If you are a Windows 10 user, you may have run into some weird network connectivity issues on your computer recently. Microsoft has acknowledged two network connectivity issues that continue to affect all supported versions of the Windows 10 operating system.
UPDATE: Microsoft has released KB4535996 to fix this issue.
Windows 10 experiences network connectivity issues
Microsoft recently acknowledged that devices using a proxy might show limited or no internet connectivity status on Windows 10 computers.
“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.”
Microsoft is working to fix the issue via a Microsoft Catalog-only release of an out-of-band update by early next month.
If you are using a manual or auto-configured proxy with a virtual private network (VPN) on your computer, you might have observed limited or no internet connection status in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification area on Windows 10.
The issue occurs when users connect or disconnect to a VPN or switch between the two. Unfortunately, it leads to other connectivity issues.
Microsoft has acknowledged the fact that Windows 10 devices facing this issue might fail to connect to the internet, especially when using applications that use WinHTTP or WinInet.
Some of the applications affected by these connectivity issues are as follows: Microsoft Teams, Office, Office365, Outlook, Internet Explorer 11, and some versions of Edge.
Meanwhile, it affects the following version of Windows 10 (both client and server):
- Windows 10, version 1709
- Windows 10, version 1803
- Windows 10, version 1809
- Windows 10, version 1903
- Windows 10, version 1909
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
- Windows Server, version 1709
- Windows Server, version 1803
- Windows Server, version 1809
- Windows Server, version 1903
- Windows Server, version 1909
Although there is no concrete fix available for the affected Windows 10 users at the moment, restarting your computer should temporarily fix this issue.
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