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VirtWiFi has no internet access: 4 Fixes

Windows Subsystem for Android is a great way to run Android apps natively on Windows, albeit with a catch. However, the feature is still in beta, and random bugs are expected. 

In this article, we’re looking at the “VirtWiFi has no internet access” issue that can prevent the Amazon app store from accessing the internet on Windows.

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Check your drivers

Your network adaptor’s (WiFi or ethernet) drivers could also be causing connectivity issues. Try connecting to the internet using either an ethernet connection or any other alternatives, and follow these steps to get your drivers in place.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter.

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Step 2: Double click Network adaptors to expand it and right click your WiFi card or ethernet adaptor, depending upon what you need to fix. Click on Update driver.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 3: Select Search automatically for drivers, and Windows will find and install any available updates. 

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Now restart your PC and try again. 


Use the Windows Internet troubleshooter

A lot of times, using the Windows troubleshooter can fix your issue. Right-click on the network icon in the taskbar, click on Troubleshoot problems and let the troubleshooter do its thing. 

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

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Use command prompt to flush DNS

Misconfigured DNS settings can cause a lot of headaches. Here’s how you can reset them.

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R, type cmd, and hit enter.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.

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If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one. 

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Use the following commands to reset your network stack if this doesn’t work.

ipconfig/flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

Restart your PC and give it another go.


Reset your network settings

If nothing else works, try resetting the network settings on your PC, This should reset your entire network stack and help the data go through. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings. Click on Update and Security. 

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Step 2: Scroll down to find the Network reset option. Click on it to reset your PC’s network stack.

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Once the reset is complete, restart your PC and try again. 

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