Wi-Fi Connected But no internet Access After Windows 11 Update [Solved]

Hey there, fellow Windows enthusiasts! If you’ve recently made the leap to Windows 11 and found yourself scratching your head over a perplexing issue – Wi-Fi connected but no internet access – you’re not alone. I recently encountered this head-scratcher after updating to Windows 11 and decided to share my journey of navigating through the labyrinth of connectivity problems.

The Frustration

Picture this: you eagerly install the shiny new Windows 11 update, only to be greeted by the dreaded yellow triangle on your Wi-Fi icon. The connection seems fine, yet the internet remains elusive. A tale as old as Windows updates, right?

The Detective Work

The Detective Work

Being the tech enthusiast that I am, I dove into the rabbit hole of forums, tech support, and community discussions to unravel this enigma. And boy, was it an adventure!

  1. Check the Basics: First things first, always start with the basics. Check your router, restart it, and ensure other devices are connecting without issues. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that slip through the cracks.
  2. Windows Update Roulette: Ah, the culprit may be hiding in plain sight! Ensure that your Windows 11 is fully updated. Microsoft often releases patches and fixes that could resolve connectivity woes. It’s like a game of roulette, but with updates.
  3. Driver Drama: Drivers, the unsung heroes of our hardware. Outdated or incompatible network drivers can wreak havoc. Head to your device manager, locate your network adapter, and make sure those drivers are up to snuff. A trip to the manufacturer’s website for the latest drivers won’t hurt either.


The “Aha!” Moment

The "Aha!" Moment

After some trial and error, I stumbled upon a solution that worked like a charm – IPv6. Yes, that seemingly inconspicuous protocol was causing my Wi-Fi to throw a tantrum. Disabling IPv6 resolved the issue instantly.

How to Disable IPv6

  1. Right-click on your network icon.
  2. Open ‘Network & Internet settings.’
  3. Click on ‘Change adapter options.’
  4. Right-click on your Wi-Fi connection and select ‘Properties.’
  5. Uncheck ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)’ and hit ‘OK.’

Words of Wisdom

Now, here’s the part where I don my wise sage hat and offer some advice. While the solution that worked for me might be your golden ticket, it’s essential to remember that every system is unique. What works for one might not work for another. Don’t be afraid to experiment (safely) and explore other solutions if needed.


  1. Community Wisdom: Engage with the vibrant Windows community. Platforms like Reddit and Microsoft forums are treasure troves of shared experiences and solutions. Here’s a link to the Windows 11 subreddit where users share their Windows escapades.
  2. Tech Support Guidance: If all else fails, reaching out to official tech support channels can be a game-changer. Microsoft’s support page is a good place to start. Here is the link to their support portal.


In the ever-evolving world of Windows updates, encountering quirks and conundrums is par for the course. My journey through the Wi-Fi maze after the Windows 11 update taught me the importance of patience, experimentation, and community support. So, the next time your Wi-Fi decides to play hide and seek, fear not, intrepid user – solutions await those who dare to explore.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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