How to Fix Ethernet Connected but cannot Access Internet on Windows 10 & 11

Fix Ethernet Connected but cannot Access Internet. This is a common problem on Windows PC where you are connected with an Ethernet Connection, but it says no Internet access. This can be because of multiple reasons like Windows settings, Cable problems, network drivers, and many more. So in this blog post you will know few methods to fix this error.

So follow the steps carefully to fix this error.

Note: It is advised to create a system restore point before following any Windows tutorial.

Steps to fix this error :-

  1. Run Internet Troubleshooter.
  2. Disable Metered Connection.
  3. Change DNS Server Address.
  4. Disable / Enable Ethernet Adaptor.
  5. Reset Network.
  6. Update the Network Adaptor.

Run Internet Troubleshooter.

So just go to the search bar of your Windows and then type Trouble Shoot and then click on trouble shoot setting and after you are redirected to the trouble shoot setting then just click on additional trouble shooters and at the top you will get a Internet Connection option just click on it and then click on Run this trouble shooter now it will start detecting the problems. After this process is completed it will show you the error and ask you to fix it so follow the steps recommended by the trouble shooter and then check for it if it is resolved or not and if not then follow the next method.

Run Internet Troubleshooter.
Run Internet Troubleshooter.

Disable Metered Connection.

Take your cursor at the Windows icon and right click on it and then choose setting and then click on Network and Internet and now form the left side of the screen click on Ethernet option and here you can see your Ethernet name what ever it is so just click on it and in the Network Profile if it is set to public then just change it to Private and then check for the Metered Connection and if it enabled then just disable it and after your are done with this just go and check your issue is resolved or not and if not then just follow the next step.

Disable Metered Connection.
Disable Metered Connection.

Change DNS Server Address.

So open the search box and then type ncpa.cpl and then choose the first option and after you are redirected you can see all the Network Adapters so just right click on the Ethernet option and then click on Properties and after the pop up appears just search for Internet Protocol Version 4 after you get it just double click on it and now if the default option is selected to Obtain DNS server address automatically so change it to Use the following DNS server address and then type 8 . 8. 8 . 8 in Preferred DNS server and 8 . 8 . 4 . 4 in Alternate DNS server now just click on OK. Then close the entire tab and check

Change DNS Server Address.
Change DNS Server Address.

Disable / Enable Ethernet Adaptor.

Now open the search box again and then type ncpa.cpl and then choose the first option and after you are redirected you can see all the Network Adapters so just right click on the Ethernet option and then choose Disable and now wait for 3 to 4 minutes and then and then again right click on it and then Enable it after you did this all go and check that the issue is resolved or not and still not then follow the next method.

Disable / Enable Ethernet Adaptor.
Disable / Enable Ethernet Adaptor.

Reset Network.

Take your mouse cursor to the Windows icon and right click on it and then click on setting and then just go to the Network and Internet Option and at the bottom you will find a option name as Network Reset just click on it and then click on Reset now and after clicking that just for it to be completed and after all the process is completed check for the error is it fixed or not and if any how still it is not fixed then follow the next method.

Reset Network.
Reset Network.

Update the Network Adaptor.

So to update your out dated or corrupted network adapter you need to right click on the Windows icon and then choose the Device Manager option and then search for Network Adapters Option and now you have to for the option which have Ethernet which will be name as Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller and after you got it just right click on it and then click on update driver option and the at the first step click on the Search automatically for drivers option and if there are any updates available it will automatically update it and in case that you already have the updated driver you will this type of message as you can check in the image below. So just close it and check for the problem is fixed or not and if not then press right click on the option again and then click on Uninstall device and after that come back and click on Network Adapter option and then click on scan for hardware changes and the drives will be installed again.

Update the Network Adaptor.
Update the Network Adaptor.

Now in case if it doesn’t work so you have to manually install it so for that go to your browser before you search any thing just go and check with Ethernet Adapter you have you need to install the same driver. And now type the name of your driver and then hit enter and then go on the first website and from where you can download it and you can add your Windows name for better result and after that download the Network Adapter and then run it and after you have done all the installation process just close every application and restart your pc. And after restart most probably the issue is fixed.

So this is how you can Fix Ethernet Connected but cannot Access Internet on Windows 10 & 11.

Does Windows 11 support Ethernet?

Yes but the Correct Ethernet driver is necessary for Windows 11 to properly access or support a wired network connection.

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