[Fix] No Internet Access After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10
After release of Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, I started upgrading my computers to the new feature update. In some machines, I performed a clean installation for testing purposes. I also upgraded a few existing Windows 10 machines to Fall Creators Update using the official Update Assistant tool.
The upgrade process was completed successfully but after upgrading, one of my Windows 10 machines started having a weird problem.
The machine was using an Ethernet/LAN connection for Internet access but after upgrade, it started showing “No Internet Access” message on the network icon in Taskbar notification area. There was no Internet connectivity in the machine. Also an exclamation mark ‘!’ was showing inside a yellow triangle on the network icon in system tray.
First I thought that there might be some temporary problem from the ISP but I tried the same connection in other Windows 10 machines and it worked fine without any problem. So it was clear that there was some issue in the machine which started occurring after the upgrade.
Then I started troubleshooting the issue and tried several methods which are given in following tutorials:
- [Windows 10 Tip] Use “Network Reset” Feature to Fix Common Internet Connection Issues
- [Fix] “Local Area Connection doesn’t have a Valid IP Configuration” Error Message in Windows
- [Fix] “One or More Network Protocols are Missing on This Computer” Error in Windows
- [Fix] Network Connections Folder is Empty in Windows, Not Showing Network Adapters List
Surprisingly none of these methods worked and I was unable to get net connectivity in that machine.
After a few hours of research, finally I was able to fix the problem by assigning IP address and DNS settings manually for the connection.
So if you also face this problem in Windows 10, try following steps to fix the issue:
1. First of all open classic Network and Sharing Center which has now become very hard to access in new Windows 10 versions. To open it, press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box and then run following command:
2. Now right-click on the connection icon which is having problem and select Properties option.
3. In connection properties window, under Networking tab, scroll down and you’ll see Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option. Double-click on the option and it’ll open TCP/IPv4 properties window.
4. Now enable “Use the following IP address” option and type following values in the given boxes:
IP address: 192.168.1.14
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1
5. Now enable “Use the following DNS server addresses” option and type following DNS server values which are Google’s public DNS:
Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206
6. Click on OK button and Windows will show a warning message “Warning – Multiple default gateways are intended to provide redundancy to a single network (such as an intranet or the Internet). They will not function properly when the gateways are on two separate, disjoint networks (such as one on your intranet and one on the Internet). Do you want to save this configuration?”. Click on Yes button.
7. At last again click on OK button and wait for a few seconds.
That’s it. You’ll get the Internet access again in your computer and the network icon will not show any exclamation mark with yellow triangle.