Wifi shows "Limited Connection"-Windows 8

I have really been worried by this "Limited Connection" issue that arises every few minutes. The strange thing is that it won't bother me while watching video or downloading something, but when I surf the web for a few minutes or start reading an article or do anything that is not constantly pulling bandwidth from the internet, then it shows me "Limited Connection" for a few minutes. I don't use Ethernet, but Wi-Fi on this laptop.

I have tried uninstalling Anti-Virus, removing Wi-Fi security and even switching off the "turn this device to save power" option in the connection settings.

The funny thing is that when I tried the above mentioned things, it worked somewhat okay for a while but as soon as I restart my laptop, the problem is back.
Hi Rehan,

What is the make and model of your computer?

I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below and update us on the status of the issue.

Method 1: Run Network troubleshooter.
a. Press “windows Key + W”. from the start screen

b. Type “Troubleshooting” in the search box and hit enter.

c. Select “Network and Internet” option

d. First select “Internet connections” troubleshooter.

e. Follow the on-screen instructions.

f. Then select “Network Adapter” troubleshooter and then follow the on-screen instructions.


Method 2: I would suggest you to try the steps from the link given below:
Wired and wireless network problems


Method 3: Try resetting  TCP/IP and check  if it works.

Follow the steps

a) Boot to the desktop view.

b) Open command prompt, right click in the left corner when the Start window appear and select command prompt (admin).

c) At the command prompt, copy and paste (or type) the following command and then press ENTER:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Note: If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following command:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

d) Reboot the computer.


Hope this helps and do let us know if you need any assistance in the future regarding Windows. We will be glad to help.

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Last updated June 10, 2019 Views 4,502 Applies to: