Fix No Internet Problem on Ethernet/Cable Connection in Windows 10


Ethernet is connected and everything is configured correctly. But Still no internet? This article is going to explain how to fix this problem.

No internet issue is quite common on Windows 10 in older PCs/Laptops. It has a very particular reason. That is the driver problem. So, Users may see no internet status on the connection even it is an Ethernet connection. However, Other reasons are there. So, New, or old, all Windows 10 are PCs may show you this problem. Fortunately, there are some cool solutions.

Screenshot No Internet Problem on Ethernet/Cable Connection in Windows 10

How to Fix No Internet problem on Ethernet Connection in Windows 10

In this part, you will learn about the troubleshooting methods to fix no internet problem on an Ethernet connection in Windows 10. However, before getting through the solutions, I suggest you restart your computer. Because sometimes, it may fix your problem.

1. Update Network Adapters

When this problem appears, the first thing you should do is update the network driver. Because Old and incompatible drivers can cause this problem more. That’s why this no internet issue on Ethernet connection is seen more on the older computers. There are three ways to update a network adapter. The first one is manually from Windows Device Manager. The second one is finding and downloading the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website. The third one is using a third-party tool.

To learn about the manual method, read: How to update drivers on Windows 10. However, In this case, I don’t prefer the manual method. Because, in many cases, Windows device manager fails to get the latest driver.

So, to fix No Internet issue in an Ethernet connection, you should look for the appropriate latest network driver from the manufacturer’s website. However, it also can be a bit tricky. So, the easiest way is using third-party software.

In this case, I suggest you use Driver Booster or Driver Easy or Driver Genius. You also can consider using any of these best driver updating software. These tools can automatically find the latest drivers and install them on your PC.

Driver Booster Outdated Drivers Found

Let’s use Driver Booster free version now. You can install and start using it. This free version is enough to detect your network driver and update it to the latest version. I hope after updating the network adapter, you will get rid of no internet issue on Windows 10.

2. Restart Modem and Router

In our home network, we use to keep cheap modems and routers. These are not designed to serve you like a costly router/modems. So, Sometimes, You will need to restart them to get better performance. If you see no internet status on Ethernet connection, you can restart your router or modem. It may solve your problem.

3. Check Configurations

Haven’t you changed anything recently? If not, something may corrupt the configuration. So, I suggest you check your router IP and DNS configuration as well as the internet settings in Windows. If there is something wrong, correct it. The problem will be gone. If not, follow the next methods.

4. Temporarily Disable Third-party Antivirus and Firewall Settings

When you encounter internet connectivity issues on your PC, the third-party security system or antivirus programs may have a role here. A feature of these programs may interfere with the connectivity process on Windows. As a result, no internet problem may appear. So, I suggest you check every setting and disable features if needed. However, if you don’t find any, just disable these programs and see if it fixes the problem or not.

5. Remove Proxy and VPN Client

We use proxy and VPN for many reasons. If we just talk about VPN, it is mostly for our security. However, Free VPNs are bad for your security. That’s not the topic today. Your VPN or the proxy settings can cause no internet issue too. In this case, I suggest you disable proxy first. To do it, follow these instructions.

Proxy Settings Windows 10
  • At first, Press Win + I on the keyboard. It will open the settings.
  • Now, Go to Network & Internet > Proxy.
  • Then, remove any settings there and disable “Automatically detect the settings.”

If you have a VPN client install on your PC, you can temporarily uninstall it. To uninstall completely so that no leftovers are there, you can use IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, or Ashampoo Uninstaller, etc. There are free versions. However, if you don’t want, you can use the built-in uninstallation process on Windows. But It may not remove the leftovers.

However, after removing the VPN clients, restart your PC. It may fix no internet issue on Ethernet connection in Windows 10.

6. Change DNS

Change DNS Manually Windows 10

In rare cases, users may face no internet problem due to a DNS issue. By default, you may be using ISP providing DNS. Or you may have changed the DNS recently. This might be an issue. So, you should check and correct the DNS addresses. To learn about the procedure, read How to Change DNS on Windows 10.

7. Reset Connection

This is another way to fix no internet on Ethernet connection in Windows 10. The connection settings and related components may get corrupted. As a result, you may be experiencing this connectivity problem. In this case, you reset it and see if it solves the error or not.

At first, I suggest you reset TCP and renew IP. To do it, follow these instructions.

  • At first, Open the start menu, type cmd.
  • Now, Right-click on the command prompt and choose run as administrator.
  • Then, Run the following commands.
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
  • After that, Restart Windows and see if it has fixed no internet issue or not.

If the above steps don’t help, you can proceed for network reset. Here are the instructions.

Network Reset Windows 10
  • At first, Go to Windows 10 Settings > Network & Internet.
  • Now, scroll down, find and click on Network Reset.
  • Then, Click on Reset Now.

Note: After applying these things, you may need to re-configure your internet connection on Windows. In this way, you can get rid of no internet on Ethernet connection.

8. Contact ISP

Sometimes, The problem may not from your end. If you already have tried all these methods given above and still encountering the no internet problem, it’s time to contact customer support of your ISP. They may help you to troubleshoot this problem.

So, these are the most effective ways to fix no internet on Ethernet connection on Windows 10. If you know any better method, let everyone know in the comment box.

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Hasibul Kabir is the founder of TechClassy. He is a Tech Blogger, Web Developer & Hobbyist Game Developer. He loves to write on technology, mainly Windows, macOS, iOS, etc.


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