Support to fix Windows "Limited or No Connectivity" Error Problem

Error message: "This connection has limited or no connectivity. You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources" is a headache to Windows users while trying to connect to the internet through their network device. This error message is caused often by a bug affecting Windows XP Service Pack 2. The bug leads to loss of network connectivity in workstations using Microsoft's L2TP-based VPN client for connecting to NAT-based networks.

Fix Windows XP SP2 bug without dialing the Windows support number


After installing the Windows XP Service Pack 2, look for these symptoms and determine if you experience those:

When you attempt to connect to your network, getting error message "Limited or No Connectivity", problem connecting to LAN or Internet, continuous error message “Acquiring IP Address". If you encounter these, go to next step or jump to step 3.

From the Microsoft website, Download Microsoft patch (KB884020), Run this to install.

by launching Notepad, Create a registry fix and type:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\IPSec] "AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule\"=dword:00000002

On your desktop, save the file as FixReg.reg. Now, to install it into the registry, Double-click it.

Restart computer and the errors vanish. Go to next section if error pertains.

What to do if connection works but the error message continues to show


Go to "Start", "Control Panel", Double-click on the "Network Connections".

Right-click the "Local Area Connection" icon and from the popup menu, choose "Properties".

Select the "General" tab. Uncheck option "Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity." Click "OK."

What to do if Patch Doesn't Fix the " Limited or No Connectivity" Problem


Check if DSL router is malfunctioning. Power cycle or Re-configure router.

To ensure that the problem does not lie on computer's network card configurations and network cabling, thoroughly check these.

To determine if the firewall is blocking you from connecting to the network or Internet, Check it thoroughly. Disable the firewall first and then connect to the network or Internet. Reset or uninstall if firewall causes connection issues and re-install firewall.

Decrease your connection speed to 10 Mbps and to determine if it fixes the issue, test it properly. Go to "Start" menu-> "Control Panel"-> "System" and "Device Manager."Review the network card properties. Select "Advanced tab", Locate "Link Speed and Duplex" section.

Change settings to make it "10Mbps/Full Duplex" from "Auto Detect".

That’s how you fix Windows "Limited or No Connectivity" Error Problem without dialing Windows Support number. Thank you!

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