Windows 10 version 2004 falsely reports Internet connectivity state

Some people running the latest Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, are facing a new issue related to Internet connectivity. Windows 10 falsely reports that the connection is limited while the connection to the Internet is fully available.

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For devices affected by the bug, Windows 10 shows the 'limited' or 'no internet' connection status in the notification area regardless of the fact that the Internet connection is active and available. The bug must be related to the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI).

The network icon shown in the taskbar is Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI). It will have a small red cross overlay over the network icon when there is no network connection available, and a yellow triangle overlay icon when there is no Internet connection.

When you see a yellow triangle warning icon in the system tray, some of the apps that connect to the Internet may still work as expected, but certain Microsoft products like OneDrive, and OS features like Windows Update may fail.

This is what happens to the affected users.

Microsoft is aware about this issue, but didn't provide a fix yet.

More Windows 10 version 2004 resources

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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