Local Area Connection is connected but no Internet access
Learn about the issue when Local Area Connection is connected but no Internet access in a system. Also, learn about its possible causes
Almost all computer systems these days holds advanced networking features that enable users to create and maintain a network right from home. There are different types of computer networks and the Internet is a good example of wide area networks linking billions of computers and other networking components. There are highly advanced networking components integrated into even home computers these days that allows the users to connect wirelessly with wide area networks like the Internet using a local access point. The good old Local Area Connection or the Ethernet is losing its popularity as more and more users are switching to wireless networking. The Local Area Connection is considers as the fastest and most secure way of connecting with networks and users can easily connect the system by plugging in the cable to the system’s Ethernet port. The Local Area Connection active but no Internet issues commonly happens due to reasons like network adapter configuration issues, system IP and related server issues and errors in the system caused by adapter driver issues etc. Resolving these issues under expert assistance will help connect with networks under minimal further complications.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix Local Area Connection active but no Internet access issues:
- Configure related settings
- Use IP Config commands
- Update/reinstall network driver
Configure related settings
Errors in the configuration of the system network settings can cause the Local Area Connection but no Internet access issues in Windows systems. The users who are having issues with the Local Area Connection are advised to open the system network and sharing centre and then configure the properties of the TCP/IP protocols in the connection to best match with those recommended by the service provider. Doing so will help in fixing issues with Local Area Connection.
Use IP Config commands
The Local Area Connection connected but no Internet access issues can also occur due to some issues with the IP address rendering services or other related consoles in system network. The users experiencing such issues with the Local Area Connection are advised to use the IP Config commands in CMD to flush the DNS servers and IP addresses and renew the system IP. Renewing network parameters and restating the system will help in accessing Internet using Local Area Connection without any issues.
The network adapter in the system that is giving the issues might be malfunctioning to reasons like driver errors, configuration file issues etc. The users are advised in these cases to update or reinstall the network driver in the system so as to resolve issues with the network adapter driver involved in the issues. Restarting the system after installing the driver will help solve related issues.
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