How to fix “No internet connection” bug in Windows 10?


Here is how you can fix the “No internet connection” bug that has popped after installing the Windows 10 May 2020 update on your PC/Laptop?

Well, when it comes to Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update, the users have encountered multiple bugs like forced restarts, breaking storage disk, breaking NVIDIA, breaking Printer ports, and many more. While the company has managed to solve the bugs one after another, but here we have another major issue that  the system tray annoyingly reporting that they have “No Internet Access”.

The users have flooded the popular forums and official Microsoft forum with this issue, meanwhile a company staff has confirmed that there is a problem with the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) that sits in the taskbar or the system tray.

“Customers are reporting “no internet” access in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) on Windows 10 2004 devices on devices that in fact can ping internet resources or browse web sites with internet browsers,” Microsoft’s worker noted in a forum thread.

The users have reported that a yellow triangle tends to appear on the system tray saying that they have “No Internet Access”. The bug displays when you have connected to a WiFi but Windows 10 cannot read it.

According to WindowsLatest, they were able to reproduce the problem in one of our devices with the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module and there appears to be a workaround. Here is the suggested solution from Windows Latest.

How to fix the “No internet connection” bug on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop?

  1. Open Windows Search.
  2. Look for ‘Registry Editor’.
  3. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet”
  4. Modify “EnableActiveProbing” and change the value from ‘0’ to ‘1’.
  5. Click on ‘OK’.
  6. Close Registry Editor.
  7. Restart your computer.

The error must be solved after the restart. However, if this fix does not work for you, then you have to wait for the next cumulative update released by the company coming with an official fix. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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