Network & internet connection disconnected after Windows 10 Update, and still can’t back online after applied various solutions? That causes you can Reset Network Settings to Fix Internet Connection in Windows 10. but before you start messing around we recommend load websites via a different web browser, check the broadband connection is down, or the router needs resetting. Also, try powering off your router and restarting it a minute later, this probably fixes if temporary glitch causing the problem.
Reset network settings in Windows 10
- If you have Windows 10, open the Settings app
- Click on Network & internet.
- It should open on the Status page, but if not, click Status at the top of the menu in the left-hand pane.
- Scroll down on the right until you see Network reset, Click this
- A new window open where you’ll see a button to ‘Reset now’.
- This will reinstall network adapter driver and reset network settings to default make like fresh.
- And You need to restart your PC to apply the changes
Network reset on Windows 7
If you on other versions of Windows 7 or 8.1 here how to reset network settings.
- Open the Control Panel from the Start menu,
- Go to Network and Internet and then Network Connections.
- Select the appropriate adaptor (Ethernet if you have a network cable connected to your computer or Wi-Fi if you usually connect to your router wirelessly) and right-click on it.
- Click Disable.
- Then double-click on it to enable it again.
- This often fixes connection problems, but you can also select a connection and hit the Delete key on your keyboard to remove it.
- To reinstall it, go to Device Manager and click the ‘Scan for hardware changes’ icon – circled below – to find it and Windows should automatically install its drivers.
Forget Wi-Fi networks Windows 10
If the problem is that your computer keeps connecting to the wrong Wi-Fi network, here’s how to make Windows forget them.
- From the Start menu, click the cog icon to open the Settings app.
- Click on Network & internet, then click on Wi-Fi in the left-hand menu
- On the right, click on Manage known networks.
- Click on the network you no longer want to use, and click the Forget button.
Reset TCP/IP settings
There’s also a way to reset Windows’ TCP/IP settings if you have problems connecting to the internet from a particular laptop or PC.
- Launch Internet Explorer and click on the cog icon in the top-right corner.
- Then choose Internet Options.
- On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
- A new window will appear explaining everything that will be erased by continuing.
- If you tick the ‘Delete personal settings’ box, it will remove browsing history, cached files, and reset your home page(s).
- Restart your computer when IE has finished restoring the settings.
Now open the command prompt as administrator and perform command below one by one.
netsh int ip reset
This will generate a log file:
int ip reset resettcpip.txt
If you are using IPv4, type the following and hit Enter:
netsh int ipv4 reset
If you use IPv6, type the following and hit Enter:
netsh int ipv6 reset
Additionally, you can also use Netsh commands to flush DNS and reset network settings to fix Internet connection problems. The command lines are as follows:
- ipconfig /release (this command removes the current IP configuration)
- ipconfig /renew (this command requests your DHCP client to reset an IP address)
- ipconfig /flushdns (use this Netsh command to clear corrupted or incorrect DNS cache)
- netsh winsock reset (this command line resets Winsock settings and recovers your computer from any socket errors. Winsock contains your computer Internet connectivity configurations)