22 Fixes: Android Connected To WiFi But No Internet

There have been times when you connect to your Wi-Fi, but the internet doesn’t seem to work. Then when you click on the Wi-Fi option, you see “Wi-Fi-connected no internet.”

Why do you think this is happening? Here is a list of reasons for this occurrence for Android Connected To WiFi But No Internet, along with solutions. Now you can resolve such Internet connection problems and enjoy smooth internet connectivity! 

Android Connected To WiFi But No Internet Here is how to do it:

  1. Forget the WiFi Network
  2. Check If You Are Even Connected to the Internet
  3. Restart or reboot your phone
  4. Turn Off The WiFi and Reconnect
  5. Check The Date And Time From The Settings
  6. Turn Off The Mobile Data
  7. Check if You Have Logged out (Captive Portals)
  8. Make Sure To Change Wireless Mode on Router
  9. Check And Reset Android Network Settings
  10. Adjust The Router If It Is Blocking Network Traffic
  11. Turn off the traffic control
  12. Check Your WiFi Internet Plan
  13. Contact your network company
  14. Make Sure To Refresh WiFi Network (Android 12)
  15. Try Resetting The WiFi Router
  16. Check and Change your DNS
  17. Go Through and Check the Router Settings
  18. Try Restarting the Router
  19. Make Sure to Update the Router Firmware
  20. Factory Data Reset
  21. Check If The Device is Updated
  22. Assign a static IP to your device

1. Forget the WiFi Network

  •  Open the settings icon on your device
  • Click on Wi-Fi and click on the Wi-Fi connection to your device
Android Connected To WiFi But No Internet
  • Tap on your Wi-Fi network and select “forget“ or “remove this network” on your device
remove this network
  • Head back to the Wi-Fi menu with the list of Wi-Fi near you
  • Tap on your Wi-Fi network again and try connecting to it again
  • Please enter the password for your network, and your device will connect to it again

2. Check If You Are Even Connected to the Internet

This might sound silly, but it’s okay. You are not alone! Many people have been there, and hence it is understandable. Needless to say! Check if you have even turned on the Wi-Fi option before feeling clueless. 

3. Restart or reboot your phone

Sometimes it is your phone lagging, which might be due to many reasons. Some reasons are- an old operating version, a heated battery, or more than one app working simultaneously. It is normal for the android smartphone to behave this way. Once you reboot it, it starts performing smoothly again.

To restart or reboot your android smartphone, you can long-press the power button and click on the reboot option.

Or you can click on the reboot option from your settings app. 

4. Turn Off The WiFi and Reconnect

This is one of the most commonly known and used methods. 

Now, it will connect automatically, and the internet will start working again. 

5. Check The Date And Time From The Settings

Having the correct date and time set on your device is very important. Not having so can sometimes lead to issues like the one right now. It is easy to check and change the date and time on your device. 

  •   Guide yourself to the settings app on your device.
  • Search for options like “additional settings,” “system settings,” or “general settings.”
  • On clicking the suitable option, you find an option “date and time” settings option.
Date & Time
  • Click on the “date and time” setting option.
  • You will see the “Automatic date and time” and “Automatic time zone” options.

( This option allows the device to rectify the date and time according to the time zone.)

Set automatically

6. Turn Off The Mobile Data

Make sure that the mobile data of your device is off.   Generally, devices prioritize a Wi-Fi network over mobile data. But for some specific devices, there is a possible chance that you have to log in to the Wi-Fi network web page.

To turn off your mobile data, you may slide the notification panel from the top of your screen and disable it.

You can also turn it off from the settings icon app of your device. 

  • On clicking the “settings” app, tap on “Sim card and mobile data.”
  • Turn off mobile data by sliding the option.

7. Check if You Have Logged out (Captive Portals)

Different Wi-Fi networks have different criteria for accessing the internet. Some Wi-Fi networks ask you to sign in or log in to their router webpage. For that, you need a username, password, or other information before accessing the internet. Such Wi-Fi networks are “Captive Portals” or “Captive Networks.”

Sometimes, while connecting to a few Wi-Fi routers, you may notice a notification asking you to sign in. Do click on the notification and follow the web page’s instructions to access its internet.

Sometimes when the Wi-Fi is connected, but your device is idle, you might automatically log out from the Wi-Fi router admin page. Hence you should check your Wi-Fi router webpage and ensure you have not logged out.

Contact your network administrator for the login credentials if you do not know the login information. 

8. Make Sure To Change Wireless Mode on Router

This is a rare and exceptional case and happens only if you have an old Wi-Fi card or device. You might have seen something like 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g or 802.11 b, etc. These terms— b, g, n, and ac are different types of wireless standards. 

  • To fix the issue, open your browser and guide yourself to the router dashboard or webpage.
  • Search for the option that says “wireless mode.” Usually, this option is under the wireless setting option on the web page, where you change and set your WiFi SSID and password.
  • Then you see a drop-down menu. Click on that and choose 802.11 b and save the changes.
  • Now you may restart your Wi-Fi and check if this fixed the issue.
  • If it still doesn’t work, you may try 802.11 g

9. Check And Reset Android Network Settings

  • Guide yourself to the “setting” app on the phone
  • Scroll down and click on the option “system” or “additional setting” on your device.
  • Tap on the “network reset” option on your screen.
  • You will see a “reset Wi-Fi, mobile and Bluetooth settings” option. Click on that!
reset Wi-Fi, mobile and Bluetooth settings

10. Adjust The Router If It Is Blocking Network Traffic

Sometimes the router might be blocking network traffic. To check this, you have to move to the browser and open the Wi-Fi router admin page or the web portal of your Wi-Fi router. The Wi-Fi router web page is not the same and differs from model to model and manufacturer to manufacturer.

