Fix Limited Or No Connectivity In Windows 10

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You will mostly see this pop-up notification in the system tray at the bottom right corner of the computer screen. This notification appears with an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle that is present on the network connection icon in the system tray. Also, the notification text ‘Limited or No Connectivity’ is visible in Windows XP or earlier versions of Microsoft Windows.

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, the exclamation mark within the yellow triangle is same but the notification text is ‘No Internet Access’ and it is displayed only when the mouse pointer is hovered on to the network icon in the system tray.

The notification ‘Limited or No Connectivity’ or any other such text means that the computer is connected to the network but it is unable to connect to the Internet. Likely reasons for this issue may be the non-responsive DHCP server. When the DHCP server fails to assign the IP address to a computer, the computer automatically assigns an IP address to itself. This IP address starts with 169.254.x.x and has the subnet mask of 255.255.0.0, and the computer displays a notification ‘Limited or No Connectivity’.

If multiple computers depend on the DHCP server to obtain the IP addresses from it and the DHCP server fails, all computers get the IP addresses from the same 169.254.x.x range where .x.x is a randomly generated unique number for each computer.

In order to resolve this issue, you can:

  1. Check if the modem to which your computer is connected is properly configured. If not, you must contact the concerned person and get it reset as per the recommended settings instantaneously.



If the DHCP Enabled value is Yes and the No Internet Access (in Windows 7 or Windows 8) or Limited or No Connectivity (in Windows XP or earlier) notification is displayed along with an exclamation mark within a yellow triangle, and you know the IP address settings, try setting up the IP address in your computer manually. In most cases, the modem’s own IP address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. For testing purposes, you can power off all the other devices and computers in the network except the one that you are using to resolve the problem. Once all the computers and devices are powered off, you must: