Windows 10: PC is connected to WiFi via Ethernet cable but I can’t use internet services

Discus and support PC is connected to WiFi via Ethernet cable but I can’t use internet services in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Yesterday I was crashing at random times while gaming and for multiple different games. Today my pc just doesn’t want me to use my WiFi. I ran a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/YSNVyper, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. PC is connected to WiFi via Ethernet cable but I can’t use internet services


    Yesterday I was crashing at random times while gaming and for multiple different games. Today my pc just doesn’t want me to use my WiFi. I ran a diagnostics and it read “ ‘Ethernet’ doesn’t have a valid IP configuration “ I searched for subreddits about it, ran a few cmd prompts, checked a few network settings, and even uninstalled my antivirus but nothing helped and now I’m confused and can’t find the source of the problem. Any help or ideas is appreciated :/

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    /u/YSNVyper, Feb 16, 2020
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  2. laptop can't find wifi but connects with ethernet cable

    Please try these troubleshooting steps that may help.

    1. Make sure the router SSID broadcast is on.
    2. Change the wifi channel to see if it resolves the problem.
    3. Enter the SSID and WPA2 password manually and see if the laptop connects.
    4. Temporarily turn off the encryption.
    5. We go into device manager & check updates for wifi drivers, we may need to simply update the driver.
    6. We go to Settings - Network & Internet - Status - Change Adapter Options, then right-clicked 'Ethernet' and disabled it. We do the same with wifi. Then we (with Ethernet still disabled) enabled wifi. It should re-connect to your wifi after a while.
    7. We have to disconnect our Ethernet cable from our laptop and follow the steps:
      Start>Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center>Manage Wireless Networks and remove all wireless connections by right click on it and select Remove network from the drop down menu. After doing this, close the windows and scan for the wifi networks.
      Click on the available network and select connect. After a while, we will be asked to give a password for our wifi connection. Type the password and click on connect button. And now will be connected to our wifi network via wireless.
    8. First is to disconnect the internet cable from the laptop then uninstall/reinstall the wifi adapter.
      Go to Device Manager and uninstall the wifi adapter.
      Once uninstalled, reboot the laptop and it should reinstall the driver automatically.
      After the reboot do try connecting to your wireless network again.
      If all these will not work, do also make sure that the wireless adapter is enabled. Depending the model of your laptop there should be key combinations on how to enable/disable it.
     
    Daisy Zhou, Feb 16, 2020
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  3. Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable


    Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.
     
    infinityxo1, Feb 16, 2020
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  4. revdrw Win User

    PC is connected to WiFi via Ethernet cable but I can’t use internet services

    WIFI Works, Ethernet won't

    Fart

    Brandon,

    I don't know what I mean. YES ON WIF i can connect to the internet, but you cannot connect to anthing plugged into the same WIFI ROUTER with CAT5 Cable ethernet. My MacBook Pro has WIFI and ehternet, ethernet wont work, but wifi will. My Dell does not have wifi, and I cannot connect to the network or internet at all. As I mentioned, I changed the WIFI Router about a week ago, problem solved, for 3-4 days, now ethernet to the new router does not work again.
     
    revdrw, Feb 16, 2020
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