How to Solve “Ethernet Connected but No Internet” Issue on Windows Computers

A wired network connection should normally be easy to use. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes connection problems occur and you lose access to the Internet. However, this type of problem is very common and is experienced by almost everyone with an Ethernet connection.

If your Ethernet connection is up, but you still can’t access the Internet, know that there is a problem. But don’t worry, because it’s easy to fix. In this article, we will explain some simple methods to solve the “Ethernet connected but no Internet” problem. If you can understand this problem, you should read this article.

What causes the “Ethernet connected but no Internet” problem?

  • Faulty network drivers.
  • Connected to the wrong network.
  • Incorrect DNS server or IP address.
  • Incorrect configuration on your device.
  • Interference from device security programs and firewalls.

How do I resolve the “Ethernet connected but no Internet” error?

Reboot your computer and router or modem

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Turn off the router and modem and unplug them from the power source.
  3. Leave them on for a few minutes.
  4. Reconnect all of these devices to a power source and turn them back on.
  5. See if this clears your Internet connection error.

Resetting the network settings

  1. Press Win + R on your keyboard.
  2. Type “cmd” and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Enter the following commands:
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • ipconfig /renew
    • ipconfig /registerdns
  4. Close the window and restart the computer. Then check your Internet connection.

Check the DNS settings

  1. Press Win + R on your keyboard.
  2. Type “ncpa.CPL” and press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Right-click on the network connection (“Ethernet” for wired connections and “Wi-Fi” for wireless connections) and select Properties.
  4. Double-click Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  5. Make sure the Automatically acquire IP address and Automatically acquire DNS server address options are enabled, then click OK.
  6. Check if this clears the Ethernet connection error. If not, go to the next step.
  7. Select Use the following DNS server addresses and set the server addresses to public Google DNS server addresses (8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4).
  8. Click OK and check if this solved your Internet connection problem.