Wi-Fi Connection Shows Limited or No Connectivity – Windows 8/8.1:

What happens when Windows 8 or 8.1 shows the following mysterious message whenever you try to connect to your wireless network?

This connection has limited or no connectivity.  No internet access

Or maybe you’ve seen this short message:

The connection is limited

Run the Network Troubleshooter followed by networking commands:

In the search box on the taskbar, type Network troubleshooter, and then select Identify and repair network problems from the list of results.

Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and see if that fixes the problem.

If that doesn’t fix your connection problem, try these things:

There are a few things you can do to fix this problem but the easiest solution is to use netsh to reset the TCP/IP stack to its default configuration. The NetShell utility (netsh.exe) is a highly versatile tool that lets power users manage a myriad of computer processes right from the command line.  Here’s how to put the tool to work for you:
In the search box on the taskbar, type Command prompt, press and hold (or right-click) Command prompt, and then select Run as administratorYes.

Now in the black window type the following command:

netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt

Then reboot the computer and retry the internet connection.  It should connect fine now.

At the command prompt, run the following commands in the listed order, and then check to see if that fixes your connection problem:

1. Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
2. Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.
3. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
4. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
5. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

If this article helped you or if you have further suggestions, please feel free to comment below. 🙂

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