How To Fix “No Internet Secured” Error in Windows 10 and 11

How To Fix a “No Internet Secured” Error in Windows 10/11

If your Windows 11/10 laptop or desktop PC is connected over a WiFi connection and you see random connection errors that are not protected by the internet, this guide may help you resolve the issue. With positive feedback, we’ve collected and sorted a list of updated solutions that we’ve worked on to actually fix issues for some users in our community and forums.

 In rare cases, you may see an “Internet not protected” error, whether you are actually connected to the Internet or, in most cases, an unstable Internet connection.

Unprotected Internet Connection:

Make sure your Windows 10/11 PC is not currently connected to your VPN connection. If any of the other devices can connect to the Internet over the same network, it means it’s not an ISP (Internet Service Provider) issue. Make sure you are connected to the correct WiFi network.

Sometimes we accidentally connected to our neighbors or public networks without recognizing it, and the network happened to be unconnected to the internet. Try restarting your computer, router, and modem together. If you continue to receive the “Internet is not protected” error, continue with the solution below.

WiFi shows “Internet is not protected” on Windows 11/10

 Please read the list below and try each solution until WiFi works again.

Solution 1: Update IP release and clear DNS via CMD

Description: How to Fix "No Internet, Secured" WiFi in Windows 11/10
  • Open an elevated command prompt (that is, run as administrator). Run command prompt as administrator window 11
  • Run CMD as Windows 11 administrator. No internet protected fixes at the Windows 10/11  command prompt, enter each command, one line or less at a time.

 ipconfig / release

 ipconfig / refresh

 ipconfig / flushdns

Solution 2: Prevent Windows from turning off WiFi adapter to save energy

Windows 10/11 has a default power management setting that allows Windows to turn off wireless adapter devices to save power. Therefore, disabling the power management feature would resolve the “No Internet Secured” problem. Follow the steps below:

  • Under the Start menu, search and open the Device Manager.
  •  Under the device manager window, Double click on your wireless adapter device. 
  • Move to the Power Management tab. Untick the option “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
  • Hit OK to save the changes.
  •  Restart your windows and check whether the “No internet issue” secured.

Solution 3: Try switching your network to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz

 The wireless frequency of the wireless network selected on your computer may also be the cause. If your router has a dual-band WiFi connection, try connecting to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz to check whether the issue still persists.

 The Priority Band option is usually located on the Device Manager> Network Adapters> double-click Wireless Adapters > Advanced tab.

Solution 4: Configure wireless adapter and USB power options

Some Windows power options can interfere with your wireless connection and cause problems with your internet being unprotected. Follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter and USB Power option:

  • In Windows 11/10, open Edit Power Plan from the Start menu.
  •  Click Change advanced power settings. Make sure that the word Active is next to it and that the currently active power plan is selected.
  • Expand Wireless Adapter Settings> Power Saving Modes> Settings. Set it to Maximum Performance. 
  • If you are using a USB wireless adapter, also change the following option: Expand USB settings > USB selective suspend setting > Setting. Change it to Disabled. Restart your pc to check if the error is removed.


Windows 10/11 can easily help you identify the problem and provide a solution if you know all the specifications. Everyone knows that troubleshooting features don’t always work, but it’s worth a try as some users have reportedly helped solve problems that aren’t protected by the Internet so just follow the above solutions that would surely help you in resolving the “no internet secured” issue.

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