How to Fix WiFi Connected But No Internet Access (instantly)

From Frustration to Connection: Fast Solutions for WiFi No-Internet Issues
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Recently, my friend handed his phone to me when he found out that the WiFi is connected, but the internet is not working; he’s getting an error like “WiFi connected, but no internet access’.

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I fixed this in 30 seconds, and that’s what I will tell you today.

Today, I will tell you how to fix no internet access when WiFi is connected. These tricks can be applied on any Android phone, whether from Samsung, One Plus, Vivo, Xiaomi, etcetera.

So, without further delay in two lines, let’s understand what a WiFi connection with no internet means.

What Does No Internet Access Mean On WiFi?

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“WiFi connected, but no internet” means that your phone is connected to a WiFi network but cannot access the internet through that network. This can happen for several reasons, such as a problem with the WiFi network, a problem with your phone’s settings, or a problem with your internet service provider.

How to FIX WiFi Connected No Internet Access

Below, I will list all the tricks that can solve this problem as fast as you scroll.

1. If other devices can’t connect to the WiFi, the problem is with the WiFi

Check if other devices can connect if you have trouble connecting to a WiFi network. If they can, then the problem is most likely with your device.

However, if other devices cannot connect to the network, the problem is with the WiFi network itself. In this case, you may need to reset your router or contact your internet service provider for assistance.

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Don’t worry if you need to know the password. Here’s how to see the WiFi password on Android without a QR code.

2. Forget the Connection and reconnect

Generally, when you find yourself in scenarios like this, we restart the thighs and your internet connection with WiFi. Firstly, you must reset the WiFi connection and reconnect with it.

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This mostly solves the problem. It is like a quick WiFi restart.

How to do it?

  1. Go to Settings > Network & Internet> WiFi on your mobile phone.
  2. Tap and hold the name of the WiFi network you’re connected to.
  3. Tap Forget network.
  4. Tap the name of the WiFi network again to connect.

2.1: Do the Same from the Router or Hotspot

As you have reconnected with WiFi, restart your WiFi router or toggle hotspot if you’re using a phone hotspot to access the internet.

To restart your router and mobile Hotspot, follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your router from the power outlet.
  2. Wait for 30 seconds.
  3. Plug your router back into the power outlet.
  4. Wait for your router to turn on and connect to the internet.
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To restart your mobile Hotspot:

  1. Toggle the Quick panel.
  2. Tap on the Hotspot icon to turn it off
  3. Wait for 30 seconds.
  4. Tap again on the Hotspot to enable.

3. Reset Network Settings

Resetting the network settings can be helpful when you have no internet access but are connected to WiFi.

So, What happens when you reset the network? Does it delete any data? 

Resetting network settings can help with WiFi connection but no internet access by clearing all the saved WiFi networks, passwords, and APN settings. This can help to resolve any issues that may be causing the problem.

To reset network settings on an Android phone, follow these steps:

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  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Network & Internet.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Tap Reset options.
  5. Tap Reset WiFi, mobile & Bluetooth.
  6. Tap Reset settings.
  7. Enter your PIN or password.
  8. Tap Reset settings again.

Once the network settings have been reset, you must reconnect to your WiFi network and enter your password.

4. Use DNS Into WiFi Settings

Based on our tests and results, changing the DNS and IP settings from the connected WiFi can be very beneficial. You may have noticed advanced settings if you have ever connected to WiFi on a smartphone. When you tap on the advanced settings, you will see DNS, IP address, and MAC address options.

And we never thought how helpful it could be: so when you are not able to access your WiFi even when it’s connected, then obviously you have to change it, and you only need to change it when you have followed all the above fixes, but nothing works for you then this would work. 

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the WiFi panel.
  2. Tap on the settings icon next to the connected WiFi.
  3. Tap on IP to Static.
  4. Then, in DNS2, Enter the following DNS:
  5. Then Save changes.
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DNS 2 highlighted from wifi settings screenshot

Here’s a video to do the same:

5. Reset your router to factory settings

To reset your router to factory settings, you must find the reset button on the back or bottom of the router.

wps push button router

The reset button is usually a small, round button recessed into the router. Once you have found the reset button, hold it for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, release the button and wait for the router to power back on.

Once the router has powered back on, it will be reset to its factory settings. You must reconfigure your network settings, such as your WiFi name and password.

6. Contact your internet service provider for help.

If you are having trouble with your internet connection, you should first contact your internet service provider (ISP). They can help you troubleshoot the issue and determine if it is something they can fix on their end or if it is a problem with your equipment.

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If the problem is with your equipment, they may be able to send someone out to fix it, or they may give you instructions on how to fix it yourself. If the problem is on their end, they will work to fix it as soon as possible.

Here are some tips for contacting your ISP for help:

  • Have your account information ready, such as your account number and name.
  • Be prepared to describe your problem in as much detail as possible.
  • If you have already tried any troubleshooting steps, mention them to the customer service representative.
  • Be patient, as the customer service representative may take some time to help you.
  • If you still need help after speaking to the customer service representative, you may need to escalate the issue to a supervisor.

Here are some tips to fix “WiFi connected, but no internet”

  • Check the WiFi Network (Other devices)
  • Forget and Reconnect the WiFi
  • Restart Router/Hotspot
  • Reset Network Settings
  • Change DNS Settings
  • Router Factory Reset
  • Contact ISP for Help
  • Restart your smartphone a couple of times.


If you read the above fixes, you can easily fix the WiFi connection without internet access on Any Android, laptop, or iOS device.

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Kunal Kashyap
Kunal Kashyap

I'm Kunal Kashyap, and I've been immersed in the world of technology for several years now. My journey began back in 2017 when I started creating YouTube videos covering topics like Android, apps, games, and solutions to common tech issues. Today, I've transitioned into the role of a blogger, and you can find my informative guides on I take pride in simplifying complex tech concepts, making them accessible to everyone. Whether you're a tech novice or an expert, my tutorials are designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your Android device, apps, or games in a clear and straightforward manner. If you'd like to see some of my recent posts, check out my LinkedIn activity.

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