Limited or no internet connection status when using VPN in Windows 10? - No, You are not alone says Microsoft !

Limited or no internet connection status when using VPN in Windows 10? - No, You are not alone says Microsoft !

When you turn on your device to work from home, and connected to your VPN network then you might be greeted by your windows 10 with Limited or no internet connection symbol on the network icon. Don't panic.! at that time and think, you are facing this issue alone, because this is a Known.

What is the issue ?

As the recent update, all the device which installed the Cumulative update KB4535996 released by Feb 27 are affected by this issue.

So, what are the symptoms that you are affected by this Bug😃?

With the above one being the primary one, there are couple of other things that will confirm you are affected by this bug.

Here, is What Microsoft says..

Devices using a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN), might show limited or no internet connection status in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification area.  This might happen when connected or disconnected to a VPN or after changing state between the two. Devices with this issue, might also have issues reaching the internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinInet. Examples of apps that might be affected on devices in this state are as follows but not limited to Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Office365, Outlook, Internet Explorer 11, and some version of Microsoft Edge.

So, What can i do to fix limited or no internet connection when using VPN?

Even though Microsoft is working on a fix, i guess you don't need to wait till the fix is being rolled out (Because i know what will happen when you didn't work from Home, when you are asked to do ).  Simple, Just restart your PC. Yes, a simple restart will fix your problem.

I'm facing this issue again and again, everytime when i connect my PC to VPN network icon in the Notification area shows Limited or No internet connection what to do, any permanent Fix, available?

As said earlier, Microsoft is Working on a fix, but if its ok for you, then you can uninstall the problematic update that was installed on your PC.

How to uninstall KB4535996 in Windows 10 PC ?

1) Sign-in to your Windows 10 PC.

2) Press Windows (logo) Key, it will open search option.

3) Type Update history on it and select the top most result.

4) Now, it will open view Update history option inside the settings App, click on Uninstall updates

5) Now, scroll down and find out KB4535996 on the installed updates section.

6) Click/tap uninstall and wait for Sometime.

That's it.

Restart and continue your Work as usual.

Stay Safe:)

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