It’s been nearly a month now Windows 8.1 is in the store, and users are eagerly updating from their old OS to the new advancement. However, the excitement soon turns up into an unpleasant experience when the process is hindered during installation or any of your driver or device stops working after a successful install.
Here on Optimize Windows 8 blog, we are trying our best to cover each issue regarding Windows 8.1 and present a resourceful solution to our visitors. Just in you missed our previous postings, here are the links to topics we have already covered on Windows 8.1:
- Fix Black Screen Error While Installing Windows 8.1
- How to Fix Font Issues in Windows 8.1
- Tips on How to Make Windows 8.1 Faster
And today, this post is regarding Wi-Fi router showing either “No Internet Access” or “Limited” connectivity. A number of people, who have updated to Windows 8.1, are complaining about Wi-Fi and internet connectivity issue. To address the issue, we have outlined following solutions to try out one by one:
Revert Network Adapter Drivers
For many users, a simple trick of reverting the Network Adapter settings to an older version has worked like a charm. Therefore, the first thing to try out is to rollback drivers to an older version (Manufacturers Drivers) instead of the ones installed with Windows 8.1 by Microsoft. Follow the procedure below:
- Go to Device Manager
- Go to Network adapters and expand it
- Now from the list, choose your network adapter (Wireless Network Adapter) that is showing limited connectivity.
- Right click on your wireless network adapter and choose Update Driver Software..
- A new window will open, in which you are required to click on Browse my computer for driver software
- On next step, select, Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
- Check the Network Adapters, and see how many are listed. You may find two drivers here; one by Microsoft and other from the Manufacturer.
- Choose the Manufacturer’s drivers and select Next.
Upon completion, you are advised to restart your PC and check if your problem is solved. If not, proceed with next step.
Address Issue with TCP Command Lines
Another good fix to address the issue is to disable the TCP settings. Do following:
- Open command prompt with administrative rights
- Type the following commands and hit enter after each command:
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
- To verify that these settings are disabled, type
netsh int tcp show global and hit enter
Once done, you are advised to reboot your system.
Now check if the problem is solved.