Computer can only access Google, YouTube, microsoft.com etc. or Nothing at all

Keywords: Internet connection, Limited internet access, netsh, winsock, ipconfig, Microsoft Windows, WiFi, WiFi Router, Modem

Sometimes, you will find that your computer can only access Google, or microsoft.com etc.

For Mirosoft Windows there are many tricks you can try:

1 Win + R

2 Type cmd and hit Enter key.

Try each of these and hit enter at the end of each line

(If use netsh int ip reset, ignore netsh int ipv4 reset and netsh int ipv6 reset)

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
netsh int ipv4 reset
netsh int ipv6 reset

3 Restart your computer

4 Follow step 1-3 and type following commands, hit enter at the end of each line

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

5 Wait 3 minutes

If you still can not get online.

Try to power cycle/restart your WiFi/Router/Modem. (Normally the box at home or small office you use to access WiFi and internet.)

How to use CMD to find passwords for previously connected WiFi

1 Press Win + R to bring up Run window

Win + R, Run window
Win + R, Run window

2 Enter cmd and Press enter key

3 Enter “netsh wlan show profile” command and press enter key to show previously connected WiFi networks

CMD window, command line window
CMD window, command line window

4 Enter following command to show password of selected WiFi profile

netsh wlan show profile name="profilename" key=clear
Results of  netsh wlan show profile name="profilename" key=clear
Results of netsh wlan show profile name=”profilename” key=clear

Your WiFi password will be displayed under “Security settings” section with Key Content row.