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Solved: ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Google Chrome Error

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Getting error Your connection was interrupted, A network change was detected,  ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED, in your Chrome browser. It resists users from browsing the web using their internet connection. It is usually because there is a misconfiguration in your network settings. Maybe a third party software installed on the PC causing the conflict with the internet connectivity. It could be a VPN service which changed the DNS settings or any additional adapter installed into the system causing it to display this error message.

Unable to access the network

ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED
OR

ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Google Chrome Error
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Google Chrome Error

Your connection was interrupted
A network changed was detected
Check your internet connection

Fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Google Chrome Error

Whatever the reason behind this error, Here some solutions you may apply to get rid of this error. Note: you may also use these suggestions to fix as similar issue in Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, or any other web browser.

Start with Basic Restart your modem or router to do this Press the power button of your modem or router to power off, then wait for a while and press the power button again to start it again.

Open Chrome Browser and type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData on address bar. Here select option the Beginning of time and check mark on all sections ( Browsing history, Download history, cache, cookies etc ) and click on clear browsing data.

clear cookies on chrome browser
clear cookies on chrome browser

Also Temporarily Disable All installed extensions to check and make sure any chrome extension not causing the issue. To check this type chrome://extensions/ on chrome address and disable all installed extensions.

Type internet options on start menu search and hit the enter key. Move to connections tab, click on LAN settings. Here Inside LAN Settings window, uncheck everything and click OK. Browse the web and check if everything is back to its normal state or not.

Check Network Configuration

Sometimes, third-party VPN software installed on PC can modify the DNS settings, Which results resulting in this error message. So, it is important to check for DNS settings in order to get your network back to its working state.

Press Windows +  R, type ncpa.cpl And click ok to open network configuration window. Here right click on Active network Adapter and select properties. Then Inside the adapter properties window, Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 to get its Properties. Here check and select radio button Obtain an IP address Automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click ok And apply to make save changes Then check internet connection started working.




Ethernet obtain IP address automatically
Ethernet obtain IP address automatically

Flush the DNS and Reset TCP/IP

This is another helpful solution to fix most of the Internet related problems include ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED on windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Simply type cmd on start menu search right click on command prompt form search results and select run as administrator. Then perform Command below to flush the DNS cache and Reset TCP/IP configuration to the default setup.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

Winsock reset IP reset
Winsock reset IP reset

After that Type exit to close the command prompt and restart windows to take effect the changes. This is the must working solution I hope perform this action ( Flushing DNS ) seems to Fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome.

Use Google DNS

Still getting same problem unable to access the internet, chrome browser results  ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED. Simply change the DNS server address to google DNS address and check it helps. To do this Again Press windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and click ok to open network connections window. Here right click on active network adapter (Ethernet/WiFi) and select properties. Now double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to get its Properties.

Select Radio button “Use the following DNS server addresses” and type the following:

Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

Use OpenDNS or Google’s DNS
Use OpenDNS or Google’s DNS



Also, Checkmark on Validate settings upon exit and Close everything. Restart windows and on next start, you may be able to Fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome.

Reinstall your network adapter drivers

This is another Effective solution you must apply whenever you face any network or internet related problem on your system. Most of the times incompatible, outdated Network driver also cause different network and internet problems. simply Reinstall network adapter by following steps below to make sure network adapter driver not causing the issue.

Visit Device manufacturer website and download the latest network adapter driver, Save it on your local drive. Then Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and click ok to open device manager. Then expand Network adapters, right click on the installed network select uninstall driver. Click ok when asking for confirmation.

uninstall Network adapter driver
uninstall Network adapter driver

Now Restart windows on next login windows automatically install basic network driver on your system. If not then Install the driver you previously downloaded from device manufacturer website. Then after open web page check it worked, There is no more ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome.

These are some most applicable solutions you must apply to get rid of Your connection was interrupted, A network change was detected, ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome. Still need any help or have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss in comments below. Also, Read There is no internet connection – DNS Probe Finished No Internet.

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