• You can reset network settings in Windows 10 to fix various connection issues.
  • This guide provides three alternative methods to reset network settings in Windows 10.
  • Check out our comprehensive Internet and Networking Center for more helpful guides on this topic.
  • See our detailed Windows 10 section for other troubleshooting guides.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

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Network connectivity issues are not entirely uncommon for users with Windows 10 and other platforms.

Resetting network settings is one of the most common and effective solutions for various internet connection issues.

A network reset solution restores Winsock and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) to their default settings.

How do I reset my network settings within Windows 10?

1. Reset network via Settings

  1. Press the Windows key + S hotkey.
  2. Type the keyword’s network status in the search box.
  3. Click Network Status to open the window shown below.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

4. Then click the Network Status link at the bottom of the Status tab.
5. Hit the Reset Now button shown directly below.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

6. Click Yes in the Network Reset dialog box that opens.
7. After your desktop or laptop computer has restarted, click on the network icon in the                      system  tray shown in the image below.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

8. Then select the desired network and press the Connect button.
Note: Some users may also need to re-enter the proxy LAN settings through the Internet Properties window after the networks are reset. To do this, check out our guide to undetected proxy settings.

2. Reset TCP/IP and Winsock via the Command Prompt

  1. Click the Type here button to search the Windows 10 taskbar.
  2. Then type the keyword cmd in the search box.
  3. Right-click on the command prompt to open a context menu.How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?
  4. Select the Run as administrator option for the command prompt.
  5. At the command prompt, type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

6. To reset Winsock, enter the command netsh winsock reset; and press the Enter key.

How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?

7. Close the Command Prompt after the Winsock Restart Complete message is displayed.
8. Restart Windows after closing the command prompt.

3. Disable and Enable the Network Connection

  1. To disable and re-enable a network connection via Control Panel, type network connections in the Windows 10 search box.
  2. Click View network connections to open the window below.How To Reset Network Settings In Windows 10?
  3. Right click on your network connection to select Disable.
  4. Wait about a minute and then right-click the disabled network connection again to select Enable.

These are some alternative ways you can reset network settings in Windows 10 to potentially fix various connectivity issues. If you don’t have Windows 10, you can still reset network settings using the last two methods.

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