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Reset Network Settings on windows 10 April 2018 update

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After upgrade To windows 10 April 2018 update, If You Are Struggling With Network Internet connection issue, WiFi Frequently Disconnects, Unable To connect to Internet Connection or local Network. Here we have Discussed How To Completely Reset Network Settings To Default. With Windows 10 version 1607 or later Microsoft Added Network reset option To completely Reset Network Settings, Configuration To default setup. Windows 10 network reset removes network adapter and settings associated with it. The PC reboots during this process, After reboot, the network adapters are installed and settings are set to default.

In Other words, network reset can be considered As “hard reset” solution for solving most of the network issue. When network reset performed it will clean your computer of all network drivers. Once all drivers are cleaned and the PC has been restarted, all of your network settings will be set at their defaults. Windows will then try to download and install drivers for your network hardware again.




Reset Network Settings on Windows 10

If you Are also Having Internet And network connection Issue, First Try to Restart Modem, Router check Worked for you? Make sure Windows has installed Latest updates. Also, Try to open Network Adapter Troubleshooting Tool from Control panel -> small icon View -> Troubleshooting -> View All,  click on Network adapter and follow on-screen Instruction, this will scan and fix different network and internet connection issues. Check Corrupt system files using system file checker tool to  Make Sure Corrupt system file not causing The issue.

Perform Network Reset

If after check the basic things still having Network, Internet connection Issue, Let perform Network Reset to Restore Network Settings its default setup. Which Clean the settings, download and reinstall the driver for your network Adapter etc.

Note: Network Reset Option only Available on Windows 10 Anniversary update or later versions. If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 skip this step and jump Reset Network settings on Windows 7 and 8.1.

To perform Network Reset Click on Windows 10 click on the Start button, then the cog icon on the left to open Settings. Here click “Network & Internet”.

Open Network And Internet settings
Open Network And Internet settings



Then, click “Status” on the left. Scroll Down, You’ll find an option on the right called “Network reset.” Click on it.

Windows 10 Network Reset option
Windows 10 Network Reset option

When you click Network reset Link, On Next screen Make sure to read all the parts in this screen so you know what’s about to happen. Notably, Your pc will be Restarted itself, so make sure you have everything saved and ready to shut down. Click the “Reset now” button when you’re ready.

Network Reset
Network Reset

The Network Reset Confirmation popup will appear, Click Yes to confirm the same and Reset the network Settings to default setup.

network Reset confirm
network Reset confirm

This Will Take Flew minute to Perform the Reset process, then After A prompt message will open you’re about to be signed out.

network Reset signed out
network Reset signed out

After the restart, your PC will have its network drivers and settings reset. Allow Windows to reinstall drivers or install them manually if you like. Once you’re set back up, try to connect again and see if the reset helped fix your issues.

Note :

After network reset, Your Wifi Connection will be get disconnected, So you need the Wifi Password to Connect again. Also your network connection could be set to public network mode. Therefore the PC is not discovered by other devices in the network. So to make it discoverable edit the adapter properties and turn on the switch under Make this PC discoverable. If you are using VPN client software or virtual switches, even they have to be reconfigured again.

Network Reset for Windows 7 and 8.1

If you are using Windows 7 or 8.1 computer then There is no option to Reset Network configuration.  You Can Reset Network Settings To Default by using some commands. Let’s see how to do.




First Open command Prompt As an administrator,  by type cmd on start menu, search, right click on Command prompt and select Run As Administrator. Now type Following commands one by one and hit enter key to execute the command.

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh winsock reset

netsh winsock reset proxy

reset network configuration using cmd
reset network configuration using cmd

That’s all After performing The commands simply Restart windows, to take effect the changes you have made. Now Check All Internet or network Related problems are get solved.

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I hope After reading This post you can easily Reset Network Settings to its default configuration, Which help to fix Different Internet or network connection Related problems such as limited connectivity, no internet access, WiFi Frequently Disconnects, Unable To connect to Internet Connection or local Network etc. Still, have any query, Suggestion About this post feel Free to comment Bellow. Also Read from out blog Reset Windows Update Components on windows 10

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