Top 8 Ways to Fix Unidentified Network in Windows 10/8/7

Unidentified Network

Are you having trouble with the internet, getting an error of ‘unidentified network‘ on your computer, Personally speaking, even we’ve got this issue many times when we try to connect to the internet network.

As we’ve done comprehensive research on finding the problem-solving solution methods for this issue and also we have listed the troubleshooting strategies that could help you. Kindly go through the below-mentioned steps one by one to get the internet network.

Unidentified Network in Windows 10

If you connect with the modem or router and you notice a No Internet Access popup at the bottom right corner of your network windows. To avoid such type of error, follow the below sequential steps to get rid of the unidentified network in windows 10.

1) Test the Google

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In the beginning, we suggest you check the internet by opening any browser and visit to test the internet if it is working or not, sometimes it may be related to the website being down or the lease line link is down.

If you find the internet is working in a smooth manner with google page then it means, that particular websites you are accessing may be down temporarily.

But if it says NO Internet try:

  • Checking the network cables, modem, and router
  • Reconnecting to Wi-Fi
  • Running Windows Network Diagnostics


Then it means you are not connected to the internet with an error message “unidentified network no internet” it’s time to start troubleshooting.

Also Read: How You Can Fix Internet Explorer Keeps Crashing and Won’t Stay Open in Windows 10/8/7

2) Verify the Airplane Mode

Windows 10 computers are equipped with the Airplane mode feature, which may be sometimes ON and that won’t allow the internet to connect, ensure that it is turned OFF. It could be done as follows.

Step 1: Press Windows + A key. This will opens the ‘Action Center.

Step 2: Check if the Airplane mode is ON. If yes, then change it to OFF and check if the error of ‘unidentified network no internet’ still persists.

3) Check Your Router or Modem

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Every router has symbols and lights. Check the manual that comes together with your router to determine what these symbols mean, you have to pay extra attention to the one that signals a connection to the internet.

If you notice the light is off, then you’ve found your problem. We advise just restarting the modem device at the initial step. Do it in a few easy steps.

Unplug the router and modem from the power source and wait 30 seconds then plug the router and modem back in and check the internet to reconnect by visiting to test the internet if it is working or not, if not then follow the below steps for rectification.

Follow the steps if you are using a wired network

Step 1: check the ethernet cable if it is loose at both terminals.

Step 2: Check if the cable is damaged.

Step 3: Check the modem if it is too old or not working.

Step 4: Contact to ISP provider for rectification.

Follow the steps if you are using the wireless network

  • In the first stage reboot your wireless device and try to reconnect.
  • Check for the ethernet LAN and Fiber (ISP provider) lights are blinking on.

After doing the above possible steps check if the ‘unidentified network‘ issue is resolved or not, still isn’t working then follow the next steps.

4) Update the Network Card drivers

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Sometimes it could be a reason that your Network card drivers are corrupted or outdated, so update the drivers for seamless connectivity. Follow the below steps for updating the network card.

Step 1:Open the Start menu on your windows and search for Device Manager.

Step 2: Open Device Manager.

Step 3: Click the arrow on the Network adapters option.

Step 4: Right-click your network adapter.

Step 5: Click on Update Driver.

Step 6:Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

Wait for the driver installation process to finish.

Still, if you are facing the issue, follow the next troubleshooting steps.

If still the issue persists, there is another way to solve the issue of Network Card drivers. Here you are recommended to adopt Driver Booster to fix the driver update issue.

Driver Booster is professional software that can update all the outdated and missing drivers automatically on your laptop. Besides, it can also detect malware or any viruses present on your computer, and also it can find the missing or outdated game components such as OpenAL, Microsoft Visual C++, etc, and update them to the latest version.

1. Download and install the software on your laptop.

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2. In the Scan Interface, click Scan.

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3. Find the Network adapters and click Update. The most common Graphics adapter is the Realtek PCIe adapter.

4. Once the update is completed, you will get the status of ‘Up-to-date‘.

5) Check with your Network Adapter

Sometimes you may not know there can be underlying problems with the network adapter even after updating network drivers, that you need to explore.

The reason why we need to check the network adapter is that sometimes the network adapter holds a static IP address and you want it in the DHCP network or vice versa. Change it by following the below steps.

Step 1: Press Windows + X keys to open the network sharing center.

Step 2: Click on ‘Network Connections’.

Step 3: Then Right-click on your network connection and click on ‘Diagnose‘. It will start an automatic troubleshooter.

Step 4: If the issue doesn’t get resolved then click on properties and select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.

Step 5: Then check the IP address and correct it, as the given or just select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

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And later check if the issue persists.

6) Disable Antivirus and Firewall

Unidentified Network

It may be possible that your third-party software Antivirus software and firewall may block the incoming traffic from the internet network, it is understandable that antivirus and firewall are very essential for your computer protection from undesirable malware and threats.

Switch off or disable your antivirus firewall and check the internet connection, this method has helped many users with unidentified network issues.

Once disabled, open your browser and visit If your internet is working, then you should uninstall that antivirus and try for another one.

7) Disable Virtual Network Adapter

A virtual network device could be anything from a VPN to any network devices adapter that may cause the issue of an unidentified network of the internet on your computer.

Step 1: Search the virtual Ethernet devices on your computer and disable them by following the steps below.

Step 2: Press Windows + X keys to open the network sharing center.

Step 3: Click on ‘Network Connections’.

Step 4: Click on the Change adapter options.

Step 5: You will now see your Ethernet devices. Right-click on it and select the disable option and it will get disabled.

8) Run Commands in CMD

If you are still here then try typing in cmd each line alone, press enter after each line:

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • netsh interface ipv4 reset
  • netsh interface ipv6 reset
  • netsh interface tcp reset
  • netsh int reset all
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • nbtstat -R
  • nbtstat -RR
  • netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
  • netsh advfirewall reset

Also Read: Top 5 Reasons: Why Does My Internet Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting


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