The Connection Has Limited or No Connectivity

If your computer fails to make proper connection to a network, you may receive an error message Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources. In some cases it might be a false error report and your computer may access Internet. But in most cases when you see this error message, your computer will not go online. Though this "Limited or no connectivity" error message is common with wireless connection, you can expect the same even with wired connection.


Fix Limited or No Connectivity On a Wireless Computer

In order to resolve limited or no connectivity issue, follow the steps mentioned below.
  1. Refresh the network list and try to reconnect:

    On the task bar you can see a wireless icon. Open it and click on view available WiFi broadcasts. Click on refresh and then connect to the available WiFi connections. Make sure you have the correct wireless key in case if it is secured.

  2. Delete preferred wireless profiles and refresh the list:

    In this step we should clear all previously saved wireless networks on your computer. After removing the saved profiles, click on view available wireless network button to see the currently available WiFi connections. Now try to connect to the available network.

    To get more instructions on how to perform step 1 and step 2, click on the link below.
    My Computer Is Not Detecting Any SSID Broadcasts

  3. Shift to WZC:

    If your computer is using any third party wireless utilities like Dell wireless utility, Linksys WLAN monitor etc, you should disable that program and enable WZC to control WiFi networks.
    Steps to Start Wireless Zero Configuration On Your Computer

  4. Adapter side troubleshooting:

    If you are receiving the error message, Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources, even after following the above steps, there might be some issues with WiFi adapter. Follow the steps mentioned in the link below to troubleshoot it.
    How to Troubleshoot Adapter Related Issues

  5. Router/ Access Point side troubleshooting:

    In this step we should change SSID, WiFi encryption type and the key and try to connect our laptop to the new connection. Make sure MAC address filtering is disabled.

Solve Limited or no connectivity on Wired Connection

If you see the error message Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources on a wired PC, follow the steps below.

  1. Power Cycle the network:

    To power cycle the entire network follow the steps mentioned in the link below.
    How to Do Power Cycle

  2. Disable Security software:

    The next possible step we can do is disable all security software products with firewall feature running on your computer.

  3. Re-seat Connection

    If you have access to the entire network, I suggest you to unplug each and every Ethernet cables and reconnect them. It will fix any loose connection problems and fix the issue.

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