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Windows 10 can’t detect Network proxy Settings? Here 5 working solutions

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Network and internet connection gets disconnected after recent windows 10 upgrade? For some others Getting error “no internet access” And running Windows 10 network Adapter troubleshooter ( from Settings -> Update & security -> Troubleshoot -> Network Adapter -> Run the troubleshooter ) results “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings “.




A number of windows users report this issue on Microsoft forum As after install windows 10 version 1803. Internet connection Get disconnected And running My network troubleshooter keeps giving me this message:“Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings”. I have already tried updating network adapters, set LAN settings to automatically detect settings and reset my TCP/IP but the problem is still not fixed. Please help me

Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings
Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings

Fix Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings

The error can be caused by a change in proxy settings on your system it may be due to an infection or change in system files and network settings or file corruptions that will lead to change in network settings. Again virus malware infection also causes windows 10 can’t detect proxy settings error. Whatever the reason, here some solutions you may apply to fix  Network & Internet connection problems “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

First of all, If the Internet is connected through a router, then reboot it. Just turn off the power for about a minute, and turn it back on.

1. Check your system date and time and make sure they’re correctly set.

2. Make sure windows have latest updates Installed.

3. Perform A full system Scan with latest updated antivirus ( Check for virus infection ).

4. Update your network drivers, replace faulty network card, if it exists.




5. Press Win + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter. Now, right-click on the connected network name and select Disable. After a minute, again right-click on the same and select Enable.

6. Temporarily uninstall third-party antivirus tools.

7. Also, Run system file checker utility to check and make sure corrupted system files not causing the issue.

Disable Proxy Server 

In some cases, Windows could not automatically proxy settings error occurs because users changed the proxy server settings for some reason.

Press Windows + R, type inetcpl.cpl command and ok to open internet properties, here click the Connection tab and click the Lan Settings button. If you do not use a proxy server to connect to the Internet, then the following two checkboxes must be unchecked.

  • Use automatic configuration script;
  • Use a proxy server for your LAN.
Disable proxy on windows 10
Disable proxy on windows 10

Uncheck them all except Automatically detect settings options. Save the changes.

If this did not help, then try also to check off Automatic parameter definition too.

In Windows 10, the proxy server settings can also be set in Settings -> Network & Internet -> Proxy. Check that everything is disabled there, except Automatically detect settings. As in the screenshot below:

Disable Proxy On Windows 10
Disable Proxy On Windows 10

Set to Obtain DNS server address automatically 

Again a number of users report change and set Obtain IP Address And DNS server address automatically help them to restore the internet connection. And fix Network proxy error on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.




To check and confirm, press Win + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit the Enter button. Here network connections window right click on active network adapter / WiFi Adapter select Properties >  Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Next, click on Properties. In the next window, check whether Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected or not. If not, you need to select it along with Obtain an IP address automatically.

Ethernet obtain IP address automatically
Ethernet obtain IP address automatically

Flush DNS and Reset TCP/IP configuration

This is another effective solution to fix this issue if the problem is occurring due to corruption. Simply open the command prompt as administrator and perform command below.

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

Winsock reset IP reset
Winsock reset IP reset

After that Restart the computer to complete this action. Now on next login check windows restored the network and Internet connection.

Network Reset ( Windows 10 users only )

If nothing else has worked, then a Network Reset would probably help. This is the most probable solution which reinstalls Network adapters & set networking components to default settings and fixes most of network and internet connectivity problems. I recommend you may also try, but first create a system restore point before perform network reset.

Press Windows + I to settings, Click on Network & Internet. Then scroll to the option for Network Reset. Click on it and initiate the reset, and wait for the task to complete, after which your Windows 10 computer will be restarted. Check on next login internet connection restored.

Network Reset
Network Reset

Did these solutions help to fix “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” on windows 10, 8.1, 7? let us know which option worked for you also Read fix DNS Server not Responding On windows 10/8.1/7

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