Are you seeing any yellow triangle on the connections icon on Task bar in Windows 10? If you are, then you will not be able to connect to the network unless you have fixed it. This problem usually occurs due to corrupted drivers on your computer. Simply follow these fixes and the problem will be solved very quickly.
1. Reboot your computer and check if the problem is still there or it is solved.
2. Check if any Windows Update is pending or not.
If any of these didn’t solve your issue, go for these fixes-
Fix-1 Set IPv4 settings to automatic-
Editing the IPv4 settings on your computer.
1. Press Windows Key+R, to launch Run, and type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.
2. Now, in the list of the adapters, right click on the network adapter you are using and then click on “Properties“.
3. Now, under the section ‘This connection uses the following items:‘ scroll down and then double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)“.
4. In Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window click on “Obtain an IP address automatically“.
5. Now, click on “Obtain DNS server address automatically“.
6. Finally, click on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.
Now, check if the yellow triangle is still appearing on the network connection on your computer.
If the problem is still not solved, set the settings manually.
Fix-2 Set IPv4 settings manually-
Setting IPv4 settings manually can solve this issue.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window.
2. Now, type “cmd” and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
3.Now, click on “Yes” to grant access to the User Account Control (UAC).
Command Prompt window will be opened with Administrative rights.
4. In Command Prompt window, type “ipconfig” and then hit Enter.
All the internet connection settings will be detailed in the window.
5. Now, from the list of the connection settings look out for the adapter settings you are looking for ( for us, it is “WiFi” settings).
Note down the data of the adapter (IPv4 Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway).
Minimize Command Prompt window.
6. Again, press Windows Key+R, to launch Run, and type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.
7. Now, right click on the network adapter you are using and then click on “Properties” to modify the properties.
8. Now, under the section ‘This connection uses the following items:‘ scroll down and then double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)“.
9. In Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window click on “Use the following IP address:” to select it.
10. Now from Command Prompt window the data you have noted, put those data in the particular tabs ( like IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway) .
11. Now, select “Use the following DNS server settings:” and input these following DNS servers settings-
Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199 Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52
You should be able to connect to your network connection.
Fix-3 Diagnose your network connection –
Diagnosing the network connection may solve this issue.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window. In Run window, type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.
2. In Network Connections window, double click on the network adapter to open the Status window.
3. In the next window, click on “Diagnose” to diagnose it for any problems.
Let the troubleshooter run and detect the problem on your computer. Close the troubleshooter window and check if the problem still persists or not.
Fix-4 Update your network driver-
If you are still seeing the yellow triangle on the network adapter, updating the driver may work out for you.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run, and then type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter.
2. In Device Manager window, expand the “Network adapters“.
3. In the Device Manager window, Right click on the adapter driver on your computer and then click on “Update driver“.
4. In the next window, choose the option “Search automatically for updated driver software“.
Windows will find and install the latest driver on your computer.
Reboot your computer to save the changes.
Your problem should be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.