goes wrong with your internet connection.
So the “No Internet, Secured” status message simply means that your WiFi connection to the router is fine and properly encrypted (“Secured”), but that there’s no internet connection from your home router to the outside world (“No Internet”). To solve this issue, we need to determine why exactly the internet connection is dead.
1. It Could Be an Outage
The most common reason you may see this error is because your internet connection from the ISP is down. This isn’t your fault and it means there’s nothing wrong on your end. The easiest way to check for this is to see whether you have an internet connection through a different device on the same router.
If you can access the web through some other device like your smartphone but not your Windows 10 PC then you know the problem must be with your computer and not the internet connection.
2. Reset Your ISP Connection
If you’re using fiber or DSL, you can sometimes request a connection reset by the ISP. How you do this depends on the ISP. You might have an app, a support email address or a phone number. Whichever the channel to request one, this is a good first step if your internet connection is actually dead.