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      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING By Lance Whitney Troubleshooting networking issues in Windows 10 can be a maddening process. When your PC refuses to make a co
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      Reminded me to check for an update!
      my AUSU n66w is still getting up dates for DOS exploit!


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      Noel Carboni

      Nice article!

      One additional thing I would suggest checking, based on my experience:

      There’s a feature in Windows called the “Network Connectivity Status Indicator”, or NCSI for short.

      The NCSI’s domain name resolution and web probe are the backing for the indicator you have in your Network and Sharing Center that says Access type: Internet or (when NCSI is not working) Access type: No internet access.

      In layman’s terms, your computer regularly contacts Microsoft to determine if you have Internet Access.

      Some privacy software packages or articles on locking systems down have advised to disable or reconfigure NCSI. If you have done so, you may not be seeing Access type: Internet in your Network and Sharing Center. This didn’t used to cause anything bad.

      Nowadays, certain packages (e.g., Outlook 365) take the NCSI seriously and will no longer work if you don’t have Access type: Internet in your Network and Sharing Center. If this is the case you will need to undo your changes and re-enable NCSI.

      There are a number of articles online that can guide you in re-enabling NCSI. Google “enable NCSI” for a good start.

      This post is simply to let people know that even the “When all else fails” network reset proposed in Lance’s article won’t fix Access type: No internet access if NCSI has been disabled. I’ve been there.


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      Rick Corbett

      The Microsoft guide to troubleshooting network connection issues is here:

      Fix network connection issues in Windows

      Hope this helps…

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