It is better to google your model and learn how to access the admin page. You can check for the details and IP address of the admin page/portal at the back of your router. You can also go through the router manual you received with your Wi-Fi router.

Look for the function panel on the Wi-Fi web page and choose the appropriate options. Then, check if the router is blocking your device. 

11. Turn off the traffic control

  • Open the browser and guide yourself to your Wi-Fi router webpage or dashboard,
  • From the “function panel” or the “advance tab,” select the “traffic control” option,
  • Turn it “off” if it is on, and check if your internet connectivity starts working again.

12. Check Your WiFi Internet Plan

Have you crossed your data usage limit? Or exhausted your data plan? Or reached the last day of usage?

If so! Then your internet service provider may have cut your Wi-Fi internet access.

Check the validity and limit of your internet plan to ensure that you have sufficient time or data. 

13. Contact your network company

Sometimes due to network congestion, weather conditions (like rain, storms, snow, etc.), power cuts, broken cables, or server failure, it is possible that you could lose access to the internet. Hence, you should contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or carrier network. 

14. Make Sure To Refresh Wi-Fi Network (Android 12)

This varies from device to device. While connecting to the Wi-Fi, there might be a refresh button (with the icon of a circular arrow) on the screen. Click on that arrow a few times to refresh the screen and the connectivity. 

15. Try Resetting The Wi-Fi Router

Another option is to reset your Wi-Fi router! It resets all the existing saved settings and configurations. After that, the Wi-Fi starts working with the default settings or rules.

Hence it is advised to note down the credentials and back up the important data beforehand. Then, it would not be difficult to configure the router after the process of resetting is done.

Suppose you cannot find the option for resetting your Wi-Fi router. In that case, you can check the user manual that came with your Wi-Fi router, or you can try searching it up by clicking on the user profile icon or system or configuration option from where you can find the reset option. 

16. Check and Change your DNS

Despite being connected to the Wi-Fi, if the internet is not working on your android device, the issue might be with the domain server of your internet service provider. What you can try doing is switching to a different DNS server to fix the issue 

(i) Change Your WiFi DNS Server To Google DNS

  • Click on the “setting” icon or app on your device
  • Click on the “network and internet” or “connection and sharing” option as appearing on your device 
  • Then click on “private DNS.”
private DNS
  • After clicking on “private DNS,” change the setting from “off” or “automatic” to “private DNS provider.”
private DNS provider
  • Next, you may enter “DNs.google” in the space that appears for you to type under the private DNS option dialogue box.
DNs.google
  • Tap on Save.

(ii) Change the DNS setting for the Wi-Fi

  • Click on your “settings” app and click on “Wi-Fi settings,” and tap on your “Wi-Fi.”
  • Click on the information option icon or the edit or “modify network” option
  • Next, Tap on the “IP setting” option and choose “static.”
static
  • On changing it, too many static options appear.
  • You can now enter a custom DNS address under the “DNS1” or “DNS2” option.
“DNS1” or “DNS2”

17. Go Through and Check the Router Settings

Many Wi-Fi routers have the option to disable or restrict internet access.

So you should open the router’s app, webpage, or admin panel and search for options like “mobile data” or “internet access” and ensure they are not disabled.

Some routers automatically disable internet access after a certain period when your device is inactive. This feature is known as common power management, which works on battery-powered mobile routers (also called Mi-Fi routers). 

18. Try Restarting the Router

Most of the time, restarting your router fixes all the possible issues in the device. As you are aware the different buttons on your Wi-Fi— 

  • Press the “power” button off your Wi-Fi router and switch it off
  • After a few minutes, turn on the power button again

That’s how your router reboots! Alternatively, if your Wi-Fi has a “reset” or “reboot” button, you can click that to restart it. 

19. Make Sure to Update the Router Firmware

Your Wi-Fi router may suddenly fail and disconnect your network connection if its firmware is outdated. It is advised to check your router settings menu and update the firmware to its latest version. This will ensure smooth and fast connectivity and performance. 

20. Factory Data Reset

  • Open the “settings” app on your device 
  • Scroll down and click on the option of “system” or “additional settings” on your device.
  • Click on the option of “reset” appearing on your screen
  • Tap on the option that says “erase all data (factory reset)” and follow the instruction as shown on your device.
  • Set up your phone once all the data from your phone has been erased.

21. Check If The Device is Updated

This rarely happens, but the device you are using might start lagging. This might be the operating system that is far behind the updated version. So, update your device to its latest operating system and let it work smoothly and not cause a barrier to smooth internet connectivity. 

22. Assign a static IP to your device

  • Open the setting app of your device
  • Click on Wi-Fi and network
  • Click on the Wi-Fi connection to your device
  • Click on the “IP settings” option and change it to “static.”
  • Enter an IP address in the IP address option and  fill in all the other options and tap save
  • If you cannot find the option, click on “advanced tab settings,” and you might find the “IP setting” option.

Two ways to check if the problem is with your Wi-Fi router or simply your android device:

1. Connect your device to the internet through another Hotspot network or another Wi-Fi network

If your device easily connects to this internet source and the internet works just fine, it implies that something is wrong with your Wi-Fi router. But, if the internet doesn’t seem to work again, you should check your android device.

2. Try connecting to your Wi-Fi router through another device

If another device successfully connects to your Wi-Fi and the internet works just fine, the problem is with your android device. But if the Wi-Fi connects successfully and the internet doesn’t seem to work, it’s your Wi-Fi router that you should focus on. 

Wrapping up

All these android phone troubleshooting solutions will fix your WiFi settings and internet issues. You can try out all the different steps if one doesn’t work. Contact your internet service provider if none of the options work. They will find out a way to fix your WiFi connectivity issue.

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