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Wi-Fi Connected But no Internet Access – Windows 7

by stacy

Those of us still running Windows 7 are likely to have had the experience of having Wi-Fi connected but no internet access. This issue occurs on all devices.

When confronted with this issue, we have a tendency to disregard the obvious. We have a tendency to go over the basic improvements in favors of the more challenging ones.  That’s why we need to review basic checks, and more difficult Windows 7 Wi-Fi connected but no internet access fixes.

Basic Checks

Basic inspections normally include seeing if our router has internet access, if the power supply is working properly, and if our hardware has any physical damage. So, let’s talk about these fundamental checks.

You can check for internet access all around

To test if it’s a router issue or if there’s no internet access, try connecting your laptop or PC directly to the modem. If it’s an issue with the router, then you probably need an upgrade, or your router needs a factory reset. If the router isn’t the problem and you still can’t get online, contact your internet service provider (Internet Service Provider).

Examine for power supply issues

An interruption in power supply is another common reason for Wi-Fi not working. The power supply can be intermittent and cause serious damage to the router or malfunctions.

Verify for hardware damage

This should always be our first step. If we detect actual damage to the hardware, we can assume that’s why something isn’t working properly. So, before moving on to the other remedies, ensure sure the router isn’t physically damaged. If the router has been physically damaged, try to figure out what happened and have it fixed.

Windows 7 Wi Fi Connected but No Internet Access Fixes

We can continue troubleshooting now that we’ve completed the fundamental inspections and determined that internet connectivity through the modem is working properly, the router is free of physical damage, and the power supply is stable.

Windows 7 troubleshooter

The Windows troubleshooter is a fantastic addition; it’s an automatic diagnostics tool that allows us to resolve problems much more quickly than before. In Windows 7, here’s how to accomplish it. You must launch “Windows 7.” Panel of Control

After opening the Control Panel, click on Internet and NetworkAfter that, select the Network and Sharing Center. Scroll down to see Troubleshoot issues. Clicking on this will take you to the Windows 7 troubleshooter. It will diagnose and fix the problem.

Windows 7 troubleshooter

Windows 7 driver update

If the network troubleshooter does not resolve the problem, there is likely a problem with the network adapter driver. To test it, we can update the driver. It is best to update drivers automatically.

  • Click on the Click the Start buttonSelect Devices and printers.
  • After that, we need to right-click on your computer’s name and click Device installation settings.
  • Once prompted, click on Yes, you can do this automatically (recommended).. Finally, Make changes and save themYour drivers will automatically update when you do this.

It’s important to restart your laptop to see if you can connect to the internet and whether the problem was caused by the network adapter driver.

Windows 7 Command Prompt

Sometimes, it is possible to reset your IP address or renew it. flush the DNS to see whether we’ll have internet access if we refresh these settings. To do this, click on Start, go to All ProgramsFinally, you can choose Accessories.

Right-click once you have reached that window. Command Prompt Run it as administrator. First, type. ipconfig/flushdnsHit Enter After that. Then, we need to hit Enter After each command, we press the Enter key.

We need to enter the rest of our commands. ipconfig/registerdns, ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew, Netsh winsock resetNext, we will need to restart the computer. This should completely refresh our computer’s network configuration, and we should have internet access.

Windows 7 DNS Server Address

We can also modify the DNS server address to fix the problem. You will need to click the Start Click on the button Control PanelWe must choose the Network and Sharing Center. After that, click on Adjust adapter settings.

There is a window that allows us to see different networks. Right-click the wireless internet connection we’re using and click on Properties. Once you are there, click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)Then, open it Properties For that.

Click on the button to confirm. The following DNS server addresses can be usedEnter the address and click OK To save the address, and to apply the settings.

Reset Router factory

If none of the above solutions work, you may try a factory reset. Use the “” button to activate it. Click the Reset buttonWith a paperclip oder something similarDo not exceed 10 secondsIt should be released. The router should be reset and internet access should be available at that time.

Another option to execute a factory reset is to connect to the router via Ethernet cable and open the web interface using the IP address in your browser’s address bar. Fill up your username and password. adminPassword (Admin or Password) Locate the Restore Choose an option and click on it. You should only do this if you can’t reach the Reset button or if you don’t have a paperclip or other similar object.


That’s it. Even with Windows 7, this problem, which can be caused by Wi-Fi connectivity but no internet access, is fairly common. There are numerous solutions. However, we must not overlook the fundamental checks. Consider upgrading your router if it has been physically damaged.

If nothing else works, you can use the Command Prompt to troubleshoot your router. If this doesn’t work, report the problem to Windows, and they may be able to discover a solution in the near future.

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