When your Windows 10 computer encounters network issues, such as being unable to connect to Wi-Fi, a network reset can often help resolve the problem. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to perform a network reset in Windows 10. This process will reinstall your network adapters and reset your network settings back to their default state, so you may need to reconfigure your network afterward.
Step 1: Open the Settings app
You can access the Settings app in several ways, but the easiest method is to press the Windows key on your keyboard (or click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen), and then click the Settings (gear) icon.
Step 2: Navigate to Network & Internet settings
Once the Settings app is open, click on the Network & Internet section.
Step 3: Scroll down to Network reset
In the Network & Internet settings window, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Network reset link.
Step 4: Initiate the network reset
On the Network reset page, you’ll see a warning that this process will remove and reinstall all your network adapters and set all networking components back to their original settings. To proceed, click the Reset now button.
Step 5: Confirm the network reset
A prompt will appear asking you to confirm that you want to reset your network settings. Click Yes to continue.
Step 6: Restart your computer
After the network reset is completed, you’ll see a notification that your PC will automatically restart in 5 minutes. Save any open files and close all applications, then click the Restart now button to restart your computer immediately.
Step 7: Reconnect to your network
Once your computer restarts, you may need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network and reconfigure any custom network settings, such as static IP addresses or VPN connections.
After completing these steps, your network issues should be resolved. If you’re still experiencing problems, consider contacting your network administrator or seeking assistance from a professional technician.