Is Windows 10 PC unable to connect to the internet? Or windows 10 Laptop fails to connect to wifi network after installing an update? Have tried various network and internet troubleshooting steps but still can’t figure out your issue? That causes you should consider resetting network settings to default setup that probably fixes the problem for you.
What is a network reset on windows 10?
Perform network reset will reinstall all network adapters and set other networking components to their default settings. And while this process Windows 10 will forget all Wi-Fi networks and their passwords. That means After resetting network settings, you will need to manually connect your PC to a Wi-Fi network again by entering the password. So, if you don’t remember the Wi-Fi password that your PC regularly connects to, you should know or back up the saved Wi-Fi password before resetting network settings.
Reset Network Settings In Windows 10
Here Follow the given directions to perform a network reset in Windows 10.
- Press the Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the settings app,
- Click on Network & internet then Status.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a link titled Network Reset Click this.
The Settings app will open a new window called Network reset, with a message below.
“This will remove then reinstall all your network adapters, and set other networking components back to their original settings. You might need to reinstall other networking software afterward, such as VPN client software or virtual switches.”
- If you’re okay with all that and you want to go ahead with resetting your network adapters, click or tap the Reset now button.
- You’ll then see a warning that performing this reset will remove and reinstall all your network adapters and set everything else back to factory defaults.
- Click yes to start the complete reset.
After that, a command prompt will open that will make changes to your system settings. After waiting for a little while windows will tell you that it will shut down the computer in 5 minutes so that it can reboot and make changes to the system software.
Please wait until Windows restarts the computer.
There you go all your network settings are now set to default like they were when you first installed in windows.
Check Resetting network settings should address network issues.
Reset network settings using cmd
Using the command prompt also you can reset the network adapter to default settings, applicable on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.
- Search for cmd from the windows 10 search menu,
- Right-click on the command prompt and select run as administrator.
- Execute the following command: netcfg -d
- This will reset your network settings and reinstall all the network adapters. When it’s done, reboot your computer.
Additionally, perform the below commands to reset Windows 10 TCP/IP configuration that probably helps to fix windows 10 network and internet connection issues.
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /flushdns
Now reboot your PC and check the network and internet connection problem is resolved.
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