If you’re experiencing network connectivity issues on your Windows 10 computer, resetting your network settings can often resolve the problem. This process reverts your network settings to their default values, which allows you to troubleshoot and fix various network-related issues. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of resetting your network settings in Windows 10.
Method 1: Reset Network via Settings App
This is the easiest way to reset your network settings in Windows 10. Follow these simple steps:
- Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Click on Network & Internet.
- From the left sidebar, choose Status.
- Scroll down and click on the Network reset link.
- A new window will open, showing a warning message. Read the information carefully and then click on the Reset now button.
Note: This action will remove and reinstall all your network adapters, setting them back to their default settings. It may also reset other networking components to their original settings. Make sure to save your work and close any open applications before proceeding.
- Click Yes on the confirmation prompt.
Your computer will restart after the reset process is complete. Once it’s back up, you’ll need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network and reconfigure any other network-related settings if necessary.
Method 2: Reset Network via Command Prompt
You can also reset your network settings using the Command Prompt. Here’s how:
- Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu that appears.
- Enter the following command to reset your network settings:
This command will remove all network adapters and set them back to their default settings. After running the command, restart your computer to apply the changes.
Resetting your network settings in Windows 10 is a simple yet effective way to resolve network-related issues. You can either use the Settings app or the Command Prompt, depending on your preference. Just make sure to save your work and close any open applications before proceeding with the reset process.