Solve an unidentified network problem in Windows 10/7 [Solved]

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Windows 10 has been around for nearly 3 years, but it's still buggy. If you upgrade your computer to Windows 10 or just install updates like Creators Update / Fall Creators Update version 1709 / Anniversary update, many errors will be displayed. One such error in Windows 10 is Unidentified Network: No Internet Access. This error is also common in Windows 7. If you are experiencing this error, you are not the only one. Many Windows 10 and Windows 7 users have trouble accessing the internet due to the same problem. But do not worry. We will help you solve this problem in no time. Simply follow the methods given below one by one until the problem is solved.



How to Repair an Unidentified Network: No Internet Access in Windows 10

There are several reasons that could be causing this problem. So there are many ways to solve the problem. We will analyze each of the possible reasons behind this problem and try to solve them. Follow the steps of these methods until the problem is resolved.

1. Hardware problem

The first way to solve the problem is to clarify that there are no hardware problems with the modem or router. Many people also use dongles. So, before you start troubleshooting from the inside, make sure there are no hardware problems. Try reconnecting it or using another cable. Reset or restart your modem and Wi-Fi router. Don't forget to check your network card. Make sure it's perfectly placed in its door. Now, after making sure there are no hardware issues, proceed to the next method.


2. Airplane mode

Windows 10 comes with airplane mode. Users who had updated their computers with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update / Anniversary Update / Creators Update reported that they turned on airplane mode and then turned it off, solving the problem. Here's how to do it.


Step 1. Airplane mode is located in the right panel or in the Action Center, which can be accessed from the right side of the taskbar. Click the Notifications option on the taskbar. Or just press Windows logo key + A

Step 2. Now turn on airplane mode NEL and so OFF.

See if it solves the problem. If not, move on to the next method.

3. Unidentified private or public network

In this method, we will configure the location of the unidentified network as private or public. This could solve the problem.

Step 1. Go to Cortana on the taskbar and type secpol.msc. Press Enter. This will open local security policy.

Step 2. From the left side of the window, select Network List Manager Policies. Then, on the right side of the window, double-click Unidentified networks.

Step 3. Now, under Location type, select Private and under User permissions, select The user can change position. After doing this, click To apply and then in ok.

Check if you can access the internet now. If the problem persists, try the next method.


4. Disable Fast Startup

It's almost hard not to realize how fast Windows 10 starts up compared to previous versions of the Windows operating system. The reason for this is a feature included with Windows 10 called Fast Startup. Since Windows 10 is full of bugs, this very useful feature can sometimes cause problems. So in this method we will see if turning it off solves the problem.


Step 1. Right-click on him Start button and select Power options.

Step 2. Scroll down on the right side of the window and select Additional power settings.

Step 3. Please select Choose what the power button does from the left side.

Step 4. Now click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Step 5. Under Shutdown settings, uncheck Enable quick start. Click on Save the changes.

Step 6. Turn off the computer. Turn it back on after 30 seconds.

This should fix the problem. If you face the problem, please follow the method below. Also, since Quick Start is not the one causing the problem, you can re-enable Quick Start.

5. Disable conflicting network connection items

Network connections use different programs or software, such as the VPN program or wireless carrier. These programs can cause connection conflicts, which can ultimately result in an unidentified network. So in this method we will disable such conflicting network connection items.


Step 1. Right-click on the file network connection on the taskbar and select Open network and internet settings.


Step 2. Under Change network settings, select Change the adapter options.

Step 3. Now, right click on Ethernet or Local Area Connection and select Property.

Step 4. In the Networks tab, you will find the conflicting items. Uninstall them.

This should correct the error. If the problem persists, try the next method.

6. Manually add the IP address

Sometimes a faulty IP address can be the cause of this error. So, in this method, we will manually add the IP address in the properties of the Ethernet / wireless network connection. Here's how to do it.

Step 1. Right-click the network connection icon on the taskbar and select Open Network and Internet Settings.

Step 2. Under Change network settings, select Change adapter options.

Step 3. Now, right click on Ethernet or Local Area Connection and select Properties.

Step 4. Now, in the Networks tab, click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) and then click on Properties.

Step 5. Please select Use the following DNS server addresses. Then manually add the following IP addresses:

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Alternative DNS server: 8.8.4.4

Click OK after entering the IP address.

Step 6. Now go to Cortana and type System Symbol. Please select System Symbol from the results, right click on it and select Run as administrator.

Step 7. In the Command Prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each command.

ipconfig/release
ipconfig/renew

Step 8. Restart your computer.

Check if this solved the problem. If the error persists, try the next method.

7. Update your network settings

In this method, we will try to update the network settings from the command prompt window using various commands.

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type System Symbol. Please select System Symbol from the results, right click on it and select Run as administrator.

Step 2. Now, in the command prompt window, enter the following commands one by one. Also, don't forget to press Enter after each command.

ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /registerdns netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled netsh int tcp show global

This should fix the problem. If you have any questions or if you have managed to fix this error by another method, don't forget to mention it below in the comments.

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